The day after a commuter plane crash in Lexington, Ky., killed 49 of 50 people aboard, a twin-engine Cessna went down in a remote, wooded area 100 miles southeast of Lexington. Authorities said there were "definitely fatalities" in Monday's crash, but that no occupants had yet been found. The flight originated in Texas, but its destination and cause of its failure was unknown. Meanwhile, investigators of Sunday's Comair crash said they're looking into whether the pilot may have been confused by recent runway construction. During a predawn takeoff, the pilot used an unlit runway that was too short to get airborne.
Florida residents descended on gas stations, supermarkets, and hardware stores Tuesday to gather supplies as the southern part of the state braced for the approach of tropical storm Ernesto, which was expected to make landfall, possibly as a hurricane, as early as late Tuesday.
On the first night of the US Open, the US Tennis Association officially renamed the tournament's New York complex the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Monday. King was honored for her contributions to the sport and equal rights for women during an on-court ceremony.
Consumer confidence in the US economy fell in August to its lowest level in nine months, the Conference Board, a New York-based research group, said Tuesday. An index reading of 99.6, down from 107.0 in July, reflects worries about the job market, the board said.
Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the person who leaked the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame to the media, the Washington Post reported, citing an unnamed former Armitage colleague as its source. A special prosecutor's investigation of the case has never brought charges against Armitage, the Post said, even though Armitage's role has long been suspected.
Warren Steed Jeffs, the fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect who has been on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, was arrested in southern Nevada Tuesday, the agency reported. Jeffs was wanted in Utah and Arizona on suspicion of sexual misconduct for allegedly arranging marriages betwteen underage girls and older men.
For the second straight year, an American team won the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., with Columbus, Ga., edging Kawaguchi, Japan, 2-1, Monday night.