The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the Indian Ocean sparked an air, land and sea search, with investigators hoping to connect the debris to the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, NBC News reported.
Beaches were being combed and boats were scouring the waters off Reunion Island as helicopters flew overhead the French territory, east of Madagascar off the southern tip of Africa.
Boeing investigators have looked at photos of the barnacle-covered plane piece found by a crew cleaning the coastline on Wednesday and say that they believe it is from one of their 777s, sources told NBC News. "This is obviously a very significant development," Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss told a news conference in Sydney early Thursday.
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The arrest and death of Sandra Bland is bringing top state officials to the Texas Capitol to testify about jail standards and police officer protocols. The hearing Thursday in Austin is the first time lawmakers are meeting to discuss the circumstances surrounding the death the 28-year-old black woman from suburban Chicago. Authorities say Bland on July 13 hanged herself in jail, a finding that her family has questioned.
Rolling Stone's managing editor who presided over the magazine's retracted report of sexual assaults on the University of Virginia campus will be leaving next month, the magazine's publisher said in a news release.
Wenner Media said that after 19 years, Will Dana "has decided he is ready for a change and a new challenge.” The news release did not mention the debunked rape culture article or any other reason for Dana's departure.
The announcement came after three graduates of the University of Virginia and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in the report filed a lawsuit against the Rolling Stone, its publisher, and the article's author.
Police have found a torso in a vacant building almost two weeks after finding two dismembered legs and two arms in New Haven, Connecticut.
Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating.
Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 a.m. Thursday and notified the National Park Service, which operates The King Center.
Groundskeepers were disturbed to see the flags in the morning, the Rev. Shannon Jones of Ebenezer Baptist said.
"Our grounds men were so upset, they took pictures and then they moved them," Jones said. But Park Service police later told workers the flags should be treated as evidence and not handled, he said.
The Santa Cruz 15-year-old charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and raping an 8-year-old girl made his first court appearance on Thursday in a brief hearing. Adrian Jerry "AJ" Gonzalez was led into the courthouse by an attorney, looking down, and mostly sullen. He did not enter a plea and spoke only to answer questions from a judge, saying a simple "yes" when asked if he understood aspects of his case. He wore a green T-shirt and khaki pants. His hands were bound in front of him in cuffs. A woman who appeared to be his mother was in the courtroom, too upset to speak. The teen's defense attorney, Larry Biggam, spoke briefly to reporters, but didn't offer any insight into the case.
A man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing body was granted sole custody of the toddler during a divorce last year.
Eric Warfel, 34, of Medina, a suburb south of Cleveland, was ordered held on a $1 million bond on Thursday after being charged with abuse of a corpse. He was arrested Wednesday after a cable television technician was allowed inside his apartment to upgrade the service and found the body of 21-month-old Ember Warfel inside her crib.
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Nearly four dozen people have gotten sick amid what the Health Department has described as an "unusual" spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx, officials said Thursday, adding 15 cases to the total authorities gave a day earlier in announcing the deadly outbreak.
Forty-six cases of the disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the south Bronx since July 10, city officials said Thursday. Two of the 46 patients, a man and a woman in their 50s, have died from the illness; authorities say they had other lung problems as well as Legionnaires'. Their identities have not been released.
Two national television reporters cited for violating media security rules at former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's arraignment last month won't face sanctions after their attorneys apologized to a judge.
In court documents posted online Thursday, U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo in Chicago accepted apologies from attorneys representing Brian Ross of ABC News and Gabe Gutierrez of NBC Nightly News during a closed-door meeting last week. The judge dismissed contempt filings.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers leading Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six of them Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.
The alleged attacker, Yishai Schlissel, had recently been released from prison after serving a term for stabbing several people at a gay pride parade in 2005, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said, adding that he was arrested at the scene of Thursday's attack.
Eli Bin of Israel's emergency service said six young people were wounded in the attack, two of them seriously.
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Passengers were evacuated from a Spirit Airlines plane after it caught on fire at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Thursday afternoon.Flight 407 arrived at DFW from Orlando International Airport at about 1 p.m.
As millions of Catholics throughout the country await Pope Francis’s first U.S. visit this September, the steady moves of Hispanics away from the Catholic Church underscores a dilemma for the Church: Despite efforts to attract and retain U.S. Latinos through expansion of lay ministry positions and support for immigration reform, many Hispanics continue to convert to the evangelical church or abandon their faith altogether.
After using the Internet-connected device for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the Echo was eavesdropping on conversations in her Issaquah, Washington, living room. So she unplugged the device and hid it in a place that her mother, Anjana Agarwal, still hasn't been able to find.