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Baggage Tracking System to Face Xmas Travel Test

December 12, 2013 4:49 am

Lost luggage is an irritant for air travelers at the best of times, but in late December as millions take to to the skies to visit loved ones, it becomes a much bigger problem. Airbus however, thinks it has a solution. The company has collaborated with a luggage manufacturer and telecom company T-Systems to develop […]

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Emotional South Africans Bid Farewell to Mandela

December 12, 2013 4:49 am

Thousands lined the streets to bid farewell to the former South African President Nelson Mandela. The hearse carrying his body made its way through Pretoria to the Union Buildings for the second day of lying in state. Emotions ran high as people said goodbye to the anti-apartheid hero.

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AP Top Stories Dec. 12 A

December 12, 2013 4:25 am

Here's the latest news for Thursday, December 12th: Senate talks through night; Hawaii plane crash; Student death investigated; Sign language controversy.

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Drug abusers may be injuring pets to get pain killers

December 12, 2013 4:18 am

The war on prescription drug abuse has a new frontline: The veterinarian’s office. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is working with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and state licensing boards to educate veterinarians about possible abuse by people who seek medications for dogs, cats and other pets. Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for the attorney […]

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Biogenesis scandal whistleblower says document theft was targeted

December 12, 2013 4:05 am

The man who helped blow the whistle on the performance-enhancing drug scandal in baseball said the theft of documents from his car in Florida was no coincidence. “I was definitely targeted. I’m positive,” Porter Fischer told The Palm Beach Post by phone Thursday. Fischer’s car was broken into outside a tanning salon in March, and […]

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Top Gear Star on His Love for…Bikes

December 12, 2013 3:48 am

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond writes about the thrill of the open road in his new book, and describes how the birthday gift of his first bicycle is an abiding memory.

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Should Mobiles Be Allowed on Planes?

December 12, 2013 2:47 am

As US regulators consider lifting a ban on the use of mobile phones on planes, Samira Hussain asks if people would actually welcome such a move.

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Small Plane Crash Off Molkai, Hawaii Kills One

December 12, 2013 1:55 am

One person is dead after a small plane crashed off the island of Molokai, Hawaii. Officials say the other eight people on the plane survived. (Dec. 12)

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Radio Rebels Fight Against Digital

December 12, 2013 1:46 am

Ahead of the announcement of a timetable for the shutdown of FM radio transmitters, some are rebelling against the switch to digital.

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Coffin Carrying Mandela Arrives at Union Buildings

December 12, 2013 12:46 am

Thousands continue to pour out on the streets to see and pay their respects to former South African President, Nelson Mandela as the coffin carrying him returns to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday (December 12). After staying in the 1 Military Hospital overnight, the coffin made its daily procession towards the Union Buildings, […]

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