U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Melvin Rector had longed to return to Britain, where he served as a gunner aboard a U.S. B-17 bomber during World War II, for 70 years. He finally made the trip at age 94 and, after visiting a wartime air command bunker, collapsed and died.
When the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held an alligator training Wednesday morning at the Everglades Alligator Farm for the first time in nearly two years, the coordinators wanted to give the media a chance to take part in aspects of training for the first time.
The hotel and motel tax in Fayette County will increase to 9.5 percent in September. The 2.5 percentage point increase will help pay for a $250 million overhaul and expansion of the Lexington Convention Center.
Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave Thursday afternoon, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be.
A young man suspected of abducting a teenage girl in Northern California was killed Thursday after leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase and engaging in a shootout, authorities said, while the search for the girl continued.