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  • Severe storms bring hail, tornado warnings across region

    Severe storms bring hail, tornado warnings across region
    Severe storms brought hail and damaging winds through Maryland and much of the mid-Atlantic Thursday afternoon. A tornado warning was issued until 5:15 p.m. for central Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Parole and the waters of the Severn River....
  • Letters: California's unforgettable redwoods; D-day; and thrifty car rental tips

    Coastal redwoods are unforgettable Thank you so much for Christopher Reynolds' lovely piece on the coast redwoods ("In the Land of the Giants," May 18). While Mark Boster's luminous shot of the redwood canopy offers the perfect companion to Reynolds'...
  • Living Here: Getting around

    Living Here: Getting around
    Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...
  • Seniors on the Go: VIA Rail Canada raises the bar on rail accommodations

    Seniors on the Go: VIA Rail Canada raises the bar on rail accommodations
    VIA Rail Canada's new "Prestige Class" sleeping cars will top all previous cars -- and anything on Amtrak, as well -- in providing the most comfortable and livable long-haul overnight rail accommodations. And the refurbished business-class cars for the...
  • Why 'rethinking' California's bullet train would kill it

    To the editor: I take issue with state Sen. Kevin de Leon's (D-Los Angeles) desire to reconfigure the construction of California's high-speed rail system. Too many have worked too hard to start all over again, as De Leon suggests. In fact, $3.4 billion in...
  • More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices

    More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices
    The days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday are perennially among the busiest of the summer when it comes to travel on Maryland roadways and across its skies — and this year will be no exception. About 858,400 Marylanders are expected to...
  • Union Station to get $350 million in track upgrades

    Union Station to get $350 million in track upgrades
    Reviving a decades-old idea, Los Angeles transportation officials are planning $350 million in track improvements at Union Station that could dramatically reduce travel times for many trains and accommodate future growth of the famous terminal. The...
  • Plenty new to enjoy in Oceanside, Calif.

    Plenty new to enjoy in Oceanside, Calif.
    Oceanside rarely makes the list of best places for a Southern California beach getaway. This rough-around-the-edges town may not have the panache of La Jolla or the Rodeo Drive-ish allure of Newport Beach, but what it lacks in bells and whistles it...
  • Power Company Cancels Contract With Tree-Trimming Firm

    Connecticut Light & Power Co. has ended its contract with a tree-trimming company involved in a train crash Monday and a fatal accident earlier in the month when a worker was killed by a falling branch. "We have canceled our contract with Trees Inc....
  • Grand opening held for new transportation center at Bob Hope Airport

    Grand opening held for new transportation center at Bob Hope Airport
    Officials applauded the grand opening of a new $112-million transportation center at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Friday, called by many a significant step toward linking multiple types of transportation with the airfield. The 520,000-square foot...
  • Headphones fueling increase in serious accidents, experts say

    Headphones fueling increase in serious accidents, experts say
    Trains have rumbled through the heart of Hampstead for nearly all of the Carroll County town's 125-year history. Horn blasts from passing trains are a part of everyday life in the community. So are headphones, earbuds and all manner of modern digital...