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  • New York train crash inquiry focuses on engineer's actions

    NEW YORK — The brakes on a passenger train that sped into a curve at 82 mph before derailing were functioning properly, and the engineer was working his regular shift on a familiar route and should have been fully rested, investigators said...
  • Supreme Court seems unlikely to uphold frequent-flier's suit

    WASHINGTON — Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg of Minneapolis admits being both a frequent flier and a frequent complainer. He flew on Northwest Airlines about 75 times a year, domestically and internationally, earning enough miles to qualify for "Platinum...
  • 'Airport priest' honored today for work with travelers

    'Airport priest' honored today for work with travelers
    The Orlando Aviation Authority is set to recognize an Orlando priest for his work with travelers at the city's main airport, the Diocese of Orlando said today. Father Robert Susann has ministered to airport staffers, airline staff and passengers for a...
  • NTSB drops rail union from N.Y. commuter crash probe

    The National Transportation Safety Board has dropped the union representing rail workers as a participant in the probe into Sunday’s Metro-North derailment that killed four people in the Bronx. The move came after the union's chief publicly...
  • Lawsuit: Fatal crash damaged land, decreased property values

    Lawsuit: Fatal crash damaged land, decreased property values
    When a small medical plane crash landed on Wendy Meister’s Riverwoods property in 2011, killing three people, its scattered debris caused long-term damage on her land and decreased its property value, according to a lawsuit filed recently. After...
  • Engineer of derailed New York commuter train suspended

    The engineer of a Manhattan-bound commuter train that derailed and killed four passengers has been suspended without pay, officials said Thursday. William Rockefeller was at the controls of the Metro-North train that was speeding at 82 mph through a...
  • Durbin asks Metra to 'clarify' position on safety system

    Durbin asks Metra to 'clarify' position on safety system
    Sen. Dick Durbin today is calling on Metra to clarify its position on implementing a safety system that experts say would have prevented two serious Metra derailments in 2003 and 2005 and possibly the fatal crash Sunday on a commuter rail line in New York...
  • More hotels are catering to Chinese travelers

    More hotels are catering to Chinese travelers
    Yu Chao Liang and his wife saved a few bucks recently by checking into a mid-price chain hotel in Santa Monica for a two-day business trip from Suzhou, China. But they were not impressed. In the room, they found no slippers, teakettles or...
  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
  • New York train crash could have been prevented, Feinstein says

    The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread. As the...
  • Feds order tougher safety measures after New York train derailment

    Responding to the deadly crash of a commuter train that was speeding through a difficult turn in the Bronx, the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered the rail line to modify its signal system to ensure that speed limits are obeyed. The...