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Transportation Disasters

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  • Dead teen's mother sues FedEx in California bus crash: report

    Dead teen's mother sues FedEx in California bus crash: report
    The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported. More than 30 others were injured when a...
  • 'I got tossed from one end of the train to the other'

    'I got tossed from one end of the train to the other'
    Milka Overton stood aboard her Blue Line train as it approached the O'Hare International Airport terminal this morning and waited for it to stop so she could begin her work day. It never did. Instead, the eight-car train seemed to pick up speed as...
  • Conviction Reviews Could Spare Innocent, State

    Kenneth Ireland lost the years when he might have gone to college, started a career, begun a family. They were taken from him when he was jailed for 21 years for a rape and murder that he didn't commit. He was exonerated in 2009 when DNA testing led...
  • Search for pilot continues after planes collide over San Francisco Bay

    Rescue crews were searching on Monday for the pilot of a vintage single-engine airplane that went missing after colliding with another plane over the San Francisco Bay while returning from an air show, officials said. The vintage Cessna 210 collided...
  • Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll rises

    Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll rises
    South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives. The...
  • Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt

    Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt
    KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were dead, including a gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Ft. Hood, officials said Wednesday. The base was locked down for about four hours, until a siren sounded shortly before 9 p.m. to end the...
  • 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...
  • Malaysia says jet crashed in sea; bad weather halts search

    Malaysia says jet crashed in sea; bad weather halts search
    SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR - Bad weather and rough seas on Tuesday forced the suspension of the search for any wreckage of a missing Malaysian jetliner that officials are now sure crashed in the remote Indian Ocean with the loss of all 239 people on board....
  • Missing Plane's Scary Flight Into Darkness

    Missing Plane's Scary Flight Into Darkness
    What is so captivating about the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370? For more than two weeks, international audiences followed minute-by-minute accounts of the search for the missing flight, and only this week were authorities...
  • Lawbreaking Bicyclists A Road Hazard

    Bicyclists who run stop signs be damned. I was driving in the Collinsville section of Canton a few weeks ago. As I waited at a stop sign, a guy in a yellow jacket breezed past me on the right, blew through a stop sign and continued north along the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?

    Seniors on the Go: Airline safety -- where are we?
    "How safe is air travel?" The relentless media obsession with the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 again focuses attention on the broad question of airline safety. And despite the apparent tragic fate of the flight 370 passengers, last week's...