BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The cockpit controls in a UPS cargo jet that crashed while landing in Alabama early Wednesday appear to have been working properly. That's according to federal investigators who also they haven't found any problems with the plane's engines prior to the crash. The two pilots were killed when the A300 jet hit a hillside just shy of the Birmingham airport.
HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — A wildfire pushed by strong gusts and fed by dry timber and brush is moving northward and is forcing more evacuations near the Idaho resort town of Ketchum. Still, firefighters are making progress on the Beaver Creek Fire which has grown to 144 square miles. So far, 2,300 residences have been evacuated since the lightning-ignited fire began Aug. 7.
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of people are dead after days of violent clashes in Cairo. The fighting began Wednesday when government forces broke up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. On Saturday, security forces stormed a mosque and rounded up hundreds of his backers who had barricaded themselves inside.
LONDON (AP) — British police say they're examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing its "relevance and credibility." Scotland Yard isn't providing details about the information, only saying that it's not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry has returned to London from Angola, where he visited a landmine clearance charity championed by his late mother, Princess Diana. The HALO Trust charity says the 28-year-old prince visited an Angolan town, which saw heavy fighting during the southern African nation's 1975-2002 civil war.
Created: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:14:42 EST
Updated: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:14:42 EST