Girl, 7, survives plane crash

Kentucky State Police said four people were killed in a small plane crash in Marshall County and a 7-year-old girl apparently survived and walked away from the wreckage. Sgt. Dean Patterson said the disoriented girl walked to a nearby home. The girl was taken to a hospital with noncritical injuries. Authorities found the aircraft a couple of hours later and confirmed that the pilot and three other passengers were killed.


Sen. Reid released from hospital

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was released from a hospital after suffering broken ribs and face bones during a fall on exercise equipment at his Las Vegas-area home, his spokeswoman said. The 75-year-old senator was kept overnight at University Medical Center as a precaution. Reid had been working out at on an exercise machine at his home in Henderson when a resistance band broke, hitting him and causing the fall.

New Jersey

Tony would blame the Lupertazzi gang

The New Jersey strip club that was the real-life stand-in for the Bada Bing on HBO's "The Sopranos" has been hit by criminals again. Satin Dolls in Lodi was robbed by two armed men a few days before Christmas. Now, police said, someone broke into the club early Friday. Police said that the would-be thieves smashed through the club's glass front door and pried open the office door to get to a safe but did not take anything. The earlier robbery cost the club about $30,000. The Bada Bing was seen frequently on the show, which ran on HBO from 1999 to 2007.


Death sought in LAX shooting

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, according to court papers. Prosecutors said Paul Ciancia acted intentionally in the killing of an airport screening officer and terrorized passengers.


Hefty price tag for Detroit bankruptcy

The professionals in Detroit's municipal bankruptcy, largest in U.S. history, cost the city $170 million, or $165 million after a $5 million reimbursement from the state of Michigan. The total cost for professionals was disclosed in a court filing mandated by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, who approved the city's plan on Nov. 12. Jones Day, the city's primary bankruptcy counsel, billed the most, $57.9 million.


U.S., Iran agree on arms formula

Iran and the United States have tentatively agreed on a formula that Washington hopes will reduce Tehran's ability to make nuclear arms by committing it to ship to Russia much of the material needed for such weapons, diplomats in Vienna said. In another positive sign, they said that negotiators at the December round of nuclear talks drew up for the first time a catalog outlining areas of potential accord and differing approaches to remaining disputes. The next round of talks between Iran and six world powers begins Jan. 15 in Geneva.

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