| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BARSTOW — In the dark, Doug Aitken's art train could be any other industrial locomotive parked at this Amtrak outpost, except for the trail of soft blue-and-white LED lights glimmering along the length of its nine cars. Since it left New York on...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Passengers on an Amtrak train bound from Chicago to Seattle had to take buses the last 30 miles of their trip following a minor derailment this morning caused by a landslide, railroad spokesmen said.
None of the 86 passengers or 11 crew members on the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Recently I boarded an Amtrak train headed for New York City. But as we embarked on our journey I was struck by the trash and debris strewn along the route. The dilapidated houses, abandoned buildings, discarded furniture and graffiti were more than I...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Over the next several weeks in Aberdeen, a dozen and a half homes along Route 22 will be demolished to make way for the road to be widened.
No doubt more than a few lives were disrupted when the Maryland State Highway Administration began acquiring...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:01 PM
SHANGHAI — Gov. Jerry Brown's trade mission to China this week is intersecting with one of the most controversial issues of his governorship: California's $68-billion bullet train.
The governor has staked part of his legacy on the rail network,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:44 AM
I’m currently on the Amtrak heading home from New York. I’ve slept in my own bed for just two nights since Feb. 10, so heading back to Baltimore for the Orioles’ nine-game homestand will be a welcome change.
The Orioles played nine...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:16 PM
— President Barack Obama vowed justice for the victims of the Boston bomb attacks on Monday but cautioned against the urge to "jump to conclusions" before a full investigation is done.
"We still do not know who did this or why, and people shouldn'...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:01 PM
There's a short piece of Bay Area freeway, Interstate 380, named for Quentin Kopp, which is ironic considering that he's beaten the drum for public transit — specifically bullet trains — for years. But then again, he's always been a...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:36 AM
The Gari Melchers Home & Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, Va. Call 540-654-1844 or go to garimelchers.umw.edu. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesday.
The estate is one of the homes taking part in The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 10:20 AM
At the end of a daylong manhunt that stretched across eastern Massachusetts, police said they captured the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing Friday night in the backyard of a house in a Boston suburb where he had hidden in a boat.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The massive manhunt for 19-year-old Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev, suspected with his older brother in the bombings Monday at the Boston marathon, has Boston and surrounding suburbs in a standstill after authorities warned residents to stay home.