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  • Missing Malaysia plane inquiry focuses on the 239 on board

    BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects: the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane. While loath to call...
  • Findery lets you leave your mark

    From the co-founder of Flickr comes a new travel app that's three parts photo-inspired sticky notes and one part treasure map. Name: Findery Available for: Website and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch What it does: Geo-tags "notes" all over the world...
  • Pilot, Emmy-winning photographer dead in Seattle news copter crash

    SEATTLE -- An Emmy-award winning photographer and a helicopter pilot have been identified as the two dead in the fiery crash of a KOMO-TV news chopper Tuesday morning, officials said. The helicopter had just taken off from its rooftop perch near the...
  • Witnesses heard unusual engine 'whining' before Seattle copter crash

    SEATTLE -- Witnesses to the fatal crash of a news helicopter near the base of the Space Needle told officials they heard “unusual” noises that sounded like an engine “whining” as the helicopter took off Tuesday morning after a...
  • Leak found in New York City gas main near site of fatal blast

    NEW YORK -- The main pipeline running beneath Park Avenue on the block where a blast killed eight people was leaking outside one of the buildings destroyed, investigators said Tuesday, but they have not determined the cause of the leak. It also is too...
  • Search of Malaysia pilot's home finds no sign of terrorism, suicide

    Search of Malaysia pilot's home finds no sign of terrorism, suicide
    WASHINGTON -- A review of the emails and a search of a home flight simulator have found nothing so far to suggest the pilots on the missing plane purposely compromised the flight by diverting it away from Beijing, according to two U.S. law enforcement...
  • Florida Express plans Lauderdale-Orlando-Tally service March 20

    Florida Express plans Lauderdale-Orlando-Tally service March 20
    South Florida travelers frustrated by the limited and often expensive flight options to Orlando and Tallahassee could soon have another option for getting there. Florida Express Jet Travel announced Monday that it plans to launch daily nonstop flights...
  • Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world

    The U.S. State Department continues to warn travelers to defer all non-essential visits to Pakistan and strongly warns travelers about venturing to the Gaza Strip. A short-term alert has also been issued to Americans attending the Olympic Games in Russia....
  • For inexpensive car rental, consider FlightCar.com

    The sharing economy speeds past just offering rides, à la Uber and Lyft, to give travelers use of your car. Name: FlightCar.com What it does: Travelers looking for an inexpensive car rental can make arrangements through FlightCar, which arranges car...
  • Seniors on the Go: Upgrade bidding update

    Seniors on the Go: Upgrade bidding update
    Say you buy a cheap economy ticket. But also say you're a bit on the large size or old enough that getting in and out of a sardine-can seat isn't as easy as it once was. So you'd really like to escape the cattle-car seat squeeze and lousy cabin service...
  • Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

    Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
    The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error. Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
  • NTSB weighs role of fatigue, pilot error in Alabama UPS plane crash

    The pilots of a UPS cargo jet killed in a crash in August had complained about the company's work schedules but also made mistakes shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, a National Transportation Safety Board investigative...