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Ex-Oklahoma QB Killed in Plane Crash in Indiana

Ex-Oklahoma QB Killed, A former University of Oklahoma starting quarterback was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into a house in northern Indiana, officials said Monday. St. Joseph County Coroner Randy Magdalinski identified the victims of Sunday's crash in South Bend as 60-year-old Steven Davis and 58-year-old Wesley Caves, both of Tulsa, Okla. It was the same Davis who played quarterback for the Sooners in the 1970s, according to an Oklahoma athletics official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not yet announced the death. Caves owned the Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet that clipped two houses before slamming into a third home and screaming to a halt Sunday afternoon. Caves had a pilot's license, but it was not immediately clear if he was flying the plane when it crashed. Davis went 32-1-1 as the Sooners' starter from 1973 to 1975, starting every game of Barry Switzer's first three seasons as head coach. Oklahoma tied

28 elephants killed: Poachers killed them

Carcasses of elephants slaughtered by poachers in Boubou Ndjida National Park, Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2012 YAOUNDE — Poachers have killed 28 endangered forest elephants in the Nki and Lobeke national parks in southeast Cameroon in recent weeks, the conservation organization WWF said on Wednesday. With demand for ivory rising from Asia, poachers have reduced the population of Africa's forest elephants by 62 percent over the last decade, putting the species on track for extinction, conservationists say. The parks of southeast Cameroon, along with parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, have some of the last significant populations of forest elephants. "Elephants in these two protected areas in the Congo Basin are facing a threat to their existence," said Zacharie Nzooh, WWF Cameroon representative in the East Region. Nzooh said that between Feb. 10 and March 1, WWF found the carcasses of 23 elephants, stripped of their tusks, deep in the Nk

7 foreign hostages killed in Nigeria Claims Italy

7 foreign hostages killed in Nigeria Claims Italy European diplomats said on Sunday that the 7 foreign hostages kidnapped in northern Nigeria had been killed as claimed by Islamic extremists, the worst such foreign abduction violence to hit this turbulent West African nation in decades. Both Britain and Italy said all seven of those taken from northern Bauchi state on Feb. 16 were killed by the group known as Ansaru. Greece also confirmed one of its citizens was killed, while Lebanese authorities did not immediately comment. "It's an atrocious act of terrorism, against which the Italian government expresses its firmest condemnation, and which has no explanation, if not that of barbarous and blind violence," a statement from Italy's foreign ministry read. Italy also flatly denied a claim by Ansaru that the hostages were killed before or during a military operation by Nigerian and British forces, saying there was "no military intervention aimed at freeing

Man Kills TV Host: Channel Host Killed While Visiting Man's Wife

Gregory G. Rodriguez was a popular TV host on the Sportman Channel. A man has killed a TV host in Montana in an incident that has shocked fans of the victim, who had worked on the Sportsman Channel show "A Rifleman's Journal." According to reports a northwestern Montana man shot and killed TV host Gregory G. Rodriguez, as the popular TV personality was visiting the shooter's wife. The accused, Wayne Bengston, 41, then is said to have beaten his wife before taking his 2-year-old son to a relative's house. Police have said that the man then drove about 25 miles to West Glacier, where he apparently killed himself. Bengston's wife has reported to police that Rodriguez was in the area for business and stopped by to visit her at her mother's house in Whitefish on Thursday night. However, her husband showed up, sparking a bloody confrontation. Early reports did not confirm how 43 year old Rodriguez and the women knew one another. The shootings sparked a ma

No less than 19 foreign tourists have been killed in Egypt

Hot air balloon crashed No less than 19 foreign tourists have been killed Tuesday as their hot air balloon crashed close to the ancient Egyptian capital of - Luxor, a security alarm official in Egypt told the Associated Press. The casualties included French, British, Chinese and Japanese nationals. No Americans are thought to be involved. CNN reported that passengers inside the balloon included 19 foreign tourists: nine from Hong Kong; four from Japan; two from Belgium; two from Britain and two from France. CNN cited Luxor province Gov. Izzat Saad, who had previously been speaking on Nile TV. "There were 20 passengers aboard. A surge happened and 19 passengers died. One tourist as well as the pilot survived," Ahmed Aboud, a spokesman for firms that operate balloon flights in your neighborhood, told Reuters news agency. The Egyptian official, who spoke on condition of anonymity while he had not been authorized to go to the media, said there was a hearth and an exp