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  • Asiana faults automatic throttles in doomed flight

    In documents filed with federal accident investigators, Asiana Airlines stated Monday that flawed automatic throttles and the pilots themselves failed to maintain enough speed and altitude to safely land at San Francisco International Airport in July....
  • Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees

    Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees
    Let's say you arrive at a hotel, late at night after an exhausting flight, only to be told your supposedly "confirmed" reservation has disappeared. The hotel has already rented out "your" room to someone else and has no more vacancies. Obviously, the...
  • Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash

    Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
    An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break. The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
  • PG&E criminally charged in gas explosion that killed 8 people

    Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with federal felony counts related to a deadly gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010. According to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office, a federal grand jury in San Francisco found...
  • PG&E indicted on a dozen felonies in explosion that killed 8

    Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was indicted Tuesday on a dozen felony counts connected to the massive 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people and ravaged a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood. The utility was charged with violating...
  • Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery

    Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery
    In a drive to make spring a turnaround season for their troubled railroad, Metro-North senior managers are stepping up the pace of safety improvements and conducting a "listening tour" to hear complaints firsthand from commuters. Staffers have spent...
  • Missing Malaysia plane inquiry focuses on the 239 on board

    BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects: the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane. While loath to call...
  • Pilot, Emmy-winning photographer dead in Seattle news copter crash

    SEATTLE -- An Emmy-award winning photographer and a helicopter pilot have been identified as the two dead in the fiery crash of a KOMO-TV news chopper Tuesday morning, officials said. The helicopter had just taken off from its rooftop perch near the...
  • Search of Malaysia pilot's home finds no sign of terrorism, suicide

    Search of Malaysia pilot's home finds no sign of terrorism, suicide
    WASHINGTON -- A review of the emails and a search of a home flight simulator have found nothing so far to suggest the pilots on the missing plane purposely compromised the flight by diverting it away from Beijing, according to two U.S. law enforcement...
  • Leak found in New York City gas main near site of fatal blast

    NEW YORK -- The main pipeline running beneath Park Avenue on the block where a blast killed eight people was leaking outside one of the buildings destroyed, investigators said Tuesday, but they have not determined the cause of the leak. It also is too...
  • Witnesses heard unusual engine 'whining' before Seattle copter crash

    SEATTLE -- Witnesses to the fatal crash of a news helicopter near the base of the Space Needle told officials they heard “unusual” noises that sounded like an engine “whining” as the helicopter took off Tuesday morning after a...