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In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, skydiver Luke Aikins signals to pilot Aaron Fitzgerald as he prepares to jump from a helicopter in Simi Valley, Calif. After months of training, this elite skydiver says he's ready to leave his chute in the plane when he bails out 25,000 feet over Simi Valley on Saturday. That's right, no parachute, no wingsuit and no fellow skydiver with an extra one to hand him in mid-air. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Skydiver to jump from 25,000 feet without parachute or wingsuit

Luke Aikins has been jumping out of airplanes for quite some time. In fact, he's dropped out of the sky more than 18,000 times and lived to tell the tale.  But his skill will be put to the test on FOX25 Saturday night when he jumps out of an airplane ...

Authorities say there are fatalities after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed near Jolly Road and Cistern Road between Maxwell and Lockhart.

Deadly hot air balloon crash in Texas: What we know now

What happened? Authorities said 16 people are dead after a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in Central Texas. The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Saturday that investigators are in the process of identifying the victims. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said in an ...

An Amorphophallus titanum begins to bloom at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), Thursday, July 28, 2016, in New York. The rare plant releases scent during its brief 24–36-hour peak, like the smell of rotting flesh, the reason the plant is popularly known as the corpse flower. It is the first time since 1939 that the NYBG has displayed a blooming titan-arum. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Rare 'corpse' flower blooms in New York, Indiana

For a very short amount of time, flower enthusiasts can see a very rare bloom at botanical gardens in New York and Indiana. The "corpse" flower is currently in bloom with a flowering cycle that only lasts 24-36 hours. The rare plant got its nickname because of the highly pungent ...

Earlier this week, 18-year old Malia Obama was spotted at Lollapalooza in Chicago. (Photo: Alex Lao/Twitter)

Malia Obama spotted dancing and partying at Lollapalooza

Looks like President Obama’s daughter Malia can have fun just like any other kid. >> Read more trending stories Earlier this week, the 18-year old Obama was spotted at Lollapalooza in Chicago. http://twitter.com/lexidubb/status/758886064710750208 http://twitter.com/alexanderlao/status/758837093959213057 This isn’t the first time Malia has attended a music festival. Back in 2014, she was ...

Paris Hilton says she needs to 'watch her back' against ISIS

If you’ve been missing a certain socialite, look no further — Paris Hilton is speaking out. The reality TV star turned DJ has come forward to speak out about the fear she has about ISIS militants because of her celebrity status. In a recent interview with Diario de Ibiza, she mentioned that the recent terror ...

The partial frame of a hot air balloon is visible above a crop field in Maxwell, TX as investigators comb the wreckage of a Saturday morning accident that left 16 people dead when the balloon crashed. Teams of law enforcement agencies including Caldwell County Sheriffs office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Transportation Safety Board are combing the scene of a hot air balloon accident that killed 16 people riding Saturday morning July 30, 2016 in an open field near Maxwell, TX.
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Photos: Fatal balloon crash in Texas

Authorities are investigating a hot air balloon that caught on fire and crashed in Lockhart.

NTSB Senior Advisor Erik Grosof, left, and Texas DPS Trooper Robbie Barrera, second from left, lead other investigators at the scene of a hot air balloon disaster Saturday afternoon. Teams of law enforcement agencies including Caldwell County Sheriffs office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Transportation Safety Board are combing the scene of a hot air balloon accident that killed 16 people riding Saturday morning July 30, 2016 in an open field near Maxwell, TX.
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Crash comes two years after call for stricter balloon regulations

Two years before Saturday’s deadly balloon crash near Lockhart, the National Transportation and Safety Board warned of the potential for a “high number of fatalities in a single air tour balloon accident” if federal officials did not adopt stricter regulations of air tour balloon operators. In the April 2014 letter ...

Boxing great Muhammad Ali lights the wick to ignite the cauldron during the Opening Ceremonies for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. (Cox Staff Photo/Allen Eyestone)

Atlanta Olympics memorable moments: Muhammad Ali

Photos of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

3 killed, 1 injured when gunman opens fire at party near Seattle

Three people were killed and one person suffered injuries after shots rang out at a party in a Seattle suburb early Saturday, Mukilteo city officials said. Authorities had a 19-year-old male suspect in custody about two hours after the shooting, although he was not immediately identified. Based on witness descriptions, ...

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Report: Cheddar's employee with 'loud weed' in restroom bumps into cop

A Florida restaurant employee's "smoke break" got him arrested Thursday, police said. Christopher Merritt, 20, bumped into a police officer in the bathroom after joking about his "loud weed" with a co-worker, according to police.  >> Read more trending stories  Not only was Merritt discussing marijuana, but he was also holding a "marijuana cigar" ...

'Mystery mower' carves Trump's name into Texas lawn

The giant letters carved into a lawn in Texas clearly spell, “Trump,” but the man or woman behind the mower remains a mystery. Neighbors in Baytown are left wondering whether a prankster or an ardent Trump supporter is behind the bold lawn carving. http://twitter.com/abc13houston/status/759237204983947264 >> Read more trending stories The ...

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Walmart store in Oklahoma keeping cops busy

A Walmart in Oklahoma is drawing more than just shoppers looking for good deals. Claremore police say the town's Walmart has been keeping them busy with calls. Since January, police say they have responded to 281 separate criminal incidents at the location with 96 of the calls related to shoplifting. ...

Former college football star, wife killed by son, police say

Former Texas A&M; star Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, are dead after a shooting Friday morning in their home in Houston. KTRK reported Saturday that the couple’s 16-year-old son has been charged with capital murder. The son is believed to have called 911 after the shooting. He is not ...

Colorado town gets so much hail that it looks like snow

An intense hail storm struck Colorado Springs Thursday night, leaving the area covered with so much hail that it looked like snow. The hail, some of which measured as large as tennis balls, also shattered windows in homes and cars, including damaging 27 police cars, according to The Denver Post. ...

Ohio State gets quarterback verbal commit via drone video

Ohio State may be used to elite quarterbacks committing to their program, but not in this fashion.  Just remember Emory Jones as the one who committed via drone video.  >> Read more trending stories The Heard County four-star prospect from Franklin, Georgia, is the No. 3 quarterback prospect in the ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, in Denver, Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Trump is starting to agree with calls to 'lock up' Clinton over emails

"Trump is going to be no more Mr. Nice Guy," Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Friday to a Colorado rally audience chanting to lock up rival Hillary Clinton.  >> Read more trending stories "You know what, I'm starting to agree with you. ... Every time I mention her, everyone screams, 'Lock ...

DAVENPORT, IA - JULY 28: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event on July 28, 2016 in Davenport, Iowa. Trump, who received the GOP presidential nomination last week during the Republican National Convention will face Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the November general election. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Donald Trump: Michael Bloomberg 'knows nothing about me'

Two days after his old pal, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, roasted him at the Democratic National Convention, Donald Trump attacked him in a classic Trump manner. >> Read more trending stories "'Little' Michael Bloomberg, who never had the guts to run for president, knows nothing about me," ...

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 12:  FBI agents investigate the damaged rear wall of the Pulse Nightclub where Omar Mateen allegedly killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The mass shooting killed at least 50 people and injured 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Deputy heard at least 150 shots fired in gun battle with Omar Mateen

As many as 150 shots were fired in a gun battle between police and Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, a deputy estimated in newly released report.

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The Orange County Sheriff's office released more documents about the night of June 12, which details deputies' ...

A 12-year-old boy charged with manslaughter in the death of a four-month-old appeared before Judge Kathleen Kroll in West Palm Beach Thursday, July 28, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Police: 12-year-old gave officer note saying he killed infant nephew

About a week after a 4-month-old boy was found unresponsive by his mother in a West Palm Beach, Florida, home, the boy's 12-year-old uncle handed a note to a police officer. "I killed my nephew." New details emerge from a newly released West Palm Beach police report about the preteen charged with ...

Pope Francis walks through the gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, July 29, 2016. Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The silence was deafening when Pope Francis visited Auschwitz

Pope Francis visited Auschwitz on Friday to pay his respects to the thousands of people who lost their lives there during World War II. >> Read more trending stories He spent most of the historic visit at the former Nazi concentration camp in silent prayer and reflection. Soon after his ...

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