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Brazil, Africa in Dispute Over Who Controlled Air France 447

Brazil's air force released a recording Friday it said proves it handed over control of Air France Flight 447 to Senegalese authorities before it crashed — but African officials denied that.

Small Plane Crashes in Iowa, Killing 1

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Corey says the plane went down just after 1:30 p.m. Friday near Latimer in Franklin County.

1,000 Immigrants Take U.S. Citizenship Oath at Disney

More than 1,000 immigrants gathered to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States at a citizenship ceremony at Walt Disney World on Friday morning.

Texas Officials Hunt for Serial Palm Tree Arsonist

Officials in Texas are investigating the torching of 30 palm trees in the last two months.

U.S. Company Sells Coffins Made of Banana

Casket makers catering to natural burials have offered biodegradable coffins made of such materials as recycled newspapers or cardboard. One American company is selling caskets made of banana sheaves.

Stars Who Stole Their Style From Other Celebs

Take a look at the celebs who've "borrowed" style tips from their idols.

New Michael Jackson Tribute Details Revealed

People who want tickets must register on the Web at Staplescenter.com

Official: 26 Pakistani Troops Killed in Helicopter Crash

A military official says 26 security personnel have been killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Pakistan.

Funeral Services Held for 'Infomercial King' Billy Mays

Television pitchman Billy Mays, whose high-energy hawking turned products like OxiClean from infomercial curiosities into mainstream successes, was remembered as a pop culture icon at his funeral Friday near Pittsburgh.

Ex-College Basketball Star on the Run After Bar Killings

A manhunt is under way for a former Slippery Rock University basketball player in the deadly shootings of a pizzeria manager and a college student in North Carolina.