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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, as they walk away from the crash site in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. An Aeromexico jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Passengers in plane crashes like the Aeromexico accident — in which no one died — have better chances of survival due to better aircraft construction and safety standards, experts say. People are now less likely to be trapped by collapsed seats and floors, especially if the plane comes to rest more...
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August 01, 2018 - 9:11 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city. Those who did...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2011, file photo, cans of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke sit in a cooler at a deli in Portland, Ore. Items ranging from canned beverages to airline tickets will likely get more expensive, companies warn, as they face higher costs. Procter & Gamble, one of the biggest makers of consumer products, said Tuesday, July 31, 2018, that Pampers prices will increase by an average of 4 percent in North America, while the Bounty, Charmin and Puffs brands could see 5 percent increases. (AP Photo, File)
August 01, 2018 - 3:12 am
The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and raw-material costs as well as a range of tariffs...
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File - In this July 21, 2018, file frame from surveillance video provided by Bay Area Rapid Transit, a suspect accused of fatally punching a man on the platform of the Bay Fair BART Station walks on a train in San Leandro, Calif. Northern California authorities said they have arrested a man suspected of fatally punching a subway passenger in one of three recent homicides in the transit agency's stations. The Bay Area Rapid Transit said Monday, July 30, 2018, that Jashawn Combs turned himself in after police circulated photos of the July 21 assault taken from surveillance cameras. (Bay Area Rapid Transit via AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 4:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area authorities have arrested a man suspected of punching a subway passenger who died of head injuries this month in one of three recent homicides in the region's subway train stations. Jashawn Combs, 24, turned himself in after police circulated photos of...
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July 31, 2018 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington is siding with transportation officials in a dispute about the transit agency's decision to reject an ad from the Roman Catholic Church. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday. The Archdiocese of...
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July 30, 2018 - 11:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union says pilots at budget airline Ryanair have voted to stage a strike unless a dispute over pay is resolved in the coming days. The union, Vereinigung Cockpit, said Monday that 96 percent of pilots voted in favor of industrial action. It accused the airline of "...
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A diver jumps from the Old Mostar Bridge during the 452nd traditional annual high diving competition, in Mostar, Bosnia, 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of the capital Sarajevo, Sunday, July 29, 2018. A total of 40 divers from Bosnia and neighboring countries leapt from the 25-meter-high (82-foot-) bridge into the Neretva River. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
July 29, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — To say that the high-diving competition that starts on a historic bridge and ends in a fast-flowing river is the pride of a city in southern Bosnia underestimates the resilience it's required to keep the tradition going. For centuries, the annual contest in Mostar...
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July 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency acting chief Andrew Wheeler has withdrawn a break that the agency gave makers of higher-pollution diesel trucks on Scott Pruitt's last day as agency administrator. The EPA released a Wheeler directive Thursday night reversing one that Pruitt issued...
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Gov. Charlie Baker addresses reporters after signing the 2019 budget at the Statehouse in Boston, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 26, 2018 - 5:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts finally has a budget nearly one month into the state's new fiscal year. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed the $42 billion spending package into law Thursday, ending the state's status as the only one in the nation without a permanent budget. Baker vetoed nearly $50...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, a United Airlines commercial jet takes off as travelers sit at a gate in Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Airlines are bowing to the staying power of higher fuel prices by culling unprofitable flights while trying to boost revenue by being nicer to customers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 26, 2018 - 4:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are bowing to the pressure of higher fuel prices by culling unprofitable flights while trying to boost revenue by being nicer to customers. American Airlines said Thursday it will join rivals by growing more slowly during the rest of 2018 than it had originally planned...
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