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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo a Boeing 777X airplane takes off on its first flight with the Olympic Mountains in the background at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. Boeing Co. reports financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 29. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing posts first annual loss since 1997 as Max costs rise

Jan. 29, 2020 7:54 AM EST

Boeing is posting its first annual loss since 1997, as the financial fallout from two deadly crashes of the 737 Max has mushroomed to more than $18 billion. Boeing said Wednesday that it lost $1 billion in the fourth quarter as revenue plunged 37% due to the grounding of the Max, which stopped new deliveries of...

Body found in burning car in Wichita

Jan. 29, 2020 7:20 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a burning car in Wichita. KFDI-FM reports that the discovery was made around 5 a.m. Wednesday as firefighters were putting out the blaze. The name of the victim hasn't been released, and it wasn't immediately clear what caused...

Police: Principal accused of drunk driving, hitting 3 cars

Jan. 29, 2020 6:47 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The principal of a high school in Louisiana has been accused of driving while intoxicated and crashing into three vehicles, breaking off one of the wheels on his own vehicle in the process. Ralph Thibodeaux, 55, was arrested in Vermillion Parish over the weekend, news outlets...

Residents clean up their flood-damaged house in Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra, Indonesia Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Landslides and floods from torrential rains in Indonesia' Sumatra island leave a scores of people dead and displaced thousands, the country's disaster agency said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damai Mendrofa)

Floods, landslide in western Indonesia leave 7 dead

Jan. 29, 2020 6:25 AM EST

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Landslides and floods from torrential rains on Indonesia's Sumatra island killed at least seven people and displaced thousands, the disaster agency said Wednesday. Large areas of Central Tapanuli district in North Sumatra province were inundated with up to 2.5 meters (6 feet) of...

In this photo released by the Italian Firefighters, firemen try to extinguish a dozen vehicles on fire on a highway near Milan, Italy, in the early hours of Wednesday, Jan. 29. 2020. In a bid to rob an armored vehicle, a gang of thieves set up barriers of burning vehicles and spilled nails on a highway near Milan but were foiled when the driver evaded their traps. (Italian Firefighters via AP)

A failed Italian job: Driver evades flaming highway robbery

Jan. 29, 2020 5:58 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — In a bid to rob an armored vehicle, a gang of thieves set up barriers of burning vehicles and spilled nails on a highway near Milan but were foiled when the driver evaded their traps, according to news reports Wednesday. The assailants, believed to number about a dozen people, fled the scene....

Man killed by train in South Florida

Jan. 29, 2020 4:22 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man died Tuesday after being hit by a freight train in Florida, authorities said. The southbound train killed the man shortly before noon in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reported. He had been walking near the Florida East Coast Railway just before the crash, police...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand. Another person who suffered critical injuries from an eruption of the New Zealand volcano last month has died, bringing the death toll to 21, police said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Death toll from New Zealand volcanic eruption rises to 21

Jan. 29, 2020 3:58 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Another person who suffered critical injuries from an eruption of a New Zealand volcano last month has died, bringing the death toll to 21, police said Wednesday. Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims said the person died Tuesday night at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital. Police...

CORRECTS DATE- In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo, a man walks past the wrangled remains of a bus after an accident in Nashik, India. More than 25 people were killed when the speeding passenger bus collided with an auto-rickshaw late Tuesday in western Maharashtra state, police said. The collision happened on Malegaon-Deola road in Nashik district and caused the vehicles to fall into a roadside well, said senior police officer Vasudev Desale. (National Disaster Response Force via AP)

Bus, auto-rickshaw collision in west India kills at least 27

Jan. 29, 2020 2:43 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding bus and auto-rickshaw collided in western India, killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens more, police said Wednesday. Both vehicles fell into a roadside well after the crash late Tuesday in Maharashtra state. Rescuers pulled at least 33 injured passengers and took them to...

In this image taken Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, and provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators Adam Huray, right, and Carol Hogan examine wreckage as part of the NTSB’s investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. The Sunday, Jan. 26 crash killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others (James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP)

Crash-warning device might not have saved Bryant helicopter

Jan. 29, 2020 1:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine as the aircraft plummeted toward a fog-shrouded hillside, federal regulators and...

Police: 3 dogs who attacked boy, 12, killed by officers

Jan. 29, 2020 1:19 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three dogs who police in Delaware say attacked a 12-year-old boy and left him with serious injuries have been shot and killed by officers. Dover police were called to the attack Tuesday afternoon, police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said in a news release. An officer fired shots...