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  • Traffic: 3-vehicle wreck closes lane of I-95 Baltimore Co.

    Traffic: 3-vehicle wreck closes lane of I-95 Baltimore Co.
    As of 9:20 a.m., a three-vehicle wreck has closed one of four southbound lanes on I-95 in Baltimore County near the Baltimore Beltway exit (Exit 64), state transportation officials report. The southbound shoulder is also closed. The Maryland Transit...
  • Amtrak launches writers residency after author requests

    Amtrak launches writers residency after author requests
    Ask and ye shall receive. At least when it comes to authors and Amtrak. Amtrak has launched a still-unstructured writers residency program thanks to an offhanded remark by Alexander Chee and some impassioned pleas on Twitter. In a PEN Ten interview...
  • 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...
  • Three dead after Amtrak train hits truck in Massachusetts

    Three people were killed late Sunday in Massachusetts after a high-speed Amtrak train heading from Washington, D.C., to Boston slammed into a truck on the track, officials said. Passengers were taken off the train following the crash and fire...
  • 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...
  • Amtrak to allow dogs, cats on trains between Chicago, Quincy

    Amtrak to allow dogs, cats on trains between Chicago, Quincy
    There's a new way to train your dog, and it has nothing to do with obedience school. Amtrak on Monday announced a six-month pilot project to allow small dogs and cats aboard its trains between Chicago and Quincy. The furry traveling companions won't get...