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Plane And Helicopter Collide In Maryland, 3 Confirmed Dead

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Frederick, MD) -- Three people are confirmed dead following a mid-air collision near Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport. The head of the county's Division of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services tells the "Frederick News Post" a helicopter and a small plane were involved in the incident. The collison happened around 3:45 this afternoon local time.

Hagel Warns About “Long, Difficult Effort” Against ISIS

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is warning about a "long, difficult effort" to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Hagel told a Pentagon briefing that ISIS controls a significant chunk of territory. He said U.S. military advisers are working to help get Iraqi defense forces better-prepared for battle against ISIS. U.S.-led airstrikes continue…

Independent Autopsy Finds Off-Duty Cop Shot Teen In Back

Posted On October 23, 2014

(St. Louis, MO) -- Results from a new autopsy are supporting witnesses who said a St. Louis teenager shot by an off-duty police officer earlier this month was running away. Vonderitt Myer Junior's hired an pathologist to conduct an independent investigation. Dr. Cyril Wecht says Myers was shot eight times and seven of those were…

Treasury: ISIS Earns Millions From Oil, Ransoms

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen says ISIS earns about one-million dollars a day through the sale of smuggled oil.   Another 20-million has been earned this year in kidnappings-for-ransom. In a White House briefing, Cohen said the U.S. and partners are actively going after ISIS revenue sources, including "external funding networks." He…

Chrissy Teigen Not Apologizing For Canada Comments

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Undated) -- "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen is not doing the backstroke after backlash over her tweets about Wednesday's shooting in Ottawa, Canada. Teigen, who is married to Grammy winner John Legend, was met with negative reaction after she tweeted, "active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in America, Wednesday." She refused…