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  • Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive

    Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive
    The wing of a small plane flying a few feet off the ground clipped the strings of a parachute Saturday in Florida, flinging the skydiver into the air and slamming the plane nose-first into grass. Both pilot and skydiver survived. In fact, neither...
  • Two killed in news helicopter crash in Seattle

    SEATTLE — A television news helicopter had just taken off from its rooftop perch Tuesday morning when it came crashing down into the street and exploded in flames, killing the pilot and an Emmy-Award-winning photojournalist on board as horrified...
  • Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit

    Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit
    Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab. But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
  • Chicago train derails at O'Hare, jumps onto escalator; 32 injured

    Local and federal officials will investigate what caused a Chicago commuter train to derail Monday morning, run over a platform and scale an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, injuring as many as 32 people. No fatalities were reported,...
  • Chicago train jumps platform at O'Hare airport, injuring 30

    CHICAGO — A Chicago Transit Authority operator may have fallen asleep shortly before a train jumped the platform at O'Hare International Airport on Monday and became partially wedged atop an escalator at the end of the line, according to her union...
  • Premier says Malaysia Airlines plane went down in Indian Ocean

    Premier says Malaysia Airlines plane went down in Indian Ocean
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The prime minister's announcement that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the Indian Ocean with no survivors marked a major turn in the search for the missing jet but did little to explain why it went off course in...
  • Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel

    Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy. [Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24: The shipping...
  • Trip tactics: Rio to Bali, she gets lost, listens closely, makes deals

    Trip tactics: Rio to Bali, she gets lost, listens closely, makes deals
    Every destination has lessons to teach, and so do most travelers. In “Trip Tactics,” we ask seasoned travelers for tips, confessions and war stories. The traveler: Armenia Nercessian de Oliveira, a longtime United Nations officer and...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Location Manager Lawyer Defends 'Conduct'

    More than a month after the fatal accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," a key question for the homicide investigation is whether the production had been granted permission to film on the Georgia railroad tracks and trestle where camera assistant...
  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday. ┬áThe stunning revelation — that the...
  • John H. Tierney, engineer

    John H. Tierney, engineer
    John H. Tierney, former head of the Travelers Insurance Co.'s Baltimore engineering department and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 24 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 90. The son of Edward Tierney, a...