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A Ma­rine re­fu­el­ing tanker crashed into a soy­bean field in ru­ral Mis­sis­sippi on Mon­day, killing at least 12 peo­ple aboard and spread­ing de­bris for miles, of­fi­cials said.

Le­flore County Sher­iff Ricky Banks said of­fi­cials were searching for bod­ies af­ter night­fall, more than five hours af­ter the KC-130 spi­raled into the ground about 85 miles north of Jack­son.

Banks said 16 peo­ple were be­lieved to be on board but would not con­firm that in­for­ma­tion to the AP. Banks said of­fi­cials had found at least 12 bod­ies but couldn’t rule out that more had been or would be found.

Andy Jones said he was work­ing on his fam­ily’s cat­fish farm just be­fore 4 p.m. when he heard a boom and looked up to see the plane corkscrew­ing down­ward with one en­gine smok­ing.

Fed­eral govern­ment can­cels costly, decade-long search for a new FBI head­quar­ters. WASHINGTON»

The fed­eral govern­ment is can­cel­ing the search for a new FBI head­quar­ters, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials fa­mil­iar with the de­ci­sion, putting a more than decade-long search by the bureau to move out of the crum­bling J. Edgar Hoover Build­ing back at square one. The de­ci­sion fol­lows years of largely failed at­tempts by the Obama and Trump ad­min­is­tra­tions to con­vince Con­gress to fully back a plan for a cam­pus in the Washington sub­urbs paid for by trad­ing away the Hoover Build­ing to a real es­tate devel­oper and putting up nearly $2 bil­lion in tax­payer funds to cover the re­main­ing cost.

Afghanistan com­bat vet charged with killing wife, trooper. THERESA,

N .Y. » A state trooper re­spond­ing to re­ports of gun­fire was shot to death by a sol­dier who had just killed his wife at their home near his Army base, author­i­ties said Mon­day. Trooper Joel Davis was ap­proach­ing the cou­ple’s home in ru­ral Theresa, near the Cana­dian bor­der, when Staff Sgt. Justin Wal­ters shot him with a ri­fle, leav­ing him in a road­side ditch, po­lice and court doc­u­ments said. Wal­ters’ wife, Ni­c­hole, was found dead in the drive­way, with mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds. A fe­male friend of hers, who was liv­ing on the prop­erty, also was shot. Her in­juries were not lifethreat­en­ing, po­lice said.

FBI: U.S. sol­dier pledged al­le­giance to Is­lamic State. HONOLULU»

An ac­tive-duty sol­dier based in Hawaii pledged his al­le­giance to the Is­lamic State, helped pur­chase a drone for it to use against Amer­i­can forces, and said he wanted to use his ri­fle to “kill a bunch of peo­ple,” ac­cord­ing to the FBI.

Ikaika Kang, a sergeant first class in the Army, made an ini­tial ap­pear­ance Mon­day in fed­eral court in Honolulu. He was ar­rested Satur­day on ter­ror­ism charges.

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