No survivors in Iran plane crash, airline says

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An Iran Aseman Airlines passenger jet reportedly crashed in a mountainous area south of Tehran.  (Reuters) A commercial airliner has crashed in southern Iran, killing all 66 people aboard, an airline spokesman told Iran state television Sunday. Initial reports from the country’s semi-official Fars news agency said the plane crashed near the remote mountain town…

Report: Plane carrying 66 people crashes in southern Iran

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TEHRAN, Iran –  The semi-official Fars news agency says a commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in southern Iran. The report on Sunday says the plane crashed near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 620 kilometers, or about 390 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. The report identified the plane as an ATR-72.…

Four NHL hockey fans kicked out over racist comments toward player

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Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday night, in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes) Four spectators were removed from their seats at a National Hockey League game in Chicago on Saturday night after allegedly making racist comments toward a black…

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after soldiers wounded

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JERUSALEM –  The Israeli military says it has struck 18 targets in Gaza in response to an explosive device that wounded four soldiers along the border with the territory. The military says it struck early on Sunday as part of its response to the attack, in which two of the soldiers were seriously wounded. The…