NEW YORK -- A solar-powered aircraft has completed a history-making cross-country flight, landing at New York's JFK airport late Saturday night.
The Solar Impulse flew out of Dulles International Airport in Washington a little before 5 a.m. Saturday en route to New York and landed shortly after 11 p.m.
An unexpected tear was found on the left wing of the revolutionary plane earlier Saturday, forcing it to land three hours ahead of schedule. Officials said neither the pilot nor aircraft appeared to be in danger.
The accelerated schedule forced flight officials to scrap a planned fly-by past the Statue of Liberty and head straight to JFK.
Giffords continues tour
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, met with former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday during her national tour to push for gun control.
Ms. Giffords' cross-country trek is the centerpiece of a summertime campaign designed to pressure elected officials. At the same time, her recently formed super PAC and related nonprofit group have ambitious plans to expand their political clout through the 2014 midterm elections and beyond.
Organizers say that the group, known as Americans for Responsible Solutions, is expected to raise at least $20 million to fuel paid television ads and political activities to coincide with the next election, the next gun control vote or both.
Man arrested for threats
SEATTLE -- The 21-year-old Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington driving a stolen truck containing guns and firebombs came to Washington to "argue with some legislators" and was carrying maps of three college campuses, according to prosecutors and the Montana trucker whose pickup and guns he stole.
Justin Jasper was ordered held on $2 million bail Friday by a King County Superior Court judge, who said the six Molotov cocktails found in the blue pickup indicated Jasper "posed an imminent threat to the community."
Police also found a rifle, a double-barrel shotgun, three knives, a machete and military-grade body armor in the truck, along with maps of three Seattle-area college campuses, said senior deputy prosecutor Andrew Hamilton.
Hunger strike continues
MIAMI -- The U.S. military on Saturday said no Guantanamo captives had quit their months-old hunger strike, reporting that 106 prisoners were refusing meals -- and Navy medical forces put 45 of them on a list for forced feedings.
Army Maj. Gordon Campbell, a deputy prison spokesman, said an earlier report that two captives had voluntarily resumed eating was in error.
The figure of hunger strikers has only risen since the military acknowledged the protest in March.
Commanders say Navy medical staff members use a calculus of missed meals and weight loss to decide when to count a captive as a hunger striker. On the flipside, a hunger striker has to voluntarily eat a number of meals in a row to get off the list.
Lawyers for the detainees say the protest erupted in February.
Transit strike called off
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Commuter rail service resumed Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area after unions called off a strike and agreed to extend a labor contract for a month while bargaining continues.
-- Compiled from news services