Sunday 20 January 2019

In brief: Jumbo forced to land at sea

A Delta Air Lines 747 with nearly 380 passengers and crew made an emergency stop at the Midway Atoll wildlife refuge in the middle of the Pacific after the plane developed a crack in the cockpit windshield.

The airplane was flying from Honolulu to Osaka, Japan, when pilots noticed the crack and landed at the former military base about 1,300 miles northwest of Oahu, Hawaii.

Several dead in drugs shootout

A gun battle between soldiers and suspected cartel gunmen has left several dead in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros.

A security spokesman said investigators were still working to identify the dead but it does not appear that Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto 'El Lazca' Lazcano was among them.

Lazcano is considered the top leader of the Zetas, considered Mexico's most bloodthirsty major cartel.

Basketball star

on vice charge

Former NBA basketball player Venoy Overton has been charged in the US with promoting prostitution involving an 18-year-old woman.

The prosecutor's office said Overton will be arraigned on June 30. He was arrested in Seattle after a suspected prostitute told police Overton brought her to the area and told her to perform sex acts for money.

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