Len Redkoles/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, Pa) — The Philadelphia Flyers have fired head coach Craig Berube Friday after the team finished 33-31-18, placing sixth in the Metro division.

The move comes as a bit of a surprise as general manager Ron Hextall said he would take a “methodical” approach to evaluating the head coach position.

“I’m not going to make a quick decision to appease people, or to follow along like it’s supposed to be done. I’m going to do everything I can to do the due diligence that’s appropriate to make the decision. Once I get there, then we’ll let people know. I’m not going to make a hasty decision and look back and regret it. I’m going to do everything I can to gather all the information out there and make the right decision,” Hextall said Wednesday.

Berube was hired last season and amassed a record of 75-58-28, with just one playoff appearance.

”I think in the end, a coach’s job is to get the most out of his players, and in the end that’s the conclusion that I came to, was that that wasn’t the case,” Hextall said.

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Courtesy: Ben Larsen(POQUOSON, Va.) — Ben Larsen was only looking to grab a good deal on a rare type of film he collects when he made a purchase last Thursday night on eBay.

Instead, the 21-year-old amateur photographer from Poquoson, Virginia, got not just the film but a trove of photos that appear to be from the Vietnam War era showing U.S. soldiers in Seoul, South Korea.

Larsen, who works in IT, first got a glimpse of the unexpected treasure when he developed a roll of black and white 35mm film that came free with the 127 film he purchased for around $35.

“I saw some foreign buildings so my dad and I began to try to figure it out,” Larsen told ABC News.

“I could see in a negative that there were soldiers in formation so I knew it was during a war,” Larsen said. “I went online and narrowed it down to Korea and eventually found a stock photo of one of the buildings from the side but there was no info so I spent hours doing reverse Google image.”

Larsen was able to determine that the building was a guard tower at Gyeongbokgung Palace and used Google Street View in Seoul, South Korea, to find the exact building.

“As I turned the Street View camera around, I realized it was like the guy was just walking down the street taking photos so I was able to follow his footsteps essentially,” Larsen said.

Larsen posted the photos to Reddit Wednesday along with a description, saying he believed the photos were from the Korean War sometime in the 1950s.

Reddit users quickly weighed in and determined that the photos appear to be from the Vietnam War, likely taken sometime in the late 1960s.

“I spent three tours in Korea 71, 85, and 95. This is definitely 1/12 FA Battalion (which is currently an MLRS battalion in Fort Sill, OK), part of the 2nd Infantry Division,” wrote one user.

“…The pants have a shorter cut, stopping at the ankle instead of continuing over the shoelaces, which came into fashion in the early 60s,” wrote another.

“This isn’t during the Korean war, as Seoul was pretty damaged at that time period. Given the newness of some of the buildings it is probably in the 1960’s, and as some have said here, it’s during the Vietnam War,” wrote another.

Larsen also reached out to the eBay user from whom he purchased the film and found out that the film had originally been bought at an estate sale whose owner was a pilot in either Vietnam or Korea.

“I really don’t know much about him, but I do know I seen a lot of pictures just thrown in a dumpster and garbage that looked pretty sentimental toward the end of the sale. Kinda broke my heart. I’m thinking the kids didn’t want them,” the eBay seller wrote in his reply to Larsen.

Larsen also heard from someone on Reddit who volunteered to process the color film for him for free. Once he has those photos, he says he plans to have them all scanned into a higher resolution and then will decide what to do with them from there.

“I just want to make sure I get the highest quality I can while they’re still good because they fade over time,” Larsen said.

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Best Buddies(BOSTON) — Alosha O’Brien was born perfectly healthy, but after living through the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster when he was nearly 2, his body didn’t grow properly, and he developed disabilities.

Now 30 and living with his adoptive family in the United States since leaving Ukraine, O’Brien mostly gets around with the help of crutches or a wheel chair. He never could have guessed that he would be preparing for his second Boston Marathon, where he’ll be pushed in a specially designed wheelchair by Craig Welton, the Massachusetts director of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit working to give opportunities to people with disabilities.

“Your dreams can be true,” O’Brien told ABC News. “You have to believe instead of always thinking negatively. There are people around the world, so many, that are nice.”

O’Brien’s chair was specially designed for him by Team Hoyt, the father-son team that became a fixture at the Boston Marathon after running it more than 30 times, including last year. Dick Hoyt pushed his son Rick, who has cerebral palsy, for the first time in 1977.

To O’Brien, the Hoyts are celebrities, he said.

“They are just inspiring at what they do,” O’Brien said, adding that he met them last year. “To me, they’re amazing.”

O’Brien, who is often approached by strangers who know his name, has become a celebrity in his own right, but he said Welton is the real hero.

“It’s not the easiest to run 26.2 miles, especially pushing a chair,” he said. “He’s a great guy because… he can make things happen and believes that yes, you can do it. And there’s no answer that you can’t.”

Welton told ABC News the two of them have run three marathons together so far because they needed to qualify for each Boston Marathon. They talk the whole time, and O’Brien plays music from his iPod on speakers attached to the chair. The first time they approached a big hill, Welton said he’ll never forget when O’Brien changed the song to “Eye of the Tiger.”

“It was hysterical,” he said. “Everyone running around us is just laughing. It made it easier for all the other runners.”

Welton said the race is a great opportunity for O’Brian to show the world that being different isn’t a bad thing. “He’s a great example of what people with disabilities are capable of doing if given the opportunity,” he said.

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Boeing(HAMBURG, Germany) — Travelers with carry-on luggage can soon breathe a sigh of relief.

Boeing announced this week it will introduce a new overhead bin design to its 737s featuring 50 percent more space than previous models, which means less time in the aisles cramming bags for passengers and flight attendants.

“They’re enormous compared to the other bins,” said Daniel Jones, a frequent passenger on the 737, who was at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, where Boeing debuted the roomier luggage holds and quoted him in a company statement. “I won’t have to gate check my bags anymore.”

“Boarding will be a lot quicker plus I won’t have to help my girlfriend load her bags because she can reach these bins a lot easier,” he said.

The larger space bins will hold six standard sized bags, which is two more than the Boeing Sky Interior pivot bins now used on many Next-Generation 737s.

As Jones pointed out, the bin lip height has also been lowered, making it easier to access from below and offering a deeper visibility of the back of the bin. So you’re less likely to leave things behind.

“Space Bins were created to add value for our airline customers,” Steve Pickard, interiors engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a statement.

The new space bins will launch with Alaska Airlines, with Delta placing an order not far behind. Older models of the Next-Generation 737s will also be retrofitted with the upgraded design.

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Boeing(HAMBURG, Germany) — Travelers with carry-on luggage can soon breathe a sigh of relief.

Boeing announced this week it will introduce a new overhead bin design to its 737s featuring 50 percent more space than previous models, which means less time in the aisles cramming bags for passengers and flight attendants.

“They’re enormous compared to the other bins,” said Daniel Jones, a frequent passenger on the 737, who was at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, where Boeing debuted the roomier luggage holds and quoted him in a company statement. “I won’t have to gate check my bags anymore.”

“Boarding will be a lot quicker plus I won’t have to help my girlfriend load her bags because she can reach these bins a lot easier,” he said.

The larger space bins will hold six standard sized bags, which is two more than the Boeing Sky Interior pivot bins now used on many Next-Generation 737s.

As Jones pointed out, the bin lip height has also been lowered, making it easier to access from below and offering a deeper visibility of the back of the bin. So you’re less likely to leave things behind.

“Space Bins were created to add value for our airline customers,” Steve Pickard, interiors engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a statement.

The new space bins will launch with Alaska Airlines, with Delta placing an order not far behind. Older models of the Next-Generation 737s will also be retrofitted with the upgraded design.

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Getty Images(ROME) — Pope Francis may soon give a further boost to U.S.-Cuban relations.

Citing a person familiar with the situation, The Wall Street Journal reports the pope is considering making a stop in in Cuba in September as part of his trip to Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. The Vatican says nothing is confirmed yet.

Pope Francis played a major role in helping to broker a deal to renew relations between the two countries last December, with a groundbreaking meeting taking place at the Vatican just weeks before the deal was announced.

If the pope does make it Cuba, it will be a third papal visit to the country.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A company led by a former White House military aide that is under FBI investigation for allegedly cheating foreign investors out of millions after promising them an easy path to a Green Card should have long ago lost its federal Homeland Security certification, said Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley.

“There’s no reason why [federal immigration officials] could not at least suspend a regional center’s certification when there is evidence of fraud,” said Grassley, an Iowa Republican, who has called for greater scrutiny of the foreign investment visa program, known as EB-5. Under the controversial U.S. immigration program, foreign investors can obtain visas, and eventually Green Cards, if they invest at least $500,000 in projects that will create American jobs.

One of the companies with federal approval to market the investment visas overseas was set up by the former chief of staff of the White House Military Office and a partner. The firm, called Noble Outreach, promised investors their money would be used to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, including an ambitious hotel, restaurant and conference center development. But the project was never built and investors said in a lawsuit they believe the two company executives took salary and consulting fees while diverting much of the $16 million in investment money into separate companies or entities they controlled.

Timothy O. Milbrath, the vice president of Noble Outreach, and retired military adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, told ABC News that because of the ongoing litigation, he cannot say what happened to the money but that, “Everything is accounted for.”

“I can honestly say that what we have here — the claims are not substantiated,” he said in an interview. He said the problems Noble Outreach encountered were the fault of a badly managed federal program that hampered the company’s efforts to get projects going and recruit new investors.

As ABC News reported in February, an internal government review found that more than 30 EB-5 projects have come under criminal investigation, including Noble Outreach. But the Department of Homeland Security has continued to certify many of those firms, even as other federal agencies were investigating them.

Homeland Security officials said they remain powerless to revoke a regional center’s certification unless there is proof they have not been creating jobs.

“USCIS only has the authority to terminate a regional center if there is evidence the center is no longer promoting economic growth — not on the basis of national security concerns,” an agency spokesman told ABC News in a written statement. “This lack of discretion limits the ability of the Director or the Secretary to terminate a regional center in the event of suspected or even proven criminal activity.”

Grassley responded, “Fraud does not promote economic growth.”

“It seems more likely that the agency won’t decertify a regional center because of its apparent belief that those with political connections should get preferential treatment,” Grassley said.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson provided a statement to ABC News saying he is urging Congress to provide his agency “legal discretion to deny or revoke cases when necessary, authority to exclude people with criminal backgrounds from participating in EB-5 regional centers, and authority to require regional centers to certify compliance with our securities laws.”

The EB-5 program comes to Congress for reauthorization this year. The visa option exploded in popularity over the past few years, as businesses and builders began to view it as a welcome option to attract investment during the economic downturn. Foreign investors using EB-5 have financed a number of successful projects, including a Brooklyn, New York basketball arena, a Vermont ski resort and a Los Angeles hotel development.

But it has also generated controversy. Last year, the Security and Exchange Commission issued an investor alert because of the number of EB-5 fraud cases that had surfaced.

Grassley said he believes it “is in need of substantial reform to ensure that national security is not compromised, jobs are truly created and ethical standards are being met.”

At the same time, a spokesman for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu told ABC News that his office is cooperating with the FBI investigation into Noble Outreach. Under a prior administration, the city signed a 30-year agreement that gave Noble Outreach the designation of being the city’s broker for foreign investors seeking visas through the EB-5 program. Landrieu’s spokesman said the city has been stymied from participating in the program since Noble Outreach fell silent more than a year ago.

“We are frustrated that Noble Outreach did not deliver on its capital investment promises, and we are cooperating fully with [investigators],” Landrieu spokesman Brad Howard said. “Eventually, we hope to end the prior Administration’s 30-year exclusive [agreement] with Noble Outreach in a responsible way that does not adversely impact those who have previously invested in New Orleans.”

Terry Sumpter, who is one of a group of investors suing Noble Outreach in a Louisiana court, told ABC News he has lost upwards of $750,000 in the investment, and even worse, has been refused his Green Card. Once two years had expired and the Noble Outreach project had failed to create the required 10 jobs, the government began deportation proceedings, he said.

He said he and other Noble Outreach investors now live in limbo. If they leave the United States, they have little chance of returning as anything more than a tourist, he said.

“I’m here because I want to be,” Sumpter said. “I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ve only done everything by the book, what has been asked of me, and it seems I’m being punished for that.”

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Qantas(NEW YORK) — Qantas Airways pilots will sport a fresh new look in the skies come 2016.

The airline announced this week that Australian fashion designer Martin Grant has been tapped to outfit the fliers in new gear after successfully modernizing the brand’s cabin crew uniforms in 2013.

“Every Qantas uniform over the past 95 years reflects its times and we’re excited to work with Martin on a new design that reflects modern Australian style as well as the positive things happening at Qantas,” said Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce in a released statement.

To pay homage to the past, Grant indicated that he will be weaving elements of earlier designs into the new image and seeking out input from pilots as to their needs.

“Early feedback from Qantas pilots is that they want to retain the traditional image but give it a modern makeover to be more elegant and more wearable,” said Grant. “The female pilots are also hoping for a more feminine line so I will have that front of mind when I begin the design stage.”

Over the coming weeks, Grant will meet with the pilot community to gain feedback on what they would like to wear. Design, practicality and comfort are all key factors in pilot uniforms.

For further inspiration, Grant will also travel across the airline’s domestic and international network to see what the pilots experience. The designer will also join Qantas pilots in a flight simulator to better understand their working environment.

Grant is not the first fashion designer to put his stamp on the airline’s look. Australian label George Gross and Harry Who designed uniforms in 1993 featuring a navy jacket and trousers.

Likewise, Australian designer Peter Morrissey rebooted the pilot uniform with single breasted black jackets and trousers in 2003.

The new uniforms are expected to be on all of the airline’s 2,500 pilots in 2016.

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File photo. Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images(IRBIL, Iraq) — A car bomb exploded Friday just outside the U.S. consulate in Irbil, Iraq.

It’s unclear how many people may have been injured or killed, but local reports from northern Iraq say some foreigners were injured.

The State Department says all American personnel have been accounted for.

“A vehicle-born improvised explosive device (VBIED) was detonated directly outside an entry point on the perimeter of the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, Iraq on April 17,” a senior State Department said in a statement provided to ABC News. “All Chief of Mission personnel have been accounted for and there are no reports of injuries to Chief of Mission personnel or local guards.”

The official said local security forces have responded to the scene and are securing the area.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The measles outbreak that began in Disneyland last year and spread across the country was declared over in California Friday.

The outbreak, which began in December 2014, infected 131 people in the Golden State. No new cases have been reported there in 42 days.

“We are pleased this outbreak is over, but caution that measles can be reintroduced in California at any time when an infected person brings it to the state,” Dr. Karen Smith, the director of the California Department of Public Health, said in a statement. “The best defense for protection against the highly infectious measles is vaccination.”

The outbreak began in Anaheim and spread nationwide among mostly those who were unvaccinated. In its wake, state lawmakers are trying to pass a controversial bill that would require parents to immunize their children.

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