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Democratic candidate Elaine Luria is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor (pictured) in Virginia's 2nd District. (Associated Press)

Democrats sue to remove independent ‘spoiler candidate’ from tight House race

Associated Press

Democrats in Virginia have filed a lawsuit to try to remove an independent candidate from the ballot in a tight congressional race. The Democrats filed their suit Monday against the state and its election officials. Democrats claim the petitions to place Shaun Brown on the ballot were riddled with forged signatures and other problems.

Federal Aviation Administration officials investigate the scene of a plane crash in Payson, Utah on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Authorities say the small plane has crashed into a house in Utah, killing the pilot. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Utah man crashed plane into own home after arrest for assaulting wife, police say

Associated Press

A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home survived despite the front part the two-story house being engulfed in flames, Payson police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval said.

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