A business jet crashed into a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport on Sunday. No one survived the crash and subsequent fire, but authorities did not immediately determine how many were on board.
The twin-engine Cessna Citation ran off the right side of the runway after landing at 6:20 p.m. Pacific Time, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor.
The hangar collapsed, and firefighters were unable to enter more than two hours after the crash, said Captain John Nevandro of the Santa Monica Fire Department.FULL STORY
t's hard to imagine a softer target than an enclosed, easy-to-enter space with large numbers of civilians, many of them children or elderly, milling about with no authority clearly in charge.
And the al Shabaab terrorist group that carried out this weekend's mall attack in KenyaÂ is known to have recruited in the United States.
If you connect those dots, you get the kind of scenario that "keeps us up at night," as a federal law enforcement source told CNN's Pamela Brown: an attack at a shopping mall in the United States.
Can it happen here? Yes, say security experts, but it hasn't.
There have been shootings at U.S. malls, although not by terrorists. And there have been terror plots that were foiled.
But the U.S. has not witnessed anything close to the scope of the violent siege at Nairobi's Westgate mall.FULL STORY
Taryn Lopez doesn't think it got too terribly cold during the two days she was stranded on Alaska's Mount Mageik volcano.
"I think about 28 degrees was the lowest we saw - but then the temperature gauge was frozen," she said Saturday evening from King Salmon, Alaska.
Thanks to sleeping bags, waterproof gear and emergency supplies, Lopez, a fellow researcher and a pilot survived unharmed in their iced-over helicopter from Wednesday until a rescue chopper scooped them up Friday.FULL STORY