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1 BLACK HAWK CRASHED IN FOG, KILLING 11; ANOTHER TURNED BACK
Human remains and helicopter parts were recovered Wednesday after seven Marines and four soldiers crashed in heavy fog during military training in Florida. A Pentagon official says all 11 service members were presumed dead after the Army National Guard’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down offshore. Fog had reduced visibility to less than two miles at the time, according to the National Weather Service. Authorities say another helicopter participating in the training returned undamaged.
POLICE: UNFOUNDED REPORT OF SHOTS AT RAPPER LIL WAYNE HOME
An apparent hoax summoned a strong police response Wednesday to the Miami Beach home of rapper Lil Wayne after an unknown caller reported a shooting. Authorities say the call came in at 12:40 p.m. on a non-emergency line. The caller claimed four people had been shot at the waterfront home. The responding officers, including a heavily armed SWAT team, found no evidence of a shooting, no victims and no gunman. Officials say the owner of the home – Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter – was not there at the time.
VIRGIN SUED FOR $300 MILLION IN DISPUTE OVER CRUISE LINE
The former chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line is suing British billionaire Richard Branson and his Virgin Group conglomerate, claiming that Virgin essentially stole his ideas and business plans to enter the luxury cruise industry. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Miami federal court on behalf of Colin Veitch and his VSM Development company. It seeks more than $300 million in damages and asks a judge to stop London-based Virgin from going forward with its recently announced Miami-based cruise line.
CHICAGO MAN GUILTY IN NEW JERSEY FOR ROLE IN BANK ID THEFT
Federal jurors in New Jersey have convicted a Chicago man for his role in what prosecutors say was large-scale ATM skimming scheme. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Dinu Horvat installed card-reading devices and hidden cameras on ATMs throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida and other states. Prosecutors say the stolen information was used to create fake ATM accounts that cost banks at least $5 million and affected thousands of bank customers.
COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTIONS, SENTENCE IN RILYA WILSON CASE
A Florida appeals court has upheld the kidnapping and child abuse convictions for Geralyn Graham in the case of missing foster child Rilya Wilson. A panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal also upheld the 55-year sentence imposed on Graham in 2013. Judge Kevin Emas dissented in part, saying Graham more properly should have been convicted of false imprisonment rather than kidnapping.