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  • No evidence found that FedEx truck was on fire before I-5 crash

    ORLAND, Calif. — Investigators found no physical evidence that a FedEx freight truck was on fire before it collided with a charter tour bus in Northern California last week, killing 10 people, authorities said Sunday. "Our fire expert reviewed the...
  • Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system

    Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday.  The stunning revelation — that the...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Location Manager Lawyer Defends 'Conduct'

    More than a month after the fatal accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," a key question for the homicide investigation is whether the production had been granted permission to film on the Georgia railroad tracks and trestle where camera assistant...
  • Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father

    Chicago area girl dies after plane crash that also killed father
    Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said. Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
  • John H. Tierney, engineer

    John H. Tierney, engineer
    John H. Tierney, former head of the Travelers Insurance Co.'s Baltimore engineering department and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 24 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 90. The son of Edward Tierney, a...
  • PG&E expects criminal charges in deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion

    Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday it expects federal officials to bring criminal charges against the company in connection with a deadly 2010 gas-pipeline blast in San Bruno, Calif. In a statement, PG&E said it is negotiating with...
  • Criminal charges expected in San Bruno blast that killed 8

    Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday it expects federal officials to bring criminal charges against the company in connection with a 2010 gas-pipeline blast that devastated a San Bruno neighborhood and killed eight people. PG&E said it...
  • PG&E expects criminal charges in connection with 2010 pipeline blast

    PG&E expects criminal charges in connection with 2010 pipeline blast
    Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday it expects federal officials to bring criminal charges against the company in connection with a 2010 gas pipeline blast that devastated a San Bruno neighborhood and killed eight people. PG&E said it...
  • Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday. At the same time, 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...