Bad maintenance work on the Beech 1900D's elevators, flaps that make it climb and descend, may have caused the fall.
Hitler's bunkers being demolished
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The government began tearing down six more bunkers Thursday from Hitler's infamous West Wall, against the wishes of some German historians and war veterans who want the remaining concrete and steel fortifications saved as historic memorials.
Nation in brief: Caretaker of brothers found starving is caught
NEWARK, N.J. -- A go-go dancer who was supposed to be caring for three young brothers found dead or starving in a locked basement was captured after a four-day search Thursday when a stranger turned her in.
Washington in brief: Airlines 'tee-up' concerns to Congress about war with Iraq
WASHINGTON -- American Airlines chief Donald Carty and other aviation leaders laid out a dismal financial picture of the airline industry before a Senate hearing Thursday in laying the groundwork for an industry rescue package in the event of war with Iraq.
Spending bills trim by $10-billion
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans put finishing touches Thursday on a $385-billion package of overdue spending bills that would cut education, Amtrak and other programs by nearly $10-billion from levels approved last year when Democrats were in charge.
Health & medicine: Vampire bats' saliva might help treat strokes
DALLAS -- A substance in the saliva of vampire bats could prove to be a potent new treatment for strokes, an Australian scientist says.
'Miracle' survivors treated in Turkey
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- Moments after the Turkish Airlines plane crashed on landing and split apart, a screaming, burning Aliye Il unbuckled her seat belt and fell upside-down into a soft pile of grass.
300,000 illegal immigrants still at large in U.S.
WASHINGTON -- More than 300,000 illegal immigrants who have been ordered deported remain at large in the United States, roughly the same number as in December 2001 when the government began a campaign to capture them.
Fighting terror: U.S. fight on terror financing expanded
WASHINGTON -- Federal officials, worried that terrorist financing links in the United States are more pervasive than previously thought, said Thursday that they have decided to double the size of the operation devoted to rooting out terrorist-tainted money.
46 aboard Peruvian plane lost
LIMA, Peru -- A Peruvian airliner carrying 46 people disappeared Thursday in the Amazon jungle. Heavy rain hampered the search.