GM recalls 38,197 cars for battery control defect
2013-05-07 06:08:01 UTC
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is recalling 38,197 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal sedans in the U.S. because a defective battery control module could stall the engine or cause a fire.
Vehicles from the 2012 and ...
Philippine volcano spews rocks, killing 5 climbers
2013-05-07 05:25:21 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes spewed huge rocks and ash after daybreak Tuesday, killing at least five climbers and trapping more than a dozen others near the crater in its first eruption in three...
Utah cabin had uninvited guests _ 60,000 bees
2013-05-06 04:42:36 UTC
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It was the biggest beehive that that Ogden beekeeper Vic Bachman has ever removed — a dozen feet long, packed inside the eaves of a cabin in Ogden Valley.
"We figure we got 15 pounds of bees out of there," said Bac...
China career boost can come with health risks
2013-04-30 19:09:27 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Whitney Foard Small loved China and her job as a regional director of communications for a top automaker. But after air pollution led to several stays in hospital and finally a written warning from her doctor telling her she...
1 dead after 2 small planes collide near LA
2013-04-30 06:43:55 UTC
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Two small airplanes collided in midair over the Southern California mountains Monday, sending one crashing into a rocky ridge and killing its pilot while the second was able to maneuver a belly-flop landing on a n...
Ethiopia flies first Dreamliner since grounding
2013-04-27 17:52:48 UTC
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya's capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since air safety authorities grounded the Dreamliners after incidents with smoldering batteries ...
Controllers to return; flight delays sway Congress
2013-04-27 17:34:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious.
Unable to ignore the travelers' anger, Congress...
FAA: Air traffic system soon at full operation
2013-04-27 18:04:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it's suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities will begin returning to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours.
The FAA says in a statement that the ai...
St. Lucia police detail rescue after boat sinking
2013-04-26 17:38:41 UTC
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat captain and his first mate swam through dangerous waters for nearly a day before they were rescued after a sinking that was also survived by their two U.S. passengers, authorities in St. Lucia said on Frid...
Ohioans promoting Richter scale developer legacy
2013-04-26 06:54:14 UTC
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio native Charles Richter's scale for measuring the power of earthquakes isn't as widely used as before, but he has fans determined to make sure his name and legacy don't fade away.
A road roundabout will be dedicate...
Australian behind new Titanic plans political bid
2013-04-26 06:43:14 UTC
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A wealthy Australian who is rebuilding the Titanic plans to do the political equivalent. Clive Palmer said Friday he intends to refloat the United Australian Party, a once dominant force in Australian politics th...
United's 1Q loss narrows as fuel costs drop
2013-04-25 16:07:25 UTC
The parent of United Airlines reported a smaller first-quarter loss on Thursday, as fuel costs declined and revenue rose 1 percent.
The first quarter is the slowest travel season of the year, and it's not unusual for airlines to lose mo...
FAA order formally lifts Boeing 787 grounding
2013-04-25 15:50:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are telling airlines they can fly Boeing's 787 Dreamliners again as soon as they replace its problematic lithium ion batteries with a revamped battery system.
A Federal Aviation Administration safety o...
A glance at the George W. Bush Presidential Center
2013-04-25 15:38:36 UTC
DALLAS (AP) — The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which houses Bush's library and museum along with his policy institute, will be dedicated in a ceremony Thursday on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Here are some facts on the ce...
Flight delays pile up Monday after FAA budget cuts
2013-04-22 17:06:30 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.
Some flights out of New York and Washington were delayed by more than two hours...
Flight delays: Furloughs begin at airports Sunday
2013-04-19 04:35:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic controller furloughs scheduled to kick in on Sunday could result in flight delays of more than three hours in Atlanta, as well as significant delays in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York-area airports,...
Storm woes range from sinkhole to snow to twisters
2013-04-18 17:03:34 UTC
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes — and a sinkhole in Chicago.
Seemingly every ...
American cancels all US flights for several hours
2013-04-17 04:47:33 UTC
DALLAS (AP) — A computer system used to run many daily operations at American Airlines failed Tuesday, forcing the nation's third-largest carrier to ground all flights across the United States for several hours and stranding thousa...
Boston bombs raise worries for Olympics, World Cup
2013-04-16 17:31:32 UTC
LONDON (AP) — From London to Sochi to Rio de Janeiro, the deadly bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon raised new concerns Tuesday over safety at major sports events around the world, including the Olympics and World Cup.
16 hurt in bus crash near Yosemite park
2013-04-14 16:59:23 UTC
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A bus carrying visitors from Yosemite National Park crashed on a main highway south of the park, leaving 16 people injured, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.
The bus was about 40 miles south of the park when...
San Francisco cable car accidents costs millions
2013-04-14 16:55:47 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging, hill-conquering cable cars stand out as a top draw.
The quaint conveyances also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millio...
Amtrak derails near Oakland, delay but no injuries
2013-04-14 16:52:24 UTC
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Amtrak says a passenger train carrying nearly 200 people has derailed near Oakland, but there were no injuries.
Spokeswoman Christina Leeds says the train was en route from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada, when the...
Despite tension, NKorea lets in tourists, athletes
2013-04-14 16:20:22 UTC
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea's warnings that the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is so high it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign residents, it literally trotted out athletes from around the world on Su...
China WHO chief: Beijing H7N9 case not surprising
2013-04-14 04:38:20 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — A World Health Organization official said Sunday that it wasn't surprising that a new strain of bird flu has spread to China's capital after sickening dozens in the eastern part of the country.
Up until Saturday when Beij...
Feelin' queasy? More air turbulence over Atlantic
2013-04-13 16:03:44 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Tourists, exchange students, masters of the financial universe and other business travelers: It's time to buckle up.
More pollution is likely to mean bumpier flights for trans-Atlantic travelers, researchers say, ...