Passengers aboard a Turkish Airways flight from Istanbul to Miami described the moments of shock once they realized the airport they departed from was the scene of yet another deadly attack Tuesday.
"We had live TV on the flight so I was able to watch CNN and BBC," Turkish traveler Corey Erman said. "So really the last three hours of the flight we were just watching to see what was going on. It's terrible."
At least three dozen people were killed in explosions at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, in what officials said appeared to be a coordinated terror attack.
It's the type of scenario security experts dread: attackers blending in with the crowd at public places to carry out acts of mass murder.
That scenario appears to have played out again Tuesday, this time at an Istanbul airport.
The ability to defend "soft targets" — places where it's relatively easy for a small group of terrorists to cause widespread and deadly devastation — remains elusive.
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Former "Law & Order" director Jason "Jace" Alexander has been sentenced to 10 years probation after pleading guilty to child pornography charges earlier this year. He must also register as a sex offender in New York.
Alexander, 52, was arrested last summer in Westchester County after officials found digital pornography files on computers and external hard drives at his Dobbs Ferry home. The files showed children younger than 16 years of age engaged in child pornography, authorities have said.
Alexander pleaded guilty in January to one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, both felonies.
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Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after two trains collided in the Texas Panhandle, causing several box cars to burst into flames and prompting authorities to evacuate residents from the area.
Two BNSF freight trains, each carrying a crew of two, struck each other head-on near the town of Panhandle around 8:40 a.m., officials said.
BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said one crew member jumped before impact and is being treated at an area hospital. His condition is not known. The other three crew members are missing, despite efforts to pull them from the rubble.
Billy Brown, a farmer who lives in the area, said he saw a fireball erupt after the collision. Footage from the scene shows thick, black smoke billowing from a jumble of box cars that were strewn along the tracks.
"I don't know how anyone survived," Brown said. "It's terrible. I've seen a number of train wrecks but I've never seen one like this."
A Virginia high school student's bold request to use the school's 3-D printer led to a life-changing event for his little brother, who was in need of a prosthetic hand.
Gabriel Fillippini, a junior at Park View High School in Loudoun County, Virginia, was inspired to help his 6-year-old brother, Lucas, who was born with no left hand, as soon as he discovered the school had obtained a 3-D printer for its career and technical education classroom.
"Gabriel came to me and kind of asked if we could print out a prosthetic hand, and I was kind of taken aback by it," said Kurt O'Connor, a teacher at Park View. "I said, 'I don't know, I guess we could try.'"
Firefighters are often heading toward the danger, but sometimes it comes to them. For York Beach Fire Chief David Bridges, danger landed right on his roof.
"I pulled up and saw something hanging off the corner of my roof," he said, remembering his drive home Sunday. "I knew instantly what it was."
It was a sky lantern, also known as a Chinese lantern — floating paper globes with burning candles inside that are often released at weddings, holiday parties, vigils and memorials. They may be beautiful, but they are illegal in Maine.
"These things have a mind of their own and they go where the winds take them to go," Chief Bridges said.
Republican Donald Trump took aim at U.S. free trade deals in a speech delivered in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday that painted his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of globalization that has pushed manufacturing jobs overseas.
"This wave of globalization has wiped out totally, totally our middle class," said Trump, standing in front of stacks of compressed metal on the floor of Alumisource, a plant that provides aluminum scrap and other raw materials to the aluminum and steel industries. "It doesn't have to be this way. We can turn it around and we can turn it around fast."
The speech, delivered in the heart of America's struggling rust belt, stressed a central premise of his campaign: that global free trade — a Republican Party staple for decades — has hurt American workers because deals have been negotiated poorly.
Florida confirmed its first Zika-related case of microcephaly in a child whose mother contracted the virus in Haiti, officials said Tuesday.
In a statement, Republican Gov. Rick Scott called the diagnosis "heartbreaking" and asked federal health experts to talk with Florida medical professionals about what precautions pregnant women should take.
The mother is a Haitian citizen who came to Florida to give birth, and the family would be connected with a state program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays, according to a statement from Florida's Department of Health.
President Obama urged calm following Britain's vote to exit the European Union.
In an interview broadcast Tuesday on National Public Radio, the president, who opposed Brexit, said the spirit of international cooperation would not be lost in the wake of Britain's historic decision.
"There's been a little bit of hysteria post-Brexit vote, as if somehow NATO's gone, the trans-Atlantic alliance is dissolving, and every country is rushing off to its own corner," Obama told NPR. "That's not what's happening. What's happening is that you had a European project that was probably moving faster and without as much consensus as it should have," he said.
Obama Added that the Brexit vote provides a moment for Europe to reflect on how to balance the voices of nationalism without foregoing integration.
"The basic core values of Europe, the tenets of liberal, market-based Democracies — those aren't changing. The interests that we have in common in Europe remain the same," Obama said. "I don't anticipate there's going to be major cataclysmic changes as a result of this."
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An Indiana couple was arrested Tuesday — two years after police removed their "extremely emaciated" 12-year-old from their home, NBC News Reported.
The child weighed just 23 pounds at the time and was disabled, said Sheriff Terry Risner of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.
"This was their child," Risner told NBC News. "We're staying gender neutral for the sake of the victim. This is a small community."
Jay Rupert, 50, and his wife Tabitha, 41, were each charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent, Risner said.
The state Department of Children and Family Services removed the child in June 2014 from the couple's residence in Rensselaer, Indiana.
According to Risner the child was diagnosed with a non-curable brain disorder that requires constant care. The child also never received formal schooling by enrollment or home school, Risner said.
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Metro officials have a bold new plan to encourage safety at train stops across Los Angeles County — cartoon videos showing stick figures impaled, dismembered and otherwise dispatched by passing trains.
In a series of public service announcements released on its YouTube channel last week, Metro takes viewers on a trip to "Safetyville," demonstrating safety issues.
Each of the six clips features an animated stick figure in close proximity to a train. There's Mike taking his new car out for a test drive. Joan checks out her friend's social media posts.
Then they make a mistake, leaving them the victim of a passing train.
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A father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement abducted and killed a rail line worker, beating him so severely that he was unrecognizable when his body was found in Wyoming, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, were charged in Wyoming with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Kay Porter Ricks, 63.
The Harrisons snatched Ricks during his May 12 shift maintaining Salt Lake City's light rail system after hiding out a few miles away during a police manhunt, authorities say.
EU leaders pressed British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday for a quick and clear plan for Britain's exit from their union, saying there's no turning back from last week's vote to leave despite worldwide uncertainty about the continent's future.
As leader after leader rejected Cameron's pleas for favorable conditions for Britain once it leaves, he frustrated them by refusing to initiate the divorce proceedings immediately. After what's probably his last dinner with EU counterparts, Cameron insisted he would leave the departure negotiations to his successor, saying London needs time to formally trigger the start of negotiations.
Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee harshly faulted the Obama administration Tuesday for lax security and a slow response to the deadly 2012 attacks at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. But they produced no new allegations about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The attacks, which killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, have been repeatedly cited by Republicans as a serious failure by the administration and by Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
But the committee's 800-page report, released by Republican members, offered no "smoking gun" about Clinton's role. Rep. Trey Gowdy, the panel's chairman, has repeatedly said the report was not aimed at her, though Democrats have accused the committee's Republican majority of targeting her throughout.
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