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  • Feds order rail brake tests to avoid repeat of O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Feds order rail brake tests to avoid repeat of O'Hare Blue Line crash
    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...
  • Helicopter crashes on Hart-Miller Island in Essex

    Helicopter crashes on Hart-Miller Island in Essex
    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...
  • Distracted driving still a problem, safety council chief says

    Distracted driving still a problem, safety council chief says
    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. Yes,...
  • Lawsuit discussion connected to plane crash postponed

    Lawsuit discussion connected to plane crash postponed
    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....
  • United Airlines overhauls frequent flier program

    United Airlines overhauls frequent flier program
    United Airlines is upending its frequent-flier program, basing MileagePlus awards on dollars spent rather than miles flown in a shift that rewards big-spending corporate travelers, its most profitable customers. The decision, announced Tuesday,...
  • Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide

    Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide
    Two things you’d probably not expect to ever collide did on Saturday: A plane and a lawn mower, charlotteobserver.com reports. A plane landing at the Taylorsville Airport Saturday morning hit and seriously injured a man who was mowing the grass...
  • California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery

    California bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck adds to mystery
    Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. A...
  • Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees

    Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees
    Let's say you arrive at a hotel, late at night after an exhausting flight, only to be told your supposedly "confirmed" reservation has disappeared. The hotel has already rented out "your" room to someone else and has no more vacancies. Obviously, the...
  • Family finances: Taxes could eat into your summer vacation

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance You've probably included the cost of a room in a hotel or resort, a rental car, some nice dinners, and a few souvenirs in your travel budget. But taxes on hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals are expected to cost...
  • Motel operator is driven to keep Route 66 culture alive and kicking

    Motel operator is driven to keep Route 66 culture alive and kicking
    Kumar Patel grew up along Route 66, a highway long celebrated in literature, song and film. He was not impressed. On his first long road trip, about six years ago, he found himself bored by the route's decaying monuments, mom-and-pop diners and dusty...
  • Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive

    Plane catches skydiver's parachute; both crash, but all survive
    The wing of a small plane flying a few feet off the ground clipped the strings of a parachute Saturday in Florida, flinging the skydiver into the air and slamming the plane nose-first into grass. Both pilot and skydiver survived. In fact, neither...