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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • Weak safety culture' faulted in fatal Quebec train derailment, fire

    CHICAGO Canadian safety investigators on Tuesday blamed a "weak safety culture" and inadequate government oversight for a crude oil train derailment last year in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people. In its nearly 200-page report, issued more than...
  • Factbox: Canada rail disaster report finds lax oversight

    (Reuters) - Canada's Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its final report on last year's Lac-M├ęgantic crude train disaster, including a list of 18 "causes and contributing factors" to the catastrophic derailment that killed 47 people. Most of...
  • Truex sustains concussion in crash, will miss race

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates with Truex out of Sunday's race Truex sustains concussion in crash, will miss race Ryan Truex was hospitalized after crashing his car in practice Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, and he will miss...
  • Huntington Beach police to begin equestrian patrols

    Huntington Beach police to begin equestrian patrols
    Huntington Beach police Officer Gabe Ricci was a dog handler for the department for years. But he's trading his canine companion for another four-legged partner — one that's bigger, faster and more intimidating. Ricci and three colleagues were...
  • Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Manchester Crash

    MANCHESTER — A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when his bike collided with a car at Main Street and East Middle Turnpike on Friday night, police said. The motorcyclist was traveling north on Main Street about 10 p.m. when he...
  • Curfew, state of emergency declared in Ferguson, Mo.

    After a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Gov. Jay Nixon this afternoon declared a state of emergency and ordered a curfew for the city. The governor said the curfew will start tonight and be in effect from midnight until 5 a.m. He said the curfew is part...
  • Journalist says he was attacked at Ferguson looting scene

    Independent photo journalist Abe Van Dyke said Friday he was punched by looters and his camera equipment damaged after police began firing tear gas. "Things just went out of control really quick," said Van Dyke, a Waukesha, Wis., resident. First, Van...
  • South Side development was on a roll — until recession

    South Side development was on a roll — until recession
    A decade ago, the South Side reveled in a surge of development, with condos and town houses sprouting from some of its empty lots. But the recession, which stifled construction all over the city, hit the South Side the hardest, a Tribune analysis of...
  • Pirates' McCutchen aims for Tuesday return from DL

    Andrew McCutchen said Monday that he plans to return to the active roster Tuesday, the first day he is eligible to come off the DL. He hit on the field Monday against Class AA Altoona righty Jeff Inman, who came to town on the Curve's off day. "I felt...
  • New York City Fire Department rescue truck from 9/11 attacks in Hampton Roads this week

    New York City Fire Department rescue truck from 9/11 attacks in Hampton Roads this week
    HAMPTON — Kevin Watterton was speechless for a moment. The Hampton firefighter stared out at the New York City Fire Department Rescue 4 truck that was parked in Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue's training center lot Monday morning. It's one of...
  • Woman, 26, in critical condition after car crash in Fort Lauderdale

    A 26-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition Monday morning after a car crash left her pinned in her car, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Timothy C. Heiser said. A Ford F-350 turned in front of the woman's car in the...