(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The pilot of a medical flight in California declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit before the plane crashed in Humboldt County, killing at least two of the four people on board, according to officials. Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, said the Piper PA31 was going to make an emergency landing in Crescent City after the pilot complained of smoke in the cockpit around 1 a.m.
WOBURN, England (AP) -- Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club. A day after matching the tournament record and falling a stroke short of the major championship mark, the 25-year-old South Korean player had three birdies and two bogeys to reach 11-under 133.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans lined the outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought would never again wear a firesuit.
(NEW YORK) -- As Chelsea Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention to introduce her mother, Hillary Clinton watched her daughter in admiration from backstage before stepping out to make history as the first female nominee of a major party. She wasn't the only one sharing an historic moment with her daughter. Supporters across the country shared photographs on Twitter of daughters, granddaughters, mothers and grandmothers watching intently.
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MIAMI (AP) -- There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time. Officials are trying to reassure tourists they'll be safe when visiting Florida's theme parks and urban arts districts.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- He's now RG4.3. Trying to revive a once soaring career that crashed badly in Washington, quarterback Robert Griffin III believes he has a leg up -- two of them actually -- over the competition to win Cleveland's starting job. As the Browns prepared to open training camp Friday under first-year coach Hue Jackson, Griffin gave his assessment of the QB field. "There's only one of us that runs 4.
PLAINE-DU-NORD, Haiti (AP) -- A village in northern Haiti is transformed over two days each July into the spiritual center of the Voodoo religion. Thousands of Haitians make their way to Plaine-du-Nord for the annual festival, riding for hours in packed buses or on the backs of overloaded motorbikes to celebrate a religion that is an integral part of life for many in this nation.
Lionsgate (LOS ANGELES) -- The trailer for Oscar winning director Mel Gibson's WWII biopic Hacksaw Ridge has just debuted online , and promises a unique look at a unique World War II hero: Desmond Doss. Like millions of American soldiers, Doss performed astounding feats of courage under fire -- but Doss, played by Andrew Garfield -- was the only G.I. to do so by refusing to even touch a firearm.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donald Trump's flurry of offhand remarks and abrupt zingers on Russia -- praising Vladimir Putin, dismissing NATO -- have jolted the world, not to mention the U.S. presidential campaign. With Russia's behavior rattling nerves in the U.S. and abroad, the Republican presidential nominee is accused of cozying up to a "dictator." Of threatening the very underpinnings of America's relationship with Europe. And of naivete.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Typically, only friends are allowed to refer to each other by their nicknames. If that's true, Gronk and Marty are quickly on their way to becoming bros. Outside of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski has easily been the most indispensable player on the New England Patriots' offense, celebrated equally for his brute athleticism and one-of-a-kind personality.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- A man whose kidnapping case ended in a mistrial has been sentenced to five months in jail for talking to the media about his case. Media outlets report that Circuit Judge R. Markley Dennis accepted an apology from Sidney Moorer in court Friday, but still ruled he was in contempt of court for violating his gag order.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate narrowed down the wide pool of potential heirs for the late superstar's fortune on Friday, ruling out nearly 30 claimants while ordering genetic testing for six purported family members. Carver County Judge Kevin Eide's order requires genetic testing for Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, plus three half-siblings: Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John Nelson. Ken Abdo, the attorney for the three half-siblings declined to comment.
Behind the spread of the Zika virus is a tiny menace that just won't go away. It's called the Aedes aegypti (AYE'-dees uh-GYP'-tie), a species of mosquito that has played a villainous role in public health history and defeated attempts to wipe it out. The mosquito is behind the large outbreaks of Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan's suspension ended just as training camp began. Jordan was reinstated by the NFL on a conditional basis after sitting out last season for his latest violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Jordan on Friday, when the Dolphins held their first practice. Jordan may join the Dolphins and participate in meetings and conditioning work, the league said.
The UFC can hang an "under new management" sign on the octagon. The new era under the Hollywood entertainment conglomerate WME-IMG banner kicks off Saturday with UFC 201 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. UFC President Dana White and the new owners have suggested little will change immediately for the promotion. Robbie Lawler can only hope that also means the staus quo remains at the top of the welterweight division.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Thousands of Congolese gathered in the capital's main stadium to show support for the president, who is about to begin talks ahead of the November elections amid expectations that the polls will be delayed. The rally was addressed Friday by the coalition of ruling parties' secretary-general Aubin Minaku who said the talks next month are meant to foster peace, with an African Union mediator.
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy fishing with his father on a New Jersey beach has reeled in a 200-pound shark. A video posted on Facebook on Sunday shows Gianni Mandile pulling the fish most of the way in before dad Joseph Mandile grabs the shark's tail and pulls it onto the sand while taking care not to get bit.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The International Weightlifting Federation has banned the Russian federation and all its weightlifters from the Rio Olympics. The IWF said Friday the multiple cases of doping by Russian weightlifters have "seriously damaged" the integrity of the sport. The eight Russian Olympic spots have been offered to other countries. The IWF said the doping results produced by Russian weightlifters are "extremely shocking and disappointing.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on criminal charges connected to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint (all times local): 2 p.m. Michigan officials say four public employees charged with crimes related to Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis have been suspended without pay. The Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services departments said Friday that two workers from each department are off the job for now.
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, fresh off her historic week in Philadelphia, kicked off the last 100 days of her campaign by embarking on a bus tour that will be part of a concerted effort by the Clinton campaign to court anti-Donald Trump Republican voters. "As of tomorrow, we have 100 days to take our case to America.