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Riders stand inside an L-Train subway car in New York. (Associated Press)

Giant drill bit pierces NYC subway tunnel, touches occupied train

Associated Press

A giant drill bit being used in a construction project pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens on Thursday, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said. The drill bit did not enter into the train and there were no injuries.

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News)

Plane crashes at Kansas airport; at least 4 dead

- Associated Press

A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing at least four people inside the building and injuring at least five others, officials said.

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Vegas airport closes runway for construction

Associated Press

McCarran International Airport officials say a $67 million construction project to swap out asphalt for more durable concrete is closing the airport's longest runway until May next year.

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News)

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead

- Associated Press

A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people, injuring at least five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita, officials and witnesses said.

Then-Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall, in this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo taken in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Tom Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

- Associated Press

Thomas M. Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.