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NYC landing mishap raises questions on runway snow closures
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.... 3/6/2015 6:54 AM

Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane on golf course
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes in what one expert called a beautifully executed maneuver.... 3/6/2015 5:27 AM

Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.... 3/6/2015 4:37 AM

NASA's Dawn spacecraft moves in on dwarf planet Ceres
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter welcomes its first visitor Friday.... 3/6/2015 7:31 AM

Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands of customers without power in West Virginia.... 3/6/2015 3:45 AM

More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, he understands why few people want to go into the business anymore.... 3/6/2015 6:15 AM

Warm weather forced Iditarod farther north
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.... 3/6/2015 7:17 AM

Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million on Jodi Arias' trials
PHOENIX (AP) -- Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover.... 3/6/2015 7:36 AM

Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store.... 3/6/2015 7:08 AM

Russian priest feels closer to God in serenity of Antarctica
KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Sophrony Kirilov pulls hard on the strings of the heavy Russian bells from inside the world's southernmost Eastern Orthodox church, calling to Mass anybody wanting to pray on this remote Antarctic island.... 3/6/2015 5:04 AM



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