THE WAR Wincing in the unaccustomed sun light, U.S.
No one can say exactly what it looks like when a planet takes ill, but it probably looks a lot like Earth. Never mind what you’ve heard about global warming as a slow-motion emergency that would take decades to play out.
Miss. Mom Dies Saving Kids From Tornado More than two days after a massive tornado tore across 17 Mississippi counties, Yazoo City resident Sherry Carpenter is still overwhelmed by the loss. Her three grandchildren were in this house when the tornado picked it up and smashed it to the ground. Their mother, 30-year-old Nikki Bradshaw […]
A memorial cruise is scheduled to set sail 100 years after the sinking of the Titantic, following the same trans-Atlantic route as the ill-fated ship, according to organizers. The Titanic Memorial Cruise is to set sail in April 2012, departing from Southampton, England, on April 8, just as the Titanic did
Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of the final two of nine victims of Saturday’s collision between a helicopter and small plane over the Hudson River, police said. “They were inside the wreckage when we pulled it up,” said New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne. Earlier Tuesday, police divers had attached chains and straps to the plane’s fuselage and used a crane to lift it from the riverbed 60 feet below the surface
As a French nuclear submarine arrived off the coast of Brazil to join the effort to locate the black box from Air France Flight 447 on Thursday, aviation experts stressed the necessity of recovering those cockpit recorders in order to learn what exactly brought down the Airbus A330 and the 228 people on board. In past inquiries into airline disasters, investigators have been able to figure out the cause by piecing together clues from the wreckage itself, sometimes without information from the black box. But after 10 days of searching, the authorities combing what’s believed to be Flight 447’s crash site, some 700 miles out to sea, have come up with only 41 bodies and relatively little of the plane’s wreckage.
European markets charged higher in early trading Thursday, adding to strong performances across Asia and on Wall Street. The helicopter was carrying 16 people when it went down about 13 miles off Scotland’s northeastern coast, officials said
A pilot who parachuted from his disabled Marine Corps jet last year said he was horrified to see it smash into a California home, newly released documents say. Marine Corps Lt. Dan Neubauer’s statements, describing the December crash that killed four family members in a San Diego home, were released Tuesday by military officials
Emergency crews called off a search in Texas for the wreckage of a C-17 transport plane after reports Monday of a possible crash proved unfounded.