| Oct 27, 2009
| 5:21 PM
The mastermind of the 2002 Washington, DC-area sniper attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. John Allen Muhammad declined to choose between lethal injection and electrocution, so under state law the method...
| Nov 10, 2009
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine denied clemency Tuesday for sniper John Allen Muhammad, clearing the way for him to be executed for the attacks that terrorized the nation's capital region for three weeks in 2002.
Muhammad is set to die by injection Tuesday night...
| Nov 10, 2009
John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the sniper attacks that terrorized the nation's capital region for three weeks in October 2002, was executed Tuesday.
Muhammad died by injection at 9:11 p.m. at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, prison...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 2:56 PM
ATLANTA -- Air travelers nationwide scrambled to revise their plans Thursday after an FAA computer glitch caused widespread cancellations and delays for the second time in 15 months. The Federal Aviation Administration said the problem, which lasted about...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 11:13 PM
WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- A 20-year-old student opened fire in a community college classroom, but did not hit anyone and was arrested in a hallway, police said Tuesday.
No injuries were reported following the afternoon shooting at Northern Virginia Community...
| Jun 15, 2009
| 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials said Monday they will propose new limits on how many hours airline pilots can fly in an effort to curb pilot fatigue, an issue safety officials have been urging action on for two decades.
Randy Babbitt, the...
| Aug 13, 2009
One hundred and forty-five years after Gen. Ulysses S. Grant first fought Gen. Robert E. Lee, another conflict is brewing on the Wilderness Battlefield: whether to let Wal-Mart build a superstore where 29,000 soldiers were wounded or killed.
| Aug 20, 2009
Even though Mary Jo Smith and her husband had just arrived in Orlando to start their vacation late the night before, they still showed up for noon Mass at the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe before hitting the theme parks with their five...
| Sep 1, 2009
Tammy Duckworth, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, hoists herself into a single-engine Piper Cherokee.
She taxis to a runway, pushes the throttle and pulls back on the yoke to coax the...
| Feb 27, 2009
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WPIX) -- The first lawsuit stemming from the crash of a commuter plane into a home outside Buffalo, New York was filed Friday by the relatives of one of the passengers.
All 49 people on the plane and one occupant of the home were killed...
| Feb 13, 2009
CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) - A Continental commuter plane coming in for a landing nose-dived into a house in suburban Buffalo, sparking a fiery explosion that killed all 49 people aboard and a person in the home. It was the nation's first fatal crash of a...
| Feb 13, 2009
CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) - The rubble of a home is still smoking near Buffalo, N.Y., where a Continental commuter plane crashed last night, killing all 49 people on board. A person in the house that was struck by the plane was also killed. It's...