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President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Obama to mark 60th anniversary of Korean War truce

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War. The White House says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will join Obama for a […]

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

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Asiana no longer suing San Francisco TV station

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana Airlines said Wednesday it no longer plans to sue a San Francisco TV station over the use of racially offensive names. The South Korean air carrier said that KTVU-TV […]

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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Investigators look into pairing of Asiana pilots

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — As Flight 214 descended over San Francisco Bay, both Asiana Airlines pilots were in new roles. In the left seat of the cockpit sat a pilot with just 35 […]

07/10/2013

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Koreas begin talks on reopening joint factory park

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Government officials from North and South Korea met Wednesday in a North Korean border town to discuss how to restart a factory complex they ran until it was shut down […]

07/10/2013

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 "Black Box." (AP Photo)

NTSB: Pilots relied on automatic speed control

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 relied on automated cockpit equipment to control the jetliner’s speed as they landed at San Francisco airport, but realized too late they were […]

07/09/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo)

NTSB: Flight attendants ejected during crash

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Two flight attendants in the back of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 survived despite being thrown onto the runway when the plane slammed into a seawall and lost its tail […]

07/09/2013

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Toddler who received lab-made windpipe dies

CHICAGO (AP) — A 2-year-old girl who was implanted with a windpipe grown from her own stem cells has died, three months after she became the youngest person to receive the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren […]

07/08/2013

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 "Black Box." (AP Photo)

Slow landing speed of San Francisco jet probed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators have determined that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was traveling “significantly below” the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed […]

07/08/2013

Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 jet burns after crashing on landing at San Francisco International Airport, California (AP Photo).

Asiana attendant describes dramatic evacuation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The evacuation of Asiana Flight 214 began badly. Even before the mangled jetliner began filling with smoke, two evacuation slides on the doors inflated inside the cabin instead of outside, pinning […]

07/08/2013

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Asiana plane crash survivors recall doomed flight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fei Xiong and her 8-year-old son looked at each other and sensed something was wrong as Asiana Flight 214 was coming in low over San Francisco Bay. “My son told me […]

07/08/2013

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