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Attorney: NY Bus Driver Alert Before Fatal Crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- A defense attorney says a casino bus driver had enough sleep before a New York City crash that killed 15 passengers.
Attorney Patrick Bruno made the comment Thursday while arriving for the start of Ophadell Williams' manslaughter trial.
Bruno says that on the day in question, Williams had "as much sleep as many other people routinely have."
The National Transportation Safety Board says the crash probably occurred because Williams had too little sleep and the bus company provided too little safety oversight.
Williams was driving from a Connecticut casino to New York's Chinatown when it crashed around 5:30 a.m. on March 12, 2011.
Authorities say the speeding bus ran off the highway, hit a guardrail, then toppled. A sign pole sheared off the roof.
Posted: Thursday, September 27 2012, 05:44 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Obama declares major disaster in Oklahoma
May 21, 2013 03:56 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma as the state recovers from a massive tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, killing dozens and flattening entire neighborhoods.
Obama has ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts. Individuals and business owners affected by the disaster may apply for federal grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs.
The president promised federal assistance in a phone conversation earlier Monday with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (FAL'-ihn). The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent a special team to Oklahoma's emergency operations center to help out and dispatch resources.
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United 787 takes to the skies
HOUSTON (AP) -- United Airlines has one of its 787 aircraft back in the air.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.