1,200-foot amusement ride proposed for NY's Penn Station

NEW YORK (AP) — Catching a train at New York's crowded Penn Station is no thrill. But a development team has proposed a novel plan to overhaul the station: Build a 1,200-foot thrill ride on top of it and pay for renovations by charging $35 a ticket.

  • Written by KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press

Court convicts Auschwitz guard, 94, as accessory to murder

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant was found guilty Friday of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to five years in prison for serving as an Auschwitz guard, in a verdict that survivors from the Nazi death camp hailed as a long overdue victory.

  • Written by DAVID RISING, Associated Press

Egypt pulls second black box of doomed plane out of the sea

CAIRO (AP) — The second black box of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board was pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, a day after Egypt's investigation committee said the plane's cockpit voice recorder had been recovered.

  • Written by MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

Judge in Stanford rape case often follows sentencing reports

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — After a jury convicted a California man of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a fatal drunken driving crash, Judge Aaron Persky sentenced him to six months in jail and ordered him to undergo random alcohol testing.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press