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Bodies found near New York City

Four female bodies were found Saturday near Long Island, New York, CNN reported.

The bodies were discovered near Oak Beach, about 45 miles from New York City, Fox News reported.

Police said the bodies were in various stages of decomposition, CNN reported.
They have reason to believe the same person or persons are responsible for the dead bodies, CNN reported.

Police believe the possible serial killer had been dumping the bodies over the course of an 18 month period, Fox News reported.

House passes bill to extend Bush tax cuts

The House of Representatives passed a bill to permanently extend Bush tax cuts on incomes between 200,000 dollars and 250,000 dollars, USA Today reported.

20 Democrats opposed excluding the wealthy from further tax relief, and three Republicans supported the bill, Politics Daily reported.

The bill was not designed for individuals or families making more than 250,000 dollars, USA Today reported.

However, the bill was not expected to clear the Senate, where the Republicans have the majority, Politics Daily reported.

F-22 pilot killed flying in Alaska

A pilot of a F-22 Raptor was killed during a training mission Tuesday north of Anchorage, CNN reported.

Air Force Capt. Jeffrey Haney's body has not been found. However, authorities found pieces of his clothing and seat from the plane showing he had not ejected, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Haney was operating the plane during a routine training mission Tuesday night, CNN reported. Officials are still looking into the cause of the crash.

Military officials said there was no way Haney could have survived the plane crashed, the Chicago Tribune reported.

California highway crash leaves five dead

Five were killed and six injured Saturday when a car struck a group of motorcyclists on a highway east of San Diego, CNN reported.

Four motorcyclists and a passenger in a Dodge Avenger died on the scene, IBN reported.

A Honda Civic tried to pass the motorcycles on a desert highway in El Centro, California.
The Honda passed the motorcycles, but a Dodge Avenger hit the Honda and struck the motorcycles head on, CNN reported.

Police are looking for the driver of the Honda Civic, who left the scene without stopping, IBN reported.

Michigan bans alcoholic energy drinks

The state of Michigan banned all caffeinated alcoholic energy beverages Thursday IndyPosted reported.

The ban came after nine Washington State students ended up in the hospital from drinking Four Lokos, an alcoholic energy drink with three times the alcohol content than beer, USA Today reported.

Manufacturers have 30 days to remove their alcoholic products from stores, USA Today reported.

Walmart worker arrested after shooting co-workers

A Walmart worker was arrested Friday after he opened fire on other employees at the store in Reno, Nevada, CNN reported.

Three employees were injured and two remain hospitalized in serious condition Friday night, CNN reported.

John Gilane, 46, was arrested after a six-hour standoff with police. He will be charged with three counts of attempted murder, two counts of battery with substancial bodily harm, and one count of battery with a deadly weapon, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

Apparently Gilane feared for his job at the store, but there have been no identified motives for the shooting, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

Plane crash in New York kills 1, injures 3

One man is dead, and three others were injured Sunday morning in a small plane crash in New York, The Star Tribune reported.

Passenger Ed Cerverizzo, 75, died after the plane crashed into four parked cars near Republic Airport, Fox News reported. The pilot and two other passengers are in critical condition at a hospital.

No one on the ground was injured, Fox News reported.

Bus crash injures dozens in Chicago

A Chicago Transit Authority bus crashed off a main thoroughfare injuring dozens Saturday night in Chicago, the Pioneer Press reported.

The bus, carrying around 70 people, crashed into trees around 6 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. One person is in critical condition, while about a dozen are in serious condition, The Star Tribune reported.

The CTA is still investigating the cause of the accident, Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. About 20 other riders were treated for mild injuries, The Star Tribune reported.

Carl Paladino threatens reporter

New York governor candidate Carl Paladino threatened to "take out" a reporter during a heated exchange Wednesday, ABC News reported.

Fred Dicker, a reporter for the New York Post, urged Paladino to provide proof of evidence on claims he had made about his running mate. Paladino said that the 'goons' from the Post had gone to see his daughter at her house, The Huffington Post reported.

"You send another goon to my daughter's house and I'll take you out, buddy." Paladino said. Paladino told Dicker that he would get the evidence "at the appropriate time," yet Dicker kept asking him to provide proof, The Huffington Post reported.

Hyundai recalls many 2011 sedans

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Sunday that Hyundai would recall many of its 2011 Sonatas due to a steering defect, CNN reported.

Hyundai, a Korean manufacturer, is set to recall nearly 139,500 new Hyundai sedans because of the possible reduction in steering capability, which would cause the driver to lose control, The New York Times reported.

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