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Six Dead as Seaplane Crashes Into Sydney River Ahead of New Year Celebrations

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The aircraft was operated by Sydney Seaplanes, a major tourism operator in the city. Several visiting celebrities have flown on the company's sightseeing planes, including pop stars Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, tech mogul Bill Gates, comedian Jerry Seinfeld and actor Cuba Gooding Jnr.

Seaplane That Crashed in Sydney Killing Compass Group Exec Was off Course - Investigator

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - A seaplane that crashed in Sydney on New Year's Eve killing six people, including the chief executive of British catering company Compass Group Plc, was off course but the cause of the crash remains undetermined, Australian investigators said on Wednesday.

Black Students Wrongly Accused of Leaving Without Paying

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The students, all incoming freshmen at Washington University, were walking to a light rail station around 12:30 a.m. July 8 when they were stopped by police and told they were suspected of leaving an IHOP restaurant without paying, even though some showed receipts.

Watch a bunch of annoyed New Yorkers try and fail to swipe their MetroCards


It famously took Hillary Clinton five attempts to successfully access the New York City subway system, but she's not the only one who has trouble swiping the ol' MetroCard. In fact, it's a pretty common problem -- as evidenced by this heartbreaking new compilation video from Gothamist. According to the New York Times, the optimal MetroCard swipe speed is between 10 and 40 inches per second (IPS). So if you're having trouble getting through, just, like, do that. Only try this Mac'n' Cheetos recipe if you're willing to live your best life

The Latest: Philly riders start early with trains sidelined

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Passengers walk beneath train schedule displays listing several delays as they head to boarding platforms for regional commuter trains operated by Philadelphia's main transit agency, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Suburban Station in downtown Philadelphia. SEPTA said cracks were discovered Friday, July 1, 2016, in beams in the suspension system on 115 of the transit agency's 120 Silverliner V passenger train coaches, which make up one-third of the agency's fleet and were immediately taken out of service for emergency repairs that may reduce train service throughout the summer.