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  • Pilot tried to return to runway in Wellington crash

    Pilot tried to return to runway in Wellington crash
    The pilot of a homebuilt aircraft apparently lost power and tried to return to the runway, only to crash into a pond at the Wellington Aero Club last week, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Tuesday. Just before the...
  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations. The...
  • Dazzling St. Petersburg

    Dazzling St. Petersburg
    The last time I visited St. Petersburg, in the 1990s, the Russian city was gray and depressing. But during a recent visit, I found a town that sparkles. Three hundred years ago, St. Petersburg was a dismal swampland. But that was before Tsar Peter I --...
  • State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras

    State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday cautioned travelers about the risks of visiting Honduras, known as the “murder capital of the world,” saying that killings of Americans are frequent and almost never solved. In a travel warning,...
  • Two die as small plane crashes in Fresno frontyard

    A single-engine Cessna airplane crashed Thursday evening in the frontyard of a Fresno home, killing two people on board including a young boy, authorities said. Fresno Fire Department spokesman Koby Johns told the Associated Press that the plane hit a...
  • Plane crashes into used-car lot in Pacoima; 2 injured

    Plane crashes into used-car lot in Pacoima; 2 injured
    Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when their small plane missed a landing at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, struck a building and crashed into a nearby used-car lot, officials said. The single-engine Cessna 172 was trying to land at the airport...
  • Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers

    Airline delays and cancellations have dropped significantly in the last few years. At least that's what federal statistics show. But the numbers may not be telling us the whole story. That is one of the conclusions in a new report by the office of...
  • North Dakota community evacuated after train collision and fire

    A small community in North Dakota was evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department. No injuries have been reported, Sgt....
  • Seniors on the Go: The senior travel outlook for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: The senior travel outlook for 2014
    Like nostalgia, senior status in travel isn't what it used to be. Gone are those golden days of airline senior coupons and senior clubs; of 30 percent hotel discounts, and such. As the bookend to my earlier column on how seniors fared in 2013, my view...
  • Many residents remain evacuated after North Dakota oil train crash

    About 65% of residents in the small town of Casselton, N.D., remained evacuated Tuesday after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train and exploded a mile west of town Monday afternoon, sending noxious smoke billowing into the air, officials...
  • FTA pushes for greater rail safety in wake of worker deaths

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday directed all rail agencies nationwide to review safety practices of track workers and report back in coming months, with the goal of eliminating those that rely exclusively on workers to steer...