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February 11, 2018 - 8:28 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon. News reports said 71 people — 65...
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February 11, 2018 - 8:10 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday afternoon. News reports said 71 people — 65...
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February 11, 2018 - 7:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say a passenger airline has crashed in the Moscow region. The reports Sunday cited multiple unidentified sources. The Emergencies Ministry said it has sent crews to the reported crash site. The reports said the plane was an An-148, a regional jet belonging to...
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A mud covered reveler poses for a picture during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Hundreds of revelers wrestled, tackled each other and threw chunks of gunk Saturday while shaking it to samba and reggaeton at a Carnival beach party where clothes were optional but the mud was not. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 10, 2018 - 6:11 pm
PARATY, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of revelers wrestled, tackled each other and threw chunks of gunk while shaking it to samba and reggaeton Saturday at a Carnival beach party where clothes were optional but the mud was not. The annual "Bloco da Lama," or "Mud Party," in this coastal town about a 4-...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, Omar Kanteh, of Gambia, with red fleece at center, and Moussa Sissoki, of Mali, holding a shovel at center right, are surrounded by children as they build igloos in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, northern Italy. Migrants from African nations far from the frozen north picked up the art of igloo making to help a local restaurant owner realize a project to lure tourists back to this dying mountain resort. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 10, 2018 - 11:14 am
SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy (AP) — San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps, once had a thriving ski trade. But financial issues kept the lifts closed this winter. The local hotel now houses about 80 African asylum-seekers who were assigned to live there when they arrived in Italy. But...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, Moussa Sissoko, of Mali, left, helps build an igloo with Davide Midali, owner of an igloo village in San Simone di Valleve, near Bergamo, northern Italy. The local hotel now houses about 80 African asylum-seekers who were assigned to live there, but those migrants have picked up the art of igloo making to help a local restaurant owner realize a project to lure tourists back to this dying mountain resort. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 10, 2018 - 10:57 am
SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy (AP) — San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps, once had a thriving ski trade. But financial issues kept the lifts closed this winter. The local hotel now houses about 80 African asylum-seekers who were assigned to live there when they arrived in Italy. But...
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Will Monk, 8, plays with his dog Zoey, a 2 year-old goldendoodle, in his backyard in Barrington, Ill., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The upper Midwest is preparing for a wintry blast as a winter storm is expected across the region, with forecasters saying up to a foot of snow is expected in some areas.(Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 3:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of children in the Midwest got a rare snow day off school Friday as a winter storm moved through the Great Lakes region, dumping nearly a foot of the white powder in some places with more on the way. Midwest residents often boast that they are well prepared for winter...
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February 08, 2018 - 5:34 pm
Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for December. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives no more than 14 minutes behind schedule. 1. United Airlines, 84.6 percent 2. Delta Air Lines 83.5 percent 3. Alaska Airlines,...
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February 08, 2018 - 5:19 pm
Airlines bumped passengers off flights at the lowest rate on record last year after United Airlines was pilloried when a passenger was dragged off a full plane. The Transportation Department said Thursday that airlines bumped about one passenger in every 29,000 in 2017, roughly half the rate of the...
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February 08, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Airlines bumped passengers off flights at the lowest rate on record last year after United Airlines was pilloried when a passenger was dragged off a full plane. The Transportation Department said Thursday that airlines bumped about one passenger in every 29,000 in 2017, roughly half the rate of the...
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