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14 injured as severe turbulence hits Seoul-Dallas flight

14 injured as severe turbulence hits Seoul-Dallas flight

TOKYO, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) — Fourteen people were injured Tuesday when severe turbulence hit an American Airlines passenger plane during a flight from Seoul to Dallas, forcing it to divert to Tokyo where five of those injured were hospitalized, airline o…

UPDATE1 — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says ‘actively exploring’ White House bid

UPDATE1 — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says ‘actively exploring’ White House bid

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has decided to “actively explore the possibility” of running for the White House in 2016, he announced on Tuesday, adding that he will establish a political action committee to facilitate …

Bill Cosby’s wife defends husband, criticizes media coverage

Bill Cosby’s wife defends husband, criticizes media coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — The wife of legendary comedian Bill Cosby, Camille, has come out in support of her husband amid a series of sex abuse allegations, describing him as a “kind man” and criticizing the media for publishing the stories of acc…

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says ‘actively exploring’ White House bid

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says ‘actively exploring’ White House bid

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has decided to “actively explore the possibility” of running for the White House in 2016, he said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that he plans to establish a political action committee …

U.S. warns Americans in Sydney to be vigilant due to hostage crisis

U.S. warns Americans in Sydney to be vigilant due to hostage crisis

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) — American citizens in Sydney are “strongly encouraged” to review their personal security plan and to maintain a high level of vigilance as a hostage crisis unfolds in Australia’s largest city, American officials said Mond…

3 dead, thousands evacuated in Dallas high-rise fire

3 dead, thousands evacuated in Dallas high-rise fire

DALLAS, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) — Three construction workers were killed Thursday and three others sustained injuries when a fire erupted in the basement of a high-rise office building in downtown Dallas, prompting the evacuation of nearly 3,000 employees, T…

Elderly man rescued near Hawaii after nearly 2 weeks lost at sea

Elderly man rescued near Hawaii after nearly 2 weeks lost at sea

HONOLULU, HAWAII (BNO NEWS) — An elderly man, who was presumed to have died nearly two weeks ago after his small boat began taking on water near the Hawaiian islands, was rescued on Tuesday after managing to broadcast another mayday call, officials sa…

Madoff’s office director gets 10 years for aiding massive Ponzi scheme

Madoff’s office director gets 10 years for aiding massive Ponzi scheme

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) — A man who served as the director of operations for the company of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for aiding Wall Street’s biggest ever investment fraud, prosecutors said on Monday…

Obama expected to pick Ashton Carter as defense secretary: CNN

Obama expected to pick Ashton Carter as defense secretary: CNN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) –U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the next secretary of defense, CNN reported on Tuesday, a day after another report indicated that an announcement could come as …

U.S. fighter jet crashes in Jordan, killing 1

U.S. fighter jet crashes in Jordan, killing 1

AMMAN, JORDAN (BNO NEWS) — A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed Monday when his F-16 fighter jet crashed near a military base in Jordan, U.S. officials said, making him the third American service member to die in support of coalition operations against t…