Feds probe 'quality' of repairs on plane in Hawaii crash

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal investigators will review repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that became inverted before crashing shortly after takeoff on Oahu's North Shore, killing all 11 people on board in the deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011.

For the retirees, June 23-30, 2019

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Global airlines reroute flights after Iran downs U.S. drone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major airlines from around the world on Friday began rerouting their flights to avoid areas around the Strait of Hormuz following Iran's shooting down of a U.S. military surveillance drone there, as America warned commercial airliners could be mistakenly attacked.

Waymo teams up with Renault, Nissan on robotaxis outside U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan.

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for 4th straight year

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder if vehicles are safe to drive.

4 charged with 2017 downing of MH17 jet

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — Four people, including a prominent eastern Ukrainian separatist commander, were charged with murder Wednesday in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine that killed 298 people.

American Airlines deal boosts Airbus' new long-range jet

PARIS (AP) — American Airlines is buying 50 of Airbus' newest long-range plane, giving a big boost for the just-launched A321XLR and spurring Boeing to push ahead to develop a rival aircraft.

3 passengers shot on Chicago bus

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say an argument aboard a Chicago Transit Authority bus led to a shooting that injured three passengers, two of them teenagers.

Police say the incident began when a quarrel between a 35-year-old man and two other passengers escalated and the man pulled a handgun and fired several shots.

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public.

Some victims' families welcomed Boeing's gesture. Others called it too little, too late.

Road to revenue: What will gas-tax hike, capital plan mean for Illinois?


Beginning July 1, the Illinois state tax on gasoline will double from 19 to 38 cents per gallon.