In The News @5pm

NTSB Says No Engine Failure In Maryland Plane Crash

The NTSB says the plane that crashed into a Maryland home yesterday did not experience engine failure or fire.  Six people were killed yesterday when the business jet slammed into a house in Gaithersburg.  The dead include a mother and her two young children inside the home.  NTSB spokesman Robert Sumwalt says preliminary data from the black box shows there was no bird strike and the jet was intact when it made impact. 

Cam Newton Has Two Back Fractures After Rollover Accident

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is in fair condition with two small fractures in his lower back after a two-car, rollover accident Tuesday afternoon.  Panthers director of communications Charlie Dayton says Newton will remain hospitalized overnight.

Report On CIA Interrogation Program Released

A controversial report on aggressive interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the September 11th attacks is now public and available on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s website.  Release of the report has prompted increased security at U.S. facilities overseas.  Reacting to the release of the 500-page report, Senator John McCain said torture stains the national honor of the U.S.

New Name For The Old White Flint

An area of Montgomery County known to most as North Bethesda or White Flint is being renamed the “Pike District.”  The White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee unanimously approved the new name today in the hopes it will boost the area’s economy.  The Pike District will encompass about a mile-and-a-half of Rockville Pike between the Beltway and Twinbrook Parkway.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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