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Freeway shootings case remains open...Two people dead in plane crash... 107 killed in Saudi crane collapse

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 11, 2015 at 8:51 p.m.



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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say a man questioned in the string of Phoenix freeway shootings is being booked into jail on unrelated charges. DPS officials called him a "person of interest" this morning after they seized a white Chevrolet Tahoe. Authorities say the investigation isn't closed. Eleven cars have been shot since Aug. 29.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's civilian aviation authority says a small plane assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise has crashed, killing two people aboard and injuring a third. An official with the aviation agency says Cruise was not on the aircraft. The official said the twin-engine Aerostar ran into bad weather Friday after taking off from a small colonial town near Medellin.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The death toll from a construction crane collapse at a mosque in Islam's holiest site is climbing. Authorities in Saudi Arabia say it now stands to 107. At least 238 people were injured in Friday's accident at Mecca's Grand Mosque. It occurred ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials say they believe a top bomb-maker for a cell of al-Qaida jihadists is dead. Intelligence analysts say they believe David Drugeon (dah-VEED' droo-ZHAHN'), a French-born member of the Khorasan group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria earlier this summer. If Drugeon was killed, it would be a significant setback for the organization.

MOSCOW (AP) — A three-person crew from the International Space Station is back on Earth. Their Soyuz capsule landed safely early Saturday in Kazakhstan. The crew is composed of a Russian, a Kazak and an astronaut from the European Space Agency. It was the Russian's fifth mission. Two Americans, three Russians and a Japanese astronaut remain aboard the station

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