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“Obama Touts His Health Care Law In His First Election Bus Tour”

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By Olivier Knox

President Barack Obama promised cheering supporters in Ohio that he would “make no apologies” for his overhaul of health care and mocked rival Mitt Romney’s apparent change of heart on his own approach in Massachusetts.

“When you hear all these folks saying, ‘Oh, no, no, this is a tax, this is a burden on middle-class families,’ let me tell you, we know because the guy I’m running against tried this in Massachusetts and it’s working just fine–even though now he denies it,” Obama told about 300 supporters at Dobbins Elementary School in the village of Poland.

Bus Crashes Old Sampaguita Vendor

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MANILA, Philippines – A 70-year-old sampaguita vendor was killed when a bus ran over her along Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Manila on Saturday.

Authorities said the victim, identified as Pacita Romero, was crossing the street when she was hit by the MRR Transportation Bus (KVH 218) headed for Infanta, Quezon.

Manila Police and officials of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) immediately took custody of the bus driver because bystanders began to gang up on him.

The driver, Alfonso Elistre, said he did not notice the vendor crossing the street.

He is currently detained at a police station of the Manila Police District.

Obama Road Tests Campaign Message on Bus Tour

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POLAND, Ohio – President Barack Obama refined his stump speech using an old-fashioned method this week – by giving it over and over again, buffing and polishing it before different crowds on a multi-city tour.

By Friday morning’s campaign rally, the president was joshing with his audience, drawing individual crowd members into his remarks and building to the swell of cheering on which he likes to end.

The question now is whether the message will resonate beyond the walls of a school gymnasium filled with Obama-friendly voters.

Electronic Cigarette Halts Preston Passengers

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By Ben Robinson

Bus passengers travelling from Preston to London were surrounded by armed police on a motorway after an electronic cigarette sparked panic on-board.

The Megabus which left Preston at 5.10am on Thursday, was stopped on the M6 toll road at Weeford near Lichfield, after police received warnings of an ‘incident on board’.

Initial reports suggest a man, who was one of the 48 passengers had been seen pouring liquid into a box, which started smoking.

Armed police officers could be seen positioned next to the single-decker coach on the south-bound carriageway, as passengers were led off the vehicle one by one.

“I might be on the news” – Driver of coach in M6 terror alert to his Wife

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The driver of a bus which was swooped upon by armed police following a false terror scare has described his harrowing ordeal.

David Myerscough, a driver from Preston who stepped in at the last minute because a colleague fell ill, said he phoned his wife to warn her that he might soon be on the news soon as armed response units surrounded his bus.

The scare was caused by a passenger who anonymously called police to tell them they had seen smoke coming out of a bag which another traveller was holding on an early morning Megabus from Preston to London.

Video: Bus Plows into FIVE CARS on a Dallas Highway – No one Hurt

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The North Texas Tollway Authority has released a horrifying video that shows a public bus driver crashing into a line of parked cars without hitting his breaks.

The never-before-seen video shows the paratransit bus flying down the Dallas North Tollway for ten terrifying seconds near the Harry Hines Boulevard exit.

The force of the vehicle sent car parts spitting into the air, but miraculously, no one was killed in the collision.

Emergency responders had to extricate at least one person using the jaws of life from a mangled vehicle and one other was injured.

Safety Seminars for Don Mariano Bus Firm’s Drivers and Conductors

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Drivers and conductors of a bus firm whose unit snarled traffic after crashing at a flyover along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) last Wednesday are to undergo mandatory drug testing and a road safety seminar.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said the drug testing and seminar will cover all drivers and conductors of Don Mariano Transport, radio dzBB reported Saturday.

Only 21 of the bus firm’s 70 units have been grounded in the wake of the accident last Wednesday, where eight were injured when one of its buses crashed at the EDSA Ortigas flyover.

Ohio, Pennsylvania: Republicans’ bus tour shadows Obama in

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By Michael A. MemoliMitt Romney was off the campaign trail as President Obamatraveled through Ohio and Pennsylvania on his campaign bus tour this week. But that’s not to say Republicans let the Democratic campaign hog the swing-state spotlight.

In fact, the GOP organized their own shadow bus tour along a similar itinerary, with a pair of prominent surrogates and potential Romney running mates – Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal — offering a contrasting message.

“Pittsburgh, are you fed up? Are you ready to have a new and better president?” Pawlenty asked city residents Friday morning at a stop hours before Obama addressed a larger crowd elsewhere at Carnegie Mellon University.

Sen. Rozas on Pantranco Bus Franchise

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By Gil C. Cabacungan

MANILA, Philippines—Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro Casiño said that Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas II should not delay any further the benefits owed to union workers of Pantranco North Express Inc.  for the last 30 years.

Casiño said that Roxas’ order stopping the union’s sale of 489 bus franchises to Victory Liner was a “gross injustice” to the union workers because the sale would allow them to raise funds to get their separation pay that were due them 30 years ago.

He warned that if Roxas refused to hand over the franchises to the workers, Congress would summon him to an investigation to explain his order.

Owners Complain while Bus Drivers Welcome Fixed Wage

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By Careen L. Malahay

SEVERAL bus drivers in Cebu said they welcome the labor department order requiring them to be paid fixed salaries instead of an amount based on their passenger load.

The order of the Dept. of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) to all public utility owners took effect last July 1.

“Okay ra man ng minimum ang sweldo basta kumpleto lang ang mga benipisyo para di ta mabalaka sa atong pamilya,” said Joel Gabrillo, a 40-year- old bus driver.

(The minimum wage is okay as long as the employee benefits are complete so that I won’t worry about my family’s future.)