More than 70 were injured, two critically, officials say, when a Seastreak ferry from Highlands, NJ docked hard at Pier 11 at South St. in lower Manhattan today. A total of 74 people were taken to hospitals from the scene, police say.
“Basically it was a hard landing - looks like it was 10-12 knots,” NYC Dept. of Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said at a press conference from the scene earlier. FDNY also confirmed that one critically injured fell down the stairs. The investigation is ongoing.
- Airplane debris discovered Wednesday on the coast of the French island of Réunion is found to belong to a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official confirmed to AFP Friday.
- Beijing has won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city to host both the summer and winter games.
- Zimbabwe's environment minister has called for Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion, to be extradited over the animal's death.