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Today in History: JAN 28, Space Shuttle Challenger explodes

Jan. 28, 2023 00:12 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2023. There are 337 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1973, a cease-fire officially went into effect in the Vietnam War, a day after the signing of the Paris...

Lawsuits in NC plane crash that killed 8 settled for $15M

Jan. 27, 2023 16:23 PM EST

The families of five passengers killed in a 2022 plane crash off the North Carolina coast have settled wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot and the pilot's estate for $15 million, family representatives announced Friday. All eight...

Black boxes from Nepal plane crash to be sent to Singapore

Jan. 26, 2023 02:55 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The black boxes recovered from the Jan. 15 plane crash in Nepal are being sent to Singapore for analysis to identify the cause of the crash that killed all 72 people on board, officials said Thursday. Both the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder...

Police: 1 dead after small plane crashes in Indianapolis

Jan. 24, 2023 17:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One person died in a small plane crash Tuesday afternoon on the south side of Indianapolis, police said. Indianapolis police, fire crews and medics were called to the scene about 4 p.m. along railroad tracks in a residential area near the University of...

60 of the Nepal plane crash victims handed over to relatives

Jan. 23, 2023 22:38 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Authorities in Nepal have handed to relatives the bodies of 60 of the 72 people killed in a plane crash last week, the airline said. Rescuers were still searching for two bodies at the site where a Yeti Airlines flight with 72 on board crashed on Jan. 15 at...

Small plane crashes on road near Houston, pilot unhurt

Jan. 22, 2023 16:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A small plane crashed on a road and caught fire on the outskirts of Houston on Sunday, authorities and local media said, but the pilot was not hurt. The crash happened in the late morning when the pilot reported losing engine power and tried to land on state Highway...

Single-engine plane crashes in suburban New York; 2 dead

Jan. 20, 2023 12:58 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed near a suburban New York airport, killing the pilot and his passenger, both from the Cleveland area, authorities said Friday. The single-engine Beechcraft A36 took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport just before...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 20, 2023 11:36 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Temperature graph...

Pilot killed in crash of small plane in central California

Jan. 18, 2023 19:08 PM EST

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — The pilot died when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday in central California, authorities said. The Cessna 414 with just one person aboard crashed around 2 p.m. near Modesto City-County Airport, according to the Federal Aviation...

Relatives protest slow autopsy of Nepal plane crash victims

Jan. 18, 2023 06:30 AM EST

POKHARA, Nepal (AP) — Grieving relatives of plane crash victims in Nepal were growing impatient as they waited for authorities to conduct autopsies and hand the bodies for cremation. The Yeti Airlines flight with 72 aboard plummeted into a gorge on Sunday while on approach to the...