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Transportation Disasters

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  • Malaysia plane: 'Rapidly fading' signals add urgency to search for missing jet

    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board may have died. Australian Prime...
  • 'Tosh.0' host pays tribute to man mistakenly killed by deputies

    'Tosh.0' host pays tribute to man mistakenly killed by deputies
    Comedy Central TV host Daniel Tosh took to Twitter to remember John Winkler, the aspiring TV producer mistakenly killed by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies this week. Winkler worked as a temporary production assistant on Tosh's show, "Tosh.0"...
  • California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery

    California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery
    Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A...
  • Search for pilot continues after planes collide over San Francisco Bay

    Rescue crews were searching on Monday for the pilot of a vintage single-engine airplane that went missing after colliding with another plane over the San Francisco Bay while returning from an air show, officials said. The vintage Cessna 210 collided...
  • South Korea president: Conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder

    South Korea president: Conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday the actions of the captain and crew of a ferry that sank last week were tantamount to murder, as authorities arrested four more officers of the vessel. Sixty-four people are known to have died and...
  • Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt

    Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt
    KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were dead, including a gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Ft. Hood, officials said Wednesday. The base was locked down for about four hours, until a siren sounded shortly before 9 p.m. to end the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?

    Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?
    "How safe is air travel?" The relentless media obsession with the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 again focuses attention on the broad question of airline safety. And despite the apparent tragic fate of the flight 370 passengers, last week's...
  • South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes

    South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes
    SEOUL – Angry relatives of passengers aboard a sunken South Korean ferry criticized the government’s response Thursday as the ship’s captain made an emotional apology for fleeing the vessel before hundreds of others had a chance to get...
  • 'I got tossed from one end of the train to the other'

    'I got tossed from one end of the train to the other'
    Milka Overton stood aboard her Blue Line train as it approached the O'Hare International Airport terminal this morning and waited for it to stop so she could begin her work day. It never did. Instead, the eight-car train seemed to pick up speed as...
  • Dead teen's mother sues FedEx in California bus crash: report

    Dead teen's mother sues FedEx in California bus crash: report
    The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported. More than 30 others were injured when a...
  • Conviction Reviews Could Spare Innocent, State

    Kenneth Ireland lost the years when he might have gone to college, started a career, begun a family. They were taken from him when he was jailed for 21 years for a rape and murder that he didn't commit. He was exonerated in 2009 when DNA testing led...