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Fifteenth passenger dies after horrific NY bus crash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fifteenth passenger died on Monday from injuries suffered in a weekend bus crash on a New York highway, authorities said. None of the 32 people on board escaped death or injury in the crash of the bus about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday as it was…

Four die in New York stabbing spree

NEW YORK – At least four New Yorkers were killed in a stabbing spree by a man whose rampage left a trail of blood from an immigrant neighborhood to touristy Times Square, police said Sunday. The 23-year-old suspect, Maksim Gelman, was wrestled by police to the floor of a Subway…

Turkish Airlines hijack attempt foiled by passengers: TV

A Turkish passenger on a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo to Istanbul tried to hijack the plane before being overpowered by other passengers Wednesday, security sources said quoted by Turkish media. The would-be hijacker, named as Yasar Cuma, who comes from a Kurdish village in the southeastern region of Anatolia,…

TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

No evidence of passenger revolt over airport body scans; TSA head pleads for patience Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those…

Feds holding firm on intrusive airport security

Government holding firm on airport pat-downs and body scans despite deluge of complaints Despite a deluge of complaints over intrusive pat-downs and revealing airport scans, the government is betting Americans would rather fly safe than untouched. “I’m not going to change those policies,” the nation’s transportation security chief declared Wednesday.…

DHS bans air cargo from Yemen, Somalia; vows to screen all international mail

US officials Monday extended a ban on air cargo from Yemen to include Somalia and slapped new restrictions on passenger goods on US-bound international flights after a foiled parcel bomb plot. From Monday, “no high risk cargo will be allowed on passenger aircraft,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in…

Young man disguised as old man boards international flight

MONTREAL — A young Asian man in his early 20s disguised himself as an “elderly Caucasian male,” boarded an Air Canada flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver and sought asylum after being arrested upon arrival, the airline and media said Friday. “We can confirm that officials from the CBSA (Canada…

Crocodile on plane kills 19 passengers after stampede

A plane crash in Africa may give new meaning to the term, “snakes on a plane.” A small passenger plane crashed into an empty house after a stampede of passengers tipped the jet into a tailspin in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing all but one of the travelers aboard.…

Pakistani plane crashes with 150 on board

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – A Pakistani passenger plane with 150 people on board crashed in a ball of flames in densely wooded hills while trying to land in Islamabad during bad weather on Wednesday, aviation officials said. Police said bodies were scattered across the hills near the scene of the smouldering…

At least 60 dead in India train crash

SAINTHIA, India (AFP) – A speeding express rammed into the back of a stationary passenger train in eastern India on Monday, killing at least 60 people and trapping others in several badly mangled carriages. The standing train was waiting to leave Sainthia station in Birbhum district, 260 kilometres (160 miles)…

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