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Airport geese to be cooked for poor

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City plans to capture pesky geese that threaten planes departing area airports and send them to Pennsylvania to be cooked for meals for the poor, city officials said. The plan is aimed at avoiding incidents like the forced landing of a U.S. Airways plane…

Obama budget would launch ‘massive job-creation engine’: report

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2012 would create millions of new jobs by boosting investments in infrastructure and transportation projects, according to an estimate. The proposal would set aside $336 billion for highways and infrastructure programs and $53 billion for a new high-speed rail system, aimed…

Russian jet explodes; most passengers escape

MOSCOW – A Russian passenger jet carrying 124 people caught fire as it taxied down a snowy runway in Siberia and then exploded on Saturday, killing three people and injuring 43, including six who were badly burned, officials said. Most of the passengers and crew were evacuated before the explosion,…

Opel’s new inner-city car is all electric

Ailing carmaker Opel is considering launching an electric car for inner-city use to tap what it sees as a high-potential market, the firm’s boss said in an interview Sunday. “We are thinking about a small electric vehicle,” the chief of the General Motors unit, Nick Reilly, told Germany’s Bild am…

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