Airbus to stop, but could resume in August or September

CHAMPAIGN — MTD Airbus service to Willard Airport will end after Thursday.

But it may resume in August or September, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Managing Director Karl Gnadt said Wednesday.

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

PARIS (AP) — French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.

Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.

Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

GM's 2nd-quarter profit plunges on recall costs

DETROIT (AP) — Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors’ bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

Planes with Malaysia Airlines bodies leave Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

GM issues six more recalls

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors issued six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.

Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport.

Area public works officials stymied in search for road salt

Area public works officials say they aren't sure yet where they'll get road salt for the winter, after suppliers this month said they aren't looking to sell to about one-third of Illinois communities that were looking to buy.

Top of the Morning, July 23, 2014

Clear the calendar for a couple good causes

1. Never has traffic looked so good than at the Marine Corps League's annual Wounded Warriors Poker Run.

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