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Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

WICHITA, Kan. | A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles aroun…

12 hours ago
Official: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport crash

Official: At least 2 dead in Kansas airport crash

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDIT

18 hours ago
World sries

World sries

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

23 hours ago
Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station lifts off from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday shortly before exploding.

October 29, 2014 5:43 pm

Jose Canseco accidentally shoots his left hand

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

October 29, 2014 12:33 pm Related

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site.

October 28, 2014 6:15 pm
14 hurt in Indy-Chicago Amtrak crash with semitrailer

14 hurt in Indy-Chicago Amtrak crash with semitrailer

REYNOLDS, Ind. | A Chicago-bound Amtrak train collided with a semi-truck Tuesday morning in northwestern Indiana, injuring several people, after a truck driver who believed he had enough time to clear the tracks pulled into the train's path, police said.

October 28, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

A semi-truck hauling cement lies in two pieces after an Amtrak train struck it about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Ind. 

October 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

An Amtrak train sits idle on the tracks after hitting a semi-truck about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Ind. The train was northbound and heading to Chicago when the accident took place. White Coun…

October 28, 2014 11:58 am
Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

Passengers look at the crash site after an Amtrak train struck a semi-truck about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Ind. The train was northbound and heading to Chicago when the accident took place. W…

October 28, 2014 11:58 am
Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

A semi-truck hauling cement lies in two pieces after an Amtrak train struck it about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Ind. The train was northbound and heading to Chicago when the accident took place…

October 28, 2014 11:58 am
Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

Police: Truck driver saw train before collision

An Amtrak employee is taken to an ambulance after an Amtrak train struck a semi-truck about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Ind. The train was northbound and heading to Chicago when the accident too…

October 28, 2014 11:58 am

2 injured in trailer accident at Ill. pumpkin farm

HOMER GLEN, Ill. | Authorities say at least two people were injured when a tractor tipped during a tractor ride at a popular suburban Chicago pumpkin farm.

October 27, 2014 4:09 pm

Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.

October 16, 2014 8:03 am

Indiana police: Megabus crashes, 18 injured

INDIANAPOLIS | A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis on Tuesday after striking a crashed car, leaving 18 people with mostly minor injuries, police said.

October 14, 2014 4:12 pm
Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

AURORA, Ill. | A suburban Chicago air traffic center reopened early Monday, more than two weeks after damage from a deliberately set fire forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and disrupted travel nationwide, federal officials said.

October 13, 2014 6:38 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Helping our neighbors who must rebuild from the ashes

October 11, 2014 12:00 am
Bond denied for Highland native in Chicago-area FAA fire

Bond denied for Highland native in Chicago-area FAA fire

CHICAGO (AP) — A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought the city's two international airports to a halt.

September 30, 2014 6:37 am Related
Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. | A posthumous doctoral degree has been given to the family of an Indiana University student who was among those killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine.

September 18, 2014 6:25 pm

Most children released after Hammond Baptist bus crash

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana church says only one of 34 students had to be hospitalized after a bus rolled onto its side in southern Indiana.

September 16, 2014 9:55 am Related
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