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  • Race is on to find Malaysia airliner's black boxes

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Time is running out to find the crucial keys that could solve the mystery of how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down. After the excruciating 17-day wait for confirmation that the Boeing 777 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, searchers are racing to...

  • Relatives sob as Malaysia confirms plane is lost

    BEIJING (AP) — Relatives shrieked and sobbed uncontrollably. Men and women nearly collapsed, held up by loved ones. Their grief came pouring out after 17 days of waiting for definitive word on the fate of the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Malaysia's prime minister...

  • Coast Guard working to reopen shipping channel

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized "tar balls" out of the sand along Galveston Bay on Monday, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore. Elsewhere, crews lined up miles of oil booms to keep oil away from the shoreline and bird habitats, two...

  • Audio captures confusion of wrong-airport landing

    DALLAS (AP) — A newly released air traffic control recording captures the confusion when a Southwest plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport in January. Southwest Airlines Co. said Monday that the captain and co-pilot remain on paid leave pending the outcome of the National Transportation...

  • Oil rises slightly as Gulf waterway closes

    The price of oil edged higher Monday as traders waited to see how long a key transit route in the Gulf would be closed following an oil spill there. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 14 cents to close at $99.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to set...

  • 5 things to know about the Texas oil spill

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — WHAT HAPPENED? The Coast Guard says a barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of heavy oil collided with a ship Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel, spilling as much as 168,000 gallons into one of the world's busiest waterways. Oil has been detected 12 miles offshore in...

  • Landmark bridge at Md. battlefield reopens

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says a stone bridge that played a key role in the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg has reopened to pedestrians after a two-month closure. Battlefield Superintendent Susan Trail said Monday that a chain-link fence running down the...

  • Uganda: Death toll from boat accident rises to 107

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Albert in western Uganda has reached 107, Ugandan police said on Monday, a drastic rise from the figure of 19 dead given hours after the boat capsized on Saturday. Charles Ssebambulidde, the police commander for Uganda's...

  • Facts expose myths of mass transit growth, decline in American driving

    Two myths are persistently peddled by mass transit advocates, environmentalists and others who want to restore the 19th Century model of city life. The first myth is that mass transit usage is going up dramatically, which is closely related to the second myth that Americans are driving less....

  • Pa. man killed in wrong-way crash in western Md.

    HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a Pennsylvania man has died after a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 70 hit a pickup truck head-on. Police say a Pontiac Bonneville was traveling westbound in eastbound lanes of I-70 near Hancock on Sunday night when it collided head-on...

  • Route 29 advisory panel to meet in Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The state's Route 29 advisory panel is meeting in Charlottesville this week. The 10-member panel is tasked with helping the Virginia Department of Transportation develop recommendations to improve the Route 29 corridor in the Charlottesville area. Former Virginia...

  • Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing in HK

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul has made an emergency landing in Hong Kong after a generator failed. Hong Kong's airport says firefighters were put on standby for the arrival of the Airbus A330-300, which landed without incident just before 3 a.m. on...

  • Mass transit usage is not booming, as backers claim

    The American Public Transportation Association reported last week that U.S. transit ridership reached an all-time high (all-time since 1956, that is). This represents, APTA claims, “a fundamental shift going on in the way we move about our communities.” Not so, as Wendell Cox pointed out...

  • DC metro gas prices up 6 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 6 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report released Sunday, AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.54, up from $3.48 a week ago. The price is 20 cents lower than a year ago, when the price was $3.74....

  • Cruise back in Puerto Rico after engine troubles

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has arrived back in Puerto Rico after experiencing engine trouble at sea. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says the Adventure of the Seas was on a seven-day trip when the crew noticed an oil leak during a stop...



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