• United Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Reported Odor

    United Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Reported Odor

    (SALT LAKE CITY) — A Boeing 777 operated by United Airlines made an emergency landing Friday due to a strange odor onboard, marking the second such incident this month. United Airlines Flight 328 took off from Denver, bound for Honolulu, but was forced to land in Salt Lake City on Friday afternoon due to an “electrical odor,” according to airline spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm. There were 269 passengers and 10 crew members on board. “Our passengers deplaned normally, and our maintenance team will inspect the aircraft,” Dohm said in an email to ABC News. Earlier this month, another Boeing 777 operated… Read more

  • FAA Investigating Drone Incident at Seattle’s Space Needle

    FAA Investigating Drone Incident at Seattle’s Space Needle

    (SEATTLE) — The Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News on Friday that it is looking into reports that a drone recently hovered above the observation deck of Seattle’s famous Space Needle. While curious tourists waved, the mysterious flying object gave security quite a scare. Authorities said a man launched the drone out of his hotel room window on Tuesday. “There was no malcontent or malice,” said Drew Fowler of the Seattle Police Department. “He wasn’t trying to do anything wrong. He was just trying to capture some interesting footage.” While recreational drone usage is legal in Washington state, the incident… Read more

  • California Gym Beats Drought with Green Scheme

    California Gym Beats Drought with Green Scheme

    (SAN JOSE, Calif.) — At least one gym in California is trying to conserve water during what is called the state’s worst drought in nearly four decades using a technology appropriate for its Silicon Valley setting. Almaden Valley Athletic Club in San Jose, California, started using a trademarked product this week that coats brown lawns into green grass with paint. Jeff Griffith-Jones, general manager of operations of the 38-year old fitness center, said the gym decided to pay about $600 for the services of Green Polymer Systems, a company based in nearby Los Gatos. The green treatment should last three… Read more

  • Researchers Return to Real World After Four Months on 'Mars'

    Researchers Return to Real World After Four Months on 'Mars'

    (HONOLULU) — Six researchers who have been living in a mock-up Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano returned to the real world Friday, feeling a breeze and hearing birds for the first time in four months. The second Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation mission, known as HI-SEAS, ended 120 days of the Red Planet exploration on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. Expedition leader Casey Stedman and his five crew members had been living inside their 1,000-square-foot solar-powered dome, which includes common areas such as kitchen, dining room, bathroom with shower, lab and exercise space. “I haven’t seen a tree, smelled… Read more

  • Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Smuggling US Arms

    Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Smuggling US Arms

    (WASHINGTON) — A 28-year-old Chinese citizen pleaded guilty Wednesday to a plot to illegally export U.S. sensors. Bo Cai planned to export defense articles made for military purposes to China, according to offcials. He and his cousin, 29-year-old Wentong Cai, plotted to take the technology without a license to give in order to give to a customer. The sensors, orginally created for sale to the U.S. Department of Defense, were intended for use in motion control systems. Cai admitted that from March 2012 to December 2013, Bo Cai enlisted the help of his cousin to acquire the products under the… Read more

  • Woman, Kids Evicted After Renting House from Fake Owner

    Woman, Kids Evicted After Renting House from Fake Owner

    (ATLANTA) — An Atlanta woman who said she was duped into renting a house from a fake homeowner has been evicted along with her children. “I just don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to say,” Lyna McNeil told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV after she was forced to abruptly move out Thursday evening. McNeil has eight children, but at least one of her kids is an adult. It’s not clear how many were living with her in the house. Animal control officers were also on the scene, taking the family dogs because they no longer had a home…. Read more

  • One Dead in Pennsylvania Hospital Shootout

    One Dead in Pennsylvania Hospital Shootout

    (DARBY, Penn.) — A patient opened fire at a hospital campus in Pennsylvania on Thursday, killing his case worker and wounding a psychiatrist, according to police. District Attorney Jack Whelan announced charges Friday against Richard Plotts, the suspect in the deadly shootout in Darby. Plotts had an appointment with his doctor, Lee Silverman, scheduled for 2:30 p.m., but showed up about an hour earlier. Silverman had the suspect’s case worker, Theresa Hunt, meet him and the patient in the office. According to the doctor, Plotts was agitated, refusing to sit down. He removed the gun from his waistband and start… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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