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Small plane crashes on crowded freeway

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Pasadena, Calif. A small plane crashed onto a heavily traveled freeway, clipping a jeep and injuring two people aboard the plane, authorities said Saturday.

The 1952 Beech Bonanza V35 had engine failure late Friday due to a fuel problem on its way from Sacramento to Fullerton and crashed onto the Ventura Freeway, authorities said. Its wing clipped a Jeep, but the driver was not injured.

The pilot had cuts to his head and eye, and a passenger had neck pain. Both were in stable condition at a hospital.

The crash closed sections of the freeway for about five hours as crews removed the wreckage and cleaned up a small fuel leak.

Librarians seek record for time reading aloud

Henderson, Nev. Six Nevada librarians hope to earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records after reading aloud for 100 consecutive hours.

The team attempted to break the 81-hour, read-aloud record set by a group of Australian librarians by reading nonstop from Monday morning until Friday.

The librarians read in shifts and were not allowed to leave the Paseo Verde Library except for hourly restroom breaks. Team members slept in sleeping bags on the floor.

It took the group 72 hours to read five Harry Potter novels. The rest of the time was spent reading westerns, romances and mysteries.

Supervisor indicted over carnival death

Worcester, Mass. A grand jury has indicted a carnival ride supervisor in the death of man who was thrown from the ride last year after a safety bar broke.

Brian R. McCullough, 39, of Hernando, Fla., was charged Friday with a single count of manslaughter.

The accident at a church festival in September killed Andrew R. Fohlin, 38, who was tossed from the whirling “Sizzler” ride when a safety bar holding him and another man in place failed.

According to safety officials, that caused their weight to shift, snapping two bolts.

McCullough was responsible for daily inspections of most carnival rides including Sizzler.

City to settle lawsuit over stabbing in riot

New York The city will pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of a Hasidic student who died after being stabbed during the Crown Heights race riot 14 years ago.

The family of Yankel Rosenbaum, a Hasidic scholar and doctoral student from Australia, claimed Kings County Hospital Center was negligent in failing to detect a four-inch stab wound for more than an hour, an oversight that led to his death a day after he was attacked.

The Aug. 19, 1991, rioting in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood started after a 7-year-old black boy was killed by a car driven by a member of the ultra-Orthodox community.

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