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FAA: Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

May. 21, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes...

The Latest: Pilot killed in Alaska plane crash identified

May. 21, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a second fatal Alaska floatplane crash in a week (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The police chief of Metlakatla has identified the pilot of Monday's deadly commuter plane crash in that Alaska community. The pilot was identified as 51-year-old Ron Rash of Harrisburg,...

Jury awards $27M in damages after fatal crash in Oregon

May. 21, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal jury in Oregon has awarded nearly $27 million in damages against two trucking companies and their drivers who lawyers say were involved in a road rage episode that killed a motorist. The jury deliberated for about five hours before returning its verdict Friday after a...

Investigators: Human error caused deadly Amtrak crash

May. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed limit when he hit a curve, federal safety investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board announced the...

Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

May. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps...

Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not war

May. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After a day of closed-door briefings on...

The Latest: Investigators: Human error caused Amtrak crash

May. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board meeting about a fatal Amtrak derailment south of Seattle (all times local): 3:33 p.m. Federal safety investigators say a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the...

New lawsuit claims Boeing Max suffered from faulty design

May. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

A new lawsuit says Boeing's design of the 737 Max was faulty and the company was able to rush the plane into production because it faced little oversight from regulators. The lawsuit says the plane could crash if a single part malfunctioned, that Boeing concealed problems and refused to ground the plane on its...

Crews contain gas leak near University of North Dakota

May. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Officials have given the all-clear after crews contained a natural gas leak near the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. The university says the leak was detected around 9 a.m. Tuesday at a construction site on a public street that runs through campus. Crews from Xcel Energy...

Libyan National Army hires firm to forge closer ties with US

May. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan general who has gained control of the city of Benghazi and is believed to have ties to the CIA has hired a Texas-based lobbying firm to help him forge closer relations with the U.S. as he seeks to defeat rival militias and consolidate his hold on the North African country. Field...