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  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • Santa Barbara: Budget hostel (you heard right) opens in the Funk Zone

    Santa Barbara: Budget hostel (you heard right) opens in the Funk Zone
    Santa Barbara really doesn't do cheap when it comes to hotel rooms, but a newly built hostel in the city's Funk Zone is out to change that. The Wayfarer at 12 E. Montecito St. is a new building with 31 rooms, some dorm-style with four or five beds. It's...
  • California man is one of several American citizens accused of backing ISIS

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. The 20-year-old man from the Lodi, Calif., area who is accused of trying to travel overseas to serve alongside Islamic fighters in Syria and Iraq is undergoing continued mental testing as prosecutors and his defense lawyers seek a...
  • Seniors on the Go: Traveling by bus a viable option ... yes, really!

    Take a Bus. Really? Yes, Really A month or so back, I was in Vancouver BC for a press showing, and on my return home I wanted to visit some cousins who live on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. My plan was to rent a car, but a one-way car from Canada...
  • Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear of future woes

    TORONTO (Reuters) - More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails. Across the continent's...
  • Official: No changes planned for People Express despite cancellation, delays

    Official: No changes planned for People Express despite cancellation, delays
    No specific changes are planned for budget airline People Express following an "unusual circumstance" last weekend that resulted in a flight cancellation and several delays, the company's president said. The Newport News-based airline issued an...
  • Technology inspires new generation of train watchers

      Technology inspires new generation of train watchers
    While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old from Chicago...
  • Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]

    Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]
    I am saddened and appalled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's priorities, as expressed on the front page of The Baltimore Sun Wednesday morning ("Next stop: A more attractive ride," Aug. 6). Perhaps she cares about the citizens of her city, but one would...
  • Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds

    Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds
    Two Maryland lawmakers joined Amtrak and Obama administration officials at Penn Station on Monday morning to call for long-term federal funding of transportation projects — pointing to Baltimore's 141-year-old passenger rail tunnel as a prime...
  • Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center

    Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center
    HAMPTON — Shoppers at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton can now take a one-mile measured walk around the mall to receive the health benefits of exercise while being rewarded with discounts at several featured stores. The partnership between the mall,...
  • 'The Train Campaign' Heads To The Northwest Corner

    Restoring passenger train service from Grand Central Terminal to the Berkshires would offer northwestern Connecticut a potential economic bonanza, according to the railroad company that's trying to build support for the idea. Skeptics dismiss the...