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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
Updated at 5:13 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " Ray Harroun never could have envisioned the speed, science and styling behind the cars on the starting grid for the 100th Indy 500, not when he was piloting the Marmon Wasp to victory in the inaugural race back in 1911. His black-and-gold car looked like a battering ram on wheels, rather than the sleek, fighter-jet-like cars of today. Harroun puttered around at an average speed of 74 mph, roughly 160 mph behind the pole-winning speed of James Hinchliffe this year,...

Updated at 4:55 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary flew a partial loop while smoke spewed from it and then crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and divers...

Updated at 4:52 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) " Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court has ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap...

Updated at 4:07 AM

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) " Authorities on Friday narrowed their frantic search for a missing teenager to a remote area about 65 miles from where she was last seen being dragged by an armed acquaintance who later died in a gun battle with...

Updated at 12:33 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " The Latest on severe weather in the Plains and flooding in Texas following heavy rains (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Heavy thunderstorms that caused flooding in Central and Southeast Texas halted all flights coming...

Updated at 11:48 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish journalist who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the most-volatile days of a long-running conflict that many in the country had...

Updated at 2:41 AM

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) " At least one person was dead and three others were missing after severe thunderstorms caused flooding and dropped at least one tornado in Texas in a storm system that closed roads and schools, prompted evacuations, damaged...

Updated at 1:54 AM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) " Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought." California is, in fact, in midst of a drought. Last year...

Updated at 11:39 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " SpaceX pulled off another rocket landing Friday, the third in just under two months. The first-stage booster of the unmanned Falcon rocket settled vertically onto a barge 400 miles off Florida's east coast, eight...

Updated at 11:38 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) " Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week. According to the findings,...

Updated at 11:07 PM

HONOLULU (AP) " Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big. The team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition in the waters off Hawaii discovered what they say is...

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