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  • Pre-publication, 'Console Wars' already headed to big screen

    The book "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation" by Blake Harris will be published in May. And it's already headed to the big screen, thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Variety reports that Rogen and Goldberg are...
  • Updating the classic immigration story 'Enrique's Journey'

    Updating the classic immigration story 'Enrique's Journey'
    In the updated version of “Enrique’s Journey” released this month, the 16-year-old boy who came northward in search of his mother is now a young man in his twenties. He finds himself jailed for more than a year, a casualty of America&...
  • Improving portion of high-speed rail corridor could cost $1.5 billion

    Improving portion of high-speed rail corridor could cost $1.5 billion
    Improving passenger service on the slowest portion of Illinois' emerging 110-mph rail corridor, between Chicago and Joliet, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion, officials said Monday. It's roughly the same amount the state is spending so far to...
  • Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville

    Babe Ruth's first in flight in Fayetteville
    On Saturday, March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth planted his feet in the batter's box of the baseball diamond at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in Fayetteville, N.C., and slammed a pitch. The confident rookie, who had just signed with the Baltimore Orioles,...
  • Wellcome Prize finalists announced for books on medical themes

    Wellcome Prize finalists announced for books on medical themes
    Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel “The Signature of All Things” is a finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize for the best book on a medical topic, along with five nonfiction books, including Oliver Sacks’ “Hallucinations.” The...
  • Traffic: Collision on I-83 North

    Traffic: Collision on I-83 North
    A four-vehicle collision with injury in Towson on Interstate 83 North prior to the Baltimore Beltway has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound left shoulder at 7:36 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT has...
  • Union Station anniversary shines a spotlight on little-known architect

    Union Station anniversary shines a spotlight on little-known architect
    As Union Station prepares to celebrate its 75thanniversary on Saturday, attention should turn to its British-born architect. Know his name? Few do. It’s John B. Parkinson, whose works are sprinkled around Los Angeles. Like many passengers who have...
  • Union Station: L.A.'s nearly perfect time machine

     Union Station: L.A.'s nearly perfect time machine
    After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday. A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
  • Metra: Normal service resumes after rail repair at Union Station

    Metra: Normal service resumes after rail repair at Union Station
    Metra officials this late this afternoon that service was back to normal after a rail repairsĀ  at Union Station caused slight delays for commuters using the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service lines. Earlier, Amtrak...
  • Amtrak bridge meeting is Monday, April 28, in Havre de Grace

    The public is invited to attend a preliminary engineering and public outreach information session on the possible replacement or rebuilding of the Amtrak railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River between Havre de Grace and Perryville. The meeting...