Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

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NEW YORK -- Authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport said they found nothing dangerous Sunday on an American Airlines plane after a bomb threat was phoned in and the aircraft arrived from Spain.

Flight 67 from Barcelona landed safely in New York City about noon, according to Laura Masvideo, a spokeswoman for the airline.

The aircraft was taken to a location near the tarmac where the 200 passengers plus crew members were taken off the aircraft, according to Joe Pentangelo, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police.

Jacob Rosenberg, a New York City resident returning from a vacation in Spain, said passengers were evacuated and taken in buses to pass through customs. Police and K-9 unit dogs then swept the plane and its cargo.

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MAYOR: NO SEVERANCE PACKAGE FOR OFFICER: Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson didn't receive a severance package when he resigned this weekend, the St. Louis suburb's mayor said Sunday.

Wilson, 28, won't receive any further pay or benefits, and he and the city have cut their ties, Mayor James Knowles told reporters a day after Wilson tendered his resignation, which was effective immediately.

CONGRESS TO CRAM UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTO FINAL DAYS: Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks, while also seeking to avoid a government shutdown.

Their to-do list includes keeping the government running into the new year, renewing expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses and approving a defense policy measure that has passed for more than 50 years in a row.

LGBT BABY BOOMERS MAY FACE TOUGH RETIREMENT HURDLES: For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month.

Retirement should have been a "slam dunk," the 62-year-old Texas widow said. She saved, bought a house with her spouse and has a pension through her employer.

But Murphy's retirement hasn't been as secure as it should have been. She is missing out on thousands of dollars a year in Social Security benefits simply because she was married to a woman, not a man. …

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