A New York jury deliberating the fate of the man charged with the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz is struggling to reach a verdict. The little boy's disappearance, more than three decades ago, sparked an era of heightened awareness of crimes against children.
In December 1953, an airplane named the "Columbine II" was on a flight over New York City, identified by air traffic controllers simply as "Air Force 8610." With President Eisenhower on board, it nearly collided mid-air with a commercial airliner also flight-numbered 8610. The near-tragedy prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to designate a call sign for any aircraft that the president of the United States is aboard. The Columbine II became the first Air Force One.
His suspension from baseball meant it took longer to catch up with the milestone Willie Mays set over 40 years ago. But the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hit a home run over the left-field wall in Boston late Friday for career homer number 660.
Burundians have taken to the streets from April 25, just one day after president Pierre Nkurunziza was designated by his political party CNDD-FDD to run for the 2015 presidential election. This came as no surprise, given the dubious stands expressed by official spokespersons at the president's office.
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German authorities think they "have thwarted an Islamic attack," and a married couple have been arrested in a town near Frankfurt in connection with the case, the interior minister for the German state of Hesse told reporters Thursday.