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Judge: Salvage Firm Can Recover Titanic’s Telegraph Machine

NORFOLK — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. In an order released Monday, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach …

Families Sue Helicopter Company in Deadly Kobe Bryant Crash

LOS ANGELES — Family members of four passengers killed in a helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant and his daughter have joined the NBA star’s widow in filing wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned and operated the aircraft. The …

Tornado Tears Through Arkansas College Town, With Six Hurt

JONESBORO, Ark. — A tornado ripped through northeast Arkansas on Saturday, leaving six people hurt after hitting commercial and residential areas in the college town of Jonesboro. The six people reported injured were taken to a local hospital with minor …

Poor Condition of Wreckage Will Slow Plane Crash Probe

The lack of a distress call and flight data recorder coupled with mangled and charred wreckage will make finding the cause of a fiery airplane crash in Louisiana extremely challenging, federal officials said Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman …

Kazakhstan Grounds Bek Air Planes After Crash Kills at Least 12

At least a dozen people died after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday in southeastern Kazakhstan, leading local authorities to ground the rest of budget carrier Bek Air’s fleet. The twin-turbofan Fokker 100 aircraft was carrying 98 people …

S.S. Hudson Found 118 Years After Sinking in Lake Superior Gale

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Flags flew at half-mast as the freighter Hudson passed through the Duluth ship canal on a mid-September day just over 118 years ago. The crew of the ship was paying their respects to President William McKinley, …

Charred Wreckage of California Dive Boat Raised from Ocean Floor

LOS ANGELES – A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, was raised from the ocean floor on Thursday as federal safety officials said the crew had no night watchman on duty, as …

Truck Driver Who Triggered Deadly Colorado Crash Charged with Homicide

Police have charged a truck driver with vehicular homicide after he triggered a fiery multi-vehicle crash that killed a still unknown number of motorists, some of whom remain in the wreckage on an interstate near Denver, authorities said on Friday. …

Ropes, Phone Lights Used in Rescue After Deadly Texas Bus Plunge

Lulled asleep by the humming of their Texas-bound charter bus following a trip to Disney World, members of a high school band were jarred awake before dawn Tuesday when the rig ran off a highway and plunged into a deep …

Helicopter Crashes in Florida Yard

Federal investigators are examining the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed in the front yard of a West Palm Beach home. No serious injuries were reported from Saturday’s crash. The pilot and one passenger were taken to the hospital as …