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no signs of life... An airplane seat, a life jacket, metallic debris and signs of fuel were found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday by Brazilian military pilots searching for a missing Air France airliner. • Tue 2009 Jun 2, 10:19am

A day after seeking bankruptcy protection, the automaker said that it had tentatively agreed to sell the unit, and that the deal would probably save more than 3,000 U.S. jobs. • Tue 2009 Jun 2, 10:17am

Thousands of Oklahoma motorists are getting blindsided when their PikePass tells them they're breaking the law... PikePass is confused by the state's new license plates • Tue 2009 Jun 2, 10:06am

the Perryman Ditch, a 1 1/4-mile concrete tunnel that will drain stormwater from the Peoria Avenue area into the Arkansas River • Mon 2009 Jun 1, 2:13pm

A search was under way off the Brazilian coast after Air France lost contact with a plane carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. • Mon 2009 Jun 1, 2:01pm

A NASA Boeing 747 carrying the shuttle took off from Edwards Air Force Base at 8:07 a.m. PDT Monday. NASA spokeswoman Leslie Williams said the first stop will be at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas. Weather will determine how long it takes to reach Florida. • Fri 2009 May 29, 8:12pm

A Tulsa driver is lucky to be alive after a pole fell on his car on Highway 75. He says a man hit the light pole with a tractor. • Fri 2009 May 29, 8:09pm

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- Just days after graduating, Carl Albert High School students are mourning the loss of classmate Ashley Parham. Parham was picking her brother up from football practice when she hit another car in the parking lot. • Thu 2009 May 28, 4:49pm

A chain-reaction collision Thursday involving a school bus [empty], a casino bus and a tractor-trailer injured nearly 60 people and shut down the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway for hours • Wed 2009 May 27, 10:58pm

The Monorail Society is an all-volunteer organization founded to foster more awareness and promote this unique method of transportation. Monorails are NOT just for theme parks and zoos! Our aim is to inform people of the many possible uses for them.... • Wed 2009 May 27, 7:22pm

James Stacy has done his share of pothole patching during his decades in the asphalt business. ... He insists his intentions were pure Tuesday morning, when he took a broom and pickax to a menacing chuckhole outside his home on East Crosier Street. An Akron police officer sees it differently and has charged Stacy with criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor. • Tue 2009 May 26, 10:59pm

Four states are ordering people to wipe the grins off their faces in their license photos. "Neutral facial expressions" are required at departments of motor vehicles (DMVs) in Arkansas, Indiana, Nevada and Virginia. That means you can't smile, or smile very much. Other states may follow. • Mon 2009 May 25, 2:44pm

ELM GROVE, Wis. -- A father and a police officer were injured Monday when a minivan was hit by a southbound freight train in Elm Grove. Police said traffic was backed up because of a parade that was supposed to start within the hour and that when the gates came down, two vehicles were stuck between the gates.... • Mon 2009 May 25, 1:18pm

veteran Chicago police officer accused of being drunk behind the wheel while causing a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a 13-year-old boy on the South Side. • Sat 2009 May 23, 4:13pm

"The black and white stripe is basically a contrasting stripe that's kind of a safety enhancement project that we're starting to do," said Paul Green, Oklahoma Department of Transportation construction engineer. The alternating stripes make it easier for drivers to see which lane they are in. • Fri 2009 May 22, 4:50pm

new service in Northwest Houston, uses a water-based cleaning solution that is non-hazardous and biodegradable. • Wed 2009 May 20, 7:07pm

We aren't really at the point yet where we can send human beings to Mars. The first and most important reason for that hesitation is our track record -- different nations have sent more than 30 probes toward Mars, but fewer than one-third of those probes have survived the trip. It's not a very good track record, and certainly not one that would encourage us to replace those robotic probes with human beings, at least until we've improved the odds of success. • Wed 2009 May 20, 7:07pm

A NASA Mars rover, the Spirit, is stuck. The rover drove into soft ground a couple of weeks ago, and when it tried to get out, its wheels slipped and it moved only a couple of inches. The Spirit has been stuck before, and mission managers have been assiduously driving it around potential hazards. But they did not see the soft spot, which was hidden under a veneer of normal-looking soil. • Wed 2009 May 20, 3:03pm

PlaneThe number of people killed in this morning's military air crash in Indonesia has risen to 98, including two on the ground. The C-130 Hercules barrelled into the ground a few kilometres short of its intended destination, a nearby air base. Most of the plane exploded in flames but remarkably 15 people survived, albeit severely injured. The plane was carrying 99 passengers and eleven crew. • Mon 2009 May 18, 10:09pm

charges of evading police with disregard to public safety, driving with a suspended license, throwing objects from the vehicle while moving, driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, and felony hit and run. • Mon 2009 May 18, 1:35pm

Privacy advocates plan to call on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to suspend use of "whole-body imaging," the airport security technology that critics say performs "a virtual strip search" and produces "naked" pictures of passengers • Sat 2009 May 16, 5:58pm

Image of the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle Atlantis (50 minutes after undocking from the ISS, before return to Earth), taken from the area of Mamers (Normandie, France) on september 17th 2006 at 13h 38min 50s UT. • Fri 2009 May 15, 7:07pm

CLINTON, Maine — Police in Clinton say a 500-pound moose fell 18 feet to its death when it apparently leaped a guardrail on an Interstate 95 overpass and landed on Hinckley Road. Officials learned of the incident when a motorist called the town office shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday and told Assistant Town Clerk Shirley Bailey that "a moose just fell out of the sky." • Thu 2009 May 14, 10:57am

As thousands of General Motors workers await word on more U.S. plant closures, reports that the company plans to import Chinese-made vehicles to the U.S. have created a political problem for the automaker and the White House. • Wed 2009 May 13, 4:27pm

The Atlantis astronauts have captured the Hubble Space Telescope. ... now face five days of treacherous telescope repairs to the 19-year-old Hubble. That's because Atlantis and Hubble are flying in a 350-mile-high orbit, which is littered with space junk. ... • Tue 2009 May 12, 7:28pm

Space shuttle Atlantis is now in a rough orbital neighborhood—a place littered with thousands of pieces of space junk zipping around the Earth at nearly 20,000 mph. There are more pieces of shattered satellites and used-up rockets in this region than astronauts have ever encountered. And the crew must be there for more than a week to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. As soon as the job is complete, the shuttle will scamper to safety. • Tue 2009 May 12, 7:27pm

computer generated image, supplied by NASA, shows objects that are currently being tracked in Earth orbit. Approximately 95% of the objects in this illustration are orbital debris, i.e., not functional satellites [incredible illustration] • Tue 2009 May 12, 4:41pm

The Atlantis astronauts have uncovered a long stretch of nicks on their space shuttle, the result of launch debris. ... where the right wing joins the fuselage. ... does not appear to be serious... • Tue 2009 May 12, 4:29pm

The Boston-area transit authority trolley driver who allegedly slammed into another train while text-messaging his girlfriend Friday had three speeding tickets on his driving record in recent years and could face criminal charges. • Thu 2009 May 7, 8:09pm

Details of the school bus accident that claimed the life of an Owasso man ... swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the accident, striking the bus in the rear. The report states that the Malibu became caught under the bus and was sent into the ditch after the bus made a quarter turn....