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What we can learn from Malaysia Flight 17's 'black boxes'

Flight 17's nearly 20-year-old pair of "black boxes" have been recovered.

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Fire season in West expected to intensify

Fire season in West expected to intensify

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

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Fire season in West expected to get more intense

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

A wildfire burns in Morgan County, Utah. Eighteen large fires were burning in the Northwest with intensities not normally seen until August, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday.

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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Babar Suleman and son Haris Suleman, 17, stand next to their plane at an airport in Greenwood, Ind. before taking off for an around-the-world flight. On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a single-engine plane with two aboard crashed in waters off American Samoa…

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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Babar Suleman and son Haris Suleman, 17, take off from an airport in Greenwood, Ind. for an around-the-world flight. On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a single-engine plane with two aboard crashed in waters off American Samoa, with a registration number matc…

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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday for his father, who was also on board.

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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

Rescue workers carry a body bag from the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna. Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru B…

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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

Rescue workers gathered at the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna. Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru Bauchi gave…

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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

Rescue workers at the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna. Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru Bauchi gave an annua…

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2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security.

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40 bodies from jet returned to Dutch soil

40 bodies from jet returned to Dutch soil

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins Wednesday, solemnly carried to 40 identical hearses.

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40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

Pallbearers carry one of the 40 coffins to a hearse. The bodies were taken in a convoy of hearses to the central city of Hilversum, where experts will begin identifying the bodies.

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Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

Placard on a tank car carrying crude oil in Trenton, North Dakota, warns of fire danger.

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Rules proposed to prevent oil-train fires

Rules proposed to prevent oil-train fires

WASHINGTON — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America’s towns and cities.

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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

The twin-engine turboprop carried 58 passengers and crew. The crash was Taiwan’s first fatal air accident in 12 years and came after Typhoon Matmo passed across the island.

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Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

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Ukraine: Missiles from Russia may have downed fighters

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials said Wednesday that two military jets have been shot down in the eastern part of the country, and the missiles that downed them may have been launched from Russia.

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Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

In this undated photo released by the Calehr family, Miguel Panduwinata, left, Mika Panduwinata, Samira Calehr, second from right, and Shaka Panduwinata, right, pose for a photo. Shaka Panduwinata and his brother Miguel Panduwinata were killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was sh…

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Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

In this undated photo released by The Calehr family, Miguel Panduwinata, right, poses his mother Samira Calehr. Miguel and his brother Shaka Panduwinata were killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/The Calehr family)

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Concordia begins its final cruise — to a scrapyard

Concordia begins its final cruise — to a scrapyard

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — The Costa Concordia cruise ship began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.

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