Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

Apr 17, 2015

Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and stop the risky stunt. The Tampa ...

Apr 17, 2015

Iran general's Iraq battlefield clout unsettling: Abadi

Iraq’s prime minister said on Thursday that he welcomed Iranian assistance in Iraq’s battle against Islamic State but suggested unease with the prominence of a top Iranian general, who has been widely seen in photos from Iraq’s battlefields. Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of ...

Corruption protester lands one-man copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

Apr 16, 2015

Corruption protester lands one-man copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

A protester against corruption was arrested after he landed his miniature helicopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday after piloting it through Washington’s no-fly zone, triggering a national security investigation and shocking bystanders. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating the incident along with other ...

U.S. marks 150 years since Lincoln's assassination

Apr 16, 2015

U.S. marks 150 years since Lincoln's assassination

With the laying of a wreath and a lone trumpeter playing “Taps,” Americans on Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Civil War President Abraham Lincoln from an assassin’s bullet. Several hundred people, some in period costume, gathered outside the downtown Washington ...