Saturday, October 4, 2014

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The aircraft lost power on takeoff from the USS Makin Island in the North Arabian Gulf, and looked as if it might crash, the Navy reported, Spears and another enlisted aircrew member bailed into the sea before the pilot was able to regain control and safely land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.

US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel began an extensive search-and-rescue operation immediately, recovering one of the two crew members.

The Houthis were quick to tap on the widespread grievances to show themselves as a feasible alternative, "I and my family feel safer now," said Faraj al-Raeeny, a schoolteacher from mainly Zaydi Amran province. "The Houthis resolved many disputes and put right many injustices. They strictly enforce order."

They want a broader government that includes their movement and southern Yemenis, who have long sought independence and they want implementation of a plan reached by political parties in January to give greater autonomy to Yemen's regions.