Canyon City, Ore.
Murder charges for teen in deer camp shootings
A 14-year-old boy faces two juvenile counts of aggravated murder in the shootings of his foster father and another man at a deer camp in northeastern Oregon, authorities said Wednesday. The Grant County District Attorney's Office said the boy was arraigned by video in Canyon City, Ore., and was held at a juvenile facility. Prosecutors plan to file a motion to charge him as an adult. Authorities say the teen shot and killed his foster father, Michael Piete, and Piete's uncle, Kenneth Gilliland, both of Baker City, at a remote cabin on a deer-hunting trip.
Boston school bus drivers back on job
School bus drivers returned to work Wednesday after a surprise daylong work stoppage that left thousands of schoolchildren stranded at home and at bus stops. About 18 percent of students missed school Tuesday, city officials said, about three times the average rate. Mayor Thomas M. Menino was furious with the striking drivers, calling them selfish and saying their jobs were in jeopardy. The drivers have complained about changes in payroll administration and in their health care plan, as well as a new GPS system that allows parents to track the location of their children's buses.
Pilot collapses; man, 77, must land
When the pilot of his small plane collapsed in the cockpit, passenger John Wildey took the controls of the Cessna 172 and began his first experience of landing, guided by instructors on the ground. "I hadn't a clue what to do to get down," Wildey, 77, told the BBC on Wednesday. "I've never flown a plane before." Officials at Humberside Airport in northwest England put emergency plans into place and called in flight instructors to help Tuesday evening. Soon after he landed, his friend the pilot, the only other person on the plane, died. Wildey praised instructors who talked him through several attempts to land before he touched down in the dark in what he described as a "controlled crash."
Jupiter-bound craft has problem
NASA's Jupiter-bound spacecraft hit a snag Wednesday soon after it used Earth as a gravity slingshot to hurtle toward the outer solar system, but mission managers said it's on course to arrive at the giant planet in 2016. Juno emerged from Earth's shadow in safe mode, a state that spacecraft are programmed to go into when there's some trouble. Engineers continued to diagnose the issue. While in safe mode, it can communicate with ground controllers, but its activities are limited.
Geneva: Iran has more enriched uranium than it needs and plans to use that as a bargaining chip at nuclear talks in Geneva next week, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday.
Miami: A formal review process for dozens of men being held at Guantanamo Bay without charge has begun as part of an effort to close the prison, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Geneva: The head of the international watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal said Wednesday a team of 15 inspectors has begun to visit sites and Syrian authorities have been "quite constructive" and "cooperative."