SUV plunges off overpass, killing 7 people
JOHNSTOWN, Colo. - An SUV plunged off an overpass in northern Colorado and hit a concrete embankment in a fiery crash early Thursday morning, killing all seven people inside it, including two young children, authorities said.
Investigators haven't determined the identities or ages of the victims, Colorado State Trooper Gilbert Mares said. The Chevrolet Suburban was registered in Alberta, Canada, he said.
Among the dead were an infant, a toddler, three other men and two women, Mares said. He said one of the men was driving.
Larimer County coroner's investigator Maury Miller said a driver's license was found in the wreckage, but it was impossible to match the photo to any of the victims.
Autopsies were planned for today.
Astronauts eat freeze-dried holiday feast
HOUSTON - With hugs and handshakes, shuttle Endeavour's seven astronauts bid farewell to the international space station crew after they ate a Thanksgiving meal together of turkey, cornbread dressing and candied yams.
'You've totally fixed us up on the inside and on the outside,' station commander Mike Fincke told Endeavour's crew before the hatches between the station and shuttle shut. 'You guys were such perfect guests. You left the place cleaner than you found it.'
The shuttle was set to undock early today and return to Florida on Sunday, completing a 16-day mission for Endeavour's crew.
Woman dies at 115 as world's oldest person
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - Edna Parker, who became the world's oldest person more than a year ago, has died at age 115.
UCLA gerontologist Dr. Stephen Coles said Parker's great-nephew notified him that Parker died Wednesday at a nursing home in Shelbyville. She was 115 years, 220 days old, said Robert Young, a senior consultant for gerontology for Guinness World Records.
Parker was born April 20, 1893, in central Indiana's Morgan County and had been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person since the 2007 death in Japan of Yone Minagawa, who was four months her senior.