Fighter jets escort Cuba-bound Canadian jet back to Canada

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 23:43
Washington (AFP) - Fighter jets were scrambled to escort a jetliner as it turned back during a flight from Canada to Cuba because of two drunken, unruly passengers, the airline said. The women drank a lot of duty-free alcohol in the rest room, lit a cigarette, triggered the fire alarm, got into a fight and ended up making threats against the plane, said Janine Chapman, marketing director of the airline Sunwing.
U.S. National Security Council aware of reports that second American killed in Syria
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 23:43
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Council on Wednesday said it was aware of media reports that a second American associated with Islamic State militant fighters had been killed in Syria, but it could not confirm the death. The reports came a day after a U.S. official said Douglas McAuthur McCain, of the Minneapolis area, was suspected of fighting alongside militants who were trying to carve out their own state in…
FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:56
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. financial firms have been victims of recent cyber attacks. "We are working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions," FBI spokesman Joshua Campbell said in a statement late on Wednesday. He did not name any firms or give further details.
10 of the world's most exclusive clubs
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:45
Fees: Undisclosed.King Edward VII went pigeon shooting here. The club provides its members with first class social and sporting facilities.However, you'll probably have to wait 15 years for a current member to resign or pass on before you can become a non-voting member, then another 15 years before being considered for voting membership.
Best airport restaurants around the world
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:45
Modern Catalan cuisine such as slow-braised beef cheeks and poached eggs over potatoes -- not a bad way to ensure you don't need an inflight meal.
12 months, 12 amazing adventures
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:45
Simple and spectacular -- that's snowshoeing at Oregon's Crater Lake National Park. The park offers free guided snowshoeing hikes each Saturday and Sunday. And easing into a year of fitness with snowshoeing is an option for residents of any sufficiently snowy locale.
Sister of accused Boston Marathon bomber arrested
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:45
In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Ailiana Tsarnaev, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs district court in Boston. STORY HIGHLIGHTSAilina Tsarnaev was charged after another woman received a bomb threat by phoneShe is the sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev They were sought after he 2013 Boston Marathon bombingTamerlan died in a police shootout, Tamerlan was captured and awaits trial
Flash floods wash bus away
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:45
At least seven people are dead after heavy rains spark flash flooding in South Korea. CNN's Mari Ramos reports.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
First Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:45
The U.S. government and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first human trials of a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health will sponsor the first trial of the vaccine, one of several being developed against Ebola. It’s fast-tracked the testing because of the outbreak of Ebola that is ravaging three West African countries. NIH plans to release more details Thursday, a spokesman told NBC News.
Military Jets Escort Flight After Drunken Passengers' Threat
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:45
A pair of Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cuba-bound commercial flight back to Toronto after disruptive behavior by two female passengers Wednesday night, according to police. Peel Regional Police said Sunwing Airlines Flight 656 was forced to return to Toronto Pearson International Airport, where the unidentified passengers where arrested around 8:30 p.m. The North American Aerospace Defense Command said it diverted two CF-18 fighter jets based out of Bagotville, Quebec, late Wednesday as a "precautionary…

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