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Accident reports optional for buses

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.

NEW YORK — Companies that run New York City’s growing armada of double-decker sightseeing buses, like the ones involved in last week’s Times Square crash, have no legal obligation to report accidents to the city agency that licenses them.

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This image provided by Prince George's County Fire Dept. shows firefighters reaching riders stranded on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Md., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Fire Dept., Marc Bashoor)

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Hawaii governor loses to primary foe

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie speaks to supporters at Abercrombie headquarters, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Honolulu. In a stunning defeat for an incumbent, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was unseated by a fellow Democrat in Saturday's primary election, as Democratic voters chose state Sen. David Ige as their nominee in one of two marquee races that have divided the party. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

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