Posts Tagged Transportation

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines 370 wait in a room after walking out to protest the difficulties of communicating with Malaysian officials through video conferencing in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

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Ky. Highway Safety to sponsor Nationwide event

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Office of Highway Safety will be the title sponsor for Kentucky Speedway’s June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

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Missing plane’s black box batteries may have died

In this Monday, April 14, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force an autonomous underwater vehicle is prepared to be deployed from ADV Ocean Shield in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for the robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Lt. Kelli Lunt) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

This photo taken April 14, 2014 shows Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaking to the media and local government officials  about federal transportation funding at the Montgomery County Commissioner's office in Dayton, Ohio. On the road in a tour bus this week, Foxx is urging Congress to quickly approve legislation to pay for highway and transit programs amid warnings that the U.S. government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could threaten to set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.  (AP Photo/Skip Peterson)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell injured in car accident

In this Sept. 27, 2010 file photo, Lawrence O'Donnell, political analyst for the cable news channel MSNBC, appears on his set in New York. O'Donnell was injured with his brother Michael in a taxi accident on Saturday, April 12, 2014, while vacationing out of the country. The network did not specify where. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says its host Lawrence O’Donnell was injured with his brother Michael in a taxi accident Saturday while vacationing out of the country. The network didn’t specify where the accident occurred.

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