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Plane slides off runway at LaGuardiaBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines Inc jet landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest on a snow-covered embankment just feet from the frigid waters of Flushing Bay. None of the 127 passengers and five crew members were seriously injured as Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta skidded on the tarmac at about 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT). LaGuardia, the smallest of the New York area's three major airports, was immediately closed after the mishap. Hundreds of flights were canceled at LaGuardia, compounding weather-related travel disruptions in many parts of the country.

Father tells jury about boy's death at Boston MarathonWith Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he wouldn't make it.

The incident marks the latest in a series of derailments involving trains hauling crude oil, a trend that has put a heightened focus on rail safety. Local TV published images of dark smoke rising from the area where the incident occurred, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency told local WREX.com that initial reports suggested two of the cars were on fire. BNSF said there were no reported injuries and no evacuations.

Cardinal Edward Egan waves to crowd in front of St. Patricks Cathedral during Easter Parade in New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, who won praise for his leadership after the Sept. 11 attacks but was criticized for his handling of a clergy sex abuse scandal, died on Thursday at age 82. Egan, considered an expert in theology and canon law, was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. (1920 GMT) at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was taken after eating lunch at his residence, the archdiocese said in a statement. As archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, Egan was praised for the role he played as spiritual leader of the city's Catholic community after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center. "Cardinal Egan spread love and knowledge, and brought comfort to countless New Yorkers and others across the country and the world who sought his guidance and counsel – especially in the aftermath of 9/11," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

Boston Marathon bombing survivors Heather Abbott, left, and Karen Rand, center, are escorted from federal court, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, after the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Yahoo! News is inside the courtroom as gruesome testimony unfolds.

FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2011 file photo, Cardinal Edward Egan speaks with a reporter during an interview in New York. Egan, who was Archbishop-Emeritus, 12th bishop and 9th archbishop and 7th Cardinal of the See of New York, died of cardiac arrest, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in New York. He was 82. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)Roman Catholic Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York, has died. He was 82.

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton delivers dinner remarks at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary GalaBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly. Clinton's statement was aimed at cooling a political firestorm over allegations that she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. The State Department said it will review the emails provided by Clinton "using a normal process that guides such releases." "We will undertake this review as quickly as possible. Clinton's tweeted statement came hours after a congressional committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, issued subpoenas for her emails.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) returns to his office after a vote on whether to overturn a presidential veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonRepublican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday decided not to press ahead with a fast-tracked vote on Iran legislation in the face of Democratic opposition

Plane slides off runway at LaGuardiaBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines jetliner landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest at the edge of Flushing Bay, but there were no serious injuries. All of the 127 passengers and five crew members aboard were evacuated safely from the aircraft on inflatable slides and moved to the airport terminal on buses, officials said. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) as Delta flight 1086 was landing at LaGuardia after a morning flight from Atlanta.

Boston Marathon bombing survivors Heather Abbott, left, and Karen Rand, center, are escorted from federal court, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, after the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Yahoo! News is inside the courtroom as gruesome testimony unfolds.

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