CLEVELAND (AP) — A cockpit voice recorder on the small jet that crashed into an apartment house and killed the nine people on board captured the pilot and co-pilot discussing weather and landing conditions and the sound of impact, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
Philadelphia's city councilwomen are calling for the termination of three prosecutors following disclosures that they sent or received pornographic emails while working for the state attorney general's office.
A U.S. Army veteran who drank from puddles to survive while lost for four days in the Oregon woods was found on Veteran's Day thanks to a hunter who heard his cries for help, and a rescuer who read about his plight online, authorities said. Timothy Marsh, a 51-year-old veteran of the 1990s Gulf War who recently moved to Oregon, got lost and ran out of gas while driving near the coast on Saturday, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office said in an incident report filed late on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Veteran's Day, a grouse hunter called emergency dispatchers to say he heard a cry for help, but could not trace the voice due to thick fog.
Officials said 24-year-old Femi Brown, who lived on the second floor of the house on Magnolia Avenue in Elizabeth, died in the blast that destroyed the house and damaged adjacent and nearby buildings.
A state judge on Thursday ordered Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to turn over any documents she holds that might suggest the victims of convicted child sex offender Jerry Sandusky had a financial incentive to shade their testimony in his 2012 trial. The order by Judge John Cleland came on the same day that a lawsuit was filed against Kane alleging she retaliated against the team that prosecuted the former Penn State assistant coach by leaking emails and secret grand jury information that embarrassed them.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A prominent imam speaking at Harvard University on Thursday rejected the notion of a fundamental "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim World and the West and called for greater cultural understanding.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter removed his senior military assistant, Lieutenant General Ron Lewis, from his position on Thursday over allegations of misconduct that Carter said he learned of this week. Carter has referred the matter to the inspector general of the Defense Department, he said in a brief statement on Thursday. After the inspector general's investigation is complete, the Army may take action, a senior defense official said.