| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today.
The amount of crude...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:38 AM
The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text,...
| May 24, 2014
| 7:15 AM
When the derailed train cars full of hazardous chemicals exploded, a shock wave shot through an adjacent industrial park, shattering windows, cracking concrete and buckling metal paneling and roofs.
A year later, the recovery continues.
| May 26, 2014
| 5:58 AM
Maryland State Police today released more details about Sunday's helicopter crash that left two people with minor injuries at Hart-Miller Island near Essex.
The helicopter, a Brantley B-2B, experienced a mechanical problem Sunday afternoon, state...
| May 26, 2014
Happy holiday. It's really great to still have you around, because you are not (so far, at least) among the almost 400 people in the U.S. who the National Safety Council predicts will be killed in traffic accidents during the Memorial Day weekend.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If Mom and Dad refuse to give you money for your travels, this website offers hope.
What it does: Helps travelers crowd fund their global adventures.
Cost: Varies depending on whether you have a fixed or flexible...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:12 PM
City officials postponed this week a closed-door discussion by City Council about a roughly $91,800 lawsuit the city filed against a man who crashed a single-engine plane into a Glendale neighborhood two years ago, and a new meeting date is yet to be set....
| Jun 1, 2014
| 1:39 PM
A small jet carrying media mogul Lewis Katz and six others appeared to not make it off the ground as it tried to take off from a Massachusetts airport and instead veered off the runway, hit an antenna and a fence and crashed into a gully, investigators...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:54 PM
All U.S. transit agencies that operate rail systems received a federal alert Thursday to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations, to avoid the risk of a crash similar to the CTA wreck at the O’Hare...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:14 PM
A San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a 16-year-old passenger during the Asiana Airlines crash has filed a lawsuit claiming she was used as a “scapegoat” to minimize failures in the Fire Department.