By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago-area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. The incident forced the evacuation of the Federal Aviation Administration control center in Aurora, Illinois, and severely snarled air traffic on Friday, when an estimated 2,100 flights were canceled at major airports across the country. ...
CHICAGO (AP) — In a Sept. 26 story about allegations against former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois, The Associated Press misidentified Burris in a headline. He is Roland Burris, not Ronald Burris.
Authorities hunting for a survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper at a police barracks remained in the thick woods near his parents' house Saturday to further narrow down the search area more than two weeks after the ambush.
CLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.
A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A juror was removed on Saturday in the Florida trial of a white man accused of murdering an unarmed black teen after a published report the jury member questioned the competence of the state attorney handling the racially charged case. Judge Russell Healey removed the juror shortly before testimony began on the third day of the retrial of software engineer Michael Dunn, 47, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, 17, during a gas station dispute over loud rap music. ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the transitional government in conflict-torn Central African Republic said Saturday the country has great hopes that the new U.N. peacekeeping mission will help restore security and promote development.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to help cope with the massive caseload.
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunting for a survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper at a police barracks remained in the thick woods near his parents' house Saturday to further narrow down the search area more than two weeks after the ambush.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Security upgrades at a troubled youth detention center in Nashville were not enough to prevent 13 teenagers from escaping Friday, the second major breakout from the facility this month.
By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health plans to admit to one of its special observation wards an American physician exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, it said on Saturday. The patient, who has not been identified, was expected to be admitted on Sunday to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for observation and to enroll in a clinical study, the institute said. ...