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Highway bus crash kills two, injures 32

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 21, 2007


CLEARFIELD, PA.

A bus veered off Interstate 80 and crashed in central Pennsylvania early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 32 others, authorities said.

The bus, with 36 people on board, ran off the right side of the two-lane highway before veering left across the roadway, running up an embankment and flipping onto its side, authorities said. The injured were treated for wounds including lung and abdominal injuries, officials said.

GORMAN, CALIF.

Firefighters make progress on two major wildfires

Firefighters made progress Sunday on a 2, 500-acre wildfire that chased thousands of people from campsites near Los Padres and Angeles national forests.

The 4-square-mile blaze was 85 percent surrounded, fire officials said. The 200 firefighters on the lines were helped by lower nighttime temperatures.

Elsewhere, a wildfire that had threatened homes and other structures in two northern Arizona forests was 80 percent contained. Officials projected full containment of the 6-square-mile Promontory fire by Tuesday.

Elsewhere

CHICAGO: Joseph A. Dixon was charged Sunday with attacking former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun in April after she identified him in a police lineup, police said. Dixon, 38, was charged with aggravated battery and attempted armed robbery. Dixon had been arrested for stealing money from a tip jar in a restaurant.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.: Alltel Corp., a wireless voice and data communications company, said Sunday it had agreed to a buyout by a pair of investment firms in a deal worth about $27.5-billion that must still be approved by its shareholders.