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On Bus Bullies: Aggressive steps demanded as assaults on transit drivers grow

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Roy MARTIN could hear his bones break when the bottle of beer smashed into his face.

It was a quiet evening when he pulled into the bus loop at Main Street and Margaret Avenue for a 10-minute stopover in May 1993. As Martin chatted and joked with passengers who waited for the scheduled departure for downtown, one drunk passenger grew impatient and told Martin he wanted to leave.

When Martin told him he had to wait, the man walked over and punched him. As he moved to step off the bus, he threw a full beer bottle at Martin’s face, shattering his cheekbone.

14 Russian Pilgrims Killed while 29 others Hospitalized in Ukraine Bus Crash

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KIEV, Ukraine – An official says a bus carrying Russian religious pilgrims has crashed in Ukraine, killing 14 of the 45 people on board.

Emergency department spokeswoman Yulia Yershova says the crash occurred early Saturday when the driver apparently lost control of the bus. It veered off the road and overturned near Chernihiv, about 150 kilometres (90 miles) northeast of Kyiv.

Yershova says another 29 people were hospitalized with injuries. Russian news reports said the pilgrims were headed for the Holy Dormition Monastery in western Ukraine’s Pochayev, one of the major monasteries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Police Clarifies Bus Searched On London Highway Not A Counter-terror Operation

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London: Armed police and dozens of emergency vehicles closed off a section of the M6 highway in both directions on Thursday following an incident on a passenger bus in central England.

Police said they were not conducting a counterterrorism operation, but details on the incident at the Weeford toll plaza in the West Midlands, 116 miles (187 kilometers) north of London, were sketchy as the morning stretched on. Britain’s Ministry of Defense confirmed it was providing support to the police – including an army bomb disposal team – “under routine military assistance procedures.”

38 Mainlanders Injured in Taiwan Bus Accident

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Aerial footage showed what appeared to be passengers sitting on the ground in a marked-off square, spaced apart from each other.
Dog handlers roamed about, and someone in a hazardous materials suit was seen entering the bus and searching around the seats with a flashlight.
Megabus, the company that operates the bus, confirmed it was helping police with regard to “an allegation made against a passenger” on one of its buses en route from Preston to London. It said the bus had 48 passengers booked for travel and was due to arrive at London’s Victoria Station at 0955 GMT (5:55 a.m. EDT).
The BBC, citing unidentified sources, reported that the incident involved a passenger who poured a substance into a box, causing fumes.

Aerial footage showed what appeared to be passengers sitting on the ground in a marked-off square, spaced apart from each other.
Dog handlers roamed about, and someone in a hazardous materials suit was seen entering the bus and searching around the seats with a flashlight.
Megabus, the company that operates the bus, confirmed it was helping police with regard to “an allegation made against a passenger” on one of its buses en route from Preston to London. It said the bus had 48 passengers booked for travel and was due to arrive at London’s Victoria Station at 0955 GMT (5:55 a.m. EDT).
The BBC, citing unidentified sources, reported that the incident involved a passenger who poured a substance into a box, causing fumes.

Gunman Attacks Bus – 18 Dead

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Unidentified gunmen in south-west Pakistan killed 18 people who were trying to illegally cross into neighbouring Iran in three vehicles on Friday.

“Motorcycle riding gunmen stopped their vehicles and forced them to come out with their hands up. 18 people have been killed and two were injured,” Mohammad Aslam Tarin, a senior government official said.

The incident took place in the far-flung Kechh district, some 1250 kilometres south-west of Quetta, the main town of of Pakistan’s insurgency hit Baluchistan province, close to the Iranian border.

18 Killed On Pakistan Bus Attack

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QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) – ­ Unidentified gunmen in southwest Pakistan killed 18 people late Friday who were trying to illegally cross into neighboring Iran in three vehicles.

The incident happened in the far-flung Kechh district, some 1250 kilometers southwest of Quetta, the main town of Pakistan’s insurgency hit Baluchistan province, close to the Iranian border. Motive of the attack is still unclear while no group has yet claimed responsibility of the incident.

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President Obama Charms, Hugs and Swigs On Midwest Bus Trip

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By MICHAEL SCHERER

Pittsburgh

On the campaign trail, it’s good to be President–and not just because your bus gets to run red lights and has all the equipment you need to watch Wimbledon or run a war. It’s good because Americans respond, almost instinctively, to the importance of your office. “I’ve been coming here my whole life,” said Julia Konieczny, a 19-year-old sitting at a corner table at the Kozy Corners diner in Oak Harbor, Ohio, on Thursday. “But this is the coolest thing that has ever happened—ever.”

Fight For Safety Continues for Daughter of 2008 Bus Crash Victim

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by Lomi Kriel

Yen-Chi Le had just moved back to Houston to be near her mother, Catherine Tuong So Lam, when Lam and thousands of other Vietnamese-American Roman Catholics set off on an annual pilgrimage to Missouri in August 2008. The chartered bus Lam was in tumbled over a highway bridge near Sherman, north of Dallas, killing 17 Houstonians of Vietnamese ancestry. The tragedy inspired Le, a social psychologist at theUniversity of Texas Health Science Center, to fight for increased safety measures for buses. Last week, Congress passed the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act. Le, 35, recently spoke to Chronicle reporter Lomi Kriel. Edited excerpts follow.

Obama’s Bus Keeps Rolling Despite Economy’s In Low Gear

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by SCOTT SIMON

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Scott Simon. President Barack Obama covered hundreds of miles of Ohio and Pennsylvania in his campaign bus over the last two days, but yesterday’s job numbers showed that the U.S. economy is still stuck in low gear. The Labor Department reports that American employers added just 80,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate remained stubbornly high at 8.2 percent. Those numbers may mean an uphill climb for the president’s re-election campaign, but as NPR’s Scott Horsley reports, the campaign bus keeps on rolling.

14 Russian Pilgrims Dies in Ukraine Bus Crash

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A bus carrying Russian religious pilgrims crashed in Ukraine on Saturday, killing 14 of the 45 people on board, according to a government official.

A spokeswoman for Ukraine’s Emergencies Ministry said the crash took place at around 5:30 a.m. local time when the driver apparently lost control.

The vehicle veered off the road and overturned.

The spokeswoman added that a further 29 people were hospitalized with injuries from the crash near Chernihiv, about 150 kilometres northeast of Kyiv.

Russian news reports said the pilgrims were headed for the Holy Dormition Monastery in western Ukraine’s Pochayev, one of the major monasteries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.