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  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
  • 2014 Nelson Algren Award Official Rules

    2014 Nelson Algren Literary Awards OFFICIAL RULES   - NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2014 Nelson Algren Literary Awards (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Chicago Tribune Company LLC (“Chicago Tribune”). Contest is...
  • N.Y. rail crash: How much safety are railroads willing to pay for?

    When a train derails and people die, as happened Sunday in New York, there are going to be lots of questions. Eventually, there will be answers to most. But will anyone be able to answer this question: How much are the lives of train passengers worth?...
  • New York train crash inquiry focuses on engineer's actions

    NEW YORK — The brakes on a passenger train that sped into a curve at 82 mph before derailing were functioning properly, and the engineer was working his regular shift on a familiar route and should have been fully rested, investigators said...
  • Six water providers in Broward missed testing deadline

    Despite nine years notice, Plantation missed a deadline to check for asbestos in the water supply — by 18 months — and is notifying every homeowner now of its mistake. Plantation’s utility was one of six water-service providers in...
  • Orange County Crime Lab finds more errors in its DUI blood testing

    The Orange County Crime Lab has found more errors in its blood-alcohol testing and plans to request a state audit to review its procedures and case standards. The discovery comes a couple of weeks after the lab acknowledged inaccurate blood alcohol test...
  • Baltimore moving to end latest speed camera contract

    Baltimore moving to end latest speed camera contract
    In the latest sign of turmoil for Baltimore's speed camera program, city officials are moving to sever ties with the vendor amid unresolved problems — an action that could idle the city's already mothballed speed and red-light camera system until...
  • 4 Marine deaths not caused by live firing, base spokesman says

    SAN DIEGO — Four Marines were killed Wednesday while performing maintenance on an artillery range at  Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps said. Only limited details of the accident were released. Names will be announced 24 hours after families are...
  • Lab error could affect hundreds of Orange County DUI cases

    Lab error could affect hundreds of Orange County DUI cases
    The Orange County Crime Lab produced inaccurate blood alcohol test results in 2,200 driving-under-the-influence cases filed by prosecutors this year — mistakes that could affect outcomes in dozens of cases. Prosecutors in recent days sent...
  • Water meter boondoggle

     Water meter boondoggle
    Baltimore wants to replace our water meters with smart meters at a cost of $83.5 million ("City awards $83.5 million deal for water meters," Nov 7). I have lived in Baltimore County for 66 years and never had a faulty bill. Most of the reasons for this...
  • Vet's demand for blood test to identify heartworm not unreasonable

    Q: Our dog, Gimble, has been on heartworm preventative year-round since we adopted him as a puppy. He's now 6 years old. Recently, my veterinarian refused to give us more heartworm preventative unless we did the testing. She said, "What if we missed a...