NYC airport evacuated; man in custody
NEW YORK - The central terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Saturday morning after a man entered the building with a fake bomb in a bag, police said.
The scare was over in a few hours, but it disrupted travel plans for thousands of people as flights were postponed and vehicle traffic to the airport was briefly halted. Delays also rippled across the country as airlines adjusted their schedules.
Authorities identified the man as Scott McGann, a 32-year-old who was apparently homeless and had been living on New York City's streets for at least a year.
He had a ticket for a United Airlines flight headed to Chicago, with connecting flights that would have ultimately taken him to Oakland, Calif., where he has family.
McGann faces charges including placing a false bomb in a transportation facility and making terroristic threats.
Boise police search home for missing boy
BOISE, Idaho - Police have searched a rental home in southwest Boise and closed off a section of a landfill as they look for an 8-year-old boy who went missing more than a week ago.
Robert Manwill reportedly disappeared July 24 after leaving his mother's apartment in Boise, where he was visiting.
Police searched his mother's house Thursday night, and Deputy Chief Jim Kerns said new evidence in the case indicated the boy could be hurt 'or the victim of a tragic event.'
Boy indicted in rape of 8-year-old girl
PHOENIX - A 14-year-old boy has been indicted in connection with the rape of an 8-year-old Liberian refugee at a Phoenix apartment complex, authorities said Saturday.
Police say four boys, also from Liberia, lured the girl to an empty storage shed July 16 with the promise of chewing gum. Investigators say the boys restrained her and took turns sexually assaulting her.
The incident ignited an international outcry after it was reported the girl's father said he was ashamed of her. A family pastor later said that was a misunderstanding.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced Saturday that a county grand jury indicted the 14-year-old on one count of kidnapping, one count of sexual assault, one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor and four counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
Quake rattles Tenn., NC, Ga.
DUCKTOWN, Tenn. - The U.S. Geological Service says a minor earthquake has rattled the mountainous area of southeastern Tennessee, western North Carolina and northern Georgia.
The 3.2-magnitude temblor was reported about 11 a.m. Saturday. Its epicenter was located about 55 miles east of Chattanooga, near the town of Ducktown.
No damage or injuries were immediately reported, but the agency received reports of light shaking as far away as Gainesville.
Kentucky man charged in '80 slaying of couple
JEFFERSON, Wis. - Engraved beneath intertwined hearts that form a headstone at the grave site of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew are words that have haunted their small southeastern Wisconsin community for nearly three decades: 'Kidnapped and Slain.'
Hack was a farmer who drove a tractor nicknamed 'The Lonesome Loser.' Drew had just graduated from beauty school. Both 19, no one doubted they'd one day be married.
But two months after they vanished from an Aug. 9, 1980, wedding reception, searchers found the high school sweethearts' decomposed bodies in the countryside only a few miles from the reception hall, setting off a nearly 30-year whodunit with few leads.
Until now. On Thursday, Wisconsin investigators armed with a DNA match arrested a 76-year-old in Louisville, Ky., who had been a handyman at the reception site. Prosecutors have charged Edward W. Edwards with two counts of first-degree murder. He faces life in prison if convicted.