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  • 7 die in plane crash returning from NCAA final

    7 die in plane crash returning from NCAA final
    The journey that led to the deaths of seven friends in a plane crash in downstate Bloomington began with a phone call and a once in a lifetime chance to see Monday's NCAA final game. Scott Bittner, 42, was at the company he runs with his father when...
  • Suspected drunk driver crashes car into North Hollywood flood control channel

    Suspected drunk driver crashes car into North Hollywood flood control channel
    A driver lost control of his car early Wednesday in North Hollywood, crashing into two fences before landing at the bottom of a cemented flood control channel. The crash happened about 1:40 a.m. in the 11200 block of Riverside Drive, just east of the...
  • Pilot reported smoke in cockpit before crash that killed 4

    Pilot reported smoke in cockpit before crash that killed 4
    The twin-engine Piper Cheyenne was about two miles from landing at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when the pilot made a distress call, reporting smoke in the cockpit on Sunday afternoon. "He was given clearance to land, any runway he chose, because he...
  • Police: 4 dead in small plane crash near Fort Lauderdale

    Police say four passengers aboard a small plane have died after it crashed into the woods near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Piper PA-31 aircraft was trying to land around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when...
  • Four killed in plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

    Four killed in plane crash near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
    FORT LAUDERDALE — Four people were killed Sunday when a plane crashed and burst into flames in the woods north of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The twin-engine Piper Navajo was flying into the airport when it crashed into a nature preserve...
  • Route 309 shut down after crash

    Route 309 shut down after crash
    SELLERSVILLE — At least two people were injured Saturday in a crash that forced the closure of the Route 309 bypass for more than an hour. At about 11 a.m., two vehicles in the northbound lanes collided and one reportedly ended up down an...
  • Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas

    Venezuela may chill drama of Cuba-U.S. relations at Summit of Americas
    The White House expected to bask in good wishes at the two-day Summit of the Americas for its historic opening to Cuba, but President Obama will face a problem: Venezuela. Angered by a White House order that identified his country as a threat to U.S....
  • AP investigation details perimeter breaches at US airports

    Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation's busiest airports — sometimes even managing to climb...
  • On The Fly: Plane Crash Hits Illinois State Athletics Hard

    On The Fly: Plane Crash Hits Illinois State Athletics Hard
    A private plane on its way back from the Final Four in Indianapolis crashed Tuesday in Bloomington, Ill., killing all seven on board, including two members of the Illinois State athletic department. Among the dead were Aaron Leetch, the school's deputy...
  • Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 years

    Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 years
    PHILADELPHIA — The security fences and gates that protect Philadelphia International Airport were breached 25 times from January 2004 through January 2015, according to an Associated Press investigation. Few of the breaches have been publicly...
  • Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin

    Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin
    A Southwest Airlines flight from Atlanta to Boston was diverted to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday morning after an "electrical smell" was detected in the cabin, the airline said. The captain of the plane, Flight 319, "declared an emergency"...