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Seventeen whooping cranes began their ultralight-escorted migration from Wisconsin to Florida last week. The journey will take about 23 flying days but weather can extend the actual length of time it takes ... .

Gen. David Lee "Tex" Hill, one of the famed Flying Tigers, died Thursday at 92. Hill was played by John Wayne in the Flying Tigers movie. In real life, Hill amassed 18.25 kills and, among other distinctions, was the first commander of an all-jet unit in the Army Air Force ... .

A passenger died after being hit by a taser shortly after arriving at Vancouver International Airport Sunday. The man, who apparently got off a flight from Poland, became unruly in the airport and when he refused to calm down, he was tased. He died short time later.