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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • At least 9 killed when FedEx truck strikes bus carrying L.A.-area students

    LOS ANGELES A fiery head-on collision Thursday between a FedEx truck and a charter bus carrying Los Angeles-area high school students killed at least nine people and injured dozens. The crash on the 5 Freeway in Northern California had passengers fleeing...
  • Sebelius quits as health and human services secretary

    WASHINGTON Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned, ending a turbulent five-year tenure during when she become the public face of the troubled federal health insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov. A statement from HHS confirmed...
  • A need for improved aircraft tracking and data streaming

    When word came Saturday that two ships had locked in on deep-sea radio signals that might pinpoint the missing Malaysian Boeing 777, many people began breathing a bit easier.. How, in a day when we can track our kids' whereabouts through their cellphones,...
  • Mailbag: Let's fix canyon road before more lives lost

    I know many hearts are broken over the loss of Laguna College of Art + Design student Nina Fitzpatrick, a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in a crosswalk. But sympathy, while heartfelt, is little consolation for her friends and family. I wish...
  • TV Review: 'Fargo'

    As bracing as the snowy vistas in the movie on which it is based, FX's "Fargo" quickly establishes itself as its own property, possessing the tone and style of the rightly admired Coen brothers classic, but pursuing a new tawdry true-crime tale, albeit in...
  • Wallingford School Bus Accident Under Investigation

    WALLINGFORD — A 42-year-old Meriden┬áman was seriously injured Thursday morning after crashing the vehicle he was driving into a stopped school bus on Highland Avenue, police said. Darren Ford was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with a substantial...
  • Engineer in NYC train crash had 'severe' sleep apnea, report says

    NEW YORK -- The engineer of a train that derailed after speeding into a tight curve, killing four passengers, suffered from a "severe" sleep disorder, investigators said Monday in a report after the train operator's admission that he "zoned out" shortly...
  • Trains stopped in Aberdeen after pedestrian killed

    Trains stopped in Aberdeen after pedestrian killed
    One person was struck and killed by a CSX freight train Thursday morning in Aberdeen, Harford County fire and CSX officials said. The train struck a person who was on the tracks near West Bel Air Avenue around 6:16 a.m., Melanie Cost, a CSX spokeswoman,...
  • Traffic: Overturned vehicle in Baltimore City

    Traffic: Overturned vehicle in Baltimore City
    The Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management reported a collision involving an overturned vehicle at North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue at 8:19 a.m. on Thursday. OEM officials cautioned motorists to avoid the intersection....
  • Communities not prepared for risks of crude oil train derailments, Congress told

    WASHINGTON Emergency response officials told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday that big cities and small towns alike are unprepared for a disaster on the scale of an oil train derailment and fire last year in Quebec that destroyed part of a town and...
  • 2nd suspect charged in shooting of Marshall assistant coach

    2nd suspect charged in shooting of Marshall assistant coach
    A high school basketball coach featured in the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams” left permanently paralyzed when he took two bullets while shielding his daughter was finally able to go home but the accused triggerman was ordered behind bars...