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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
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Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
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After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
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Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -
Police have identified the 81-year-old man who died on a plane to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Thursday.
Mesa police said Richard L. Nootz had a medical emergency and died on Allegiant Flight 115, an A319 aircraft, from Grand Isle, NE, according to Allegiant spokesman Justin Ralenkotter.
Ralenkotter said as the flight approached Mesa, the flight crew declared a medical emergency, and had paramedics standing by when the aircraft pulled into the gate at 12:12 p.m. local time. The paramedics boarded the plane where the passenger was pronounced dead.
The aircraft was delayed approximately an hour and a half for the medical examiner to release the aircraft back into operation, Ralenkotter said.
At 1:45 p.m., passengers boarded the aircraft and took off for St. Cloud, MN, at 2:26 p.m., according to Ralenkotter.
The medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.
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