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Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice...

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

Nov. 14, 2018 6:18 PM EST

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks. When flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer got to row 14, she saw a woman strapped in her...

Authorities say 44 hurt, 2 dead when tour bus overturns in northern Mississippi, crash called weather-related

Nov. 14, 2018 5:32 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say 44 hurt, 2 dead when tour bus overturns in northern Mississippi, crash called weather-related.

Mississippi coroner says 2 are dead, several hurt after tour bus overturns on icy highway ramp near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 4:26 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi coroner says 2 are dead, several hurt after tour bus overturns on icy highway ramp near Memphis.

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

Nov. 14, 2018 4:10 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday. An attorney for area landowners challenging the...

The Latest: Hearing on fatal Southwest Air flight concludes

Nov. 14, 2018 3:53 PM EST

The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board hearing and documents released on an investigation into a fatal engine failure on a Southwest flight (all times local): 3:50 p.m. An investigative hearing into a broken fan blade that led to a fatal engine failure on a Southwest flight has concluded. The...

US adds new sanctions on Cuba tourist attractions

Nov. 14, 2018 2:42 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump Administration is adding new names to a list of Cuban tourist attractions that Americans are barred from visiting. The 26 names range from the new five-star Iberostar Grand Packard and Paseo del Prado hotels in Old Havana to modest shopping centers in beachside resorts far from the...

Uber, Lyft to offer rewards programs similar to airlines

Nov. 14, 2018 11:22 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Uber and Lyft are rolling out loyalty programs similar to airline frequent flyer miles. Uber Rewards starts Wednesday in nine U.S. areas and will spread nationwide during the next six months. Riders get points for every dollar spent on Uber rides or food deliveries. For every 500 points,...

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

Nov. 14, 2018 10:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas' status from...

Travelers can find tools to weigh safety of foreign airlines

Nov. 14, 2018 10:02 AM EST

International air travel has become remarkably safe in recent years, with deadly accidents like last month's Lion Air crash in Indonesia becoming rarer. Statistics aside, the accident is making travelers wary of flying in some countries or on certain foreign airlines. The safety of Indonesia's airlines had been...