Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:12 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:28:58 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:11:59 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:00:23 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The 15-year old boy who hitched a ride in the wheel well of a plane that landed in Maui was actually trying to get to Somalia to find his mother.
Family members of the 15-year-old stowaway did not want to talk to news reporters outside their Santa Clara home, but Maui police sources say the boy ran away and was trying to get to Africa. He ended up on a Hawaiian Airlines jet because it was the closest plane to the fence he scaled. He also told police he got confused by the writing on the plane.
San Jose airport officials say surveillance video shows a figure cross the tarmac and head towards the 767.
The boy is originally from Africa and told authorities he climbed into the wheel well and hitched a ride, ending up in Kahului.
The fact that he survived is both baffling and scary.
He told authorities he passed out shortly after takeoff. Medical experts say the body goes into a state of hibernation when faced with the conditions and few survive.
Temperatures are well below zero degrees. The elevation, 38,000 feet, is higher than the tallest mountain. Oxygen levels quickly drop from 20% on the ground, to 5% in the that altitude. And he survived all this, for five hours.
The boy was found wandering around the airport grounds about an hour after the plane landed. He was disoriented and had trouble hearing, but other than that, seemed to be unharmed. He was taken to a Maui hospital but has been transferred to Oahu.
Airport security officials in San Jose are now reviewing their procedures.
It's unclear how he will be reunited with his family, if they are coming to pick him up here in Hawaii or if he will be flying back to California.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >