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OHIO: Crash of pickup kills 3 teens

Three teenagers were killed and three others were seriously injured early Sunday when their pickup truck crashed into a tree along a curvy, southwest Ohio road, police said. The cause of the crash outside Dayton was not known. Three girls -- ages 14, 16 and 17, all from Sugarcreek Township -- died at the site. A 17-year-old girl who was riding in the backseat with them was hospitalized in critical condition. The 17-year-old driver and an 18-year-old male riding in the front of the truck were in stable condition. The six apparently were from the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school district.


ILLINOIS: Debut for composite fuselage

United Continental ushered in a new era for composite-plastic aircraft with its inaugural flight using Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner jet. Flight 1116 arriving Sunday in Chicago from Houston was the first by a U.S. airline with the plane, whose fuselage is made chiefly from composite materials instead of the traditional aluminum. The Dreamliner symbolically punctuates the 2010 merger creating the world's largest carrier from former United parent UAL Corp. and Continental Airlines Inc. Continental committed in 2004 to buy the first U.S. 787s, and the new United is due to get 48 more of the jets. United will benefit from the plane's 20 percent fuel savings, compared with wide-body models of similar size.


WASHINGTON: Lax security on boarding passes

More than 11 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, it remains possible to use fake boarding passes to get through airport security checks, according to security researchers and official documents. Terrorists or others on "no-fly" lists could pass through checkpoints with the fraudulent passes. Potential for tampering with the passes has been exacerbated by the proliferation of smartphones that can read bar codes and free software that can manipulate them, experts say.

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