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  • Germanwings co-pilot rehearsed crash: Report Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:36 AM ET
    In this handout image supplied by the Ministere de l'Interieur (French Interior Ministry), search and rescue teams attend to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on March 25, 2015 near Seyne, France.

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately downing his plane appears to have rehearsed the tragedy, NBC News reports.

  • Daimler Trucks North America LLC debuted the self-driving big rig Tuesday night with a drive— and a driver steering— atop the Hoover Dam on the Nevada- Arizona border. Wolfgang Bernhard of Daimler Trucks and Buses told the crowd bused to the site from Las Vegas for the news conference that they were about to witness "a short drive for man and a long haul for mankind."

  • HAVANA— The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year. "I think it's a further indication of the seriousness of the Obama...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Daimler has been granted a licence by the U.S. state of Nevada to test self-driving trucks on public roads, as the United States and Europe race to establish a regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles. While companies such as Google have dominated the headlines with advances in driverless cars, Daimler board member Wolfgang Bernhard told...

  • Spain to invest $1.5 billion in commuter train service Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:53 AM ET

    MADRID— Spain says it will invest 1.3 billion euros in improving its commuter train system, the biggest such investment since the service began two decades ago. Spain made cutbacks in public services in recent years because of the economic crisis. The plan was announced as the ruling conservative Popular Party prepares for municipal and regional elections...

  • 2nd Uber office in China under investigation Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    BEIJING— Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China. The city's transport commission said it suspected Uber was operating an illegal taxi service without a proper business registration and threatened fines of 30,000 yuan, or about $4,860, to those operating such services.

  • TEHRAN, Iran— A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz last month will likely be released in two days, after it pays a fine, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday. Iranian forces boarded the ship after firing warning shots across the bridge and later took it to Bandar Abbas, the main...

  • Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:53 AM ET

    HOOVER DAM, Nevada- Ariizona Border— Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns— but with a driver. As the Freightliner navigated switchbacks traveling to the top of the Hoover Dam on the Nevada- Arizona border, Daimler Trucks officials compared their self-driving semi to man's...

  • US due to stop managing Afghan airspace by end of June Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:31 AM ET

    KABUL, Afghanistan— The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international airlines forced to cancel flights both into the country and over its territory. Unless a solution— even a temporary one— is found, Afghanistan would...

  • The Miami- based company said that the new Princess Cruises ship will be the first under the Princess brand to be based in China year round. Princess based its first ship in China last year when it deployed its Sapphire Princess to Shanghai from June to October. Carnival also has three Costa-brand ships stationed in China, including the Costa Serena, which made its...

  • May 5- Southwest Airlines Co said Tuesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Transport Workers Union 550, the union that represents its 250 dispatchers who help oversee flight operations. The tentative deal provides "adjusted wage-scale increases" and would extend the dispatchers' contract for four years, the company said in a statement.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 5- Nevada has given Daimler AG, the world's biggest truck maker, the go-ahead to test its self-driving heavy freight truck for the first time on the open road in ordinary traffic, the two sides announced on Tuesday. "Today is history," Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican, said before posing with Daimler board member Wolfgang Bernhard with a red...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— A Texas air ambulance service is returning to the air more than a week after one of its flight nurses fell to her death from a helicopter hoist. STAR Flight grounded its fleet after Kristin McLain fell from a helicopter hoist while rescuing an injured hiker at the Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin on April 27. Normal equipment checks were completed by...

  • Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates' chairman and CEO, said in an interview that several American cities have asked Emirates to launch routes connecting them with its ever-expanding hub in Dubai. He declined to name the potential destinations, citing competitive reasons and confidentiality agreements, but said the Dubai government-backed carrier...

  • WOBURN, Mass.— The family of a woman who suffered a brain hemorrhage and died days after an ambulance crew dropped her on her head has been awarded $1.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Middlesex Superior Court jury ruled Monday in favor of the family of Barbara Grimes in its lawsuit against American Medical Response, the largest ambulance company in the...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor. JetBlue is one of the only U.S. airlines to offer free Wi-Fi on its planes; Southwest offers free Wi-Fi-enabled entertainment like TV shows and TV stations. JetBlue's free Fly-Fi broadband Internet will be available on all JetBlue's Airbus...

  • May 5- JetBlue Airways Corp and Amazon.com Inc have agreed to stream television, movies and music from the Internet retailer in-flight, broadening travelers' entertainment options, the companies said Tuesday. The service will be available on a majority of JetBlue's aircraft this year via the airline's free Wifi, so passengers can use their laptops and mobile...

  • USA Truck posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:27 AM ET

    VAN BUREN, Ark. _ USA Truck Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. USA Truck shares have dropped 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: USA Truck, Earnings Report.

  • WestJet Airlines beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    Calgary, Alberta _ WestJet Airlines Ltd. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $111.3 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. WestJet Airlines shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Its operating loss of 167 million euros compared with a 240 million-euro deficit a year ago. Once everything is accounted for, Lufthansa said Tuesday that it returned to profit during the period thanks to a 503 million-euro one-off gain as the airline accounted for realized gains on shares in U.S. airline JetBlue. Net profit came in at 425 million euros, an...

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