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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) " Four Navy aviators ejected from two fighter jets "at a high rate of speed" after their aircraft got into trouble in the air and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast, one of the rescuers said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, crashed Thursday around 10:40 a.m. off the coast of Cape Hatteras, following an "in-flight mishap" that happened during a training exercise, said Lt. Cmdr. Tiffani Walker, a spokeswoman for...

Updated at 9:02 AM

SHIMA, Japan (AP) " Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the...

Updated at 8:51 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) " A Connecticut commission is expected to approve a $22 million loan and grant package to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade its offices. The Connecticut Bond Commission, which is chaired by Democratic Gov.

Updated at 8:23 AM

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) " The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan (all times local): 6:15 p.m. President Barack Obama has greeted survivors of the U.S. atomic bombing at Hiroshima, Japan. Obama spoke...

Updated at 8:18 AM

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) " Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the...

Updated at 7:14 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Since her use of a private email server was made public last year, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has insisted she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the...

Posted at 6:36 AM

CLASS RANK: Third ACADEMIC HONORS: McCoy Medal Award, National Honor Society, Rotary Club member of the month, member of Phi Theta Kappa through Metropolitan Community College, dean’s honor roll...

Posted at 6:36 AM

JobOne, which provides jobs for adults with developmental disabilities, is closing its Blue Springs facility, moving about 60 jobs to Independence. The move is part of a long-range plan under which many services would be consolidated in...

Posted at 6:00 AM

Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to jill.ritchie@examiner.net or mailed to: The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050, attention Jill Ritchie. Also, check the calendar online at...

Posted at 5:34 AM

Every Friday at noon, a man with an infectious smile and bubbling personality comes into the White Oak assisted-living dining room at the Groves Senior Living Center in Independence pushing a cart filled with candy. Going from table to table,...

Posted at 5:16 AM

Art has been both a therapeutic and creative outlet for Independence artist Teri Kay Willett, whose work can be found at the Green Dog Gallery, 10922 E. Winner Road in the Englewood Arts District. Her whimsical watercolor, acrylic and...

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