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Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

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HAMDEN Conn. - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday.

F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

- Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said.

Aerospace & Defense 30 Aug 2014

Fighter 'War Machine' sent to Nevada to face assault charges

LAS VEGAS - The professional fighter known as "War Machine" was in custody in a Las Vegas jail on Saturday after being transferred from Southern California, where he was arrested for assault stemming from an ex-girlfriend's accusation that he beat her in Nevada.

30 Aug 2014

Hundreds march in Ferguson to protest police shooting: local media

- Hundreds of marchers took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, local media reported, with protesters calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

30 Aug 2014

Six people die in fire at North Carolina mobile home

- Six people have died in a fire at a mobile home in rural North Carolina, and investigators are seeking to find the cause of the deadly blaze, police said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014

Sam's bid to be first openly gay NFL player on hold

- Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season.

Sports, 30 Aug 2014

Sinkhole that proved popular at Corvette Museum will be filled

- A sinkhole that swallowed eight cars inside the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky will be filled even though it has become a tourist attraction that sharply increased attendance and revenue, the museum’s board decided on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014

Girl digging on Oregon beach dies after sand hole collapses on her

- A 9-year-old girl who was digging in a large sand hole on an Oregon beach suffocated and died after the sand caved in around her and other beachgoers were unable to dig her out in time, police said on Saturday.

30 Aug 2014

Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. - Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate.

30 Aug 2014

Death of man after New York police restrain him ruled a homicide

NEW YORK - The death of a man who was restrained by police during a drug-fueled outburst was ruled a homicide by the city's medical examiner, New York police said, as the department faces accusations of overly harsh arrest tactics.

30 Aug 2014

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