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  • Worst plane crash in U.S. history

     Worst plane crash in U.S. history
    Thirty-five years ago Sunday, in what remains the worst airline crash on U.S. soil, more than 270 people were killed near O'Hare International Airport when American Airlines Flight 191 lost its left engine on takeoff, rolled sickeningly and crashed near a...
  • Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system

    Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • About half of hotel guests reuse towels to save water, energy

    About half of hotel guests reuse towels to save water, energy
    When hotels ask guests to reuse towels to conserve water and energy, about half say they comply, with another 39% saying they sometimes reuse towels. Those results, from a survey of 2,700 travelers nationwide, suggest most travelers have accepted some...
  • Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million

    Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million
    The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of...
  • Minor delays expected on Blue Line to O'Hare

    Minor delays expected on Blue Line to O'Hare
    Blue Line commuters traveling to and from O'Hare International Airport should face only minor delays this week because of Monday's early morning derailment. The Blue Line is still running as far as Rosemont, the stop just before O'Hare, where passengers...
  • Deadly bus crash: Two victims were recently engaged

    Deadly bus crash: Two victims were recently engaged
    Michael Myvett and Mattison Haywood were college sweethearts. Michael saved up for two years, flew her to France and outside the Louvre on a cold Christmas Day last year, he got down on one knee and proposed. Mattison said yes. Myvett's grandmother,...
  • Friends, family say goodbye to bus crash victim Adrian Castro

    Friends, family say goodbye to bus crash victim Adrian Castro
    After the vigil, the remembrances, the tales of heroism recounted, what remains is the sorrow. On a blustery, bright morning in El Monte, the friends and family of Adrian Castro came together at the Church of the Nativity to say goodbye to the 19-year-...
  • Death toll rises to 7 in N.Y. gas explosion

    NEW YORK -- The death toll from a gas explosion in Manhattan that leveled two buildings on a busy street rose to seven Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night searching for people trapped beneath rubble. Officials at the scene have not...
  • Early warning might have prevented New York blast, officials say

    Early warning might have prevented New York blast, officials say
    NEW YORK — The caller who reported a gas smell minutes before a deadly explosion that destroyed two Manhattan buildings had noticed the same odor the night before but did not report it at the time, officials said Thursday, indicating the catastrophe...
  • With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort

    With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort
    Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat." It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room. In the first row and the...
  • Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand

    Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month. The West Covina resident joined with 32 other people to get a group discount on the cruise. She then booked a cheap flight to the...