Instant Index: Balloonist Crashes During Attempt to Cross the Atlantic

VIDEO: Thinking of his family and a pocket of air kept him alive for hours as he was swept away in his car.

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Prince William, Kate Middleton Call in Reinforcements Prince William and Kate Middleton are calling for backup to help with their son, Prince George. They've enlisted William's former nanny Jessie Webb. The 71-year-old is coming out of retirement and has already been spotted helping Kate.

Balloonist Crashes During Attempt to Cross the Atlantic Balloonist Jonathan Trappe, who was attempting to become the first person to fly across the Atlantic using cluster balloons, says he thought he was going to die as he crash-landed in complete darkness in Newfoundland, Canada. It was 12 hours into his trip when technical problems caused the crash. There is no word on whether he'll try again.


United Airlines Accidentally Offers $0 Fares Were you one of the lucky travelers who snagged a cheap ticket on United Airlines? Fares as low as $0 sparked a buying frenzy during a two-hour computer glitch. United tweeted today it will honor those tickets after all.

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