Bush wants another son in the White House
Another President Bush? Perhaps so, says former President George Bush, who has already seen one son, George W., serve in the Oval Office. The nation's 41st president said Sunday that he would like to see a second son, Jeb, be president one day. Jeb Bush is the current president's younger brother and a former popular governor of Florida. He is considering a run for Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla. "I'd like to see him run. I'd like to see him be president someday," the elder Bush said. The former president also said he plans to go skydiving once again, in June, to mark his 85th birthday.
Frist won't run for governor
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he won't run for Tennessee governor in 2010. Frist emphasized that he's not sitting out the governor's race with an eye toward a potential run for president. The Republican says he will focus on his global health initiatives, teaching at Vanderbilt University and his private investment work.
Richland, N.Y.: Authorities say an early morning house fire in upstate New York killed eight people, including children. Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd said the victims were apparently related, but he declined to identify them or give their ages. Terry Bennett of the Oswego County Emergency Management Office says there were no smoke detectors in the two-story home.
Houma, La.: Eight people were killed and a ninth was reported critically injured after a helicopter bound for the offshore oil fields crashed Sunday afternoon in marshlands about 100 miles southwest of New Orleans. The helicopter, operated by PHI Inc., crashed shortly after taking off from PHI's base in Amelia, said spokesman Richard Rovinelli. The cause of the crash isn't clear. Rovenilli did not know the type of helicopter or its exact destination. Identities of the victims have not yet been released. Rovinelli said the survivor was taken to a local hospital.