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Roof fire leads to flight delays at St. Louis airport

No injuries were reported during the 2.5 hour evacuation of Terminal 1.  (January 13, 2019 – St. Louis, MO)  Terminal 1 at St. Louis Lambert International (STL) re-opened at 9:30 a.m. Sunday after an evacuation caused by a roof fire. The fire was isolated on the western end of the roof in Terminal 1. The […]

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American Airlines Responds to California Wildfires

As the California wildfires continue to unfold, we have activated our disaster response giving process. American has served the L.A. area for more than 70 years and has more than 7,300 team members who call the area home, and we are saddened by the destruction left by these fires. As always, team member safety is […]

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Suspicious packages intended for White House, Obama, Clinton intercepted, authorities say

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to Secret Service protectees. Late on October 23, 2018, the Secret Service recovered a single package addressed to Former First Lady Hillary Clinton in Westchester County, New York. Early this morning, October 24, 2018, a second package addressed to the residence of Former […]

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US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn

A Mega Millions jackpot roll that had already made history has now reached a new world record. With no jackpot winner in Friday night’s drawing, the jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday, Oct. 23 carries an estimated annuity value of $1.6 billion – a new world record. The estimated cash option is nearly $905 […]

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Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association today announced that it has filed a lawsuit challenging the State of Florida’s newly-enacted ban on the purchase of firearms by young adults between the ages of 18-21. Florida’s ban is an affront to the Second Amendment, as it totally eviscerates the right of law-abiding adults between the ages of […]

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US shrinks its Cuba mission after mystery ‘attacks’

State Department photo/ Public Domain The U.S. Embassy in Havana has operated under ordered departure status since September 29, 2017, due to health attacks affecting U.S. Embassy Havana employees. It will reach the maximum allowable days in departure status on March 4. On Monday, March 5, a new permanent staffing plan will take effect. The […]

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Trump steel tariffs: IMF warns plan would hurt US

Gerry Rice, the International Monetary Fund’s spokesperson, made the following statement today: “The import restrictions announced by the U.S. President are likely to cause damage not only outside the U.S., but also to the U.S. economy itself, including to its manufacturing and construction sectors, which are major users of aluminum and steel. We are concerned […]

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Billy Graham, Evangelist to the World, Dead at Age 99

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018—Evangelist Billy Graham died today at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat. He was 99. Throughout his life, Billy Graham preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to some 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400 Crusades, simulcasts and evangelistic rallies in more than 185 countries and […]

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA data that helped prevent terror attack in St. Petersburg

Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the information passed on by the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that helped detain the terrorists who plotted to set off explosions at Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg and other public places in the city. The information received from the CIA was enough to locate and detain the criminals. The Russian President asked the US President to convey his appreciation to the Central Intelligence Agency director and the operatives of US intelligence services who received […]

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Iranian Drone Interferes With USS Nimitz Flight Operations

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Aug. 8, 2017 — While operating in international airspace in the central Persian Gulf, an F/A-18E Super Hornet with Strike Fighter Squadron 147, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, had an unsafe and unprofessional interaction with an Iranian QOM-1 unmanned aerial vehicle today, U.S. Central Command officials said. Despite repeated radio calls […]

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Raqqa, Mosul Liberations Progress as ISIL Loses Resources to Fight

The U.S.-led coalition and local ground forces continue to progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s self-proclaimed capitals of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters. Speaking live via video conference from Baghdad, Air Force Col. John Dorrian said […]

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Chicago O’Hare plane fire: American Airlines jet aborts take-off

American Airlines flight 383, a Boeing 767 bound for Miami (MIA), aborted take off at Chicago O’Hare (ORD) due to an engine-related issue. The 161 passengers and 9 crew deplaned on the runway and buses are enroute to pick up the passengers and bring them back to the terminal. All passengers onboard flight 383 have […]

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US. Coast Guard rescues 14 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez small boat on scene with a Puerto Rico Police marine unit and a Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin rescue helicopter during the rescue of 14 Cuban migrants, nine men and five women, who were stranded at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on Monito Island, Puerto Rico Oct. 25, 2016.  The migrants were safely recovered […]

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Dunford Says ISIL in Libya is Weakened

STUTTGART, Germany, July 18, 2016 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today he is encouraged by developments against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Libya, a branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. “The trend line for [ISIL] Libya is positive from my perspective,” […]

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Obama Briefed on Turkey Situation; Incirlik Closed, but Safe, Officials Say

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2016 — President Barack Obama received a briefing today from his national security team on the situation in Turkey following a coup attempt, White House officials said. The president reiterated to his national security team that the United States will continue its unwavering support for Turkey’s democratically elected government, officials said in […]

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Governor Abbott Issues Open Letter To Texans

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an open letter to all Texans in the Dallas Morning News following the attack on Dallas law enforcement officers on Thursday, July 7th, 2016: A Time To Come Together By Governor Greg Abbott Dallas Morning News Our hearts are heavy. Last night in Dallas, five law enforcement officers were killed; seven officers and […]

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Texas Flags Lowered To Half-Staff Statewide In Honor Of Dallas Shooting Victims

Texas flags across the state will be lowered to half-staff in honor of the Dallas police shooting victims on Friday, July 8th, 2016 through sunset on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. “As Texans and Americans mourn the loss of our men and women in uniform, we must continue to remember that police officers put their lives on […]

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Gallup Vault: Americans Can Still Name That Patriotic Tune

National symbols like the American flag, and rituals like celebrating July Fourth and saying the Pledge of Allegiance, help bond Americans to their country and to each other. But awareness of these symbols and rituals is not universal. Six in 10 U.S. adults correctly answered “The Star-Spangled Banner” when asked to name the national anthem […]

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President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

President Obama delivered a statement on the tragic shooting that took place overnight in Orlando, Florida.   Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, […]

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U.S. Strikes Al-Qaida Camp in Yemen

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 — Early yesterday, a U.S. military airstrike struck an al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula training camp in Yemen, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement. The camp was located in the mountains and was being used by more than 70 AQAP terrorists, Cook said in his statement. “We continue […]

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