Man accused of disrupting flight found competent for trial

HONOLULU (AP) – A Turkish man accused of inflight behavior that prompted bomb-threat procedures and U.S. military fighter jets to escort the American Airlines plane to Hawaii is mentally competent to stand trial and must be detained without bail to protect the community, a federal judge in Honolulu ruled Thursday.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago – killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others – reached a settlement Thursday with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the last pending lawsuit in the U.S. stemming from the crash.