MILITARY PLANE CRASHES IN MISSISSIPPI
A Marine refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 12 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks said officials were searching for bodies after nightfall, more than five hours after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles north of Jackson.
Banks said 16 people were believed to be on board but would not confirm that information to the AP. Banks said officials had found at least 12 bodies but couldn’t rule out that more had been or would be found.
Andy Jones said he was working on his family’s catfish farm just before 4 p.m. when he heard a boom and looked up to see the plane corkscrewing downward with one engine smoking.
Federal government cancels costly, decade-long search for a new FBI headquarters. WASHINGTON»
The federal government is canceling the search for a new FBI headquarters, according to officials familiar with the decision, putting a more than decade-long search by the bureau to move out of the crumbling J. Edgar Hoover Building back at square one. The decision follows years of largely failed attempts by the Obama and Trump administrations to convince Congress to fully back a plan for a campus in the Washington suburbs paid for by trading away the Hoover Building to a real estate developer and putting up nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to cover the remaining cost.
Afghanistan combat vet charged with killing wife, trooper. THERESA,
N .Y. » A state trooper responding to reports of gunfire was shot to death by a soldier who had just killed his wife at their home near his Army base, authorities said Monday. Trooper Joel Davis was approaching the couple’s home in rural Theresa, near the Canadian border, when Staff Sgt. Justin Walters shot him with a rifle, leaving him in a roadside ditch, police and court documents said. Walters’ wife, Nichole, was found dead in the driveway, with multiple gunshot wounds. A female friend of hers, who was living on the property, also was shot. Her injuries were not lifethreatening, police said.
FBI: U.S. soldier pledged allegiance to Islamic State. HONOLULU»
An active-duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, helped purchase a drone for it to use against American forces, and said he wanted to use his rifle to “kill a bunch of people,” according to the FBI.
Ikaika Kang, a sergeant first class in the Army, made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Honolulu. He was arrested Saturday on terrorism charges.