By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 125 passengers and five crew members aboard slid off the runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday during a snowstorm, but there were no reported serious injuries, officials said. Delta Flight 1086 was landing at LaGuardia after a morning flight from Atlanta, the airline said. Images from local media showed the Delta plane on a snowy runway area with its nose smashed into a fence. Multiple emergency rescue crews are on the scene, and the National Transportation Safety Board is on its way to LaGuardia, one of three main airports serving the New York metropolitan area, according to its operator, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Suicide by suffocation increasing among U.S. youths: study
Young Americans are increasingly using suffocation and hanging to commit suicide, according to government data released on Thursday. Deaths by those means rose every year from 1994 to 2012 among females and males aged 10 to 24 year olds, for reasons that remain unclear, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unlike suicide attempts that involve poisoning, suffocation and hanging are much more likely to result in death, the researchers noted. "A person's first attempt may be their last attempt," said Dr. Eric Caine, director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, who was not involved in the new report.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Big business rallied behind the gay marriage cause on Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments for April 28 on the contentious social issue that promises to yield one of the justices' most important rulings of 2015. A total of 379 businesses and groups representing employers across various sectors, including Google Inc , American Airlines Group Inc , Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Johnson & Johnson , have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of gay marriage due to be filed later on Thursday. The court must decide whether states have the right to ban gay marriage. There are currently 37 states where gay marriage has been allowed to proceed, although a legal battle is ongoing in Alabama, with the state's top court putting it on hold.
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