Jayme Closs describes the night her parents were killed and her 88 days in captivity:
The Wisconsin 13-year-old said she knew that her father, who had gone to the door, had just been killed. Her mother would be shot dead soon after.
The teenager told authorities about the terrifying 88 days in captivity that began the night the man prosecutors have identified as Jake Patterson barged into her home and killed her parents. The nightmare ended when she escaped last Thursday.
Trump personally paying for Clemson’s fast-food White House meals:
Earlier Monday, Trump told reporters, unprompted, that he is serving “McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King’s with some pizza.”
“I think that would be their favorite food, so we’ll see what happens,” he added.
“The President wanted to host a fun event to celebrate the College Football National Champion Clemson Tigers,” deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told CNN in a statement.
A river of chocolate flows on Arizona highway after traffic incident:
The single vehicle accident happened on Interstate 40, leaving some lanes blocked while crews attended to the chocolatey mess. No one was injured in the accident, but the clean-up did take about four hours.
“There is a river of chocolate blocking/flowing in the westbound lanes of I-40 at milepost 211, east of Flagstaff,” the Arizona Department of Public Safety tweeted. “This will be a sweet cleanup!”
Airports around the country feel the shutdown pinch as TSA callouts cause growing line:
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, the world’s busiest airport, said on Monday that it was struggling with short staffing from the Transportation Security Administration as footage of the lengthy security lines there hit social media.
“Mondays are always busy days for us at Hartsfield-Jackson, but I can tell you that we are down a few security lanes because of the shutdown,” Elise Durham, the airport’s communications director, told CNN.
Preventing another ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ emergency:
Ten years after what came to be known as the “Miracle on the Hudson,” it’s still amazing that everyone aboard US Airways Flight 1549 survived.
This week marks the 10th anniversary of arguably the most famous emergency landing in modern aviation history.
Shortly after pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009, with 154 passengers and crew, two 8-pound geese flew into each of the plane’s twin engines. Suddenly both engines weren’t working, and Sullenberger faced a gut-wrenching decision.
He had to choose between trying to reach an airport runway, or attempting a daring water landing. As we now know, Sullenberger aimed for the Hudson River, which investigators eventually said
was the only choice he could have made that would have saved the plane
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