An out-of-control passenger forced a United Airlines flight to make an emergency landing at Dulles Airport last week and dump fuel from the sky before doing so. Scott MacFarlane reports.
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue.
There were no initial reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was in southern Mexico near the border between Oaxaca and Guerrero states, more than 250 miles from the capital.
As the Trump administration moves to dismantle federal laws to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Washington D.C. is working to bring renewable energy to the White House and the rest of the city.
Under a law approved in December, the District of Columbia will require that all of its electricity come from renewable sources by 2032, the most ambitious timetable in the country. Federal buildings would be included.
“It’s doable, it works, it’s not some pie-in-the-sky idea,” Mark Rodeffer, the chairman of the Sierra Club’s Washington D.C. chapter, which backed the law. “In 13 years, the U.S. Capitol is going to be powered by electricity that is 100 percent from wind and solar. At the same time, some climate deniers in the Capitol are going to be saying this is impossible to do, but they’re going to be saying that under lights that are powered by wind and solar, disproving the argument that they’re making.”
A stretch of California highway turned into a boxing ring Easter Sunday as two men traded blows during a fistfight on the gridlocked thoroughfare.
A 14-second clip posted on Reddit shows the two men grappling and throwing punches while cars either stop or creep along slowly. At one point during the brawl, one man fell to the pavement and was kicked at least twice by the other man.
In honor of Earth Month, Target is giving car seat recycling a boost with the return of its popular trade-in event.
Need to update your growing child's old car seat for a new size or just looking to get rid of that damaged booster? Target is currently accepting all types of car seats in exchange for a coupon for 20% off select baby gear.
SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule.
Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand. SpaceX was testing the Dragon's abort thrusters at Cape Canaveral, Florida, when Saturday's accident occurred.
The company said the test area was clear and no one was injured.
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The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation and another that involves a funeral home employee who was fired after disclosing that she was transitioning from male to female and dressed as a woman.
The cases will be argued in the fall, with decisions likely by June 2020 in the middle of the presidential election campaign.
A pair of protesters scaled the globe at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Monday, waving green flags to call attention on Earth Day to a "climate emergency."
The two apparently had affixed themselves to the top of the globe fountain, which often serves as the backdrop for the entertainment show "Extra."
"Earth Day demonstrators came to the property unannounced, and we are working with law enforcement to have them peacefully removed," a Universal spokesperson said.
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Four members of the same family were found dead Monday in a home in North Fort Worth, Texas, police say. At least two children under 5 years old were among the victims, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. Authorities say this was an "isolated incident" and there is no danger to the public.
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Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex.
The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, the Jupiter Police Department and the case's lead detective violated their rights to privacy when they were videotaped in January receiving massages at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.
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An Easter Bunny hopped to the defense of a woman Sunday night during a caught-on-camera brawl outside a Central Florida bar.
Video posted on Instagram by user “Workfth” shows the incident outside the Underground Public House on South Orange Avenue.
In the video, a woman is seen punching a man who is on the ground when the costumed vigilante jumps in and piles on, pummeling the man with his paws.
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Authorities released video and new audio Monday of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers two years ago and urged the public to scrutinize the recordings. The video footage shows the man walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the girls visited while out hiking the day they were slain. The audio clip released Monday is a longer version of audio released days after the killings and captures the suspect saying, "Guys, down the hill," police said. Officials also released a new sketch of the suspect, which they said was produced thanks to "new information and intelligence" collected during the investigation into the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.
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All six people aboard a small plane died Monday when it crashed while preparing to land in Central Texas, state authorities say.
The twin-engine aircraft went down just before 9 a.m. as it was approaching an airport in Kerrville, about 70 miles northwest of San Antonio, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.
The pilot and other five people aboard the plane were all killed, and state law enforcement officials are securing the crash site for FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators, said Sgt. Orlando Moreno, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
People who use e-cigarettes are often inhaling high levels of nicotine, but many teenagers who vape don't realize it, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
NBC News reported that 40 percent of teens who thought their e-cigarettes were free of nicotine tested positive for it.
"This is one of the first studies showing the amount of nicotine kids are getting from e-cigarettes," said the study's lead author, Dr. Rachel Boykan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook University. "They're getting a lot — as much or more than they would with traditional cigarettes."
Some experts think e-cigarettes that contain nicotine may produce a generation of young addicts who may later turn to cigarettes.
President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.
The complaint became the latest front in the intensifying battle between the president and the Democrats who control the House of Representatives and are committed to investigating Trump and his finances.