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  • Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home

    Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home
    People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last month. Malaysian...
  • Small-plane pilot killed in crash miles from Bay Area airport

    Small-plane pilot killed in crash miles from Bay Area airport
    A pilot was killed after his small plane crashed near the Bay Area city of Novato, officials said Tuesday. The wreckage of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was discovered early Tuesday after it sparked a small brush fire seven miles west of Gnoss...
  • As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet

    As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet
    NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next March it will smash into the cratered surface it has been studying from afar. The satellite's oblong orbit around...
  • Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist

    Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist
    The fatal crash of a helicopter that was delivering aid to stranded Yazidis in Iraq and evacuating some of the refugees from the Sinjar mountains injured a New York Times correspondent, among others. Alissa J. Rubin “apparently suffered a...
  • Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    Eduardo Campos, a candidate for president in Brazil's October elections, died Wednesday when a Cessna jet carrying him and his closest aides crashed in Santos, a port city in Sao Paulo state. He was 49. Campos' wife, his five children and his vice...
  • Parents of Asiana crash victim file wrongful-death lawsuit

    The parents of a 16-year-old girl killed by an emergency vehicle responding to the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last year have filed a lawsuit against city and county officials, saying her death was "tragic and avoidable." In the wrongful-...
  • Cockpit voice recorder in crashed Air Algerie jet unintelligible

    Cockpit voice recorder in crashed Air Algerie jet unintelligible
    The cockpit voice recorder from the Air Algerie flight that crashed last month in northern Mali, killing all 116 passengers and crew, is unintelligible, investigators said on Thursday. The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft, en route to Algiers, smashed...
  • Tropical storm warning lifted for Hawaii

    A tropical storm warning has been lifted for all Hawaii, after the storm, Iselle, battered the state, said Ray Tanabe, acting director of the National Weather Service in the Pacific region. As Hawaii residents clean up from Tropical Storm Iselle, they...
  • If not for twist of fate, Bobby Bowden, Perry Moss might have perished in Marshall plane crash

     If not for twist of fate, Bobby Bowden, Perry Moss might have perished in Marshall plane crash
    "You never know. "You just never know." Perry Moss uttered those words a few years ago when discussing how our lives can be determined in the most fateful — and fatal — ways. Moss, whose 50 years in the coaching business included stops...
  • 39 killed as passenger plane crashes in Iran

    39 killed as passenger plane crashes in Iran
    An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic route crashed into a Tehran suburb shortly after takeoff early Sunday, killing 39 and leaving nine injured, according to official accounts. There were unconfirmed reports that three survivors were being treated...
  • Train derails in Belcamp; 2 killed in Bel Air fire; new islands eyed [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 6, 1964: Three diesel engines and 30 box cars of a northbound B&O freight train headed for Jersey City derailed in Belcamp. The crash occurred when one of the cars was derailed about three...