| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The mother of a 3-year-old boy killed in a northeastern Pennsylvania helicopter crash last month filed the first lawsuit in the accident Friday, seeking unspecified damages from two aviation companies and the pilot's estate.
Crystal McKain of Leesburg,...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The UPS cargo jet that crashed in Alabama on Wednesday, killing two crew members, was operating on autopilot until moments before impact, federal investigators said Saturday. The autopilot remained engaged even after an alert signaled to pilots that the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The trucker who struck a woman's car on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge last month and sent it plunging into the water was momentarily distracted before the crash, according to a preliminary report on the accident released Monday.
The National Transportation...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:00 AM
One year ago, when one hour of sleep a night was all Mark Mayr could manage in his grief, he set a goal: "I've got to make it through a year."
Eventually, sleep returned. But last week, as the first anniversary of his daughter Rose Mayr's death in a...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Ten a night—that's the number of Chicagoans pulled over for driving under the influence, on average. A total of 3,795 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Chicago last year, according to Chicago Police data....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:59 PM
When it comes to pet-friendly lodgings, one South Florida hotel is the top dog, according to findings of a TripAdvisor popularity index released earlier this week.
Beachside Village Resort in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea ranked No. 1 on a list of Top 10 U.S....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Forecasts of sunny skies are combining with falling gas prices and an apparent "pent-up demand" for getaways to put Maryland on course for its busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the end of the recession.
AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting that 678,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:44 PM
The driver of a tractor-trailer that collided with a car on the Bay Bridge in July, sending the car and its 23-year-old driver over a barrier and into the water below, has been charged with four traffic violations, Maryland Transportation Authority Police...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The first thing I notice humming west through South Dakota on Interstate 90 is the 30-foot high teepees made from cement pillars. I’ve seen them before. They mark the public bathroom stops, but also remind you that you are now in “Indian...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Federal investigators are looking into how a small plane ended upside-down on a Ranchos Palos Verdes beach Friday, leaving the pilot with minor injuries, officials said.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are...
| Sep 1, 2013
— Timothy Brown has put hundreds of drunken drivers behind the wheel.
In the research center where he works, the drivers ingest vodka or 151-proof alcohol and get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Malibu mounted in a metal pod about the size of a...