Saturday, April 27, 2013

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PRESIDENT OBAMA CONSOLED TEXAN COMMUNITY AFTER EXPLOSION


WACO, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama consoled a rural Texas community rocked by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, telling mourners Thursday they are not alone in their grief and they will have the nation's support to rebuild from the devastation.
"This small town's family is bigger now," Obama said during a memorial service at Baylor University for victims of last week's explosion in nearby West, Texas, that killed 14 and injured 200. Nearly 10,000 gathered to remember the first responders killed in the blast, a crowd more than triple the size of West's entire population of 2,700.
"To the families, the neighbors grappling with unbearable loss, we are here to say you are not alone. You are not forgotten," Obama said to applause. "We may not all live here in Texas, but we're neighbors too. We're Americans too, and we stand with you."
The April 17 explosion left a crater more than 90 feet wide and damaged dozens of buildings, displacing many residents from their homes. The Insurance Council of Texas estimates it caused more than $100 million in damage, and crews were sifting the rubble to search for clues to what caused the explosion or whether foul play was involved.


  • Justice hospitalized after bike accident
    JUSTICE HOSPITALIZED AFTER ACCIDENT AP 
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is in a Washington hospital after shoulder replacement surgery following a bicycle accident. 
    Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 74-year-old Breyer is expected to make a full recoveryfollowing the operation Saturday.
    Breyer injured his right shoulder in a fall Friday near the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

  • FAA says air travel to be normal Sunday night
    FAA SAYS AIR TRAVEL BACK TO NORMAL THIS SUNDAY Reuters 
    The Federal Aviation Administration said on Saturday it had suspended all employee furloughs and that it expects the U.S. air travel system to return to normal by Sunday evening Eastern Time. 
    The suspension follows passage on Friday of a bill allowing the agency to shift money within its budget to halt furloughs of air-traffic controllers that started April 21.
    The furloughs, prompted by automatic budget cuts, caused thousands of flight delays and hundreds of cancellations throughout the week. The FAA said in a statement on Saturday that it expects staffing to return to normal levels over the next 24 hours.

  • FBI removes boat used by Boston bombing suspect
    FBI REMOVES BOAT USED BY BOSTON BOMBING  SUSPECT  Reuters 
    Investigators have removed from its Watertown, Massachusetts, backyard the now-famous boat used as a hiding spot by one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, and have taken it to an evidence storage facility, the FBI said on Saturday.
    The boat was the scene of high drama when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old ethnic Chechen charged with the April 15 bombing that killed three people and wounded 264, was captured by authorities on April 19 after a tense day of searching in the Boston area.
    The owner of the boat called police after he lifted the tarp of the boat stored in his backyard and saw blood. Police found a wounded Tsarnaev inside the boat.
    The boat was processed for evidence at the scene and then moved on Friday to an undisclosed FBIfacility for storage, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

  • NATO: 4 dead in Afghanistan plane crash
    NATO: 4 DEAD IN AFGHANISTAN PLANE CRASH AP -
    NATO says a plane crash in southern Afghanistan has killed four international service members. 
    The alliance says initial reporting of Saturday's crash indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time.



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