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  • Metra removes 2 engineers from duty as it probes 'scary' Rock Island rides

    Metra removes 2 engineers from duty as it probes 'scary' Rock Island rides
    Metra has removed two engineers from duty after two recent incidents on the Rock Island Line in which passengers reported being alarmed when their trains suddenly tilted precariously, the commuter rail agency said Tuesday. One passenger told the Tribune...
  • Crew may have tried to slow jet before crash in Massachusetts

    Crew may have tried to slow jet before crash in Massachusetts
    The crew of the plane that crashed in Massachusetts, killing seven people, may have tried to slow or stop the jet, according to information released Tuesday by investigators studying the wreckage. The thrust reversers on the Gulfstream IV were applied...
  • Media mogul Lewis Katz is one of seven killed in private jet crash

    Media mogul Lewis Katz is one of seven killed in private jet crash
    Media mogul Lewis Katz and six others died when a private jet veered into a marshy area and burst into flames during takeoff, investigators said Sunday as they began investigating the crash. The pilot had reported no trouble, but the plane apparently...
  • NTSB urges rigorous testing after 787 Dreamliner battery fire probe

    A new report says federal regulators did not properly test lithium-ion batteries on Boeing Co.’s 787 jetliner, which were responsible for last year’s overheating incidents that grounded the planes around the world for more than three months....
  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
  • Pilot and passenger killed in plane crash near Paso Robles

    Pilot and passenger killed in plane crash near Paso Robles
    A small plane smashed into a field near Paso Robles Saturday killing the pilot and his passenger. Soon after the Piper Cub single-engine plane took off around 10 a.m., witnesses watched it veer to the right, spiral and then barrel into the ground,...
  • Tracy Morgan injured in car crash told to 'stay strong'

    Tracy Morgan injured in car crash told to 'stay strong'
    Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his roles on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," was badly injured early Saturday when the limo bus he was riding in overturned in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that killed another comic. Morgan,...
  • Tracy Morgan responsive but still critical after crash

    Tracy Morgan responsive but still critical after crash
    NEW BRUNSWICK - 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...
  • Hot spots for affordable Internet access while traveling

    Hot spots for affordable Internet access while traveling
    Staying connected on the road can be costly, especially if you're staying in a hotel that charges you on top of what you're already paying for your room. Major wireless companies offer hot spots, but they can set you back quite a bit. Verizon, for...
  • 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"...
  • Truck driver in crash that injured Tracy Morgan surrenders, posts bail

    Truck driver in crash that injured Tracy Morgan surrenders, posts bail
    The truck driver charged in the New Jersey Turnpike car wreck that killed one person and critically injured three others, including actor Tracy Morgan, has turned himself in, police said Sunday. Kevin Roper, 35, surrendered Saturday night and was...