Transportation accidents

December 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure. The test used two of Orion's three main parachutes to simulate the...
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In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring several other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. (Matthieu Ferri/France Bleu via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 1:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — French authorities said one more student died Friday after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France, raising the overall death toll to five children. Marseille prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux, who is coordinating the investigation with local authorities in the Pyrenees-...
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December 15, 2017 - 7:56 am
WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a motorcyclist and injuring three others in a crash last summer. The Wyoming County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old Joshua Huntress, of Mayville in Chautauqua County, pleaded guilty on Thursday to...
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In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring several other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. (France Bleu via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 2:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France (all times local): 8:55 p.m. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says that authorities don't know what led to a deadly collision between a regional train and a school bus in southern France. Philippe, who...
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In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring several other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. (Matthieu Ferri/France Bleu via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 2:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. Photos from the scene tweeted by a local television station showed the train derailed and the bus...
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In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring several other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. (Matthieu Ferri/France Bleu via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 1:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. It was one of the worst rail accidents in France in years. Photos from the scene tweeted by a...
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In this photo provided by France Bleu, rescue workers help after a school bus and a regional train collided in the village of Millas, southern France, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. A school bus and a regional train collided in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring several other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. (France Bleu via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 1:29 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France (all times local): 7:25 p.m. France's SNCF national rail authority says witnesses described the crossing gates as functioning properly at the time that a train crashed into a bus carrying children in southern...
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December 14, 2017 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft. That's according to a National Transportation Safety Board report. The report says the operator was unaware the Federal...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 1:21 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister said Thursday that a plane crash that killed the nation's president in 2010 in Russia was preceded by two explosions on board, calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "take responsibility for what happened." Antoni Macierewicz was reacting to...
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December 14, 2017 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft. That's according to a National Transportation Safety Board report. The report says the operator was unaware the Federal...
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