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Indonesia Finds Sriwijaya Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in January, killing all 62 people on board, officials said Wednesday. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi …

Report of Drone Strike on News Chopper Reveals Other Incidents

A small drone was almost certainly the object that damaged a news helicopter flying over Los Angeles last year, and the remote-controlled devices are suspected in two other mid-air impacts with aircraft, according to U.S. investigators. A KABC-TV chopper was …

Police Search Home of Man Dead After Temple Arson, Shooting

LAS VEGAS — Authorities in southern Nevada seized computer and electronic items Tuesday from the home of a man who police say torched a Buddhist temple, shot toward a least one monk fleeing the fire, ignited another blaze at a …

Video Believed to Show Helicopter Flying Erratically Before NY Crash

The helicopter that slammed into the roof of a Manhattan high-rise building on Monday was apparently captured on video minutes earlier flying erratically and investigators are trying to determine whether the pilot should have taken off in the decaying weather. …

Team Looking for Ohio Train Crash Cause Eyes Rails

Investigators say a train that partly derailed and exploded in Columbus, Ohio, was traveling below the speed limit before the crash, and its operators noticed no problems with the track as they approached the curve where it happened. The National …

Classes Canceled at Arkansas High School After Fire

Classes are canceled at DeWitt High School after a small fire in the principal’s office. Superintendent Gary Wayman tells Little Rock, Ark., television station KTHV that workers plan to check all the electrical wiring in the building after the fire. …

Flour Mill Fire Probe Begins in Central Minnesota Town

Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office are trying to determine what sparked the fire that consumed the century old Swany White flour mill in the small central Minnesota town of Freeport. City Clerk Victoria Holthaus says Wednesday morning that …

Investigators Suspect Arson in California Fire

Investigators believe arson was the cause of a fire that nearly destroyed a house in Pasadena before spreading to vegetation along a nearby freeway. Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department says Saturday’s blaze caused some $800,000 worth of damage …

NTSB Due to Release Early Report on Reno Air Crash

Federal investigators are expected to release a preliminary summary of their probe of a racing plane crash that killed 11 people in Reno, Nevada and injured at least 80. A National Transportation Safety Board official says there won’t be any …

Louisiana Insurance Investigators Allegedly Killed by Agent

Two investigators with the Louisiana Department of Insurance were shot and killed on June 7 while attempting to collect case information from an insurance agent in Ville Platte. Authorities believe that John Melvin Lavergne shot LDI investigators Kim Sledge and …