A Texas pilot was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in Davenport. Glenn A. Smith, of Frisco, Texas, was flying a Soviet-era retired military jet in formation with other members of the HopperFlight jet team when it did not pull out of a 45-degree bank and crashed into a field north of Interstate 80. No one on the ground was hurt.
A former Navy SEAL who is co-author of a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was willing to break "the code of silence" honored by many commandos because of "bad blood" with his former unit, the elite SEAL Team 6, according to a new e-book written by other unidentified Special Operations veterans. The e-book, "No Easy Op," goes on sale Monday.
Prosecutors provisionally dropped murder charges against the 270 jailed miners who had been accused under an obscure legal doctrine of killing 34 of their own colleagues when the police opened fire on them while engaged in a wildcat strike. The police fired into a crowd of 3,000 platinum miners armed with clubs and machetes while trying to disperse the illegal strike on Aug. 16.
Tokyo city officials planning to buy tiny islands at the center of a territorial dispute with China surveyed the area on a visit meant to send a message of ownership. The boat, carrying 25 experts and officials, circled the five uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that are controlled by Japan but also are claimed by China and Taiwan.