By Saturday, it became clear that McSally could not overtake Barber's 1,402-vote lead. Barber said McSally called him to concede.
Meanwhile, in Florida's 18th District, a recount of early voting ballots began Saturday. The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board voted 2-1 late Friday to order the recount after Rep. Allen B. West, a Republican, complained of tabulation errors in his contest against Democrat Patrick Murphy. - N.Y. Times News Service
Plane hit truck before crashing
OWLS HEAD, Maine - A small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff, killing three, first struck a pickup truck crossing the runway to pick up a pilot who had parked in a hangar, authorities said Saturday.
The Cessna 172 was heading north on the Knox County Regional Airport runway Friday when it hit the truck, which was authorized to be on airport grounds, County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tim Carroll said. The plane kept climbing and as it turned to the east, spiraled about 200 to 300 yards into the woods and burst into flames, the sheriff's office said.
Because the plane's ID numbers had been burned off, "we don't have verification that this aircraft is what we think it is," airport manager Jeff Northgraves said. That means the state medical examiner will have to identify the badly burned bodies, and "we don't expect it will be today," Northgraves said Saturday. - AP
Gun now tied to three killings
NEW YORK - A New York City boutique owner was fatally shot in the head with the same gun that killed two shopkeepers over the summer.
The shop owner was behind the counter of She She in Brooklyn when he was shot Friday, the Daily News reported. The gunman dragged his body toward the back of the store and covered it with clothing, the newspaper reported.
Police said Rahmatollah Vahidipour, 78, of Long Island, had gunshot wounds to the head and torso.
No one has been arrested in the three shootings, which happened in a five-mile radius. - AP
Elsewhere: Authorities are investigating
several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot wounds, cuts, and missing jaws.