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  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions
    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Chinese, Australian ships try to verify potential "pings" from Malaysia jet

    Chinese, Australian ships try to verify potential "pings" from Malaysia jet
    Chinese and Australian ships hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have picked up separate acoustic signals in different parts of a vast Indian Ocean search area and are trying to verify if one could be from the plane's black box recorders....
  • Halloween Horror Nights: Where the scares are

    Halloween Horror Nights: Where the scares are
    Scary Halloween locations are not limited to abandoned mansions, ominous forests or a graveyard on a dark and stormy night. Universal Studios uses special effects and other eerie techniques to transport guests to nontraditional spooky places during...
  • The countryside of 9/11

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Exactly one American flag flaps in the brisk, rural Pennsylvania breeze at the Flight 93 National Memorial, which is the same number you'll find at most other national parks and monuments. That lone flag makes the memorial at once...
  • Small plane crashes near Ocean City; pilot still not found

    Small plane crashes near Ocean City; pilot still not found
    Maryland State Police divers resumed their search for survivors or victims in the small plane crash a half-mile off the shore of Ocean City. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the Monday's off-shore search, said Boatswain's Mate Second...
  • Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway

    Video captures deadly 70-car pileup on icy Wisconsin highway
    The cause of a deadly pileup involving at least 70 cars and trucks caught in whiteout conditions in Germantown, Wis., might never be known. But stunning video of the precise moment the pileup began serves as a warning to drivers to slow down in snowy,...
  • Boeing airliner crash: Video shows tragic nose dive in Russia

    Boeing airliner crash: Video shows tragic nose dive in Russia
    A Boeing airliner crash was caught on video Sunday, showing the plane perpendicular as it crashed nose first into the ground. Fifty people -- 44 passengers and six crew members -- died as the plane exploded into a fireball.  See the video above. The...
  • Man killed in McHenry County crash

    Man killed in McHenry County crash
    A 31-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry County near northwest suburban Marengo, officials said. Quinn G. Gieseke of Woodstock was killed when his 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck crashed in the...
  • Lombard man, 22, dies in in-line skating accident

    Lombard man, 22, dies in in-line skating accident
    A 22-year-old man from Lombard died following an  in-line skating accident in Lombard, according to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. The man, identified as Christopher Michaels, of the 0-90 block of west 19th Street in Lombard,  was crossing...
  • Cops: Body found in ravine may be missing Arlington Heights man

    Cops: Body found in ravine may be missing Arlington Heights man
    Police are investigating whether a body found in a West Chicago ravine Thursday is that of an elderly Arlington Heights man reported missing last month. West Chicago Police Commander Eric Shipman said a partially decomposed body was found next to a...
  • Victims of plane crash ID'd as Kentucky doctor and wife

    Victims of plane crash ID'd as Kentucky doctor and wife
    The victims of a plane crash in Bolingbrook have been identified as a surgeon from Kentucky and his wife who were flying to the Chicago area to attend a medical conference, according to police and co-workers. One of the deceased was identified as Dr....