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Posted: Jan 18, 2014 2:30 AM

Updated: Jan 18, 2014 2:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal investigators say Southwest Airlines pilots who recently landed at the wrong airport in Missouri have told them they were confused by the small airport's runway lights. The National Transportation Safety Board says today the pilots of the Boeing 737 told investigators they saw the bright runway lights of Graham Clark Downtown Airport in Hollister, Missouri and mistakenly identified it as the larger Branson Airport.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Texas lawyer being sued by oil giant BP over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a federal court to delay the lawsuit while a criminal investigation plays out. Friday's filing on behalf of Mikal Watts says federal officials have seized and copied material from Watts' law firm regarding oil spill claims.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) A fugitive from Texas was arrested Thursday in Bellingham on a warrant accusing him of first-degree murder. Michael Dupree is accused of killing 72-year-old Paul Marshal in 2009 in Van Zandt County, Texas. The Bellingham Herald Dupree is jailed awaiting extradition.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A former journalism instructor and two former newspaper executives have been inducted into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame. The inductions of Martin Gibson, Fred Hartman and Florentino Duran came last night as part of the Texas Press Association's 2014 Midwinter Conference and Trade Show in Austin.

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