Father, son killed in crash during record-attempt flight

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:02
A teenage boy from Indiana who was flying around the world with his father on a single engine plane was killed when their plane crashed earlier today. Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son Haris took off from American Samoa this morning before their plane crashed, according to a family spokesperson, Azher Khan. The Coast Guard notified the family this morning that they found Haris Suleman's body but had still not located Babar Suleman's, Khan said.
Arizona execution to proceed after court denies last-ditch appeal
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 15:02
The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs. Joseph Rudolph Wood, 55, was scheduled to be put to death at the state prison in Florence amid new scrutiny nationwide over lethal injections after several controversial executions. Wood's lawyers used a new legal tactic…
Family was the reason woman booked seat on MH17
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 15:02
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his big brother Shaka at the airport so they could catch Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the first leg of their journey…
CDC lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:00
View gallery U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden testifies before the h … By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of a government bioterror lab behind the potential exposure of workers to live anthrax has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. Michael Farrell, head of the CDC's Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory (BRRAT) in Atlanta, had been reassigned from his position…
Ukraine rebel leader: Separatists had BUK missiles
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:00
By Anton Zverev DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had anti-aircraft missiles of the type Washington says were used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. In an interview with Reuters, Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first time since the airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday that the rebels did possess the BUK missile system. He also indicated that…
Nazi war crimes suspect dies before facing justice
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:59
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect has died, his lawyer said Wednesday, a day after a judge issued an order granting a request for him to be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, attorney Dennis Boyle said. The revelation came on the same day U.S. Magistrate Timothy Rice issued an order granting a request for Breyer to be extradited to Germany to face…
Horror in Nigeria when two targets are hit
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:59
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna. Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru Bauchi gave an annual Ramadan speech for thousands of faithful in an outdoor service. Sheik Bauchi is known for preaching against the violent extremism of Nigeria's Islamic militants, Boko Haram. The police commissioner said the second bombing came two and…
Using fake IDs, investigators score Obamacare benefits
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The weak link seemed to be call centers that handled applications for frazzled consumers unable to get through online. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office told a House committee that its investigators were able to get subsidized health care under fake names in 11 out of 18 attempts — even…
Head doctor fighting Ebola epidemic contracts virus himself
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:58
By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president's office said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country. There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola which can kill up to 90 percent of…
First bodies from MH17 crash arrive in Netherlands
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:58
By Harro Ten Wolde EINDHOVEN Netherlands (Reuters) - The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived back in the Netherlands on Wednesday amid dignified grief tinged with anger. Bells pealed and flags flew at half mast in memory of the 298 people killed when flight MH17 crashed in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists, in the first national day of mourning since wartime…
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