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  • Man Who Crashed Utah Plane Wanted in Killing

    Man Who Crashed Utah Plane Wanted in Killing

    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) — A man who entered a small Utah airport early Tuesday morning and damaged a SkyWest Airlines plane, a terminal building and some parked vehicles had been sought by authorities in the death of his girlfriend, a source with the airline told ABC News. The suspect, whose name has not been released, fatally shot himself, the source said. SkyWest confirmed today that the suspect had been an employee of the company, but was on administrative leave. The source said the man had been a pilot. The man drove his motorcycle to St. George Municipal Airport, then hopped […]

  • Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

    Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

    (IRVING, Texas) — The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays from joining or being leaders – a decision that’s disappointing gay rights groups. A special committee of Scout executive and adult volunteers formed in 2010 concluded unanimously that the anti-gay policy was “in the best interest” of the 100-year-old organization. The Scouts is one of the largest youth organizations in the country with 2.7 million members and more than 1 million adult volunteers. Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout and son of Iowa lesbians who has been outspoken in the issue, today accused the organization […]

  • Obama Admin. Extends Health Coverage to Federal Firefighters

    Obama Admin. Extends Health Coverage to Federal Firefighters

    (WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is extending health insurance to seasonal firefighters employed by the U.S. government, following a public outcry over the lack of affordable coverage for such workers. “Starting today, the brave men and women of our nation’s federal firefighting forces, as well as their families, will have access to the health coverage they deserve. Their heroism in battling the deadly fires that have impacted states across the country this summer inspires us all,” the president said Tuesday in a written statement. “Each day, these Americans put themselves in grave danger to save the lives of people they […]

  • JetBlue Pilot Suffers Eye Injury from Green Laser

    JetBlue Pilot Suffers Eye Injury from Green Laser

    (NEW YORK) — A JetBlue pilot suffered an eye injury when a green laser was pointed directly into the cockpit as the plane was en route to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the incident took place Sunday when the green laser was shone through the windshield of JetBlue Flight 657 from Syracuse, hitting the first officer in the eye.  The pilot immediately notified the control tower after the incident. “JetBlue 657, that was about 5,000 feet, right?” the control tower asked. “Yes sir, 5,000 feet.  Two green flashes, and it caught the first officer […]

  • Several Injured After Shooting Breaks Out at Alabama Bar

    Several Injured After Shooting Breaks Out at Alabama Bar

    (TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — As many as 17 people were injured, some critically, after a shooting broke out at a bar in Alabama early Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports. The shooting occurred at the Copper Top Bar in downtown Tuscaloosa — a bar known to be frequented by college students, ABC News’ Birmingham affiliate WBMA-TV reports.  The shooting began sometime after 12:30 a.m., as patrons of the bar were hit by bullets being offloaded by a shooter — or shooters — who stood outside and opened fire on those inside, published reports say. The motive behind the shooting is not […]

  • Kerry Kennedy to Plead Not Guilty to Driving Under the Influence

    Kerry Kennedy to Plead Not Guilty to Driving Under the Influence

    (NEW YORK) — Kerry Kennedy will plead not guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of drugs after a collision with a tractor-trailer last week, ABC News has learned. Authorities say Kennedy, a human rights activist and the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was seen driving erratically in Westchester, N.Y., on Friday when she collided with the truck.  She allegedly continued driving and was later found slumped over the wheel of her car, reportedly unable to remember what had happened. In the wake of the accident, Kennedy, 52, said to police she might have taken the […]

  • New York Man Catches Girl Falling from Window

    New York Man Catches Girl Falling from Window

    (NEW YORK) — A 7-year-old New York City girl escaped injury on Monday after she fell from a third-story window and was caught by a neighbor. Cellphone video taken by a resident in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn shows Keyla McCree standing on an air conditioning unit moments before she fell and landed in the bushes.  Her dramatic fall was broken by the arms of Steven St. Bernard, who rushed to the scene and caught the girl. “Please let me catch her, please let me catch her, that’s all I could say.  Let me catch the little baby, that’s […]