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  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Lynchburg, Va., train derails, sending up fireball as cars topple

    Lynchburg, Va., train derails, sending up fireball as cars topple
    Flames and thick black smoke rose into the air after a train derailed Wednesday afternoon along a river in downtown Lynchburg, Va., toppling more than a dozen oil tanker cars and plunging several into the water. At least three of the oil tankers were...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

    Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia
    A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate. CSX said 15 cars on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia ...
  • 1 injured in Lake Shore Drive rollover crash

    1 injured in Lake Shore Drive rollover crash
    A rollover crash on northbound Lake Shore Drive briefly closed the drive to traffic this afternoon. One person was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with minor injuries following the crash in the 700 block of North Lake Shore, said Fire Department...
  • U.S. treasure hunters return to 'Ship of Gold' sunk in 1857 hurricane

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A deep-ocean exploration company is seeking to recover a lucrative haul of gold aboard the shipwreck of the SS Central America, nearly 160 years after it sank off the coast of South Carolina in a hurricane....
  • Furious Florida rains and flooding likened to Hurricane Ivan

    Sarah Harper of Pensacola, Fla., was driving home with her 4-year-old son Tuesday night when she experienced the scariest moment of her life, with torrents of rain surrounding her. “It was coming down in sheets, and there were insane amounts of...
  • Mayor proposes new roadway between downtown, Chinatown

    Mayor proposes new roadway between downtown, Chinatown
    The Emanuel administration presented plans Wednesday for a new road that by late 2016 would provide smoother connections from downtown to Chinatown and other areas along the south branch of the Chicago River. The $62 million project, called the Wells-...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • Crews battling brush fire off toll road in Irvine

    Crews battling brush fire off toll road in Irvine
    Firefighters were trying to control a 3-acre wind-driven brush fire Wednesday in Irvine off the southbound lanes of the 241 toll road, authorities said. The fire at the Portola Parkway exit of the toll road was reported at about 1:10 p.m., said...
  • Business owners, residents mopping up after rains flood North Baltimore

    Business owners, residents mopping up after rains flood North Baltimore
    B.G. Purcell, owner of caramel maker Mouth Party, would like to stay where she is, in the Clipper Mill center of business and art studios. "It's a great space," she said. It didn't look so great on Thursday, however. Mouth Party, which recently...
  • Shootings in Chicago leave 1 dead, 10 wounded, including boy, 14

    Shootings in Chicago leave 1 dead, 10 wounded, including boy, 14
    One man was killed and 10 other people were wounded, including a 14-year-old boy, in shootings across Chicago Wednesday afternoon through early this morning. Jeromy Ellis, 34, was shot in the head while standing at the corner of 81st Street and Cottage...