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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • James Horner dies at 61; film composer won 2 Oscars, 6 Grammys

    James Horner dies at 61; film composer won 2 Oscars, 6 Grammys
    When James Horner was working on "Field of Dreams," the 1989 baseball classic starring Kevin Costner, lawyers for Universal Pictures called the composer asking him to send in the film's music. There was only one problem: Horner hadn't written any of...
  • Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline

    The nation's top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month. Sarah Feinberg, acting...
  • Union official: Metro drivers forced to urinate on buses

    A union leader says Metro bus drivers in the Washington area are frequently forced to urinate while on board the bus because there's nowhere else to go. Union official James Madaras made the surprising statement Wednesday during a National Transportation...
  • Union: Metro workers fear discipline for reporting problems

    Employees of Washington's Metro transit agency have become more comfortable reporting safety lapses through a program that allows them to do so anonymously, but some are still reluctant to speak out because they fear retribution, a union leader said...
  • Two hospitalized Friday after boat struck Coast Guard vessel in Middle River

    Two hospitalized Friday after boat struck Coast Guard vessel in Middle River
    Two people were hospitalized Friday night after a boat struck a U.S. Coast Guard vessel at the mouth of Middle River, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. A 25-foot recreational vessel was headed into Middle River from a trip to Rock Hall...
  • DC subway operator was told he couldn't return to platform

    The operator of a Washington subway train that was forced to stop in a smoke-filled tunnel repeatedly asked for permission to return the train to the platform but was told to stay put as passengers coughed and choked, according to documents made public...
  • 'Titanic' composer James Horner missing after his plane crashes

    'Titanic' composer James Horner missing after his plane crashes
    Authorities continued to investigate the crash of a single-engine plane owned by Academy Award-winning composer James Horner, which went down Monday in the Los Padres National Forest near the border of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The crash,...
  • Small plane makes emergency landing at Lake Mead beach

    A small plane that lost power made an emergency landing on a Lake Mead beach near Las Vegas, causing minor injuries to some women celebrating the weekend's popular electric music festival. Authorities said the Piper Saratoga left North Las Vegas...
  • Pilot faulted in reality TV helicopter crash that killed 3

    A helicopter pilot working on a reality television show was the likely cause of a crash that killed him and two other people, federal investigators have determined. The determination was contained in a probable cause report by the National Transportation...
  • CTA to overhaul bus driver training after fatal crash

     CTA to overhaul bus driver training after fatal crash
    An out-of-control CTA bus that plowed into vehicles and killed a pedestrian during the evening rush hour on Michigan Avenue last week exposed systemic weaknesses in the way the transit agency trains, assigns and supervises new bus drivers, CTA President...
  • Air Force Thunderbirds among performers at Dayton air show

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a jet team from France are among the performers flying the skies in an annual air show in southwest Ohio. The Thunderbirds were scheduled to will fly six F-16 Fighting Falcons fighter jets at the Vectren Dayton Air...