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NYPD(NEW YORK) — A World War II-era fighter plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday evening and a body was recovered, police officials said.

The NYPD said the plane, which took off from an airport in Suffolk County, went into the water around 7:30 p.m. A distress signal was issued.

The NYPD said that it had located the plane, and a body was recovered. New Jersey State Police initially said that the pilot suffered minor injuries and was en route to the hospital, but the agency said later it could not confirm that.

The exact circumstances of the crash, about two miles south of the George Washington Bridge, were not clear.

The FAA said that the World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft was one of three that had departed from Republic Airport on Long Island. The two other aircraft returned to the airport safely, the FAA said.

The P-47 was the heaviest single-engine fighter in WWII, according to the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island.

“Despite its size, the P-47 proved to be one of the best performing fighters to see combat,” the museum’s website said. “Produced in greater numbers than any other U.S. made fighter, the story of how it came to exist is at least as interesting as its many accomplishments.”

“The mighty Thunderbolt broke the back of the Luftwaffe and pounded the Wehrmacht without mercy,” the museum added.

Further details were not known.

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Constitution Center(PHILADELPHIA) — Ken Starr was perceived as one of Bill Clinton’s most notable critics during the controversial investigations of the 1990s, but the former president seems to have left a favorable impression.

Starr made somewhat unexpectedly flattering comments about Clinton recently, before news broke that Starr himself was demoted from his role as president of Baylor University to that of chancellor amid concerns about the school’s handling of sexual assault allegations.

“President Clinton was, and perhaps still is, the most gifted politician of the baby-boomer generation,” Starr said at an event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Starr, 69, who investigated members of the Clinton administration as an independent counsel, praised Clinton’s “remarkable gifts,” specifically highlighting his “genuine empathy.”

“I’ve spent a lot of time in the great state of Arkansas and, leave aside the unpleasantness, his genuine empathy for human beings is absolutely clear. It is powerful, it is palpable and the folks in Arkansas really understood that,” Starr said.

The panel discussion focused on the presidency and the Constitution, with Starr and other participants comparing different aspects of various administrations.

In talking about post-presidential careers, Starr praised Clinton for his charitable work, and talked about how former presidents’ work after leaving the White House can become a “redemptive” process.

“President Carter set a very high standard, which President Clinton clearly continues to follow,” Starr said.

The subjects of some of Starr’s investigations — including former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and the suicide of former deputy White House counsel Vince Foster — have resurfaced in this year’s presidential campaign.

Donald Trump released a campaign video on Instagram that included an audio clip of Lewinsky and he has spoken about unsubstantiated conspiracy theories surrounding Foster’s death.

Starr led one of multiple investigations into Foster’s death and issued a 114-page report in 1997 confirming the outcome of the earlier findings, which ruled the death a suicide.

Starr’s investigation of Monica Lewinsky grew out of his initial probe into the Whitewater real estate controversy.

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Courtesy of Steinle Family(SAN FRANCISCO) — The family of Kate Steinle, the woman who was allegedly shot and killed by an undocumented immigrant on a San Francisco pier last summer, has filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies and a San Francisco sheriff for not preventing her death.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in a federal court in San Francisco, seeks to hold the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the City and County of San Francisco and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department for providing “the means and opportunity for a repeat drug felon to secure a gun and kill” the 31-year-old, the complaint reads.

The alleged shooter, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is also named in the lawsuit.

The case ignited a firestorm at the time because of the suspect’s immigration history and San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city — notifying ICE about suspected undocumented immigrants only in the case of violent crimes.

“Kate’s death was both foreseeable and preventable had the law enforcement agencies, officials and/or officers involved simply followed the laws…which they swore to uphold,” the complaint said.

Steinle’s parents, James and Elizabeth Steinle, are seeking unspecified damages for wrongful death and deprivation of federal civil rights.

“The Steinle Family hopes that their actions today will serve to highlight the lax enforcement of gun safety regulations among the law enforcement agencies involved and bureaucratic confusion so that this will not happen to others,” said Frank Pitre of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, the law firm representing the Steinle family, on Friday.

The gun used to kill Steinle was stolen from an unsecured car, according to the complaint. The gun was government property and belonged to a Bureau of Land Management enforcement ranger, who was on “official government travel” at the time of the theft, June 27, the agency said at the time.

Steinle was killed on July 1 while walking with her father on Pier 14 of San Francisco’s picturesque Embarcadero waterfront when Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant and career drug felon, allegedly shot her with a .40 caliber government-issued firearm, according to the complaint. She had a “thriving career” in medical sales when she died, the complaint stated.

On March 26 of that year, Sanchez finished serving a 46-month sentence at a Los Angeles federal prison and was released to SFSD custody, the complaint said. Led by Mirkarimi at the time, the SFSD did not honor an immigration detainer for Sanchez from ICE, saying it had no “legal basis” to hold him because they did not have an active warrant for him.

That same month, ICE had issued a memo creating an official policy to eliminate all communication regarding undocumented immigrants in “direct contravention” with federal and state law, according to the complaint. Despite this memo, ICE specifically asked the SFSD to be notified of Sanchez’s release.

Sanchez was released the next month, and no notification was provided to ICE, according to the complaint.

Gonzalez, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

ICE told ABC News it was unable to comment on the lawsuit due to pending litigation. The Bureau of Land Management did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

ABC News could not immediately reach Mirkarimi for comment.

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NYPD(NEW YORK) — A World War II-era fighter plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday evening and the pilot remains unaccounted for, police officials said.

The NYPD said the plane, which took off from an airport in Suffolk County, went into the water around 7:30 p.m. A distress signal was issued.

The NYPD said that it has located the plane, but the search continues for the pilot. New Jersey State Police initially said that the pilot suffered minor injuries and was en route to the hospital, but the agency said later it could not confirm that.

The exact circumstances of the crash, about two miles south of the George Washington Bridge, were not clear.

The FAA said that the World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft was one of three that had departed from Republic Airport on Long Island. The two other aircraft returned to the airport safely, the FAA said.

The P-47 was the heaviest single-engine fighter in WWII, according to the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island.

“Despite its size, the P-47 proved to be one of the best performing fighters to see combat,” the museum’s website said. “Produced in greater numbers than any other U.S. made fighter, the story of how it came to exist is at least as interesting as its many accomplishments.”

“The mighty Thunderbolt broke the back of the Luftwaffe and pounded the Wehrmacht without mercy,” the museum added.

Further details were not known.

This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.

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Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Raptors center Bismack Biyombo has hit his fourth flagrant foul of the postseason.

In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, Biyombo elbowed Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love in the face in the first quarter and after official review, received a flagrant foul 1.

According to NBA rules, a fourth flagrant foul warrants an automatic suspension, and could cause the center to be suspended for Game 7.

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Leibniz University of Hannover(HANNOVER, Germany) — Robots with emotion. Robots that can do our jobs. Robotic friends. Next up: Robots that can feel pain.

Researchers in Germany are developing an artificial nervous system that would teach robots to feel and react to pain, with the intent of helping them to avoid damage to their systems and warn their human co-workers, which could help prevent accidents.

A team of researchers from Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, described their research at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation last week in Stockholm, Sweden.

In humans, neurons transmit pain. Artificial neurons in the robot would send the same signals, allowing it to determine the scope of the pain, from light to severe.

“Pain is a system that protects us. When we move away from the source of pain, it helps us not get hurt,” Johannes Kuehn, one of the researchers, told IEEE Spectrum.

How the robot reacts is also key. Kuehn and his co-worker, Sami Haddadin, wrote in a paper published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters they used human pain research to understand how robotic reflexes could help protect the machines.

Using a tactile fingertip sensor that can feel temperature and pressure, the researchers developed a prototype reflex controller based on how human feel when they experience physical pain. When the force on the sensor passes a certain level, the robot receives alerts, the same way humans would when they experience pain. The robot can then use its protective reflexes.

It’s only a matter of time before robots are practically human-like.

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University of Missouri Healthcare, Women’s and Children’s Hospital(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) — The young patients at the University of Missouri Children’s hospital were thrilled Thursday when they looked out their windows and saw superheroes flying in the air, washing their windows.

The window washers from Class Glass in Springfield, Missouri, dressed as Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America and Batman when they showed up for work, to wash the windows of the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital, bringing absolute delight to the young patients.

“No matter what they were there for their faces lit up once they saw them through the windows,” Stephanie Baehman of MU Healthcare told ABC News Friday, “We had one little boy who got to go home yesterday morning, he was 5, but he said ‘Not before I meet those superheroes.'”

Baehman said that before the workers went out to do the windows, the kids met with the superheroes in the playroom, and for those who could not leave their beds, the superheroes came to their rooms, so no kid was left out. The superheroes signed autographs and took pictures with the kids.

“They were thrilled, their faces just lit up. It was for the kids but you could see the relief on the parents’ faces when the kids were loving it.”

Baehman said that they initially approached the fire department, whose members were hesitant, but when they brought the idea to Class Glass, they ran with it.

“We approached them with it and the window washers were just as excited and thrilled to do it,” Baehman said, “They ordered their own costumes from the internet.”

Justin Hess, owner of Class Glass, told ABC News Friday, “I’ve always been a comic book geek…. It didn’t take much convincing.”

Hess added that all the kids faces “lit up” when they saw Hess and his crew.

“Some were bashful, some were a little skeptical. They would peak around corners and stuff, which was cute, but I told them I had x-ray vision and I could see through the walls, so they better just come up and talk to us,” Hess, who dressed as Superman, said.

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NYPD(NEW YORK) — A small plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday night, police officials said.

The exact circumstances of the crash were not clear, but the New York Police Department was on the scene of the crash, which extended between New York and New Jersey.

In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration said that it received a report that a World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt may have gone down in the river, two miles south of the George Washington Bridge.

“Search and rescue was headed to the scene,” the statement said.

In a later statement, the FAA said that the aircraft was one of three that had departed from Republic Airport on Long Island. The two other aircraft returned to the airport safely, the FAA said.

Further details were not known. It was not clear if there were injuries.

This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.

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NYPD(NEW YORK) — A small plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday night, police officials said.

The exact circumstances of the crash were not clear, but the New York Police Department was on the scene of the crash, which extended between New York and New Jersey.

In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration said that it received a report that a World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt may have gone down in the river, two miles south of the George Washington Bridge.

“Search and rescue was headed to the scene,” the statement said.

Further details were not known. It was not clear if there were injuries.

This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.

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Alex Stone/ABC News(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) — Police in riot gear were called in to separate Donald Trump protesters and supporters Friday afternoon after they clashed outside a rally for the presumptive Republican nominee in San Diego, California.

According to San Diego Police, at least three people were arrested.

The roughly 1,000 demonstrators were gathered on both sides of the street outside the San Diego Convention Center.

Some protesters holding Mexican flags and flags from other countries yelled, “Dump Donald Trump.”

Trump supporters chanted, “You can’t vote,” and, “Build that wall!”

A helicopter loudspeaker and ground loudspeakers repeatedly made announcements that unlawful assembly was declared, and anyone in the area would be arrested if they stayed.

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