LONDON (AP) — Five days after a Russian jetliner broke apart high above the Sinai, Russia and Egypt on Thursday dismissed Western suggestions that a terrorist bomb may have caused the crash that killed 224 people, saying the speculation was a rush to judgment.
A weeks-old pygmy baby goat that was believed stolen from a petting zoo at the Arizona State Fair was found safe and sound on Thursday and has been reunited with his crying mother, officials said. GusGus, who had been missing for some 20 hours, was reunited with his mom at the state fairgrounds in Phoenix after an unidentified man dropped him off at a pet store in the west of the city, officials said. "GusGus is fine.
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite public outrage over deadly auto defects including faulty ignition switches and air bags inflators, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to slash proposed spending increases for vehicle safety including defect investigations. In a Republican amendment to the House transportation funding bill, lawmakers scaled back spending for the fiscally embattled National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by one-fifth to one-third from funding levels sought by the Obama administration and approved by the Senate last July. The lawmakers voted by an overwhelming margin to adopt the measure, which will now be subject to negotiations between lawmakers from both chambers.
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Ohio teenager applying to college discovered some startling things about himself because of a discrepancy involving his Social Security number: His real name. And that he was allegedly snatched from his mother in Alabama by his father when he was 5.
The number of confirmed E. coli food poisoning cases linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurants in Washington state and Oregon rose to 40 on Thursday, as health safety officials continued searching for the source of the contamination. Washington lowered its count to 28 after additional testing ruled out one case that was suspected to be linked to the outbreak. Eight Chipotle restaurants in the greater Seattle and Portland areas are linked to the outbreak.
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Two Detroit-area nurses jointly adopted five children on Thursday, closing a case that started when they challenged Michigan's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage.