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  • 'On The Road' from the rearview mirror

    By Nate Owen With the 2011 calendar year drawing to a close, let's take a look back at some highlights of On The Road. There certainly were plenty of noteworthy stories this year.  And to think, we're not even a full year old yet. That will come in...
  • 'No call, no text, no update is worth a human life'

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features In a ruling that could alter the lifestyles of millions of Americans, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended states completely ban the use of all mobile phones and other portable electronic devices while...
  • Train Riders Should Pay More

    Sometimes the number don't make sense. Connecticut heavily subsidizes all the people who ride trains -- most out of Connecticut to New York. These people probably amount to less than 5 percent of the working populace, while the remaining 95 percent...
  • Moscow subway derails, at least 20 dead

    Moscow subway derails, at least 20 dead
    At least 20 people were killed and more than 120 were injured when a Moscow underground train derailed during the morning rush hour in one of the worst accidents on the Russian capital's subway system in years. President Vladimir Putin, who is away in...
  • Former NBA, NHL owner among 7 killed in plane crash

    Former NBA, NHL owner among 7 killed in plane crash
    Lewis Katz, the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, was among seven people killed when a private jet caught fire and crashed as it tried to take off near Boston, the newspaper said Sunday. Katz, 72, also co-owned Philadelphia's Daily News...
  • Actor Tracy Morgan critical but 'more responsive' after crash

    Actor Tracy Morgan critical but 'more responsive' after crash
    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition in hospital but was more responsive a day after he was badly hurt in a deadly New Jersey highway crash, his spokesman said on Sunday. Morgan, who gained fame as a member of the "Saturday Night Live"...
  • Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip

    Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip
    Is grandma packed? There's a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it's to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there's also a good chance they're leading the way -- and paying for, or for much of, the...
  • Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally

    If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally. The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
  • Worst plane crash in U.S. history

     Worst plane crash in U.S. history
    Thirty-five years ago Sunday, in what remains the worst airline crash on U.S. soil, more than 270 people were killed near O'Hare International Airport when American Airlines Flight 191 lost its left engine on takeoff, rolled sickeningly and crashed near a...
  • California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery

    California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery
    Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A...
  • PASSINGS: Lewis Katz, Bert A. Betts

    Lewis Katz, 72, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, died Saturday night in a...