Skydiving

Patrick Gentry
July 16, 2019 - 9:54 am
Authorities have released the identity of a skydiver who died during a hard landing near the South Carolina-North Carolina border. Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker tells reporters that 33-year-old Amie Jessica Begg, of Charlotte, died of blunt force trauma injuries Sunday. The deputy director...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. More than 200 corporations have signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The brief, announced Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by a coalition of five LGBTQ-rights groups, is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week ahead of oral arguments before the justices this fall on three cases that may determine whether gays, lesbians and transgender people are protected from discrimination by existing federal civil rights laws. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 02, 2019 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The corporations outlined their stance in a legal...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 22, 2019 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were...
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April 16, 2018 - 5:24 am
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Two skydivers who had a parachute malfunction that left them hanging in a North Carolina tree are thanking their lucky stars. The Salisbury Post reports when Casey Ellis and her instructor, Derek Abernathy, leapt from the plane Saturday over the Rowan County Airport,...
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December 14, 2017 - 10:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body should have allowed. Felix Baumgartner jumped from the stratosphere 39 kilometers (24 miles) above Earth on Oct. 14, 2012, and landed...
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October 23, 2017 - 9:32 am
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has celebrated her 94th birthday by going skydiving along with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Williamsport resident Eila (AY'-lah) Campbell says she figured she might not "make it for another year" at her age, so she took the 10,000-foot (3,048-...
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September 30, 2017 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Before he died in a wingsuit accident, Donald Zarda filed a lawsuit claiming he had been sacked from a skydiving instruction job for telling a client he was gay. Now, a federal appeals court in New York is trying to decide whether U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from...
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August 14, 2017 - 1:27 pm
DUNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire skydiver who was blown off course in Massachusetts has been rescued after spending hours stuck about 70 feet (21 meters) up in a tree. Dunstable police said late Sunday that Aatif Rathad, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, had been removed from the tree more than...
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August 14, 2017 - 12:22 am
DUNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A skydiver who was blown off course in Massachusetts has been rescued after spending hours stuck about 70 feet (21 meters) up in a tree. Dunstable police said late Sunday that the man had been removed from the tree more than two hours after rescue teams were first dispatched...
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