India bets on U.S. aircraft carrier technology

| Feb 5, 2015

India bets on U.S. aircraft carrier technology

India wants to use state-of-the-art U.S. technology to boost the range and potency of a planned aircraft carrier, defense sources said, a move that would tie their arms programs closer together and counter China’s military influence in the region. The proposal, referred to only ...

Feb 5, 2015

Fast-growing Asian airlines race to find qualified pilots

The deadly crash of a TransAsia plane into a river in Taiwan is again focusing the world’s attention on the safety challenges facing fast-growing Asian airlines. TransAsia has been adding new routes rapidly since the Taiwanese carrier went public in 2011. TransAsia and others ...

Feb 5, 2015

Aircraft in distress to be tracked 'by the minute'

Minute-by-minute tracking of aircraft in distress is set to be introduced next year, airline officials said Wednesday, as the industry aims to prevent a repeat of the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. An international aviation summit in Montreal gave strong ...

Feb 1, 2015

Ship grounding threatens Galapagos Islands

Ecuadoran authorities called for a state of emergency to be declared in the Galapagos Islands on Saturday as they aimed to limit damage to the archipelago’s pristine environment after a ship ran aground. Galapagos National Park officials said they are seeking an environmental emergency ...

Jan 31, 2015

Mexican high-speed train project is suspended 'indefinitely'

Mexico said Friday it has “indefinitely” suspended construction of Latin America’s first high-speed train line, nearly three months after scrapping a controversial contract with the Chinese-led consortium chosen to build it. In early November, the Mexican government pulled the plug on a $3.75 billion ...

Jan 30, 2015

Bombardier accused of corruption in S. Korea: report

South Korean prosecutors are accusing Canadian aerospace giant Bombardier of making gifts to local officials in the East Asian country as it pursued a metro contract, Radio-Canada public television reported Thursday. The corruption allegations stem from gifts and free trips to Canada offered to ...

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York

A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving 4.5 million people grappling with as much as 3 feet (1 meter) of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents, who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was ...

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed ...

New York, Northeast brace for massive blizzard

Jan 26, 2015

New York, Northeast brace for massive blizzard

A storm could bring blizzard conditions to New York and large parts of the U.S. Northeast while dropping more than 1 foot (30 cm) of snow across New Jersey and Long Island and as much as 2 feet through eastern New England, including Boston, ...

Jan 22, 2015

Two sunken 1800s canal boats found in Lake Ontario

The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren’t used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said Wednesday. The three-member team from the Rochester area ...