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  • Disney World monorail in Florida evacuated, no injuries: TV news

    (Reuters) - About 120 passengers aboard a monorail at Walt Disney World monorail in Florida had to be evacuated on Sunday due to a weather-related power outage, the company and local news reports said. Emergency crews evacuated people through roof-top emergency hatches in monorail carriages with…

  • Six people injured when camera catches fire at 30 Rockefeller Plaza

    (Reuters) - Six people suffered minor burns when a camera caught fire on the observation deck of the New York landmark building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, fire officials said. Five adults refused treatment while a child was taken to an area hospital and remains in stable condition, according to the…

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  • Man charged with shooting five people after Connecticut bar fight

    By Richard Weizel STAMFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Connecticut man was arrested on Sunday and charged with firing a handgun into a crowd leaving a nightclub, injuring five people, police said. Dayron Wills of Stamford, who works as a security guard, was charged with five counts of…

  • Pentagon weighing options for missile defense: Undersecretary Kendall

    LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department hopes to fund a much more reliable kill vehicle, or warhead, for the homeland missile defense system run by Boeing Co , but final decisions will depend largely on cost, the Pentagon's top arms buyer said on Sunday. "It's going at the end of the day to…

  • Corpse slips out of Pennsylvania coroner's vehicle onto street

    (Reuters) - A corpse on a gurney slid out of the back of a coroner's vehicle and onto a busy street in an eastern Pennsylvania town, a local newspaper reported on Sunday. Cars drove around the gurney before it was placed back inside the coroner's vehicle and driven off, the Bucks County Courier…

  • Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after bird strike

    By David Jones NEWARK New Jersey (Reuters) - An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after a bird strike caused an engine on the Boeing 777 to catch fire, according to airport officials. A few minutes after taking off,…

  • Several injured after Philadelphia bus flips on side in crash

    (Reuters) - Five people were injured in Philadelphia on Sunday when a car collided with a transit bus and flipped it on its side, according to transit officials and media reports. The bus driver and three bus passengers were injured and taken to a hospital after the crash, said Southeastern…

  • Indiana Greyhound bus crash kills one, injures 19

    (Reuters) - One person was killed and 19 were injured when a man driving what was likely a stolen Ford Mustang went the wrong way on an Indiana highway and slammed into a Greyhound bus on Sunday, the Wayne County sheriff's office said. The driver of the Mustang, identified as Phillip Lloyd of…

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  • Son charged with stabbing death of mother in Indiana hospital: media

    (Reuters) - The son of an 80-year-old woman who was stabbed to death at a northwest Indiana hospital last week has been charged with her murder, news media reported on Sunday. Rodney Louis Dickinson, 60, was arrested after the Friday afternoon stabbing at the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville,…

  • Pot farmer charged with starting California wildfire

    A 37-year-old man accused of starting a raging wildfire in Northern California while tending to his marijuana farm was arrested and in custody, fire officials said on Sunday. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officers arrested Sacramento resident Freddie Alexander Smoke III on…

  • State governments can help U.S. speed up drone use

    By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. state governments should help break a regulatory logjam that currently bans aerial drones from delivering packages, filming movies and monitoring crops and pipelines, officials from a state with extensive drone experience said on Sunday. The U.S. Federal…

  • Debut summer 'supermoon' hangs in the summer sky

    A "supermoon" rose above cities from Los Angeles to London on Saturday night, the first of three times this year the full moon will orbit nearer the earth and appear unusually large and bright. The supermoon is technically known as a "perigee moon," and occurs when the moon is full as it reaches…

  • Amateur explorers claim to find lost Army fort in Florida Everglades

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A team of amateur explorers say they found the site of a lost U.S. Army fort buried deep in the Everglades that once served as a restocking post for troops during a series of guerilla-like battles with Seminole Indians. Nestled into the dense, waterlogged…

  • Three dead, two wounded in Pasadena, California shootings

    (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting late on Saturday afternoon in Pasadena, California before the gunman surrendered, police said. Police responded to multiple 911 calls from residents about shots being fired and found a man barricaded in a home after “shooting…

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  • U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jets

    By Andrea Shalal RAF FAIRFORD England (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet last month. The fleetwide grounding…

  • Teen survivor of Texas shootings says slain family members 'in much better place'

    The teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston in which her parents and four siblings were killed told a memorial event on Saturday her family was "in a much better place” and that she was making a full recovery from her injuries. Police said Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, entered the…

  • Second lightning strike fatality in two days at Colorado park: officials

    (Reuters) - A lightning strike on Saturday killed a man in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, a day after another strike killed a woman who had been out on a hike. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson identified the woman killed on Friday as Rebecca R. Teilhet, 42, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, who…

  • Michigan student won't be charged in Visine poisoning

    No charges will be filed against a Michigan high school student who was accused of sickening a teacher by putting Visine eye solution in her coffee, a prosecutor said on Saturday. Police in Fowlerville, Michigan, had recommended felony charges of tampering with a food or drink product be filed…

  • Comedian Tracy Morgan released from rehab after June crash

    By David Jones Newark N.J (Reuters) - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman said on Saturday. The announcement came just…

  • Trump Plaza in Atlantic City to close, adding to city's woes: report

    (Reuters) - The Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City could shut its doors in September and lay off 1,000 workers, a local newspaper reported, in what could make it the fourth casino to close this year in the faltering New Jersey resort city. The Press of Atlantic City said in a story posted online…

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