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Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries

Boeing airliner delivers tumble again in July due to grounding of its Max jet after two deadly crashes


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

Recent crashes have caused an uptick in airline fatalities in 2018 and 2019 after a long trend of safer flying.


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Boeing CEO defends safety record amid two deadly crashes

The CEO of Boeing defended the company’s safety record and declined to take any more than partial blame for two deadly crashes of its best-selling plane even while saying Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Five questions Congress will have for Boeing, FAA this week

The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two deadly …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

With its strong D.C. ties, Boeing increasingly is elbowing FAA aside

Boeing has spent decades building deep ties across Washington, D.C. The aircraft-making giant reported spending $15 million lobbying Congress, the FAA and other federal agencies last year, and it has …


Snow causes hundreds of crashes; 5 killed on Missouri roads

Five people died and dozens were injured in more than 650 crashes on snow-covered Missouri roads, and authorities said up to 50 vehicles collided on a freeway in Iowa.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Report: Key changes needed to prevent fiery rail crashes

A prestigious scientific organization on Wednesday called for more frequent and better inspections of freight railroad tracks to prevent potentially catastrophic oil and ethanol train crashes.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Icy roads causing multiple crashes in Spokane County

Local law enforcement agencies are dealing with multiple crashes due to icy roads in the Spokane area and some roads are being shut down. The problem areas seem to be …


Three crashes on I-90 cause backup west of Liberty Lake

Three collisions on Interstate 90 caused a lengthy backup during the morning commute Wednesday and left at least one person injured, the Washington State Patrol reported.


Many factors contribute to U.S. 195 crashes, study shows

After the driving deaths of two Washington State University students this past November, some have debated whether the main roads in Whitman County or the drivers on them are more …


Toyota adds 331,000 cars to Takata air bag recalls

Toyota is adding 331,000 cars worldwide to an existing recall of passenger air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.


Fleeing driver crashes into north Spokane home

A man crashed his truck into someone’s home early this morning following what may have been an alcohol-fueled chase.


Authorities identify driver in fatal crash

Authorities have identified the woman who hit and killed a pedestrian on state Highway 2 Tuesday night.


One dead following crash near Spokane airport

Spokane police say one man is dead following a crash near the Spokane International Airport tonight. Spokane International Airport and Spokane police officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at the …


Freeze likely to linger, but little snow in forecast

Snow and icy roadways Saturday led to numerous car accidents around Spokane County. Authorities across the county responded to 63 crashes between 4 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., said Spokane County …


Icy roads cause crashes in north Spokane

Snow and icy roadways have led to multiple collisions north of Spokane this afternoon.


Injury crash partially blocking Highway 395 in Deer Park

The Washington State Patrol is responding to a two-car injury collision that’s partially blocking Highway 395 near H Street in Deer Park, according to a WSP dispatcher. The crash occurred …


Snowy blast slickens roads

Wintry weather caused problems for drivers in the region and kept emergency responders busy Wednesday. Roads became slick with snow, slush and ice, and snow combined with gusty winds made …


Driver arrested for hit and run, vehicular homicide

Authorities with the Washington State Patrol have apprehended a man for hitting and killing a pedestrian tonight after fleeing a separate hit and run collision.


Rise in deer-car collisions concerns Idaho officials

More than 5,000 deer, elk and moose were killed by cars on Idaho’s roads last year, a number so high that Fish and Game officials are worried about impacts on …


WSP has possible suspect in deadly hit and run

The Washington State Patrol has impounded a vehicle that may be connected to a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian this week.


Six teens injured in rollover crash

A crash involving marijuana and excessive speed Friday night landed six teenagers in local hospitals, one in critical condition. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to the rollover crash at about …


Rollover crash lands six teens in hospital

A crash involving marijuana and excessive speed Friday night landed six teenagers in local hospitals, one in critical condition.


Mead man dies in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash in Stevens County this morning left a Mead man dead. Motorcyclist Shawn S. Towry, 24, was riding a Triumph Bonneville westbound on Highway 292 about three miles …


Motorcyclist injured in crash with deer

A 65-year-old man was injured Sunday when his motorcycle struck a deer on Highway 395.


Teens airlifted after intoxicant-involved crash

Two teens were airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center hospital today after a rollover crash in Ferry County. Drugs or alcohol were involved, according to the Washington State Patrol. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2012, 6:37 p.m.

2 killed in bicycle-motorcycle crash identified

A bicyclist and motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in the Millwood area have been identified as James Wilson, 46, and Jerrel I. Bailey-O’Neal, 22.


SUV hits motorcyclist in downtown Spokane

A crash between an SUV and motorcyclist on Riverside Avenue and Post Street caused some congestion for STA buses and other traffic and sent the motorcyclist to a hospital. The …


One injured in ATV crash

A man was airlifted to a hospital after a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle and a farm tractor. Joseph J. Andrews, 19, of Usk, Wash., was on a Polaris ATV …


One dead in six-vehicle crash

A six-vehicle crash on Highway 95 involving several semi trucks left one person dead this morning. The crash occurred about 8:40 a.m. near Cocolalla Creek, according to the Idaho State …