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American Airlines Plane Forced to Land After 6 Fall Ill Mid-Flight

kotina/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A Los Angeles-bound American Airlines flight carrying 188 people was forced to return to London’s Heathrow Airport after several flight attendants and crew members fell ill mid-flight, the airline told ABC.

One flight attendant “literally just fainted… just fell forward, put her hand out and hit the floor,” passenger Kris Evans told ABC News. “It was crazy.”

The Boeing 777, which took off at 12:05 p.m., landed safely in London about five hours later, where it was met by ambulances, American Airlines said.

Paramedics examined, and then discharged, six patients who complained of feeling unwell, according to the London Ambulance Service.

It was unclear what caused the patients to feel sick, but crews investigating the plane found no evidence of hazardous substances, according to the London Fire Brigade.

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Ammon Bundy Asks Oregon Occupiers to Go Home, Lawyer Says

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office(BURNS, Ore.) — An undisclosed number of people are still occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon after eight people were arrested and one was killed in connection to the situation yesterday.

An FBI official said the occupiers, whose group took control of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge earlier this month, have had “ample” opportunities to leave peacefully.

No one entered a plea in a court hearing Wednesday afternoon. While Ammon Bundy had his own lawyer, the others arrested were assigned public defenders.

After the hearing, Bundy asked remaining occupiers at the wildlife refuge through his lawyer to stand down and go home.

“It is the actions and choices of the armed occupiers of the refuge that has led us to where we are today,” FBI special agent in charge Greg Bretzing said earlier Wednesday at a press conference. “Actions are not without consequences.”

Bretzing noted that the investigation is ongoing and would not provide details about yesterday’s confrontation. He said the FBI and law enforcement partners “took the first steps to end this occupation.”

Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said the occupation has “been tearing our community apart.”

“I’m disappointed that a traffic stop yesterday that was supposed to bring peaceful resolution to this ended badly,” Ward said.

“There doesn’t have to be bloodshed in our community,” he said.

Police said eight individuals are in custody — seven in Oregon and one in Arizona.

Officials have not released the name of the man killed yesterday in the standoff but family members of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, the militant group’s spokesperson, said he was killed.

A detention hearing that will determine whether the government can continue to detain those arrested will be held Friday.

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Mammoth Bones Found Under Oregon State University Football Stadium

Loren Davis(CORVALLIS, Ore.) — It was a big find.

When Oregon State University football players were going deep to make touchdown grabs in the end zone, they probably didn’t realize that there were 10,000 year-old mammoth bones just feet below them.

More than 1,000 pieces of bone, ranging from bison to mammoth, were discovered on Monday afternoon at Reser Stadium during a construction project.

During a reconstruction project, an excavator said he saw what he believed to be a large log or stump, according to Steve Clark, vice president for university relations and marketing at OSU. But when the worker took a closer look, he realized the log was actually a large bone.

“We stopped work immediately in that area,” said Tim Sissel, senior project manager for Fortis Construction Inc. and general contractor on the project. He explained that the construction company contacted OSU facilities who then called anthropology professor and archaeologist Loren Davis to the site.

Davis, one of his doctoral students and two members of the community collected the bone pieces, as well as the soil in the area, which students will sift through to retrieve any remnants of bones left in the soil.

Students were eating lunch in the player’s lounge, able to have a view of the excavation that was occurring below. “There was a lot of curiosity,” Sissel said.

One of the largest bones discovered was a mammoth femur, measuring about 5 feet long, which Davis said could mean the mammoth was anywhere from 14 to 15 feet or more in height according to Clark.

“What we learned from Loren Davis is that animals of these species were customary to the Willamette Valley 10,000 years ago or more,” Clark said.

The Willamette Valley attracted not only mammoths but also large bears, beavers, lions, tigers, bison and possibly even camels, as identified by the bones. There was a pond in the valley where animals may have gone to drink. It was also where they would go if they were sick and ready to die, according to Clark.

There have been discoveries of extinct species about 20 miles away from OSU, but this was the first time ancient bones were found on campus, according to Clark.

While there were countless pieces of animal bone found, there were no artifacts or human bone discovered. “If it were human bones, it would’ve taken a totally different direction,” Sissel said. The construction process could have been further delayed or stopped if the land had artifacts underground.

Fortunately for the contractors and construction workers, the bone collection ended on Tuesday and they were able to get back to work the same day.

Davis is currently keeping the bones moist to preserve them. He later plans to apply preservation chemicals to keep the bones solid and to also carbon date them.

Now archaeology students will be identifying bones in class that were found only a few hundred feet away from them. “It’s just a great opportunity for them,” Davis said, “to get first-hand experience of what they look like and also be part of the discovery.”

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Widow of Disgraced Cop Indicted on Money Laundering Charges

Chicago Tribune/Getty Images(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — The widow of the disgraced Illinois police officer who committed suicide in September and made the incident look like a murder has been indicted by a grand jury on felony charges of money laundering, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

During the investigation into the death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, officials found that non-business related money had been withdrawn from the Fox Lake Police Explorer Post youth program, the sheriff’s office said.

Gliniewicz’s wife, 51-year-old Melodie Gliniewicz, was an adult adviser with the Fox Lake Police Explorer Post who had fiduciary responsibilities, the statement said. Joseph Gliniewicz had overseen the post for more than 20 years.

“The investigation revealed money was withdrawn from the police explorer account over the course of several years,” said Ray Rose, an undersheriff with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The funds were used to pay for personal expenses, such as a trip to Hawaii as well as at Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, the Fox Lake Theatre, and more than 400 restaurants, police said.

It was not immediately clear what role Melodie Gliniewicz allegedly played in the case.

She was arrested after turning herself into the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, police said. She was indicted on three counts of disbursing charitable funds without authority and for personal benefit, one count of disbursing charitable funds without authority and for personal benefit and two counts of money laundering. Her bond was set at $50,000.

“This entire matter has been a sad and tragic saga for the Village of Fox Lake,” said Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim. “My hope is that we will be able to close this unfortunate chapter and move forward with ensuring a professional and transparent police department dedicated to the citizens of Fox Lake.”

Melodie Gliniewicz’s attorneys released a statement saying that she has “suffered greatly” and “continues to move her family forward” since the “emotionally traumatizing” death of her husband.

“Considering Melodie’s cooperation with law enforcement, she is devastated by the decision to bring charges against her,” her lawyers, David P. Buckley and Andrew J. Kelleher said in a statement. “Melodie is a victim of her husband’s secret actions and looks forward to her day in Court to show the world her innocence.”

Gliniewicz died in September by a “carefully staged suicide” after the police veteran committed what authorities described as “extensive criminal acts” over several years.

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Honey Boo Boo Wants You to Do the ‘Honey Boo Boo Bop’

TLC(ATLANTA) — Even with the cameras dark in her house, Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo, is still trying to make people laugh. The pint-sized former reality star recently released her first song and music video, “Movin’ Up.”

The video — which also features her mother, Mama June Shannon, her father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and her sister, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon — tells fans to “Do the Honey Boo Boo Bop.”

Thompson with the help of singer/songwriter Adam Barta, sings, “Started out as a pageant queen/Then on TV doing my thing/Now movin’ up in the world/New fun times with my girls.”

This is the first we’ve seen of the 10-year-old since her hit TLC show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, was cancelled in October 2014 after reports revealed June Shannon was dating a convicted child molester.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: Toronto Raptors 91 (28-15) – Philadelphia 76ers 86 (8-35)

Cleveland Cavaliers 129 (24-20) – Charlotte Hornets 90 (18-26)

Atlanta Hawks 103 (36-8) – Oklahoma City Thunder 93 (22-21)

New York Knicks 113 (8-36) – Orlando Magic 106 (15-31)

Miami Heat 89 (19-24) – Indiana Pacers 87 (15-30)

Chicago Bulls 102 (29-16) – Dallas Mavericks 98 (30-14)

New Orleans Pelicans 92 (22-21) – Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (7-35)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (16) VCU 63 (16-3) – Saint Louis 61 (9-10)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/14/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers 27 (9-5) – Atlanta Falcons 20 (5-9)

New York Giants 24 (5-9) – Washington Redskins 13 (3-11)

New England Patriots 41 (11-3) – Miami Dolphins 13 (7-7)

Indianapolis Colts 17 (10-4) – Houston Texans 10 (7-7)

Baltimore Ravens 20 (9-5) – Jacksonville Jaguars 12 (2-12)

Buffalo Bills 21 (8-6) – Green Bay Packers 13 (10-4)

Carolina Panthers 19 (5-8-1) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 (2-12)

Cincinnati Bengals 30 (9-4-1) – Cleveland Browns 0 (7-7)

Kansas City Chiefs 31 (8-6) – Oakland Raiders 13 (2-12)

Top 25 College Basketball: (7) Villanova 85 (10-0) – Temple 62 (6-4)

Tennessee 67 (4-3) – (15) Butler 55 (8-2)

(24) St. John’s 74 (8-1) – Fordham 53 (3-5)

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