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Pilot dies in helicopter crash near St. Louis hospital

(Reuters) - A helicopter pilot died when the aircraft crashed near a St. Louis hospital, fire officials said. The St. Louis Fire Department said on its Twitter account that the helicopter went down on the street behind the St. Louis University Hospital...

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Pilot dies in helicopter crash near St. Louis hospital

(Reuters) - A helicopter pilot died when the aircraft crashed near a St. Louis hospital, fire officials said. The St. Louis Fire Department said on its Twitter account that the helicopter went down on the street behind the St. Louis University Hospital...

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Sen. Menendez, amid probe, says he’s honest, law-abiding

FILE - In this March 1, 2013, file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez listens during a news conference, at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Attorney General Eric Holder is declining to say if he has approved the filing of corruption charges against Menendez. Nor is Menendez shedding much light on the situation. A statement issued by the senator's office Friday, March 6, 2015, says many false allegations have been made about his ties with Dr. Salomon Melgen, who is a friend and donor to Menendez's campaigns. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Amid a federal investigation, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez insists he has always been honest in his more than 20 years in Congress and says he is "not going anywhere" even as a person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press that Menendez is expected to face criminal charges soon.


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Top U.S. general optimistic about outcome of Tikrit battle

In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015 photo, smoke rises as the Iraqi army, supported by volunteers, battles Islamic State extremists outside Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq's military in a major operation to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State group, while the U.S. led coalition has remained on the sidelines. (AP Photo)ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The one-two punch of Iranian-back militias and Iraqi government troops is likely to prevail in the unfolding battle for Tikrit, but it would not have been possible if U.S. airstrikes had not tied down Islamic State fighters elsewhere in northern Iraq, the top U.S. general said.


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Sen. Menendez: I’ve behaved appropriately in office

FILE - In this March 1, 2013, file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez listens during a news conference, at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Attorney General Eric Holder is declining to say if he has approved the filing of corruption charges against Menendez. Nor is Menendez shedding much light on the situation. A statement issued by the senator's office Friday, March 6, 2015, says many false allegations have been made about his ties with Dr. Salomon Melgen, who is a friend and donor to Menendez's campaigns. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.


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Sen. Menendez: I’ve behaved appropriately in office

FILE - In this March 1, 2013, file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez listens during a news conference, at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Attorney General Eric Holder is declining to say if he has approved the filing of corruption charges against Menendez. Nor is Menendez shedding much light on the situation. A statement issued by the senator's office Friday, March 6, 2015, says many false allegations have been made about his ties with Dr. Salomon Melgen, who is a friend and donor to Menendez's campaigns. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday he has always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.


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Uber halts operations in Anchorage, Oregon city sues ride-share firm

By Steve Quinn and Shelby Sebens JUNEAU/PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Uber said it was halting operations in Anchorage on Friday until Alaska's largest city can work out details enabling the ride-share company's drivers to accept paying fares, as an Orego...

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Ohio man accused of plotting Capitol attack says would have shot Obama

Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, Ohio is pictured in this handout photoAn Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants and charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol said in a television interview that he would have shot President Barack Obama in the head. Christopher Cornell, 20, told Cincinnati's FOX 19 WXIX TV that if he had not been arrested by FBI agents in January, he would have carried out an alleged plot to plant pipe bombs on the Capitol and at the Israeli Embassy. I would have took my gun, I would have put it to Obama's head and I would have pulled the trigger," Cornell, of Cincinnati, said in a telephone interview from the Boone County, Kentucky, jail aired on Friday. "Then I would have released more bullets on the Senate and the House of Representative members, and I would have attacked the Israeli Embassy and various other buildings full of kafir (a Muslim term for infidel) who want to wage war against us Muslims and shed our blood.


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Winter storm moves away; eastern U.S. to remain cold

Record-breaking cold gripped the United States from Texas to New York on Friday as a storm that dropped roughly 2 feet (61 cm) of snow on some eastern parts of the country moved out to sea. Schools in the metropolitan areas of New York and the District...

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