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  • The pilot, Joseph Milo, 59, of Westhampton Beach, was killed Aug. 16 when his single-engine aircraft hit the tracks in Hicksville. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Hawker Beechcraft BE35 had departed from Westhampton Beach, on eastern Long Island, and was headed to Morristown, New Jersey. The plane crashed at a railway crossing between the Hicksville...

  • PRAGUE— Flight attendants at the Czech national carrier CSA will go on a three-day strike over low pay. The cabin crew union says the strike begins Wednesday. The Czech government sold a 44 percent stake in the airline to Korea Air in 2013 as it sought a strategic partner for CSA.

  • Riding Uber in India? Get free in-car Wi-Fi Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    A woman uses the Uber app on a smartphone as a taxi cab drives by.

    Uber will partner Indian mobile carrier Bharti Airtel to provide free in-car Wi-Fi to users, the New York Times reports.

  • US govt. workers spent extra $1M to fly first class Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 4:18 PM ET
    First Class airline passenger and flight attendant

    What would your boss say if you submitted an expense report that included a $9,000 travel upgrade?

  • US Airways recently merged with American Airlines, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas. An American Airlines spokesman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Pittsburgh was skipped over because it's not a hub for the airline. Lauer said the ceremonial flight should have included Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and LaGuardia Airport in...

  • DETROIT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- Consumer electronics company Apple Inc has hired a senior engineer from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple's effort to build a team of experts in automated driving. Since January, Apple has hired Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen AG engineer with expertise in automated driving, and...

  • PHILADELPHIA— SEPTA is selling papal visit commuter train passes at select stations after an online lottery left about 20,000 unsold. Mayor Michael Nutter says commuter trains will operate on a weekend schedule Friday, Sept. 25. Suburban Station will be closed starting 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24.

  • Finding the right recipe to fix our pitted roads Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Asphalt is used for road repair.

    The key to fixing the U.S.'s crumbling highways comes down to finding the right recipe for asphalt. Here's what's in the mix.

  • By drifting on to Reunion Island, the barnacled remains of a Boeing wing part from the Malaysia Airlines jet have given the upper hand to a French judicial investigation, exposing for the second time this year how civil crash investigations struggle to compete with police-led probes. But in dozens of countries, notably France, they exist in uneasy...

  • BEIJING, Aug 21- China's government rolled out fresh guidance on Friday aimed at supporting its new Silk Road infrastructure initiative, along with regional development in the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei area and the Yangtze River economic corridor that includes Shanghai. China is seeking to extend its influence and to support domestic industry through its "One...

  • A fast fix for bad bridges Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    A bridge northwest of Pittsburgh under repair as part of Pennsylvania's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

    Pennsylvania, with the most faulty bridges in the U.S., is moving quickly to replace 558 bridges in three years. Here's how.

  • Chicago O'Hare runway closed after noise complaints Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 5:05 AM ET

    CHICAGO— A runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport that had been at the center of a fight over jet noise has been closed. The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports as of Thursday, Runway 14- Left/32-Right has been stripped of its identification numbers. Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 21- Two brothers belonging to President Vladimir Putin's inner circle lobbied for the appointment of Deputy Transport Minister Oleg Belozerov as the new head of Russia's vast state railway monopoly, the newspaper Vedomosti reported on Friday, citing anonymous sources. The paper quoted several sources as saying Belozerov was close to Arkady and...

  • BEIJING, Aug 21- China's banking regulator has issued new guidance aimed at supporting the country's so-called new Silk Road infrastructure initiative, along with regional development in the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei area and the Yangtze River economic corridor that includes Shanghai.

  • NEW YORK— The Hudson River is 1,500 yards wide where it flows between Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, but it can feel like 150 miles for the hordes of commuters who make the crossing via a pair of century-old rail tunnels that constitute one of the worst transportation bottlenecks in America. Victoria Perrin, who commutes to a human resources job from...

  • UPDATE 1-Fedex reaches tentative agreement with pilots Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:16 PM ET

    Aug 20- FedEx pilots tentatively agreed with the package delivery company on an amended collective bargaining agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association said. Fedex and its pilots have been negotiating on employment conditions since 2011. FedEx management filed for a mediation process with the National Mediation Board in October 2014.

  • Fedex reaches tentative agreement with pilots Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:39 PM ET

    Aug 20- FedEx pilots tentatively agreed with the package delivery company on an amended collective bargaining agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association said. Fedex and its pilots have been negotiating on employment conditions since 2011. FedEx management filed for a mediation process with the National Mediation Board in October 2014.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- Americans drove more miles this June than ever before, data showed on Thursday, highlighting the surprisingly rapid pickup in driving activity that is pushing gasoline use toward a new record. The combination of cheaper fuel, an improving economy and summer school holidays fueled a 3.9 percent jump in the number of miles driven in June, the...

  • LAS VEGAS— An airport official says a commercial airliner bound from New York to Los Angeles made an unscheduled stop in Las Vegas after pilots reported a concern about an engine. The flight departed New York at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday and had been due to arrive in Los Angeles at 10:09 p.m.. An online schedule shows the flight departed Las Vegas just before midnight...

  • DRIVERS LOG 3.9 PCT MORE MILES IN JUNE VS YEAR AGO-DOT@. NEW YORK, Aug 20- The number of miles driven on U.S. roads and streets rose 3.9 percent in June from a year ago, according to government data released on Thursday, highlighting a pickup in driving activity that is pushing gasoline use toward a new record. Americans logged an estimated 275.1 billion miles on U.S....

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