A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California on Thursday and officials said it was the largest to hit the region in 20 years. The quake struck near the city of Ridgecrest, which is located about 160 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
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A woman went overboard from the Norwegian Epic cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend, and in a grim development, officials called off the search for her on Sunday.
The ship was crossing the Mediterranean Sea while traveling from Cannes, France, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, but turned around and docked in the middle of the ocean to launch a search party where the passenger, identified as a 63-year-old Korean woman, was last seen.
The late-2013 sales launch of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) 777X widebody jet was a game changer for the upper end of the commercial aircraft market. Thanks to folding wingtips and a pair of GE9X jet engines from General Electric(NYSE: GE) — the largest ever created — the massive 777X made four-engine jets obsolete virtually overnight. (This culminated in Airbus‘ decision earlier this year to start winding down production of its A380 jumbo jet.)
Mother Janay Flowers says she is indebted to a “rock star” nurse for saving her baby’s life on an airplane.
On Thursday, Flowers, a model from Tampa, Fla., was flying with her infant Nevaeh on American Airlines to San Antonio, Tex., where her husband, a member of the U.S. Air Force, will be stationed, reported The Dallas Morning News. Nevaeh, who had a slight fever, mostly slept on the three-hour flight. But 15 minutes before landing, the 11-month-old woke up crying.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to an amusement park in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday night after a brawl, involving 300 teenagers, broke out. The incident, which occurred at Worlds of Fun at 9:30 p.m. outside Camp Snoopy — a Peanuts-themed area of the park featuring children’s rides — was partially captured on cell phone footage.
A Pennsylvania middle school principal is praising a Spirit Airlines flight attendant for helping one of his students avoid late library fees after she left a borrowed book behind on a flight.The principal of Springton Lake Middle School in Media, Penn., took to Twitter on Wednesday to shout out the airline and flight attendant Jamie Patzer, who kindly sent a lost library book she found on an aircraft back to the school where it belonged.
According to her handwritten letter, Patzer found the book in a flight attendant cubby onboard a Spirit Airlines plane and decided to help the student who left it there out.“I wanted to return it to your library to help the student who checked it out avoid any fines or discipline,” the letter reads. “I believe by the time I found the book, it literally travelled thousands of miles across the country multiple times — what a story it could tell!”
Most flight delay announcements prompt frustrated groans and sighs from passengers. But, for a Spirit Airlines flight at the Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina, the delay resulted in an impromptu line-dancing party so lively, an airline employee couldn’t help but join in on the fun. The whole scene — featuring a large group of cheerleaders — was captured on video and has gone viral.