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  • SXSW 2014: Fourth car crash victim dies

    A fourth person has died from injuries sustained earlier this month after a car driven by a drunk driving suspect crashed into a crowd during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, officials said. DeAndre Tatum passed away on Thursday...
  • Fourth Victim Dies Following SXSW Car Crash

    The Austin, Texas police department has confirmed the death of another victim in the wake of the fatal car crash that took place at the SXSW festival. DeAndre Tatum, the fourth victim, died Thursday as a result of his injuries. DeAndre Tatum, the 4th...
  • In Washington state mudslide, more searching than rescuing

    DARRINGTON, Wash. — Residents of this tiny town cut off by Saturday's deadly mudslide jammed into the noisy gym, thirsting for information. The crowd buzzed, the heater clanked and the speakers' words echoed in the cavernous space. But Brian...
  • Search for Malaysia jet shifts 680 miles northeast

    BEIJING — The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Friday it had a new "credible lead" that suggested Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 probably crashed 680 miles northeast of the search area where more than a dozen planes and ships have been...
  • Tesla to install high-strength battery shields to reduce fire risk

    Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength shields to reduce the risk of damage from a crash starting a fire. Elon Musk, the electric car company’s chief executive, outlined the...
  • Will Malaysia Airlines survive the loss of Flight 370?

    Will Malaysia Airlines survive the loss of Flight 370?
    Even before the disappearance of its Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines faced financial turbulence and stiff competition from low-cost carriers in Asia. Still, airline experts say Malaysia's flagship carrier could survive the economic blow of the disaster by...
  • Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday. At the same time, the...
  • 10 things you might not know about traffic tickets

    10 things you might not know about traffic tickets
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out of the country. Half a world away, Chicago's new speed cameras are churning out tickets. And Deerfield police...
  • Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast

    Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast
    Ten ships and as many aircraft will search a swathe of the Indian Ocean west of Perth on Sunday, trying again to find some trace of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 after more than three weeks of fruitless and frustrating hunting. Numerous...
  • Car crashes in front of Tribune Tower

    Car crashes in front of Tribune Tower
    Authorities are looking for an apparent drunken driver who crashed a car into a concrete wall and jumped the sidewalk coming to rest outside the front doors of the Tribune Tower this morning, according to police and a doorman. "I just heard a big bang,"...
  • Man killed in car crash in Annapolis after pursuit, confrontation

    Man killed in car crash in Annapolis after pursuit, confrontation
    A man was killed in a car crash in Annapolis early Saturday morning after a bizarre series of events that included a confrontation between the occupants of two cars and a police pursuit. The incident began around 4 a.m. when the driver of a Mitsubishi...