| Oct 13, 2010
| 3:03 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — There was some downright bawdy history being bantered about last week inside the Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom in the Balboa Pavillion.
And it was brought to you by some of the people who know Balboa the best: men and...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Around 600 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled when a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed on Harbor Island Monday night.
The Washington Department of Ecology, Union Pacific Railroad, the U.S. Coast Guard, Seattle Public Utilities and a cleanup...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Illinois and other states with high-speed passenger rail programs will be allowed to compete for $2.4 billion in federal funds that Florida turned down when its governor killed a fast-trains project between Orlando and Tampa, the U.S. Department of...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 11:19 PM
The almost-completed first phase of O'Hare International Airport's expansion had close calls that could have resulted in fatal airplane crashes, according to a Tribune investigation of incidents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration.
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:12 PM
The driver of a vehicle pushed off railroad tracks and onto its side Tuesday by a freight train in Wheaton was able to exit his vehicle on his own, Wheaton police said.
A 52-year-old Wheaton man was transported to Central DuPage Hospital for...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:37 PM
A person was found injured by a freight train on railroad tracks on the Near West side this evening, officials said.
Fire crews were called to Union Pacific Railroad tracks that run parallel to Talman Avenue, at Washington Boulevard, about 8:15 p.m.,...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:02 PM
From the Great Pyramids to Hoover Dam, no massive, ambitious enterprise has ever come to fruition without a cost paid as much in blood and pain as in money -- and the First Transcontinental Railroad is no exception.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, AMC premieres "Hell...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels."
"I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 11:09 AM
Ground spraying to kill mosquitos will happen Friday or Saturday morning in the Stockton area.
The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District say the spraying will take place from 3:30 to 6 a.m. either Friday, or Saturday depending on the...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:02 PM
“Hell on Wheels” stars Common and Anson Mount sport “300”-worthy torsos during a brawl in the Western’s next episode—but don’t suggest to Common that those abs were spray-tanned on.
“No, we don’t...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80.
Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a...