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Salesforce, Intuit rise while Hasbro, Foot Locker stumble

Aug. 23, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Salesforce.com Inc., up $3.33 to $151.57 The customer-management software developer blew past Wall Street's second quarter profit expectations and raised its revenue forecast for the year. Intuit Inc., up $3.03 to $278.74 The...

Atlanta-based company execs survived California plane crash

Aug. 22, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight executives of an Atlanta-based package company were among the 10 people who escaped when a plane burst into flames at a small Northern California airport, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. The twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff, went off the runway and burst...

US stock indexes end mixed ahead of Fed chairman speech

Aug. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

A wobbly day on Wall Street left stock indexes mostly lower Thursday as investors turned cautious ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Federal Reserve chairman. Losses by health care, technology and energy companies, among other sectors, outweighed gains by banks, consumer goods makers and elsewhere in the...

Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

Aug. 22, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff at Oroville...

Putin gives pilot who landed in cornfield Russia's top medal

Aug. 16, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday awarded the nation's highest medal, the Hero of Russia, to the pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled passenger plane in a cornfield after a flock of birds hit both engines and knocked them out. The experienced captain, 41-year-old Damir...

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Aug. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one of the 233 people on board was hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized. The quick thinking of the...

2nd rocket launcher recovered from US service member at BWI

Aug. 1, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say an Air Force sergeant tried bringing home a rocket launcher tube as a souvenir at the same airport where another service member tried returning with a similar weapon this week. The State Fire Marshal's Office in Maryland issued a statement saying the device, designed to be...

US issues hacking security alert for small planes

Jul. 30, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. An alert from the DHS critical infrastructure computer emergency response team...

Boeing CEO raises possibility of pausing Max production

Jul. 24, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing's CEO says the company will consider temporarily shutting down production of the 737 Max if the plane's return is significantly delayed beyond the company's October forecast. The comment by Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg underscores the uncertainty swirling around the company and...

Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95

Jul. 22, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights. Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control, died...