David Schaper

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Illinois' gun laws failed to stop the Highland Park shooter from getting weapons

Friday, July 08, 2022

The 21-year-old charged with killing seven people at a July 4th parade outside Chicago was able to buy guns even though he had been flagged by police, raising questions about the laws' effectiveness.

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The latest on the investigation into the Highland Park July Fourth shooting

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Here's the latest on the July Fourth parade attack in Highland Park, Ill., where seven people were killed by a shooter using a high-powered rifle.

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It's been a rough summer so far for air travelers

Monday, July 04, 2022

Airlines struggle to accommodate high demand this weekend, as the number of people flying returns to pre-pandemic levels. Nearly every flight is full and tickets don't guarantee travelers a seat.

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The travel chaos to expect over the July Fourth weekend

Friday, July 01, 2022

With gas and airline prices at record highs — and the airline industry in turmoil — travelers are facing more obstacles than usual over the busy holiday weekend.

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Investigators probe why a dump truck crossed into the path of an Amtrak train

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

An Amtrak train derailed in Missouri on Monday, killing four people and injuring dozens. The railroad crossing outside the town of Mendon is a dangerous one, according to local residents.

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High gas prices are hurting small businesses that need big vehicles

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The high pump prices are hurting small businesses, like landscapers, plumbers and carpet cleaners who often rely on gas guzzling vehicles to serve their customers.

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Flight cancelled? Pete Buttigieg is telling airlines to step up their game

Friday, June 17, 2022

The transportation secretary is one of the many travelers who had their flights cancelled in recent days. His happened the day after he met with airline CEOs about their operational struggles.

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Summer air travel could be expensive and chaotic. Here's how to avoid trouble

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Air travel demand is back to pre-pandemic levels, while fares are soaring. Staffing shortages leave airlines with little wiggle room when bad weather hits, which could lead to delays and cancellations

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Airlines are cutting flight schedules. You can expect longer lines and higher fares

Monday, June 13, 2022

With a shortage of pilots and other staff, some airlines are cutting back flight schedules. Travelers can expect long lines, packed planes and much higher air fares.

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More cyclists are being killed by cars. Advocates say U.S. streets are the problem

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The pandemic got more people riding bikes, but the number of cyclists hit and killed by cars is rising at an alarming rate. "We're buying materials for ghost bikes in bulk," one cycling advocate says.

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737 Max crash victims' families aim to reopen Boeing's deferred prosecution agreement

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The families of those killed in two crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes will be in federal court in Texas, arguing that the company's deferred prosecution agreement with prosecutors should be rescinded.

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Federal judge strikes down travel mask mandate. What's this mean for air travelers?

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

A federal judge in Florida has struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate on planes, trains, buses and other public transportation — saying the CDC exceeded its statutory authority.

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Airlines are replacing planes with buses on some short routes

Monday, April 11, 2022

If booking an American Airlines flight from two smaller Eastern cities, you'll end up on a bus instead of a plane for the trip to the airline's Philadelphia hub. Other airlines are doing this too.

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Biden is pressured to end mask mandates on public transportation

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Airline CEOs say it's time to end the requirement that everyone wear masks in airports and on planes. The Biden administration has extended the mask mandate until mid-April.

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After 2 years of empty airports, the demand for travel is at a high. So are airfares

Friday, April 01, 2022

Domestic air travel demand this spring is back to pre-pandemic levels. But airlines see headwinds as the war in Ukraine drives up jet fuel prices and air fares and has international travel lagging

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With high gas prices and a war in Ukraine, airlines face a bumpy ride ahead

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Springtime air travel is stronger than at any time since the pandemic began. But airlines still worry that soaring fuel prices and a war in Ukraine could cut into travel plans and revenues.

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China Eastern Airlines jet carrying 132 people crashes in mountains

Monday, March 21, 2022

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote, mountainous region of China Monday. There do not appear to be any survivors. Investigators are on their way to the scene.

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Gas prices are near record highs. A fuel tax holiday could give consumers some relief

Friday, March 18, 2022

Gasoline prices hit record highs last week, so politicians in both parties proposed suspending state and federal gas taxes. But some warn such tax "holidays" may cut funding for needed road repairs.

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Politicians and experts debate whether gas tax holidays are worthwhile

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

As gas prices rise, politicians call for gas taxes to be suspended. Transportation experts say such moves won't provide much relief and would cut into needed spending on roads, bridges and transit.

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Sanctions may ground Russia's planes, but the firms that own them can't get them back

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Russian airlines can no longer get spare parts or technical support for their Airbus and Boeing planes.

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