Air mishaps at record low over last decade

Of all the stories we might have missed over a long holiday break, this could be the most encouraging and welcome one: The last decade has been the safest in history to be an airline passenger. The last major U.S airline crash was just after 9/11, 10 years ago. Read a good AP story here about the safety record and why it happened, and about the near-disasters that could have changed the story.