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Bolivia suspends airline after deadly crash in Colombia

Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:54 a.m.

Rescue workers stand at the wreckage site of a chartered airplane that crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. The plane was carrying the Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense team that was on it's way for a Copa Sudamericana final match against Colombia's Atletico Nacional. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides) ORG XMIT: XRM103 (Luis Benavides / AP)
The Bolivian Civil Aviation Authority has indefinitely suspended permission for LaMia airline to operate following the deadly crash of one its charter planes in Colombia, officials said Thursday.

Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recount

Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:20 a.m.

Ballots from the town of Middleton, Wis., are placed in front of workers as a statewide presidential election recount begins Thursdayin Madison, Wis. (Scott Bauer / Associated Press)
The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory.

Recovery begins as rains help put out Tennessee wildfires

Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 7:23 a.m.

Burned structures are seen from aboard a National Guard helicopter near Gatlinburg, Tenn., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (Erik Schelzig / Associated Press)
After nearly 24 hours of drenching rain helped quench a series of devastating wildfires in eastern Tennessee, local officials turned to cleanup and recovery efforts even as they battled their own personal crises.

Miami celebrations at Fidel Castro’s death shock those in Havana

Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 9:14 p.m.

This Nov. 26, 2016, file photo shows Jose Fernandez dressed as Fidel Castro feigning death as he and other members of the Cuban community celebrate Fidel Castro’s death outside Versailles Restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)
Some Cuban-Americans have been celebrating Fidel Castro’s death with jubilation and vulgar humor, calling it a well-earned release after decades of exile and insults from the man they blame for ruining their homeland. In Cuba, the bawdy reaction to Castro’s death has shocked and offended even critics of the government.

Colombia’s congress ratifies peace accord with rebels

Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 6:48 p.m.

Lawmakers debate in Congress in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, lawmakers are debating ratification of a revised peace accord with leftist rebels. (Ivan Valencia / Associated Press)
After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia’s congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics.

With Cabinet hopes fizzling, Chris Christie faces state in fiscal crisis

Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands in the Statehouse rotunda as he announces that work will begin immediately on a complete renovation of the Statehouse. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)
Gov. Chris Christie, scorned by New Jersey voters, seemingly had a political future working for Donald Trump. Now, with doubts he’ll join the president-elect’s administration, he’s pledged to finish his second term amid an unprecedented statewide financial crisis.

Pilot told Colombia controllers ‘no fuel’ before crash

Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:03 p.m.

Rescue workers stand Tuesday at the wreckage site of a chartered airplane that crashed in a mountainous area outside Medellin, Colombia. (Luis Benavides / Associated Press)
The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing into the Andes, according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the doomed flight.

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