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  • 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...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Body of pilot in midair collision recovered from submerged wreckage

    The body of a pilot who went missing after his Cessna collided midair with another small plane in waters off San Francisco was recovered Wednesday from inside the wreckage. Working with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office, a marine salvage company...
  • 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...
  • FAA under pressure as clamor for small commercial drones grows

    FAA under pressure as clamor for small commercial drones grows
    It seems like a perfect time to get into the drone business. With easy access to technology and patchy regulation, small commercial drones already have been used to film box-office hits and market expensive real estate. Internet retailer Amazon is...
  • 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...
  • How to stretch your vacation dollar

    How to stretch your vacation dollar
    The affordable vacation is becoming more and more rare. Rising fuel costs have made air and automotive travel considerably more expensive, hamstringing many would-be travelers' budgets before they even begin their search for a hotel or private rental....
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Bob Toski Knows All The Golf Greats, Past And Present

    Bob Toski Knows All The Golf Greats, Past And Present
    CROMWELL — The PGA Tour stop in our state has been called eight different names with 54 different champions through 62 years and two golf courses. Only one man ever called The Courant to call his own victory. It was the night of Aug. 29, 1953, when...
  • Veteran stunt pilot dies in crash at Travis Air Force Base

    Veteran stunt pilot dies in crash at Travis Air Force Base
    Officials have confirmed veteran stunt pilot Eddie Andreini was killed when his   plane slammed into the tarmac and burst into flames Sunday during an air show at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California. Andreini’s vintage Stearman biplane...