LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - All four people aboard a medical flight to Phoenix were killed when their plane crashed in Las Cruces last night. New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces airport when it crashed and burst into flames. The patient on board was identified as 59-year-old Fredrick Green. The three crew members were from El Paso.
PHOENIX (AP) - A Syrian man has been extradited to Arizona to face charges of conspiring to use improvised explosive devices against U.S. forces in Iraq. The FBI says Ahmad Ibrahim al-Ahmad appeared in federal court in Phoenix today. Court records are sealed and an FBI spokesman says he can't say why the case is being prosecuted in Arizona.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The coroner in Las Vegas says the Arizona firearms instructor who died in an Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl suffered a single gunshot to the head. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy told The Associated Press that it will take several weeks for blood-toxicology test results to be complete, and authorities were still investigating the shooting.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need to buy a $175 permit. A park spokeswoman says requiring a permit will help park officials educate visitors about trail etiquette. She says rim-to-rim hikers have abandoned gear and litter on the scenic trails.
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