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Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded

BEIJING (AP) — Boeing’s stock plunged Monday as the list of countries and airlines grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes continued to grow the day after one crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after it took off from Addis Ababa on Sunday, drawing renewed scrutiny … Continue reading Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded

Police link Scotland university device to London mail bombs

LONDON  (AP)  — British police said a suspicious package destroyed by bomb-disposal experts at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday contained an explosive device and was linked to three letter bombs sent to two London airports and a railway station. The Metropolitan Police force’s Counter Terrorism Command said the item sent to the Scottish university … Continue reading Police link Scotland university device to London mail bombs

Afghan official: Suicide blast near airport in east kills 17

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan set off a suicide blast on Wednesday morning and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 17 people, officials said. The dawn assault triggered an hours-long gunbattle with local guards, drawing in U.S. forces to assist the … Continue reading Afghan official: Suicide blast near airport in east kills 17

UK police probe suspicious packages at university, bank

LONDON (AP) — Buildings at the University of Glasgow were evacuated Wednesday as police examined a suspicious package found in the mailroom, a day after three London transport hubs received letter bombs. Police Scotland said officers examined packages discovered just before 11 a.m. (1100 GMT) at the university in Glasgow and at the Royal Bank … Continue reading UK police probe suspicious packages at university, bank

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s counterterrorism police are investigating after three padded mailing bags containing small explosive devices were found near major transport hubs in London. Police said smaller bags inside the mailers enclosed the devices that “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.” Officials say the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command “is … Continue reading Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)— Four Americans and a local pilot are dead in Kenya after their helicopter crashed on an island in Lake Turkana in the north, police said Monday The crash occurred Sunday night in Central Island National Park as two helicopters took off after a visit to the Lobolo tented camp, according to an … Continue reading 4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four Americans and a local pilot are dead in Kenya after their helicopter crashed on an island in Lake Turkana in the north, police said Monday The crash occurred Sunday night in Central Island National Park as two helicopters took off after a visit to the Lobolo tented camp, according to … Continue reading 4 Americans, local pilot die in Kenya helicopter crash

Study: US pedestrian deaths hit highest number since 1990

DETROIT (AP) — The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads last year was the highest in 28 years, according to a report from a safety organization. Using data reported by states, the Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that 6,227 pedestrians were killed last year. That’s up 4 percent from 2017 and 35 percent since … Continue reading Study: US pedestrian deaths hit highest number since 1990

Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

CAIRO (AP) — A fight between two train conductors unleashed a speeding, unmanned locomotive that slammed into a barrier and exploded in the Egyptian capital’s main train station Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, authorities said. Railway officials said the single railcar collided head-on with the buffer stop, causing a huge explosion and fire. At … Continue reading Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

Witness: Driver in train-car crash was fleeing earlier crash

WESTBURY, N.Y. / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) A witness told police that the driver who caused a deadly crash by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on New York’s Long Island was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash, a police official said Wednesday. “The witness said that individual was involved in an accident … Continue reading Witness: Driver in train-car crash was fleeing earlier crash

Pakistan says it captured 2 Indian pilots from plane downed on its side of Kashmir: 1 is in hospital, other in custody

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says it captured 2 Indian pilots from plane downed on its side of Kashmir: 1 is in hospital, other in custody. By Associated Press

3 people killed in train-vehicle collision on Long Island

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. Nassau County Police Chief Patrick Ryder said the vehicle was “trying … Continue reading 3 people killed in train-vehicle collision on Long Island

Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains

SALEM, Ore. / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday. “It was really nice to meet people pulling together,” … Continue reading Passengers band together on train stuck in Oregon mountains

Fierce winter storm that hit West reaches California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A winter storm driven that slammed the western U.S. was barreling through California on Tuesday, bringing threats of flooding, avalanches and blinding, blowing snow on roads in the Sierra Nevada. Heavy rain began falling Monday and the National Weather Service issued flood warnings and flash flood watches for the San Francisco … Continue reading Fierce winter storm that hit West reaches California

7 US troops injured in van crash in Poland

WARSAW, Poland(AP) — Polish and U.S. officials in southwestern Poland say that seven U.S. troops were injured, two of them, seriously when their van veered off the road and rolled over. A police spokeswoman in Zagan, Anna Kublik-Rosciszewska, said the crash took place Sunday afternoon near Trzebien, on the A18 road as the troops were … Continue reading 7 US troops injured in van crash in Poland

Sheriff: 2 bodies recovered from Texas plane crash site

(AP) — A southeast Texas sheriff said Sunday that two bodies have been recovered at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay. All three people aboard the Flight 3591 died, according to the plane’s owner. Crews continued to search for the third body at Trinity Bay, about 35 miles … Continue reading Sheriff: 2 bodies recovered from Texas plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas | Sheriff: 1 body recovered from Texas cargo plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Search and recovery crews have recovered one body and the search continued Sunday for two more at the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay near Houston with three people aboard. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the body was recovered late Saturday … Continue reading ANAHUAC, Texas | Sheriff: 1 body recovered from Texas cargo plane crash site

BERLIN | Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say a German man is still missing after an avalanche in Austria buried a group of backcountry skiers, killing one and injuring a second. Three other skiers were rescued unharmed. The Austrian news agency APA reported Sunday that Austrian and German rescue teams and planes were looking for the missing … Continue reading BERLIN | Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche

COLUMBUS, Miss | Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus on Saturday afternoon, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South amid days of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado struck about 5 p.m. in the east Mississippi city and was confirmed on radar, … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

COLUMBUS, Miss | The Latest: Mississippi tornado wrecks businesses, shops

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bystanders say a tornado has destroyed or heavily damaged some businesses in a commercial district in Columbus, Mississippi, toppling trees and blacking out power in the area. Lee Lawrence, who has been selling used cars for decades in … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | The Latest: Mississippi tornado wrecks businesses, shops

HOUSTON | Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane “went in nose first,” leaving a debris field three-quarters of a mile long in Trinity Bay, … Continue reading HOUSTON | Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

MANSFIELD, Mass | Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport. Mansfield police say 31-year-old Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and 18-year-old Julian Lattermann, of Dover, were killed on impact. Authorities didn’t say who was flying the Cessna 172. New England Cable … Continue reading MANSFIELD, Mass | Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

LAS VEGAS | Snowman pops up in Vegas as city sees rare winter weather

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought rare snowfall Thursday to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. The National Weather Service reported the first significant snowfall at McCarran International Airport in a decade with … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Snowman pops up in Vegas as city sees rare winter weather

SYRACUSE, N.Y. | Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was in a car with three others before midnight Wednesday when their vehicle crashed into … Continue reading SYRACUSE, N.Y. | Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

BERLIN | Report: Commercial flight fatalities tick up, but remain low

BERLIN (AP) — A leading airline trade group says fatal commercial flight accidents increased in 2018 from a record low set in 2017. The International Air Transport Association said Thursday 523 passengers and crew died in 11 fatal accidents last year, compared with 19 deaths in six fatal accidents in 2017. The accident rate in … Continue reading BERLIN | Report: Commercial flight fatalities tick up, but remain low

PHOENIX | Center where comatose woman had baby faced criminal probe

PHOENIX —Jan 13, 2019— Regulators wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth, Arizona’s largest newspaper reported Sunday. The Arizona Republic reported Hacienda HealthCare faced a 2016 criminal investigation for allegedly billing the state more than $4 million for bogus 2014 … Continue reading PHOENIX | Center where comatose woman had baby faced criminal probe