Pentagon to Keep Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean During Ukraine Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_a71a152165.jpgU.S. Navy via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon is keeping the aircraft carrier George H W Bush and the other ships in its strike group in the Mediterranean for a few days more than originally scheduled. Officials said the carrier is being kept in the Mediterranean as part of the overall effort to reassure America’s allies in the region during the ongoing  crisis in Ukraine.

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Death Toll Rises in New York City Building Explosion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_e6b6fe844c.jpgKena Betancur/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The death toll in Wednesday’s suspected gas explosion and building collapse in New York City has risen to seven, with four additional victims found early Thursday morning. Investigators found the bodies of two adult males and one adult female Thursday morning, ABC News has confirmed. The fourth body was discovered at 7:10 a.m.

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Two Dead After Vehicle Plows into Crowd Near South by Southwest

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_d7338b51ee.jpgAlex_Schmidt/Thinkstock (AUSTIN, Texas) -- A man and a woman were killed and dozens of others were injured in Austin, Texas early Thursday morning after a fleeing driver crashed his vehicle through barricades set up for the South by Southwest festival, plowing into a crowd of people, police said. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said 23 people were injured, five of them critically, in the incident. The driver is suspected of DWI, according to ABC News affiliate KVUE.

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Jerry Sandusky's Wife Defends Her Spouse, Attacks His Victims

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_18bdc8a28f.jpgRob Carr/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The wife of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is lashing out at her husband's victims while declaring that the former Penn State University assistant football coach, now serving a 30-to-60 year jail term, is innocent of any crimes. Appearing on NBC's Today Wednesday, Dottie Sandusky charged that the case against her spouse was built on lies and that his accusers were manipulated by the lure of money that could be made through lawsuits.

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Malaysian Group Plotted Plane Hijacking in 2001: Convicted Terrorist

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_03ef563e40.jpgKuzma/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A terror group from Malaysia plotted in the weeks after 9/11 to attack an airplane using explosives hidden in their shoes, according to a former terrorist who claimed to have supplied the bomb. Saajid Badat, a British national and terrorist-turned-government witness, told a New York court Tuesday that he met the group of Malaysians, which included a pilot, in late 2001 and claimed they planned to blow open a plane’s cockpit door in order to carry out a 9/11-style hijacking.

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