INDIANA: Rescued 6-year-old identified
A 6-year-old boy who spent more than three hours buried under 11 feet of sand after being swallowed by a massive dune was identified Sunday night as Nathan Woessner. He remains in critical condition at Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago. Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek said the boy's parents said they hope to speak with him "in the next few days." Michigan City Fire Department spokesman Mark Baker said he learned the child doesn't have life-threatening injuries or a brain injury from any lack of oxygen he might have experienced.
MAINE: Racing motorcyclist killed
A motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway at a former air base. Bill Warner, 44, of Wimauma, Fla., was clocked at 285 mph before he lost control. It was unclear how fast he was going when he veered off the paved runway and crashed, said Tim Kelly, race director the Loring Timing Association, which hosted "The Maine Event" at Loring Air Force Base. Warner was conscious and talking after the crash just before 10 a.m., Kelly said, but he died later at a hospital in Caribou. Riding his modified turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa, Warner previously hit 311 mph on the same course in 2011, using 1.5 miles of pavement, considered the world land speed record for a conventional motorcycle, Kelly said. This time he was trying to hit 300 mph using just a mile of pavement, Kelly said. The annual Maine Event uses a 14,200-foot-long runway at the former Strategic Air Command base that closed in 1994.
TEXAS: AG looking to succeed Perry
Attorney General Greg Abbott, a fierce social conservative, formally kicked off his 2014 campaign for governor, saying Sunday in San Antonio that he wants to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, who has announced he won't seek a fourth full term. The only other announced candidate is ex-state Republican Party chairman Tom Pauken. Democrats have urged State Sen. Wendy Davis to run.