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Witness: Hot air balloon looked like 'ball of fire'

A hot air balloon carrying 16 people crashed in central Texas after catching fire in the air, the Federal Aviation Administration said. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashes in Texas

Federal officials say a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and it is unclear whether there are injuries or deaths

City officials: 3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting north of Seattle

City officials say a shooting has left three people dead and another person hurt in Mukilteo, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle, and that a suspect has been taken into custody

Questions remain about killing of San Diego policeman

San Diego police were trying to determine whether a shooting that killed a veteran gang officer and wounded another was a deliberate attack

Where Does The Internet Come From?

The internet is a network of networks — clusters of computers and servers all connected to each other to send information worldwide.

Environmental Issues Spoiling the Rio Olympics

Raw sewage, life threatening illnesses and the destruction of nature are just some of the things Olympic athletes are worried they'll experience on August 5th. By Jordyn Rolling (@jordynrolling)

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Does Violence In Kashmir Mean A Medicine Shortage?

Violence has recently surged in disputed Kashmir. But volunteers and the government are on opposite sides about whether there's enough medicine.

Tunisian lawmakers hold no-confidence vote, PM under threat

Tunisia's parliament is holding a no-confidence vote which is expected to decide the fate of technocratic Prime Minister Habib Essid

NOAA: mass die-off at marine sanctuary off Louisiana, Texas

Federal scientists say a massive die-off is taking place on a coral reef of a national marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico

FAA warned of potential for many hot air balloon deaths

Accident investigators warned the FAA of the potential for a large number of hot air balloon deaths

A New Sandy Hook School Will Open More Than 3 Years After The Massacre

The school has a nature theme and state-of-the-art security.

The Latest: Woman: Granddaughter hid in closet from gunman

A woman says her granddaughter hid in a closet to escape a gunman who killed three people and injured a fourth at a gathering of young adults in suburban Seattle

Puerto Rico towns to share services, cut costs amid crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis

Court rules for middle school, officer in teen's burp arrest

A federal appeals court has upheld the arrest of an Albuquerque student accused of repeatedly disrputing his middle-school class with loud burps

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Top 3 Viral Food Stories That Are Just Straight-Up Bizarre

Cockroach milk? No thanks.

Trump supporter: Hillary Clinton has a trust problem

Amy Kremer, a co-chair for "Women Vote Trump," believes Hillary Clinton still faces trust issues among women voters.

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

As though Zika threats and polluted waters aren't giving Olympic athletes and visitors enough to worry about, they are arriving in Rio to discover ... they can't play "Pokemon Go." The game has spread like wildfire, but it isn't available in Brazil yet

Trump supporter reacts to father of soldier at DNC

Amy Kremer, a co-chair for "Women Vote Trump," calls it a political move and wonders why wasn't a family member of the Benghazi victims invited to speak.

Montana to revisit incest law allowing charges against teens

Lawmakers will review a loophole in Montana's incest law that allows 16- and 17-year-olds to be held as complicit as their parents

Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur

Lodge managers and cafe owners along California's dramatic Big Sur coast were looking at a summer of cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep ridges just to the north for another month

NY caretakers say they are being punished for complaints

Some caretakers for disabled New Yorkers say they've been harassed and punished for making complaints about potentially hazardous situations at state facilities

That White House Address Probably Won't Get Merrick Garland A Hearing

Vice President Joe Biden and Federal Judge Timothy Lewis argued that U.S. Supreme Court hopeful Merrick Garland should at least get a Senate hearing.

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Chernobyl May Produce Energy Again, But This Time It Will Be Clean

Chernobyl's idle land may be used as a solar energy farm.

The Latest: Francis calls for churchmen to tend to the needy

Pope Francis is encouraging his churchmen to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy on the peripheries

Police: Off-duty cop wounds detective probing domestic claim

Officials say an off-duty Indianapolis police officer shot a detective investigating a reported domestic violence incident involving the officer and his estranged wife