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Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

Jun. 21, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned will be...

Police: Trucker with stuck tree branch leaves wake of wrecks

Jun. 21, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says an oblivious driver with a large branch stuck to his truck wrecked multiple cars, leaving behind a five-block path of destruction. The NYPD says the 36-year-old driver was in Queens late Tuesday when he hit a tree and got a large branch stuck between the...

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Jun. 21, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with newly named President Miguel Diaz-Canel. When Tropical Storm Alberto struck the...

Humboldt Broncos recognized during NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Late Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan was honored with the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award on Wednesday night, and 10 of the surviving players were reunited for the first time since the bus crash that killed 16 people. The players donned gold Broncos sweaters at the NHL...

American expects back to normal operations at regional unit

Jun. 20, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says a regional affiliate should run close to a normal operation Thursday after canceling 2,750 flights in the past week because of a computer problem. Spokeswoman Katie Cody said PSA Airlines stabilized its computer systems but faced delays getting planes and...

Columbus ship replica damaged by Hurricane Harvey for sale

Jun. 20, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A coastal Texas city is selling a replica of one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus used to reach the New World. Buyer beware, though, as it suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Harvey. The Corpus Christi City Council has authorized the Columbus Sailing...

Feds: Engine crack caused 2015 British Airways incident

Jun. 20, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the left engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at a Las Vegas airport in 2015. One flight attendant was seriously injured in the Sept. 8, 2015, incident at McCarran International Airport. All 157 passengers and 13 crew...

NTSB says plane gave several warnings before crash into lake

Jun. 20, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report saying the plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland killing all six people onboard issued multiple warnings about the aircraft's altitude. The plane piloted by Columbus beverage executive John Fleming crashed in December...

Road accidents kill 15 in Pakistan

Jun. 20, 2018 9:16 AM EDT

MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say 15 people have died in two road accidents. Officer Mohammad Javed Khan says a vehicle drove off a road in a mountainous area in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing nine people and injuring another four. Hours earlier, a vehicle carrying tourists in...

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun. 20, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The wooden...