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Displaying 211 - 240 of 316 • Sat 2009 Jun 27, 2:42pm

SunUlysses, a joint NASA and European Space Agency mission, will officially cease operations Monday, June 30, when the command to switch off the transmitter is uplinked to the spacecraft. Ulysses, which operated for more than 18 years, had charted the unexplored regions of space above the poles of the sun. • Sat 2009 Jun 27, 1:50pm

Okla Flag...tractor-trailer slammed into a line of cars stopped by an earlier accident... about 1 p.m. on the Will Rogers Turnpike northeast of Miami.... "quite possibly the largest death toll in a single crash" in state history... Investigators don't think the truck driver tried to stop before the crash... Three more accidents happened in the eastbound lanes as cars slowed following the tractor-trailer wreck, and later a four-car crash occurred on the westbound side of the turnpike... wreckage and emergency vehicles covered an estimated three-quarters of a mile.... • Thu 2009 Jun 25, 7:18pm

MeteorThe mysterious 1908 Tunguska explosion that leveled 830 square miles of Siberian forest was almost certainly caused by a comet entering the Earth's atmosphere, according to new research. The conclusion is supported by an unlikely source: the exhaust plume from the NASA space shuttle launched a century later. • Thu 2009 Jun 25, 9:58am

Their bodies were among the 49 that French and Brazilian military boats have plucked from the Atlantic since the plane crashed June 1 • Wed 2009 Jun 24, 9:04pm

Operators of an unauthorized New York airport van service that took five French tourists on a high speed chase in an attempt to evade police • Tue 2009 Jun 23, 4:07pm

In "Magnificent Desolation" Buzz Aldrin recounts his experience — from takeoff to splashdown — in breathtaking detail, and his harrowing return to normal life after the moon mission, when the astronaut battled depression and alcoholism. • Tue 2009 Jun 23, 3:47pm

Nine fatalities have been confirmed in the worst accident in the history of Washington's Metro subway system, authorities said Tuesday morning... Among the dead was the operator of the train that crashed into the stopped train... • Mon 2009 Jun 22, 7:12pm

four dead from the collision, and officials say there are 67 people injured... may be as many as three more dead in the part of the train that was the most severely damaged.... trains were traveling in the same direction when one rear ended the other when one train stopped and the other did not • Fri 2009 Jun 19, 11:54pm

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson broke ground on Friday on construction of Spaceport America, the world's first facility built specifically for space-bound commercial customers and fee-paying passengers. • Thu 2009 Jun 18, 6:27pm

Even some of the drawers, containing a selection of ready-meals for passengers, remained wedged securely inside the unit • Wed 2009 Jun 17, 4:49pm

Many women taking the crowded train in Tokyo opt for women-only carriages during the rush hour to avoid gropers. Now, for fear of being accused of groping, some are asking for carriages reserved for men.... • Sun 2009 Jun 14, 8:38pm

PlaneTHE Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic with 228 people on board broke apart before it hit the water, throwing out some passengers at high altitude, investigators believe.... Their conclusion is based on the discovery of two trails of bodies more than 50 miles apart, suggesting that the Airbus split in two after going out of control in bad weather... • Sun 2009 Jun 14, 12:35am

It's called a ghost bike. It is a somber reminder on the side of the road, an informal memorial marking the scene of a crash where two bicyclists were killed. ...painted all white. • Sat 2009 Jun 13, 9:09pm

PlaneA transcript makes clear how many details the investigators have about the last minutes of its flight — and how little it tells them.... routine message about a malfunction in one of the plane's lavatories is followed by a worrisome one that says that the speed sensor has a problem, but the cascade that follows is hard to parse.... • Thu 2009 Jun 11, 10:51pm

New York City plans to trap and kill up to 2,000 Canada Geese this summer in an attempt to avoid the type of collision that caused an airliner to ditch in the Hudson River last winter. The hunt will take place on dozens of city properties located within five miles of Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. Aviation officials have culled the bird flocks on airport property for years, but this will mark a major expansion of the effort into other parts of the city, including about 40 public parks. • Wed 2009 Jun 10, 2:44pm

Two cyclists are dead and a third was treated and released from the hospital after being hit by an SUV on Highway 51 in Sand Springs Tuesday afternoon.... Catron says the accident had a profound effect on her and the other witnesses who stopped to help. "Very tight knit group of people who came together, who were complete strangers and now I don't think any of us will forget the other," • Wed 2009 Jun 10, 2:16pm

driving east on Oklahoma 51 when she swerved onto the south shoulder... hit three bicyclists [two killed]... continued driving for a quarter-mile before stopping... open container of alcohol in the SUV... • Mon 2009 Jun 8, 10:05pm

recovered the vertical stabilizer from the tail section... could help locate its black boxes... Eight more bodies also were found, bringing the total recovered to 24... • Mon 2009 Jun 8, 1:56pm

taking public transport may not be as green as you automatically think.... These are hidden or displaced emissions that ramp up the simple "tailpipe" tally.... it could be more eco-friendly to drive into a city -- even in an SUV.... than take a suburban train.... • Sun 2009 Jun 7, 8:21pm

Ten undocumented immigrants "stacked like wood" in the back of a sports utility vehicle crammed with at least 22 people were killed when the driver lost control and rolled over on a remote southern Arizona highway.... "If they had had the right number of people in there and they all had their seat belts on, they would have lived....." • Sat 2009 Jun 6, 2:20pm

PlaneBrazilian Air Force: Bodies of Air France Flight 447 Passengers Found, Bodies of passengers of the doomed Air France flight that plummeted into the ocean have been found, Brazil's Air Force said Saturday. • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 5:25pm

PlaneNearly 70 percent of the world's airspace is not radar-controlled, and the existing radar system is likely to remain for at least another decade. • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 5:20pm

Busy beavers were on Friday blamed for a train derailment that spilled more than 20,000 liters of diesel fuel into the Ottawa River • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 5:13pm

PlaneFrance's transportation minister said Friday that French forces have found no evidence of an Airbus A330 airplane that vanished over the Atlantic and urged "extreme prudence" about suspected debris fished from the ocean. Dominique Bussereau said he regretted that an announcement by Brazilian teams that they had recovered plane debris from Air France flight 447 turned out to be false. • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 3:20pm

The dog's owner, an 18-year-old man, rode a bicycle around the crossing arms as the train approached... dog apparently began following its owner and pulled the woman into the train's path... both died... • Fri 2009 Jun 5, 12:47am

The case had been unraveling in recent months because of a lack of eyewitnesses and physical evidence. Last month, a gravel truck driver gave a sworn statement acknowledging he might have accidentally run over McClelland. • Thu 2009 Jun 4, 3:03pm

PlaneHandgun Found on Plane at Philadelphia Airport , Police say someone waiting to board Flight 1195 around 7 a.m. Thursday noticed another passenger handing a carry-on bag directly to the airline employee, bypassing a security screening. • Thu 2009 Jun 4, 2:46pm

PlaneFirst, the autopilot disengaged, and then an alarm warned passengers that all hell was breaking loose on doomed Air France Flight 447. PHOTOS: Air France Flight 447 Search & Rescue It was... • Thu 2009 Jun 4, 2:45pm

PlaneThe Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday was flying too slowly ahead of the disaster, Le Monde newspaper said on Thursday, citing sources close to the inquiry. • Wed 2009 Jun 3, 2:28pm

Don't you hate it when someone steals your parking space? [video]