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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Facing lawsuit, California oil train terminal to shut down

    WASHINGTON A legal victory in California this week over crude oil operations could have a spillover effect, emboldening critics of crude-by-rail shipments to press their concerns in other jurisdictions. Earthjustice, a San Francisco-based environmental...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Deer Valley, where guests say 'no snowboarders!'

    Taking the Kids -- to Deer Valley, where guests say 'no snowboarders!'
    I love those rare occasions when vacation lemons turn into lemonade, as long as you are willing to squeeze the lemons yourself. Last winter, when the forecast got worse by the hour for the latest storm primed to hit the East Coast, I was certain our...
  • Eight Pakistani Shi'ites killed in sectarian attack

    QUETTA Pakistan (Reuters) - Eight Shi'ite members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed and one wounded on Thursday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said. No one immediately claimed...
  • Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    A Harford County man is in the news surrounding a security breach at the White House. Ebola fears continue to mount. And early voting in the general election begins today. Here's what you need to know to start your Thursday.    WEATHER Blustery...
  • Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town

    Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town
    Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast...
  • Ticked off! @neighborhood thieves

    I'm ticked off because the No Right Turn onto 17-92 off West Seminole Boulevard in Sanford makes no sense at all. Now you have to cross oncoming traffic, go down a block or so, and make a U-turn across two lanes of oncoming traffic. Who thought that one...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...
  • Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

    WASHINGTON Less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls, a scramble is on to educate voters and election officials nationwide about a spate of new voting laws that could affect turnout and impact key gubernatorial and Senate races. The hodgepodge...
  • How to encourage drivers to get out of their cars

    How to encourage drivers to get out of their cars
    To the editor: While I agree we don't need a "war on motorists," we do need to prod drivers into abandoning their cars. Otherwise, they just won't do it. ("Sharing the roads in L.A.," Editorial, Oct. 19) Lowering our dependence on foreign oil or...
  • Ottawa shooting shakes Canadians' sense of security

    CALGARY/TORONTO (Reuters) - A gun attack targeting the heart of Canada's government has shaken the country's closely guarded image as a sanctuary from the kinds of mass violence that plague the United States. Canadian cities and towns hiked security...
  • Israeli police on alert after vehicle plows into crowd, killing baby

    Israeli police were on heightened alert in Jerusalem on Wednesday after a vehicle driven by a Palestinian man struck a group of people at a train stop, fatally injuring a 3-month-old girl in what authorities believe was a deliberate attack....