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Chief Joseph war shirt fetches $877,500 at auction

RENO, Nev.— A war shirt worn by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe that can be seen in a painting hanging in the Smithsonian Institution sold Saturday for $877,500 at auction, organizers said. The painting was made shortly...


3 dead, more than 50 hurt in Nev. air race crash

RENO, Nev. — As thousands watched in horror, a World War II-era fighter plane competing in a Nevada event described as a car race in the sky suddenly pitched upward, rolled and did a nose-dive toward the crowded grandstand. The... Full story


Reno police say 9 people killed in Reno air crash

RENO, Nev. — Reno police say a total of nine people have died in a crash of a World War II-era plane at an air race. AP Photo/Ward Howes A P-51 Mustang airplane is shown right before crashing at the Reno Air show on Friday in... Full story


3 dead, 56 injured in horrific Reno air show crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A vintage World War II-era fighter plane plunged into the grandstands Friday during a popular annual air show, killing at least three people, injuring more than 50 spectators and creating a horrific scene...


Plane problems may have caused Reno crash

AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Liz Margerum Medics help injured bystanders out of a helicopter into Renown Medical Center after a plane crashed into the crowd at the Reno National Championship Air Races Friday, Sept. 16, 2011...


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