Correction Appended: Feb. 5, 2010 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates flies around the world to war zones and allies, to China and Russia and Suriname, on a Cold War relic called the Doomsday Plane
A man who crashed his plane in the Florida Panhandle in an apparent attempt to fake his death was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in federal prison, officials said. Marcus Schrenker, 38, of McCordsville, Indiana, pleaded guilty in June to charges of destruction of an aircraft and causing the Coast Guard to respond when no help is needed.
The off-duty firefighters who rushed into a burning SUV and cut a 4-year-old boy out of the seatbelt saved his life, the boy’s doctor said during a press conference Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The depth of the boy’s burns “indicates to me this was a very hot fire, and he was in close contact with it,” pediatric surgeon David Gourlay said. “These firefighters were clearly heroic and saved D.J.’s life.” D.J