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  • Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules

    Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules
    Warning that a crude-oil train derailment in the densely populated Chicago area could result in "unthinkable" devastation, city and suburban officials are calling for stricter rules on hazardous material shipments than the federal government has proposed....
  • Air traffic meltdown puts FAA vulnerability in spotlight

    Air traffic meltdown puts FAA vulnerability in spotlight
    Demands for answers and promises of technology breakthroughs bounced across Washington on Monday as the nation's air traffic control system continued its gradual recovery from the fire at an Aurora radar facility that has grounded thousands of flights...
  • O'Hare on pace to take back 'world's busiest airport' title

    O'Hare on pace to take back 'world's busiest airport' title
    O’Hare International Airport is on pace to again be the world’s busiest airport, a designation it lost a decade ago, Chicago city officials said Wednesday. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wrestled the top honor away from O'...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to visit Norfolk Wednesday

    Vice President Joe Biden to visit Norfolk Wednesday
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in Norfolk Wednesday to talk infrastructure and job growth.   Biden will visit the Port of Virginia’s Norfolk International Terminals, where he will discuss the “importance of investing in infrastructure to...
  • U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said....
  • Quarterman, regulator for U.S. oil trains, to step down: sources

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cynthia Quarterman, the federal regulator who oversaw expansion of the U.S. oil train sector and the fallout from several fiery derailments, will step down, two sources familiar with her intentions said on Wednesday. As...
  • People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays

    People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays
    Passengers have experienced a series of delays and cancellations by People Express after one of its planes was damaged by a vendor's truck -- leaving the company with only one plane. The accident occurred Sept. 19 in Newport News and has impacted...
  • Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour

    Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour
    Vice President Joe Biden had stern words for stalwarts, including those in the House and Senate, questioning the legitimacy of improved infrastructure and the means to fund it: you're wasting time. “What most people don't realize is that our...
  • Third Ebola patient treated in the U.S. free from virus: doctors

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The third U.S. patient to be treated in the United States for Ebola is now free of the virus, doctors at the Nebraska Medical Center and the patient said in a news conference on Thursday. "The CDC has declared me safe and free of...
  • Federal money approved for fixes to bottleneck at 57 and 60 freeways

    Federal money approved for fixes to bottleneck at 57 and 60 freeways
    There may be relief in sight for drivers and truckers facing one of Southern California’s worst bottlenecks. Federal officials Tuesday approved a $10-million grant for a series of fixes to the congested interchange between the 60 Freeway and the...
  • Connecticut Wins $22.6 Million For Freight Rail, Riverfront Work

    Connecticut on Tuesday landed nearly $23 million in federal grants that advocates say will help transform Waterbury's riverfront and dramatically improve a key freight rail line from New London to Massachusetts. The state overcame stiff competition...