WASHINGTON — The community political organizing group ACORN is on the verge of bankruptcy following a string of disclosures about mismanagement that caused funding to dry up, according to a person familiar with the organization.
Leaders of the embattled grassroots group and their advisers have been discussing options for weeks as donors, including foundations and government entities, have cut back on funding, according to another source, who took part in talks about ACORN's future.
Two-plane crash kills three in Florida
WILLISTON, Fla. —A single-engine plane and a kit-built aircraft collided in clear, sunny skies Saturday over central Florida, killing three people, authorities said.
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A Williston woman who thought she heard a gunshot discovered the kit-built plane upside down in a field near her house and called authorities, Sheriff's Office Capt. Evan Sullivan said. When emergency responders arrived, they found a second plane engulfed in flames in a dense wooded area several hundred yards away.
Teen who taunted black shoppers charged
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. —A 16-year-old boy who police said made an announcement at Walmart ordering all black people in the southern New Jersey store to leave was charged with harassment and bias intimidation, authorities said Saturday.
The boy, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, grabbed one of the courtesy phones at Walmart's Washington Township store Sunday evening and calmly announced: "Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now," police said.