Cockpit transcript: Pilots in Buffalo crash mused about not liking to fly in icy weather

Talk of ice on wings, then a scream and crash

WASHINGTON — Showing no alarm, the captain and his first officer chatted about the ice on their plane’s windshield and wings, making light of their shared concerns about flying in wintry weather as they sped toward Buffalo, N.Y., on the night of Feb. 12.

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Bulgarian world ice dancing champion Maxim Staviski avoids prison over fatal car accident

Ice dancing champ gets suspended sentence

SOFIA, Bulgaria — World ice dancing champion Maxim Staviski will avoid prison for a fatal drunken-driving accident in 2007, drawing five years’ probation in a suspended sentence.

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Mining companies, partners settle lawsuits in 2007 Crandall Canyon disaster that killed 9

Lawsuits settled in 2007 Crandall Canyon disaster

SALT LAKE CITY — The owner and operator of Utah’s Crandall Canyon mine on Tuesday settled lawsuits filed by the families of the miners and rescuers who were killed or injured by two cave-ins in 2007.

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Search teams navigate through ’sea’ of jet debris, recover 4 more bodies from Air France crash

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Ill. ex-cop Drew Peterson, suspect in 4th wife’s disappearance, in court in 3rd wife’s death

Drew Peterson faces charges in Ill. courtroom

JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson is in court facing allegations he drowned his third wife in a bathtub. But he’s still cracking jokes.

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Ill. ex-cop Drew Peterson’s arraignment in connection with 3rd wife’s death pushed back

Drew Peterson’s arraignment pushed to May 18

JOLIET, Ill. — Drew Peterson, the former police sergeant who hasn’t hesitated to crack a joke or pose for the camera since his fourth wife’s disappearance more than 18 months ago, was told Friday he will have to wait more than a week to answer allegations he drowned his third wife in a bath tub. But he remained flippant.

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Federal charges dropped in Boston against contractor in Big Dig collapse death

Charges dropped against company in Big Dig death

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors dismissed charges Friday against one of the Big Dig’s largest contractors in connection with a tunnel collapse that killed a Boston woman, but the company pleaded guilty to lying about construction defects in another tunnel.

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State engineering board probing several aspects of facility’s failure, spokesman says

State board probing practice facility failure

DALLAS — The Texas Board of Professional Engineers is investigating the collapse of the Dallas Cowboys’ indoor practice facility, the agency’s spokesman said Friday.

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Bus driver in fatal Ark. crash that killed 4 pleads guilty to misdemeanor, gets year in jail

Driver in fatal Ark. crash pleads to misdemeanor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A bus driver involved in an eastern Arkansas crash that left four people dead in 2007 has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor negligent homicide.

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Ex-cop Drew Peterson, suspect in 4th wife’s disappearance, indicted in 3rd wife’s death

Drew Peterson indicted in 3rd wife’s death

LOCKPORT, Ill. — Drew Peterson, the brash, mustachioed former police sergeant who found tabloid fame after his fourth wife’s disappearance more than 1 1/2 years ago, was indicted Thursday in the drowning of an ex-wife found dead in an empty bathtub in 2004.

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