NTSB Investigators Describe Final Moments Before UPS Plane Crash

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_28c9449107.jpgNTSB via Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- The National Transportation Safety Board says it's making progress in its investigation of this week's deadly crash of a UPS plane in Birmingham, Ala. NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt says the black boxes pulled from the charred fuselage have yielded helpful information. 

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Jasper Johns’ Assistant Charged with Stealing, Selling His Art

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_dac37dfb2e.jpgChris Felver/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jasper Johns’ longtime assistant was charged on Thursday with theft and fraud for allegedly stealing and selling unfinished works of art from the famed painter. James Meyer, Johns’ assistant for 25 years, stole 22 works since 2006, according to an indictment filed in United States District Court last week.

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Lasers Aimed at Flights Near Newark Airport, FAA Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_8da19eeca4.jpgJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Lasers were aimed at two flights approaching one of the nation's busiest airports Thursday night, the FAA says. It was just before 10 p.m. EST when the FAA says two commercial airliners -- a Boeing 737 and an Embraer 135 -- were targeted with a green laser.  They were flying at an altitude of 3,000 feet on final approach to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.  

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Famed Baseball Announcer's Son Charged with Murder

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_640440f278.jpgBoston Globe via Getty Images (BOSTON) -- Jared Remy, the troubled son of famed Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has been arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend, prosecutors said Friday. Remy was to be arraigned in Waltham District Court on charges of murder and assault in connection with the death of Jennifer Martel, whose bloodied body was found Thursday night on a patio outside the apartment where she lived with her young daughter.

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Report: NSA Breaks Privacy Rules Thousands of Times Every Year

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_3493e0838a.jpgWin McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The National Security Agency routinely broke privacy rules or stretched its legal authority thousands of times annually, an internal audit and other classified documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal. The Post, which received the information from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a few months ago, says the majority of the violations have to do with unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the U.S.

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