• Warren Weinstein: A Look at the American Hostage Killed During Counterterrorism Operation

    Warren Weinstein: A Look at the American Hostage Killed During Counterterrorism Operation

    (NEW YORK) — The American held hostage by al Qaeda who was was killed during a U.S. counterterrorism operation was a former Peace Corps official working in Pakistan for community projects. Dr. Warren Weinstein was taken hostage in 2011 when he was a USAID contract worker in Lahore, Pakistan, who was helping Pakistani families escape poverty, according to President Obama. Gunmen stormed his apartment and took him captive before he was traded to al Qaeda. Thursday, the White House said Weinstein and another hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national, were killed during an American government’s counterterrorism operation this past… Read more

  • Exclusive: Baggage Handler Says He Expected to Die After Waking Inside Cargo Hold

    Exclusive: Baggage Handler Says He Expected to Die After Waking Inside Cargo Hold

    (NEW YORK) — Willa Junior, the baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines flight, said he didn’t expect to survive. “In my mind I said, ‘This is not happening. This is just a joke,’” he said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. The baggage handler said he woke up during the April 13 flight after a piece of luggage fell on his head. Junior said he called his company, Menzies Aviation, and next called 911, but the call was cut after 44 seconds. So he started banging at the ceiling — so loud,… Read more

  • Three Passengers on SkyWest Airlines Flight Lose Consciousness

    Three Passengers on SkyWest Airlines Flight Lose Consciousness

    (HARTFORD, Conn.) — Three passengers on a Wednesday SkyWest Airlines flight reported a loss of consciousness, the airline reported. SkyWest Airlines Flight 5622 — operating as United Express — made an unscheduled landing in Buffalo due to the passengers losing consciousness. The passengers were evaluated after the plane landed, and the flight later arrived at its intended destination of Hartford, Connecticut. The passengers who reported a loss of consciousness were not hospitalized, the airline said in a press release. SkyWest Airlines is continuing to investigate the matter — but the airline says there are no indications of a pressurization problem… Read more

  • Coyote Escapes NYC Dragnet

    Coyote Escapes NYC Dragnet

    (NEW YORK) — It’s getting to be coyote ugly in New York City and neighboring northern New Jersey. Authorities on the West Side of Manhattan went looking for a coyote that was reportedly spotted Wednesday morning. But despite a two-hour search beginning in Riverside Park that eventually involved a helicopter, five cruisers and cops on foot, the wily animal managed to slip away.  It was the fourth coyote sighting in New York City in recent months. In the New Jersey borough of Norwood, wildlife officials spotted two dens near a school. Wildlife and animal control officials are helping with the situation,… Read more

  • South Dakota to Launch Workforce Development Campaign Asking 'Why Die on Mars?'

    South Dakota to Launch Workforce Development Campaign Asking 'Why Die on Mars?'

    (PIERRE, S.D.) — South Dakota officials, in an attempt to attract new residents for the Mount Rushmore state, are asking a new and provocative question: “Why die on Mars, when you can live in South Dakota?” That’s the slogan they’ve attached to a new workforce development campaign set to begin next month. “We think Mars has what South Dakota wants,” said Commissioner of the Governor of South Dakota’s Office of Economic Development Pat Costello, “thousands of people people lining up to live there.” The video references the thousands of people who volunteered to make the one-way trip to colonize the… Read more

  • Five of Six Baltimore Officers Involved in Freddie Gray Arrest Interviewed

    Five of Six Baltimore Officers Involved in Freddie Gray Arrest Interviewed

    (BALTIMORE) — Five of the six officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who died of an unexplained spinal injury seven days after he was apprehended, have been interviewed by officials, the Baltimore police union said Wednesday as protests continued in the city. Gray died Sunday, after being hospitalized for seven days. A lawyer for the family said Gray was “chased” by police April 12 “without any evidence he had committed a crime.” Police have not clarified why Gray, 25, was arrested or how he suffered the injury that his family says occurred in police custody and resulted in… Read more

  • Feds Open Criminal Investigation Into Guardrail Safety Controversy, Officials Say

    Feds Open Criminal Investigation Into Guardrail Safety Controversy, Officials Say

    (WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation related to a controversial highway guardrail system that victims have blamed for dozens of injuries and deaths, according to officials and individuals familiar with the probe. Agents from the Boston offices of the FBI and the Department of Transportation Inspector General have been interviewing potential witnesses and have subpoenaed documents related to the activities of the guardrail maker, Trinity Industries of Texas, and its dealings with state and federal highway officials, individuals familiar with the probe told ABC News. A company spokesperson, Jeff Eller, told ABC News that it had not… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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