From a questionable landing in Portugal to the debate over the new Common Core, here are some highlights from Nightly News this week.
Strong Winds Make for Scary Landing
Heavy winds made for a questionable landing at Madeira Airport in Portugal, where a pilot practically flew a commercial plane sideways to gets its wheels on the ground safely.
Pennsylvania Manhunt Ends
The manhunt that terrorized a Pennsylvania community came to an abrupt end during a routine sweep of the woods Thursday night when U.S. marshals spotted suspected cop killer Eric Frein. On Friday, his hands were bound with the handcuffs of the state trooper he allegedly killed and children were able to enjoy the trick-or-treating that had been cancelled when he was on the loose.
Common Core Faces Opposition
Are you smarter than a second grader? There’s a big debate going on about whether the federal government is overreaching in implementing the new Common Core standards, but far from all of that, parents across the country are getting frustrated just trying to help their kids with homework. Find out what all the fuss is about.
Trombone Shorty Gives Back
Long before Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews became an icon in his hometown, he was a 4-year-old boy in New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood, surrounded by musicians who helped him hone his craft. Now he’s paying it forward, mentoring the next generation of New Orleans musicians. “We’re giving them the foundation, but also telling them don’t be afraid…to move the music forward,” he says.
Fans Help ‘Operation’ Inventor
John Spinello, the man who invented the beloved and nerve-rattling game “Operation” 50 years ago, is now in need of one himself. But after selling the rights to the game for $500, he can’t afford it. Today, the 77-year-old man is getting some help from friends and fans around the world to pay for the surgery he needs.