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Air Canada 777 lands after strong turbulence injures 20

TORONTO — Air Canada said that a flight en route from Shanghai to Toronto was diverted to Calgary after emergency crews said heavy turbulence injured about 20 passengers.Responders were dispatched to Calgary International Airport to treat the injured passengers.

Date: 12/30/2015 | Nation & World


More than 400 will die on roads this weekend

WASHINGTON — The National Safety Council says 433 people will die in car crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday and another 52,300 will be seriously injured. It's safe to assume that some of the dead and injured will be back-seat passengers who opt not to wear seat belts.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Nation & World


People were shot by toddlers every week this year

This week a 2-year-old in South Carolina found a gun in the back seat of the car he was riding in and accidentally shot his grandmother, who was sitting in the passenger seat. This type of thing happens from time to time: a little kid finds a gun, fires it, and hurts or kills himself or...

Date: 10/15/2015 | Nation & World


Taking time off to think, because, thankfully, I still can

It is that sane and glorious time when the nation's capital dispenses its human cargo to places of origin and locations of respite."I don't know why everyone leaves," I remarked to my neighbor. "There's so much great parking." (Don't muddle; it's a...

Date: 08/17/2015 | Opinion Columnists


A plea to stow July 4 fireworks this year

In almost forty years of living in Index I have never seen conditions this dry, or fire hazards this high, in our town this early in the summer. Outside of town the U.S. Forest Service fire hazard sign points to "High" with Industrial Precaution Class ll. There is a ban on...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Commentary




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