Four dead after plane crashes
NEW YORK - A small plane on a sightseeing tour over Coney Island went into a tailspin and slammed into the famous beach Saturday, killing all four people aboard but injuring none of the stunned sunbathers who witnessed the crash.
The victims died at the scene of the afternoon crash of the Cessna 172S, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker said. There were relatively few people on the beach at the time, and no one on the ground was hurt.
Bush tells grads to commit to their communities
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - President Bush's appearance at Calvin College on Saturday was as much about politics as it was about his speech urging the graduates of this Christian college to commit themselves to community service.
"This isn't a Democratic idea. This isn't a Republican idea. This is an American idea," Bush told the students, hoping to send a bipartisan message despite protests about his appearance.
Seven children, two adults killed in house fire
CLEVELAND - A fire broke out at a crowded house during a children's sleepover early Saturday, killing seven kids and two adults, the fire department said. The fire was so hot it scorched the frame of the home jet black and forced back neighbors who rushed in to help.
Eleven people were in the house when the blaze started about 3 a.m., said Assistant Fire Chief Tim O'Toole. The victims were from 4 to 34, and at least one of the children was at the house for a sleepover, O'Toole said.
A mother and several of her children were among those killed, authorities and neighbors said. It was unclear whether the others were related. Two other people at the house survived.
Letourneau weds former student
SEATTLE - Mary Kay Letourneau, whose notorious seduction of 12-year-old boy led to more than seven years in prison, has married the former student she was convicted of raping.
Letourneau, 43, and Vili Fualaau, 22, exchanged vows they had written themselves during a tightly guarded ceremony Friday night, said Janet Annino, co-executive producer of the TV show "Entertainment Tonight."
- From wire reports