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Transportation Disasters

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  • U.S. treasure hunters return to 'Ship of Gold' sunk in 1857 hurricane

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A deep-ocean exploration company is seeking to recover a lucrative haul of gold aboard the shipwreck of the SS Central America, nearly 160 years after it sank off the coast of South Carolina in a hurricane....
  • Mayor proposes new roadway between downtown, Chinatown

    Mayor proposes new roadway between downtown, Chinatown
    The Emanuel administration presented plans Wednesday for a new road that by late 2016 would provide smoother connections from downtown to Chinatown and other areas along the south branch of the Chicago River. The $62 million project, called the Wells-...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill
    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • Shootings in Chicago leave 1 dead, 10 wounded, including boy, 14

    Shootings in Chicago leave 1 dead, 10 wounded, including boy, 14
    One man was killed and 10 other people were wounded, including a 14-year-old boy, in shootings across Chicago Wednesday afternoon through early this morning. Jeromy Ellis, 34, was shot in the head while standing at the corner of 81st Street and Cottage...
  • With region all aboard, SunRail arrives: Editorial

    This morning, the first wave of official passengers boards Central Florida's new commuter train line. Riders will notice brightly painted locomotives bearing a sunshiny logo that reads "SunRail." SunRail — short for the Little Engine That Could....
  • Two-car collision injures 1 on S. Coast Highway

    A woman was hospitalized after two cars collided on South Coast Highway on Friday morning, Laguna Beach police said. The crash occurred at 8:05 a.m. in the 2400 block when a 24-year-old San Clemente woman, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, made an...
  • Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes

     Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes
    The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He'...
  • One injured in Bensenville crash

    One person is in critical condition after a car crash in Bensenville early Thursday. A car traveling on Thorndale Avenue ran into a semi near Larson Lane about 4:30 a.m. The car's driver was the only person in that car, Bensenville Fire Department...
  • Traffic: Street flooding, crashes snarl morning commute

    Traffic: Street flooding, crashes snarl morning commute
    On the day after the Baltimore area experienced record levels of rainfall and a street collapse, Thursday morning's commute was snarled with accidents and road closures on major thoroughfares and secondary roads. Many of the incidents occurred in...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
  • NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia

    NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia
    A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an...