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    4 killed after plane hits building at Wichita airport

    (PIX11/CNN) – Four people have died after a small plane crashed into a building near Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, the city’s fire chief said. There may still be some people unaccounted for and authorities are trying to determine how many people were in the building at the time, Chief Ron Blackwell said. “The injuries are serious injuries,” he said. “We’re grateful a large number of people appear to have gotten out of the building.” FAA investigators are […]

  • Gov. Christie to protester at Sandy anniversary event: ‘Sit down and shut up!’

    BELMAR, N.J. (PIX11/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a heckler critical of his handling of Hurricane Sandy recovery to “sit down and shut up” on the second anniversary of the devastating storm. Jim Keady stood up during Christie’s speech Wednesday in Belmar. Multiple times he yelled out to Christie about the pace of storm recovery. “All I was doing was stating the facts” about what New Jersey families are still struggling with in the aftermath of the storm, Keady […]

  • Boston Mayor Thomas Menino looks on at a press conference heralding The One Fund on April 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Officials announced that the fund for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings has already raised $20 million in donations.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Thomas Menino dead: Affable former Boston mayor was 71

    BOSTON (AP) — Long-serving former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died. He was 71. Spokeswoman Dot Joyce says Menino died Thursday morning in the company of his family and friends. He had been diagnosed with advanced cancer in February 2014, shortly after leaving office. Menino rode the support of minority communities, labor and others to election in 1993 after serving as acting mayor, ending decades of Irish domination of city politics. He was re-elected four times, making him the city’s […]

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    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has left her home again. Kaci Hickox, who stepped outside to meet briefly with reporters Wednesday night, followed through with her promise by leaving her home Thursday. She and her boyfriend left their home for a bike ride. Police were following her and monitoring her but couldn’t’ detain her without a court order signed by a judge. Hickox contends […]

  • Chicago Bulls v New York Knicks

    Bulls blow out Knicks in Rose’s return

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut, Derrick Rose scored 13 points after missing most of the last two seasons, and the Bulls spoiled Derek Fisher’s first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on Wednesday night. Reserve Taj Gibson finished with 22 points to lead the Bulls, who with a wealth of frontcourt depth didn’t even need a big night from Rose. The former MVP […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder v Boston Celtics

    Rondo returns, helps Celtics beat Nets 121-105

    BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in the season opener Wednesday night to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105. Kelly Olynyk had 19 points and Jeff Green added 17 for Boston, which opened a 29-point lead at the end of the third quarter and coasted to the win. Mirza Teletovic had 20 points and six rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench for the […]

  • World Series - San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals - Game Seven

    Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Game 7 to win World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his postseason legacy with a third victory this Series. After Gregor Blanco misplayed Alex Gordon’s drive […]

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    Another NY school cancels last football game, cites hazing

    ELDRED, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a rural school district in upstate New York say they’ve canceled the varsity football team’s season finale over hazing. Eldred Central School District Superintendent Robert Dufour says the team will forfeit Saturday’s game at Sussex Tech in Sparta, New Jersey. District officials say they became aware of the hazing allegations Monday. Officials at the school, about 100 miles northwest of Manhattan, immediately launched a probe into the misconduct and say they determined fully clothed […]

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    Connecticut third-grader barred from school over Ebola fears: lawsuit

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP/PIX11) — The father of a Connecticut third-grader has filed a federal lawsuit saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa. According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in New Haven, Ikeoluwa Opayemi and her family visited Nigeria from Oct. 2 through Oct. 13. They attended a wedding where the third-grader was the flower girl. The family says when the girl tried to […]

  • Investigators Examine Site Of Commuter Train Crash In NYC That Killed Four

    Feds: Engineer’s sleepiness caused deadly Metro-North derailment

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators say the engineer of a commuter train that derailed in New York City last year, killing four people, fell asleep, causing him to miss a 30 mph speed limit and hit a curve at 82 mph. The National Transportation Board on Tuesday announced the probable cause of the Dec. 1 crash. It says engineer William Rockefeller fell asleep due to the combination of a sleep disorder and a drastic shift in his work schedule. […]

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