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12:25 AM ET, October 12, 2006


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Aircraft crashes into Manhattan high-rise  —  NEW YORK (CNN) — A small airplane crashed into a 50-story residential building on Manhattan's East Side on Wednesday, killing at least one person, the New York City Fire Department said.  —  Flames were shooting out from several windows midway …
Discussion: TigerHawk, Gawker and TVNewser
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Small aircraft crashes into NYC skyscraper; Update: Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle piloted the plane?  —  Right off the East River, on 72nd Street.  It looks like an apartment building; the fire is small, perhaps confined to one apartment unit thus far.  Fox and CNN are carrying it live.
New York Times:
Small Aircraft Hits Building in Manhattan  —  An aircraft crashed into a residential high-rise building on New York City's Upper East Side this afternoon, igniting several apartments before pieces of the aircraft crashed to the ground, the police and witnesses said.
Coleen Long / Associated Press:
Aircraft Hits Manhattan Building; 2 Dead  —  A small plane crashed into an Upper East Side high-rise Wednesday, shooting flames out the windows, raining debris on the sidewalks below and rattling New Yorkers' nerves exactly one month after the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.
Lidle dies as plane crashes into Manhattan high-rise  —  NEW YORK — A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower Wednesday on Manhattan's Upper East Side, killing at least two people — including Lidle — and raining flaming debris on sidewalks, authorities said.
Two dead; no evidence of terrorism, officials say  —  From first impact to first responders, view images from the small plane crash in New York City.  —  NEW YORK - A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower Wednesday …
ABC 7 Eyewitness News:
Yankees' Cory Lidle killed in UES plane crash  —  Major Traffic problems in the area  —  Eyewitness News has learned that Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle has been killed in a plane crash on the UES Wednesday.  Mayor Bloomberg has confirmed that two people in all — both on board the plane — were killed.
Colleen Long / Associated Press:
Yankee Cory Lidle on NYC plane; 4 killed  —  NEW YORK - A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a high-rise condominium tower Wednesday on the Upper East Side, killing at least four people and raining flaming debris on the sidewalks below, authorities said.
Associated Press:   Small Aircraft Hits Building in Manhattan
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Harry Reid And The Culture Of Corruption  —  Once again, we discover why the Democrats quietly dropped their "culture of corruption" theme for the upcoming midterms.  The AP catches Harry Reid without a disclosure on real-estate deals that netted him $700,000 in profit:
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS and Cold Fury
Gateway Pundit:
Harry Reid Responds to Land Deal Critics (Video)
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
AP's Reid Story Doesn't Add Up
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Jimmy Carter / New York Times:
Solving the Korean Stalemate, One Step at a Time  —  IN 1994 the North Koreans expelled inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and were threatening to process spent nuclear fuel into plutonium, giving them the ability to produce nuclear weapons.
Nico / Think Progress:
After Blaming Clinton For North Korea Nuke, McCain Blasts People 'Engaging In Finger-Pointing'  —  Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) explicitly blamed the Clinton administration for North Korea's nuclear weapons test on Sunday: "[I]t is a failure of the Clinton administration policies …
David Lightman / Hartford Courant:
Shays Hits Hard In Page Scandal  —  Invokes Chappaquiddick In Rebuking Farrell; Polls Show Issue Not Helping Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — When the congressional page scandal broke last month, Democrats across the country saw a chance to lambaste Republican leadership - including Diane Farrell …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Bush: Iraqis Are Willing To 'Tolerate' This 'Level Of Violence'  —  Today in his press conference, President Bush applauded the courage of Iraqis, stating that he is "amazed that this is a society which so wants to be free that they're willing to — you know, that there's a level of violence that they tolerate."
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Army: Troops to stay in Iraq until 2010  —  WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army has plans to keep the current level of soldiers in Iraq through 2010, the top Army officer said Wednesday, a later date than Bush administration or Pentagon officials have mentioned thus far.
Jonathan Larsen / MSNBC:
Exclusive: Book says Bush just using Christians  —  'Tempting Faith' author David Kuo worked for Bush from 2001 to 2003  —  More than five years after President Bush created the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, the former second-in-command of that office is going public with an insider's tell …
Associated Press:
Kidnapped American teacher released unharmed in Nablus  —  An American teacher was freed late Wednesday after being held for a day by Palestinians.  He appeared to be unharmed.  —  Michael Leighton Phillips, 24, was brought to security headquarters in Nablus, where he was joined by a former mayor …
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