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  • Pennsylvania releases crude oil train reports

    WASHINGTON As many as 60 trains a week carry large volumes of Bakken crude oil across Pennsylvania, according to documents released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. That makes the Keystone State the largest single destination on...
  • Agent: Friend of accused Boston bomber didn't mention pot ' as an excuse in not remembering'

    Agent: Friend of accused Boston bomber didn't mention pot ' as an excuse in not remembering'
    A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators in the days after the deadly blasts last year did not say he had been too intoxicated on marijuana to remember his actions, an official who interviewed him testified on...
  • The bumpy ride of People Express

    The bumpy ride of People Express
    The deal was: restore daily flights to Boston and New York, and Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport will pay $1.65 million of taxpayer funds to keep People Express in the air. But after two months and a first payment of $650,000 from...
  • Q&A with AIA Design Award winner Matthew Compton

    Q&A with AIA Design Award winner Matthew Compton
    The American Institute of Architects’ local chapter awarded projects with small footprints, sustainable elements and beautiful design. Each year, the AIA Baltimore presents its annual Design Awards, rewarding the best work of Maryland architects...
  • Rail industry pushes feds to drop crude-oil reporting rule

    WASHINGTON Two railroad industry trade groups have quietly asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to drop its requirement that rail carriers transporting large volumes of Bakken crude oil notify state emergency officials. The railroads have...
  • How to guard Aurora air traffic control center?

     How to guard Aurora air traffic control center?
    If you were trapped at an airport in Memphis or Miami or somewhere a week ago, we trust you finally got home to Chicago. A little worse for wear, though. As you know too well, thousands of people were disrupted when a contract worker allegedly sabotaged a...
  • U.S. health official on Ebola response: 'It was rocky'

    U.S. health official on Ebola response: 'It was rocky'
    U.S. officials on Friday broadly defended the response to the country's first case of Ebola, although one acknowledged that while the government was confident of containing the virus, it had been "rocky" in Dallas where the patient is in serious...
  • Ebola waste disposal has proven a thorny issue: CDC

    Ebola waste disposal has proven a thorny issue: CDC
    Handling medical waste generated by an Ebola patient proved to be one of the contingencies that U.S. hospitals were unprepared for, a top U.S. health official said on Saturday, adding that it "took longer than we would have wished" to fix the problem....
  • Airlines offer only partial picture of animal safety on flights

    WASHINGTON Harley was the bulldog's name. He was pronounced dead at baggage claim at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last year despite a passenger's attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Two months later, a mixed-breed Rottweiler arrived...
  • Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed

    Airline stocks close down after first U.S. Ebola case confirmed
    Shares of major airlines slid Wednesday in the wake of news that an air traveler from Africa to the U.S. had been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. Although airline and medical experts emphasize that travelers cannot contract Ebola merely by flying...
  • Ethanol industry pushes back on rail safety improvements

    Ethanol industry pushes back on rail safety improvements
    WASHINGTON Ethanol producers are pushing back hard against new rail safety rules after a federal study found that ethanol poses hazards equal to or greater than crude oil in rail transportation. An analysis of tank car damage in derailments published...