Plane lands on 5th hole of Mich. golf course
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A small airplane with two people aboard made a safe emergency landing on a fairway at a golf course in southeastern Michigan.
The pilot then got a police escort and drove the single-engine, propeller-driven plane on public roads back to the airport where he started.
Pittsfield Public Safety Director Matt Harshberger told The Ann Arbor News no one was hurt.
Officials said the pilot reported he lost power shortly after taking off Tuesday morning from Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.
He brought the plane down on the fairway of the fifth hole at the nearby Stonebridge Golf Club in Pittsfield Township, about 35 miles west-southwest of Detroit.
Calif. scolds Web site for octuplets video
LOS ANGELES - California authorities slapped an online site Tuesday with four child-labor law violations for recording video of two of Nadya Suleman's octuplets without safeguards to protect their health and welfare.
State Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet said RadarOnline endangered the newborns, Noah and Isaiah Suleman, by failing to get required state permits, recording the infants at hours and for periods of time banned by regulations, and for failing to provide a monitor to watch over them during recording sessions.
'These babies were put at risk and exposed to conditions that violated California labor laws,' Bradstreet said about the ongoing investigation. 'In this case, we are dealing with premature babies.'
RadarOnline said in a posting on its Web site that like other newsgathering organizations, it is not required to obtain permits and is not restricted to certain hours in its newsgathering operations.
Okla. paramedic wants trooper fired for incident
OKLAHOMA CITY - The paramedic who scuffled with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper while a patient waited inside the ambulance says the trooper should lose his badge.
Maurice White Jr. said Tuesday on the CBS 'Early Show' that trooper Daniel Martin was in a state of rage when he stopped his ambulance and totally disregarded the patient's safety.
Martin stopped the ambulance May 24 for failing to yield.
White said he got out of the ambulance to tell the trooper they were taking a patient to the hospital. The argument quickly escalated into a scuffle and Martin put White in a choke hold.
Woman offers apology for sick baby blog hoax
CHICAGO - Rebeccah Beushausen wove a tale for two months about being an unmarried mother who chose to carry her terminally ill child to term rather than have an abortion because of her deep Christian faith.
She posted her story on a blog that got nearly a million hits until a few of her followers grew suspicious and helped expose the lie. Now, the suburban Chicago woman is apologizing for the hoax.
Beushausen posted a lengthy apology on her blog Sunday, saying she had lost pregnancies in the past.
'I have suffered this type of loss, more than once, to varying degrees, and while the circumstances and the times vary ... the pain is very constant,' Beushausen wrote.
Pa. windfall: Cop finds $100 bills blowing in wind
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A New Jersey man was left wondering where his $3,000 cash had gone after a job in Pennsylvania. Turns out, the answer was blowin' in the wind.
A Harrisburg-area police officer gearing up to catch speeders early Saturday spotted several $100 bills fluttering in the breeze along the road. Camp Hill police Officer Lane Pryor then found a folder containing the rest of the cash and contact information for the man who lost it.
Pryor tracked down the man, Jose Castilao, and returned the money.
MySpace to cut 30 percent of jobs
LOS ANGELES - MySpace said Tuesday it is cutting nearly 30 percent of its work force in a bid to become more efficient, bringing its staffing level more in line with its more popular rival, Facebook.
The move, the latest cost-cutting effort at the site, comes less than two months after the unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. hired former Facebook executive Owen Van Natta, 39, as its new chief executive.
It also comes a day after data from tracking firm comScore show Facebook has caught up with MySpace in monthly U.S. visitors for the first time.