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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — South Korea says two veteran pilots were flying the Asiana Airlines jetliner when it crashed while landing at San Francisco's airport, killing two people.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport says four pilots were aboard and rotated in two-person shifts during the flight from Asia.

Officials say more than 300 passengers and crew members were aboard when it slammed into the runway and caught fire. The two dead were found outside the wreckage. Another 182 people were taken to hospitals, many with minor injuries.

San Francisco's fire chief says authorities have accounted for all passengers and crew members who were aboard the jetliner.

The flight originated in Shanghai, China with a stopover in Seoul.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are on the scene.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people have been killed and two critically injured in a fiery rollover accident in St. Louis.

The Post-Dispatch reports that the accident happened early Saturday. St. Louis police identified the driver as 43-year-old Lydell Templeton of St. Louis. The identities of the other victims weren't immediately released.

Police say Templeton was speeding on Interstate 64 when he lost control of his vehicle. The car collided with the median wall and overturned several times before catching fire.

Four of the five occupants were thrown from the vehicle.

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BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — A 79-year-old driver has died after crashing into a pedestrian at a St. Louis-area bus stop.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Elizabeth Baylark of St. Louis suffered a "medical condition" Friday before losing control of her car. The vehicle then went off the right side of the road and struck a 21-year-old woman at a bus stop bench.

Baylark was pronounced dead at a Bridgeton hospital. The pedestrian sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a Creve Coeur hospital.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's education system will be the focus of a newly formed state House committee that will consider ways to improve outcomes and better prepare students for college and adulthood.

The House Interim Committee on Education has scheduled its first meeting for next Thursday at the state Capitol. The panel will examine education issues during the summer and fall before lawmakers return in January for their next legislative session. Republican House member Steve Cookson of Poplar Bluff will lead the interim committee.

House Speaker Tim Jones created the new education committee. He says he wants the committee to develop bipartisan solutions that "deemphasize the education bureaucracy" and focus on providing children the best education possible.

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