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Public Transportation Disasters

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  • UN: 4 countries face humanitarian crises, worst since WWII

    WASHINGTON With the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn't been seen in decades. Iraq, Syria, the Central...
  • All Aboard Florida to pick up tab for quiet RR zones

    The private company All Aboard Florida is putting up $60 million to silence train horns at railroad crossings along its tracks from Miami to Orlando, putting to rest whether taxpayers in each city would have to pay for the crossing upgrades. The quiet...
  • Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown. During the crisis, the Fed invoked its...
  • Camp Gladiator's boot camp expands into Delray

    Camp Gladiator, a group fitness program, expanded into Delray Beach last month. The outdoor boot camp offers a total body workout for all ability levels. Campers won't find drill sergeants demanding more pushups. Instead, they can train at their own...
  • Everett Golson now taking charge at Notre Dame

     Everett Golson now taking charge at Notre Dame
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Before Notre Dame opened preseason camp, a reporter asked coach Brian Kelly about Everett Golson, prefacing his question by saying Golson "led" Notre Dame to the BCS championship game in 2012. Kelly quickly corrected the...
  • Starbucks will test mobile stores on college campuses

    Starbucks is kicking the tires of the food truck business, with plans for mobile Starbucks stores to hit three college campuses this fall. The trucks, run by longtime Starbucks partner and food services giant Aramark, will circulate around Arizona...
  • Repairs underway after gas escaped in South Loop

    Repairs underway after gas escaped in South Loop
    A gas line is being repaired this afternoon after after construction crews damaged it, causing gas to escape in the South Loop this morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. About 12:20 p.m. the incident was under control with no injuries, said...
  • Before the Emmy red carpet, there's L.A.'s rush hour

    Before the Emmy red carpet, there's L.A.'s rush hour
    For the first time in 40 years, the Emmy Awards will be on Monday night. Television's best and brightest, accustomed to having the deserted streets of downtown Los Angeles to themselves on a Sunday evening, now have something else on their minds besides...
  • Weekend shootings in NYC leave two dead, 21 injured

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were killed and 21 injured in more than a dozen separate shootings in New York City over the weekend, police said on Monday. The gun violence, scattered around four New York boroughs, is part of a recent increase in...
  • Will damaged wildflowers recover in natural burial grounds?

    Q: Two and a half years ago, our son Pat Ytsma was [on a bike when he was] run over and killed by a distracted motorist. In early July, his wildflower-covered grave in the natural burial grounds was run over by a ditch-digging truck, used to make a...
  • U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock

    U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock
    Roommates Hexuan Wang and Yiwei Huang spent their first day on the University of Illinois campus running errands just like other freshmen. The two young men hit Wal-Mart for necessities like hangers, light bulbs and Coca-Cola. They found the bookstore,...