Sen. Leahy's flight diverted; forced to land in Philadelphia
August 2nd, 2013
03:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Leahy's flight diverted; forced to land in Philadelphia

Washington (CNN) - A plane carrying Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy from Washington home to Vermont at the start of Congress's five-week summer break diverted to Philadelphia evidently after experiencing a hydraulic problem.

The FAA said the plane, a regional jet flown by Republic Airlines, landed safely at 11:27 a.m. ET. The FAA is investigating the cause of the diversion.

Filed under: Patrick Leahy • Vermont
November 21st, 2012
12:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Pardoned turkey's death untimely? Only to the naive

Washington (CNN) - Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious.

Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had died after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird.

Filed under: White House