NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.
Boeing engine examined
Boeing Co. said Sunday that federal regulators are investigating after one of its 787 jets had an engine problem that sparked a fire, but the company remains confident of its safety. The jet is one of Boeing’s most critical products. The company delivered the first 787, known as the Dreamliner, last year after several years of design and production delays. Airlines set record orders for the jet, as its lightweight, high-tech design was expected to offer travelers more comfort, provide airlines significant fuel savings and open up new routes. Boeing said a 787 had an engine problem Saturday while undergoing preflight runway testing in North Charleston. The Post and Courier newspaper of Charleston reported that debris from the aircraft fell on the runway at Charleston International Airport and sparked a fire in the nearby grass, which closed the airport for more than an hour.
Father shoots 2 children
A man who had recently separated from his wife shot his two children, killing his 7-year-old daughter, before committing suicide, prosecutors said. A family member called police Saturday night after finding the bodies of Daryl Benway, 41, and his daughter, Abigail, in the master bedroom of their two-story Oxford home, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said. Benway’s 9-year-old son, Owen, was found shot in the head in the kitchen and was taken to UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center in serious condition. Owen was in pediatric intensive care Sunday. Benway’s wife, Kelleen, returned home after the shootings, unaware of what had happened, and found a swarm of police cruisers and television crews, Early said. She was taken to the children’s hospital, where she was told about her children and husband.
Police search for gunman
Police were searching Sunday for a man who is accused of shooting at least three people in an apparent domestic dispute and has said he will not surrender. The victims’ injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Erin Cash, 23, is wanted on charges of attempted murder.
Compiled from wire reports.