PEORIA, Ill. - A private plane carrying magician David Copperfield made an unscheduled stop in Illinois after it made a "frightening" sound en route from Las Vegas to New York.
Peoria International Airport officials say Copperfield's plane landed there after it began experiencing problems around 1:45 a.m. Monday.
The (Peoria) Journal Star reported that Copperfield was supposed to appear live on NBC's Today Show on Monday, but ended up filming the interview remotely from Byerly Aviation in Peoria, 160 miles southwest of Chicago.
The famed illusionist told the Today Show that the plane made crackling noises at 37,000 feet that he recorded on his cellphone. He says he "kind of freaked out." He also Tweeted that the incident was "so scary."
Schwarzenegger returns to magazine
LOS ANGELES - He was the Terminator, then a governor, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger is an editor.
The Los Angeles Times reports Schwarzenegger has been named executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines.
It's a position that the former Mr. Olympia held briefly 10 years ago, after winning California's gubernatorial recall election. After being criticized for potential conflict of interest, he quit the job.
The Times says Schwarz-enegger, who has appeared on the magazines' covers more than 60 times, will contribute columns and other input.
In a statement, Schwarz-enegger says it was publications like Muscle & Fitness and Flex that inspired him to start lifting weights.
The magazines are owned by American Media Inc.
Compiled from wire reports