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  • Sully, Sully Everywhere, Except...

     
    ..."The Today Show." Or almost. The morning leader - spurned by the Sully camp three weeks ago for a much bigger fish, "60 Minutes" - barely acknowledged the Hero of the Hudson on this morning's show. Natalie Morales finally......
  • Plane crash kills 49 near Buffalo, NY

     
    Smoke rises from a burning plane after it crashed into a house in Clarence Center, N.Y., Thursday Feb. 12, 2009. (AP Photo/David Duprey) by Frank James and updated Today's big national story was supposed to be the House vote......
  • Beverly Eckert: Crash victim, 9/11 widow

     
    by Mark Silva Beverly Eckert had been at the White House just last week, as part of a meeting that President Barack Obama had with the relatives of victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Eckert, who had......
  • High-altitude U-turn ... What was that about?

     
    One of the things about people like me who habitually watch the skies is that we see things that we can't explain. It happened again on Sunday afternoon. And I was not alone.My wife and I were returning from a......
  • Newspaper Unearths Car-Seat Tests

     
    The Chicago Tribune discovered thousands of pages of crash-test results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that included child-safety seats performing poorly. It seems the government included an array of popular infant-safety seats in...
  • Pelosi jet use draws conservative fire again

     
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives with her husband Paul at Ciampino Airport, near Rome, Sunday Feb. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Lucai) by Frank James It didn't really work the first time they tried it but that's not......
  • Sen. Vitter goes plane crazy

     
    David, you did WHAT at the airport? by James Oliphant Can't get enough David Vitter stories? Good. Neither can we. You remember Vitter, the Louisiana senator who famously copped to be a client of the "D.C. Madam"--the escort service......
  • Start gathering wood -- FAU sets spring bonfire date

     
    OK, pyromanics (me included), mark you calendars: Friday, April 17 ??? BONFIRE III. Actually, it is Book Day Bonfire II, but if you include last August???s conflagration prior to the Texas game, it is the third big burn to......
  • Pirates, hijackers and heroes: Mythical

     
    by Mark Silva Now Americans have another tale of defiance to rally around: The American crew of the Danish-owned container ship Alabama - like the Americans aboard United Airlines Flight 93: "Let's roll'' - who took their fate into their......
  • Study: Small Cars at Greater Risk in Accidents

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new report stating that very small cars face significantly greater risk in crashes with midsize cars. IIHS crash-tested three subcompact or microcars ??? the Honda Fit, Smart ForTwo and Toyota...
  • Swine flu: Border closings won't work

     
    by Mark Silva and updated With the confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States growing and spreading to more states, the White House continues to face questions about closing the border with Mexico, where the flu has been......