User:Dkmarshall/Wikinews Shorts: February 13, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
77 dead after plane crashes into mountain
Only one person survived when an Algerian that carried 78 people crashed into a mountain on Tuesday. The plane was found by dispatch helicopter on Mount Fortas near the town of Ain Kercha after air traffic controllers lost radio and radar contact with the The survivor, a soldier, suffered head injuries and was flown to a military hospital in Algiers. The Algerian military blamed poor weather on the crash. This was the worst crash in Algeria since 2003 when a Civilian airliner crashed at the end of the runway in killing 102 people.
- Aomar Ouali and Paul Schemm (Algeria: Plane crash kills 77 but 1 man survives" — , February 11, 2014). "
- Alissa J. Rubin. "Military Plane Crash in Algeria Leaves Scores Dead" — , February 11, 2014
American snowboarding legend falls
, male snowboarder, failed to win a medal at the , after he pulled out of the competition and didn't make it on to the podium in the . White was attempting to become the first USA athlete to win three straight gold medals in the Winter Olympics. White won gold in the halfpipe at the and the .
- Mike Wise. "Algeria: Shaun White, Olympic moments, and mettle without a color" — , February 11, 2014
- Lindsay H. Jones. "No medal for Shaun White in Olympic men's halfpipe" — , February 11, 2014
US basketball player LeBron James claims to be one of history's greatest players
US player included himself in the metaphorical of the professional basketball when asked by a reporter who the four greatest players were of all time. James, a native of , in the , has led the to the the past three seasons, winning the last two. James also has led the USA men's basketball to a gold medal in the past two , the and the .
- ESPN.com news servicers. "LeBron: I'll be among greatest" — , February 11, 2014
- Ben Golliver. "Heat’s LeBron James: I will be on NBA’s Mount Rushmore of greats ‘for sure’" — , February 11, 2014.com