Mother, son dead in child’s hospital room
A mother of a patient at a Mesa children’s hospital took her son’s life before taking her own. Police said nurses at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa found the woman and her 5-year-old child dead inside the child’s room.
JFK limo plates sell for $100,000
The license plates that were on the limousine carrying President John F. Kennedy when he was assassinated in Dallas sold at auction for $100,000. Heritage Auctions said they were purchased by a collector who requested anonymity. After the 1963 assassination, the car was sent to a Cincinnati company. When a new set of plates arrived, the old ones were discarded. The company’s owner retrieved them from the trash.
Crowds watch old power plant implode
A 93-year-old power plant known as “Mighty Marysville” was imploded with thousands of people in the U.S. and Canada watching its towering smokestacks collapse. The coal-burning plant was closed by DTE Energy in 2001. There are now plans to use the property for stores, housing, a marina and bike trails.
Blind barber awarded $100,000 for firing
A legally blind barber was awarded $100,000 by a commission against discrimination after it found that he was wrongly fired. Joel Nixon had been working for Tony’s Barber Shop in Norton for a year before his boss discovered his condition, which affects his peripheral vision. Nixon said owner Tony Morales fired him in 2012 after he tripped in the shop. Morales plans to appeal.
Death toll in Oct. 30 nightclub fire climbs
Seven more people died from burn-related injuries just over a week after a fire broke out in a Bucharest nightclub, bringing the toll to 39. Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his Cabinet resigned Wednesday after mass protests.
Military will accept results of election
President Thein Sein said his government and the military, which gave up power five years ago, would respect the results of elections Sunday that are expected to be won by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. His remarks were meant to signal to the international community that the government is holding free and credible elections.