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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • 16 partygoers make it back to Newport after riding out Mexico hurricane

    16 partygoers make it back to Newport after riding out Mexico hurricane
    A group of Newport Beach residents who were stranded for two days in hurricane-torn Pedregal, Mexico, arrived home safely late Tuesday. Jeff Reed, a 29-year-old groom-to-be, hitched a ride on a military plane to Tijuana on Tuesday evening with 15...
  • Traffic: Collision cleared from I-70 East

    Traffic: Collision cleared from I-70 East
    All lanes are open on Interstate 70 in Woodlawn on Friday morning with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision prior to the Baltimore Beltway exit, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor...
  • Lawsuit filed in last week's death of woman hit by CTA bus

    Lawsuit filed in last week's death of woman hit by CTA bus
    The husband of a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a CTA bus last weekend on the Southwest Side is suing the CTA and the bus driver. Roberto Sauseda, the husband of Celia Sauseda, 54, of the 4800 block of South Damen Avenue, filed a lawsuit Wednesday...
  • Money in the bank: Pirates catcher Russell Martin's exceptional season

    Russell Martin begins this day on his back, on a table, in the upstairs loft space of a small Garfield gym. Before his day ends, he will have caught nine innings and hit a home run in the Pirates' victory against the Detroit Tigers. To keep his body 31...
  • U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola

    U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola
    The world’s worst outbreak of Ebola is growing exponentially and could take nearly $1 billion to bring under control, officials with the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. The figure is double what the organization estimated last month when...
  • Nearly 40 empty train cars derail in Arizona

    (Reuters) - Nearly 40 empty train cars derailed in southern Arizona late on Monday but no one was hurt, a spokesman for Union Pacific said. The three-locomotive train was hauling 107 cars to Los Angeles from Houston when the accident happened near...
  • Maine man found guilty of blocking train tracks in oil-by-rail protest

    AUBURN Maine (Reuters) - A man who helped block Maine railroad tracks to protest the transport of crude oil through the state after a deadly 2013 train crash across the Canadian border was convicted of criminal trespass for the incident, according to...
  • Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville

    Man fatally struck by Metra train in Naperville
    A man was killed after he apparently jumped in front of a Metra train in the Naperville train station in an apparent suicide, police said. Inbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train No. 1264 had left Aurora at 10:20 a.m. and was pulling into the station...
  • Ohio man who set himself on fire suspected in homicide: police

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man who walked onto a highway and was struck by a truck but still managed to set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt is a suspect in the killing of a 25-year-old woman, police said on Tuesday. Hugo Ramos, 28,...
  • Downtown Allentown sea of activity for arena opener

    Downtown Allentown sea of activity for arena opener
    Some 10,000 people streamed into downtown Allentown Friday night to see the Eagles play PPL Center's opening night, and, as local officials predicted, it wasn't a disaster. Nearly everyone made it to the city's new arena on time to see Don Henley open...
  • Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'
    Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...