Democrat Debbie Dingell will run for the House seat currently held by her husband, John, who announced this week that he will retire after the longest congressional career in history, a Democratic official said Tuesday. Debbie Dingell was born the year before John, 87, was first elected to Congress in 1955. She's chairwoman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, a former executive with General Motors and a member of the Democratic National Committee. Her husband gave her a strong endorsement on Monday. "If she ever runs, she's going to be one hell of a congressman -- and she won't need any advice from me," John Dingell said. read more
Early on Monday morning, an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot told ground control he had highjacked flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa to Rome and was going to land in Geneva. The Swiss Air Force was caught off guard and missed a rare opportunity to go on a real mission. It turned out that they were unable to scramble any jets because they only work during office hours!