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'Suicidal' airport worker steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

'Suicidal' airport worker steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airportA 29-year-old “suicidal” airport worker who commandeered an empty plane from Seattle’s main airport and took it on an hour-long flight chased by F-15 fighter jets before crashing into a small island did not commit any security violations, officials said Saturday. Horizon Air employee Richard Russell told an air traffic controller he was “just a broken man” minutes before dying late Friday in the Bombardier Q400 twin-engine turboprop plane, appearing to apologize for his actions. Law enforcement officials identified him to US media.



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'Suicidal' man steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

'Suicidal' man steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airportTwo military F-15 jets were scrambled late Friday after a “suicidal” airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said. An airline employee “conducted an unauthorized takeoff” of an airplane carrying no passengers at the major airport in the northwestern US state of Washington, airport officials said on Twitter. The aircraft “crashed in south Puget Sound,” Sea-Tac Airport said, adding that normal operations at the transport hub had resumed after a pause.



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Wildfire burns empty Boy Scouts' buildings in dry New Mexico

Wildfire burns empty Boy Scouts' buildings in dry New MexicoCIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee their homes as heat and wind threatened to drive the flames.



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Exasperated man strolls past bomb squad to empty suspicious package before being rugby-tackled by FBI

Exasperated man strolls past bomb squad to empty suspicious package before being rugby-tackled by FBIA man apparently exasperated by police officers’ decision to place a wide cordon around a suspicious package was bundled to the ground when he breezed right through it and tipped out the bag’s contents. The drama took place at an intersection on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee on Monday, reports said. Police had been called to the suspicious package placed on top of an electrical box shortly before 7am.



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Trump Has No Idea Why He Gets To Fill So Many Empty Court Seats

Trump Has No Idea Why He Gets To Fill So Many Empty Court SeatsWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump marveled Thursday at all the federal court



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Researchers discover mummy in coffin thought to be empty

Researchers discover mummy in coffin thought to be emptySince it was bought 160 years ago, University of Sydney archaeologists didn't think there was much to a particular sarcophagus in its collection. The coffin of one Mer-Neith-it-es sat in the Nicholson Museum, listed as empty in a 1948 handbook, while the museum database said it contained "mixed debris." SEE ALSO: Why can't anyone find Amelia Earhart's bones? Dating circa 664-525 BCE, it had been purchased by an early founder of the university, Sir Charles Nicholson, as part of 408 Egyptian objects that would form a basis for a collection. It all changed last June, when researchers needed to take a photo of the previously undocumented hieroglyphics under the coffin. That's where they discovered the remains of human feet and bones. "It was an amazing moment of discovery," the Nicholson Museum's senior curator, Jamie Fraser, said. Mixed remains within the coffin.Image: nicholson museumThe discovery led to researchers embarking on a project to document all the mummies in the Nicholson Museum. Fraser said they had never been dealt with before because of how difficult and sensitive one needs to be when dealing with human remains. "Everything we do has to be respectful to that individual inside. To go through all these mixed jumble of remains is a hugely intricate, delicate job," he added.  As an old archaeological paradox goes, an excavation is at once an act of conservation and destruction. The materials would never be the same as it was found. Now, thanks to technology, researchers can capture high-resolution images of the mummy and its coffin before excavation. "Previously, the technology hasn't been there so curators have put it to one side to be dealt with later," Fraser said. "If we had done this project 10 years ago, we wouldn't have been able to do it. Now is the moment that we can actually address this." Last September, it worked with 3D scanning company WYSIWYG to create a digital model of Mer-Neith-it-es' coffin, with all its contents intact. "Researchers in 50, 100 years time will be able to use that and zoom right in to explore what's going on, to a tenth of a millimetre … we're really super pleased with it," he said.  Then in December, CT scanners were used to capture thousands of images of Mer-Neith-it-es' coffin and her remains, as well as other mummies in its collection: Horus, Meruah and Padiashiakhet. As researchers expected, the remains of Mer-Neith-it-es were mixed, but they did find ankles, feet and toes that belonged to one person at least 30 years of age.  The CT scanning not only helps with documenting the mummies in great detail, but also aids archeologists in guiding its excavation. Fraser said he's only aware of an unexpected discovery like this at Switzerland's Burgdorf Museum back in 2013.  That's because mummies fall into two categories: Ones that are discovered by archaeologists are kept intact, as there is no good reason to remove its contents. Others purchased at antiquities markets are often in bad condition. Mer-Neith-it-es falls in the later category. CT scan of Mer-Neith-it-es revealing the contents of her coffin.Image: Macquarie Medical ImagingThe next step, is for these four mummies to be included a purpose-built Mummy Room in the forthcoming Chau Chak Wing Museum. It's where Fraser and his team's work in the past six months will come together. "In this one room, we'll really focus on these four ancient individuals we have … and we'll discuss what it was like for these people in the ancient world," he said.  "It'll be a great opportunity to integrate all this scientific research we've done, like the CT animations and 3D models, and show them alongside the mummies." WATCH: MIT created this imposter robot fish to spy on sea creatures



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Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacks

Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacksAs soon as Turkish warplanes began bombing raids over Afrin on Saturday, terrified residents of the Syrian Kurdish enclave dashed to take cover in the cellars of their homes. “My four-year-old son is terrified every time he hears the sound of an airplane,” said Nisrin, a housewife in Afrin who asked that her real name not be used. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels on Saturday began an air and ground operation, dubbed operation “Olive Branch”, aimed at ousting the YPG from Kurdish-majority Afrin.



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Most of mudslide-stricken California town told to empty out

Most of mudslide-stricken California town told to empty outMONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Most residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito were under orders to clear out Friday as the search for victims dragged on and crews labored to clean up massive debris and repair power, water and gas lines.



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Photos Of Empty Grocery Shelves Show Dire Situation In Venezuela

Photos Of Empty Grocery Shelves Show Dire Situation In VenezuelaDesperate Venezuelans swarmed supermarkets on Saturday in a rare chance to stock up on basic goods amid a spiraling economic crisis that has resulted in widespread poverty and food shortages.



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Trump mocked over empty seats White House Christmas Tree Lighting

Trump mocked over empty seats White House Christmas Tree LightingThe Trump White House drew mockery this week from critics who were quick to notice empty seats at the annual White House Christmas Tree Lighting event on Thursday night.



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