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In this Sept. 20, 2013 photo, a National Guard soldier mans a roadblock as a bulldozer clears concrete flood debris from a damaged road being repaired after last week's flood, west of Longmont, Colo. A bitter budget fight has led to a U.S. government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks and shutting down federal services all over the country. National Guard soldiers rebuilding washed-out roads in Colorado would apparently be paid on time _ along with the rest of the country’s active-duty personnel _ under a bill passed hours before the shutdown. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Americans anxious, irritated as gov’t shuts down

NEW YORK (AP) — From New York’s Liberty Island to Alaska’s Denali National Park, the U.S. government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all […]

09/30/2013

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Many US bridges old, risky and rundown

WASHINGTON (AP) – Motorists coming off the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington are treated to a postcard-perfect view of the U.S. Capitol. The bridge itself, however, is about as ugly as it gets: The […]

09/15/2013

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Metrolink Memorial to be unveiled today in Chatsworth

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A memorial plaque will be unveiled at the Metrolink station in Moorpark today, the fifth anniversary of a crash in Chatsworth that killed 25 people and injured 135 others. The bronze […]

09/12/2013

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San Francisco FD helmet cams banned after Asiana crash

The fire chief in San Francisco is under fire after banning firefighters from using helmet-mounted video cameras. The order followed the release of video from the Asiana Airlines crash that led to questions about actions […]

08/21/2013

In this photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB senior air safety investigator Bob Gretz, back to camera, confers with emergency responders on the scene of Friday Aug. 9, 2013 morning's crash of a Rockwell 960B airplane into a neighbohood in East Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/National Transportation Safety Board)

Pilot in deadly Conn. wreck survived earlier crash

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Microsoft executive who was taking his teenage son on a […]

08/10/2013

A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in East Haven, Conn.  (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

Plane crashes into Conn. homes, 4-6 believed dead

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a working-class neighborhood near an airport on Friday and engulfed two houses in flames, likely killing up to six people, authorities said. The multi-engine, propeller-driven […]

08/09/2013

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Five dead, including child, in Pennsylvania helicopter crash

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) – A helicopter crash in a rugged, wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five people, including one child, officials said Sunday. The crash happened Saturday night after the pilot […]

07/28/2013

This Feb. 16, 2012 file photo shows investigators viewing the scene of a school bus crash in Chesterfield, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Technology for cars to talk to each other urged

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators are recommending the government set performance standards for new safety technology that allows cars and trucks to talk to each other and then require the technology be installed in […]

07/23/2013

In this photo provided by Jared Rosenstein, a Southwest Airlines plane whose nose gear collapsed as it touched down on the runway is surrounded by emergency vehicles at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Monday, July 22, 2013. The plane was carrying 149 passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Jared Rosenstein)

LaGuardia fully reopens after jet’s hard landing

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s LaGuardia Airport fully reopened Tuesday, a day after the collapse of a plane’s front landing gear sent it skidding along the tarmac and temporarily closed the airport. The […]

07/23/2013

A southwest airlines plane rests on the tarmac  after what officials say was a nose gear collapse during a landing at LaGuardia Airport, Monday, July 22, 2013, in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed safely. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

10 hurt as landing gear collapses at NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The front landing gear of a flight arriving at New York’s LaGuardia Airport collapsed Monday right after the plane touched down on the runway, officials said, sending the aircraft skidding before […]

07/22/2013

In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, firefighters, lower center, stand by a tarpaulin sheet covering the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Monitoring cockpit systems not easy for pilots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline pilots often have trouble consistently monitoring automated cockpit safety systems, a problem that has shown up repeatedly in accidents and may have been a factor in the recent crash landing of […]

07/17/2013

Frank Somerville of KTVU TV in San Francisco issues apology for error regarding pilot names in newscast, posted on YouTube.

Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Asiana announced Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline’s reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a […]

07/15/2013

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