KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — A flight from Houston to Los Angeles landed safely at LAX Tuesday morning after officials became aware of a threat to the plane, the FBI tells ABC News.

The American Eagle aircraft, with 67 passengers and four crew aboard, is now parked at a remote location at LAX. Video appears to show law enforcement officers approaching the plane with guns drawn.

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MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Tony Gwynn’s family is reportedly suing the tobacco industry over the baseball Hall of Famer’s death.

The New York Times reports Gwynn’s son Tony Gwynn Jr., widow Alicia Gwynn and daughter Anisha Gwynn-Jones filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday in San Diego against tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. and other defendants. The family says the defendants urged Tony Gwynn to start using smokeless tobacco during his time at San Diego State University.

Gwynn became addicted to dip after being introduced to it in 1977, using up to two cans of it per day for 31 years, the suit says. The 15-time All-Star died in 2014 of salivary gland cancer. He was 54 years old.

“Now that the family understands how he was targeted, they understand that the industry knew they had this highly carcinogenic product and they were marketing it to people like Tony,” David S. Casey, the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs, told the Times. “They want to hold them accountable and let a jury make a decision as to what is proper in this case.”

Gwynn’s son said tobacco companies were using his father’s addiction to “turn him into their ultimate walking billboard.”

“He never knew it, but they were using him to promote their dip to the next generation of kids and fans who idolized him,” Tony Gwynn Jr. told the newspaper.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thieves robbed a New York City bank over the weekend, apparently by cutting a wide hole in the roof, police said, noting that the sophisticated heist at the Maspeth Federal Savings branch in Rego Park, Queens, is the tenth of its kind across New York City.

A bank employee first saw the gaping hole in the roof of the building upon arriving for work shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday, police said. A ladder was also found in the back of the bank. The hole apparently gave the thieves access to the vault area, which houses safety deposit boxes and teller’s cash.

“There is wood on the roof. They cut directly through the metal that sits underneath there. They go after the safety deposit boxes, normally this crew,” New York Police Department Detectives Bureau Chief Robert Boyce told ABC News. “They are pros, because they cut the video cameras.”

An unknown amount of safety deposit boxes, which customers rent from the bank to keep important documents, valuable jewelry and other prized possessions, were found to have been removed from the vault. Police discovered dozens of empty boxes piled on the roof of the building.

“Generally, they seek to get the boxes inside and they just stack them up on the roof and they go through it,” Boyce said.

The burglary is part of “a 10-case pattern” across the city that’s been occurring since 2011, Boyce said. The one at the Maspeth Federal Savings branch is likely connected to another through-the-roof raid that happened in Brooklyn’s Borough Park in April, in which thieves pilfered nearly $300,000, Boyce said. No arrests have been made in any of the cases and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Maspeth Federal Savings released a statement Monday, saying its Rego Park branch will remain closed while authorities conduct a forensic investigation over the coming days. ABC News reached out to bank employees for additional comment but did not immediately hear back.

“Maspeth Federal Savings is a community bank and this burglary really hits home,” the bank said on its Facebook page. “The full extent of what was stolen is still being determined but includes a number of safe deposit boxes and teller’s cash, which is kept in the same area.”

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Scott Mall(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A North Carolina mother of two who was charged with child abuse last year after letting her 11-year-old son drive a golf cart during a family vacation is now sharing her story publicly.

Julie and Scott Mall were watching a sunset on exclusive Bald Head Island off the coast of North Carolina last July when, they said, their son asked to drive the golf cart back to their $1,000 per night rented cottage. Moments later, police officers stopped the family.

Julie Mall, 43, of the Charlotte area, described to the Charlotte Observer how she remembers the police officer handling her.

“He has my arm behind my back and I sort of fall to my knees, because it hurts, and then he pushes me down into the ground, puts his knee into my back and he’s a big dude,” Mall told the newspaper.

Mall’s husband recorded video as police handcuffed Mall and carried her away, taking her to jail and charging her with resisting arrest and child abuse.

Bald Head Island is an area accessible only by boat. No cars are allowed and golf carts are allowed to be driven by people age 16 and older.

The arresting officer, James Hunter, claimed Mall was at fault in the arrest. In the arresting documents, the officer said Mall failed to “surrender her hands to be handcuffed” and that Mall and her husband were “intoxicated…uncooperative and obstinate.”

Mall told the Charlotte Observer neither she nor her husband was intoxicated, adding that she had one glass of wine with dinner earlier in the evening. The mom of two told the Observer she was taken to a detention center on the mainland and charged with resisting a public officer, being intoxicated and disruptive and misdemeanor child abuse.

The state later dismissed the case against Mall after Officer Hunter twice failed to appear in court, according to the Observer.

Under North Carolina law, the charges against Mall could be reinstated at any time up to two years after the offense.

Neither the village of Bald Head Island nor the attorney for Officer Hunter replied to ABC News’ requests for comment.

Mall’s criminal defense attorney said his client “got a good outcome.”

“Julie and her family suffered a great deal during this ordeal, but got a good outcome in the end,” Bruce Mason told ABC News. “It should be noted that widespread use of cameras means that officers are now monitored by the people. When their conduct exceeds their authority, they will be held accountable.”

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ABC News(LAS VEGAS) — Amid a storm of outrage and criticism, George Zimmerman on Monday explained publicly for the first time why he auctioned off the pistol he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin during an altercation in 2012.

The former neighborhood-watch volunteer, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July of 2013, said he auctioned off his 9-mm Kel-Tec PF-9 pistol for $250,000. He also promised to use some of the proceeds to push back against the civil rights movement Black Lives Matter, which has risen in popularity in the wake of the death of Martin and other unarmed black victims of gun and police violence.

A Black Lives Matter community Facebook page has over 130,000 “likes,” and uses as its cover page an illustration of an activist wearing a black hood, symbolic of the protests that erupted after 17-year-old Martin was killed by Zimmerman near his Florida home.

Speaking Monday to ABC Las Vegas affiliate KTNV-TV via Skype between puffs from a thick cigar, Zimmerman struck a pose of defiance, discussing the process of auctioning the gun, and accusing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton of pandering to the black community to get votes.

“I was tired of Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun rhetoric,” Zimmerman said of his rationale for auctioning off the pistol. “She has been stumping around for a false campaign for the Trayvon Martin Foundation. She lied, saying that I killed him when he was walking home in his daddy’s neighborhood. Which if anyone watched more than seven minutes of the trial they would know that is false.”

The unarmed Martin was visiting his father’s fiancée’s neighborhood where he was returning from a convenience store before the deadly encounter with Zimmerman, who claimed self-defense.

Zimmerman said he would use some of the proceeds to help cops who had been targeted by violence.

“I am going to donate to officers such as the deputy in Texas that was shot in the head at point-blank range for no other reason than he was in uniform,” Zimmerman said, referring to Alden Clopton, a police officer who was shot four times ambush-style and survived. “No one can replace his life. No one can replace the service he was doing to his community. My goal is to attempt to make his family as whole as possible again.”

Zimmerman has been savaged by critics from the moment he announced his desire to auction off the pistol. Shaun King, a prominent civil rights activist and surrogate of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, penned an op-ed in the New York Daily News calling Zimmerman “injustice in the flesh”.

“He is the living, breathing, walking, talking personification of injustice. He is injustice in the flesh. It nauseates us. It infuriates us. It takes us somewhere, emotionally, where we don’t want to go, but we can’t help it,” King wrote.

This is not the first time Zimmerman has provoked outrage since being acquitted of murdering Martin. In 2015, he generated headlines for retweeting an image of Martin’s corpse.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LIHUE, Hawaii) — In separate incidents, two planes crashed in Hawaii Monday morning, authorities said.

The first crash, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. local time, killed all five adults on-board the Cessna 182H taking off for a skydiving trip, going down shortly after departure from Port Allen Airport on the island of Kauai, according to Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara.

The plane held a pilot, two instructors and two jumpers, likely preparing for a tandem jump over the island, Sakahara said.

The crash caused a brush fire just outside the fence line of the airport, where one of the victims was transported to a local hospital before being pronounced dead, authorities said.

Kauai Fire Department said the plane belonged to Skydive Kaua. The company did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

The second crash occurred under more unclear circumstances, but with less grim results.

According to Honolulu EMS, the separate accident occurred about 2 hours later when a 56-year-old pilot and his 52-year-old female passenger crashed just yards off the shore of the island of Oahu. Both were rescued by Ocean Safety lifeguards and brought to shore. They both survived the crash. One had injuries, but was declared stable.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told ABC News the Beechcraft Sundowner experienced engine trouble while inbound to Honolulu International Airport and landed just off of Makaha Beach.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate both crashes, according to Gregor and the NTSB.

Sakahara confirmed the second crash and told ABC News the weather appeared clear Monday morning.

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Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ryan Newman’s primary sponsor at this weekend’s Sprint Cup race will be Whelen Engineering Co.

Richard Childress Racing announced Monday that Whelen Engineering, the “Official Warning Lights of NASCAR,” will serve as primary sponsor for the No. 31 Chevrolet SS for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday.

This is the first time RCR has partnered with Whelen in the Cup Series.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE

Detroit 5, Philadelphia 4
Miami 7, Tampa Bay 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Kansas City 10, Minnesota 4
Chi White Sox 7, Cleveland 6
Oakland 5, Seattle 0
Chi White Sox 7, Cleveland 6
L.A. Angels 2, Texas 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

L.A. Dodgers 1, Cincinnati 0
San Francisco 1, San Diego 0
Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 3
N-Y Mets 7, Washington 1
St. Louis 4, Chi Cubs 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Toronto 105, Cleveland 99

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

San Jose 6, St. Louis 3

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Justin Berl/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was sent to the hospital Monday after he was hit in the head by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.

According to the team, Vogelsong suffered a left eye injury and was admitted to Allegheny General Hospital. The Pirates said more information would be available Tuesday.

After the hit in the second inning, Vogelsong fell to the ground covering his left eye. Pittsburgh head athletic trainer Todd Tomcyzk was able to sit him up and according to ESPN, there was blood coming out of Vogelsong’s nose.

Despite the hit, the Pirates defeated the Rockies 6-3.

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Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Golden State Warriors’ guard Draymond Green will not be suspended for Game 4 after he kicked the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.

Green reiterated Monday that the kick in the second quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals was accidental, and denied allegations from Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook that it was intentional.

“You know, Russell said I did it on purpose, but he’s a part of the superstar group that started all this acting in the NBA,” Green said Monday according to ESPN. “I didn’t. So, I sold the call. [The official] called me that way. I sold the call.”

He was given a Flagrant-1 foul for the kick.

Green has been compared to Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones, who was recently suspended for one game after he struck Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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