| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:10 PM
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....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:07 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:29 AM
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.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Virgin America is the best airline in the country, according to the latest Airline Quality Rating, released Monday.
The study of major airline performance in the U.S. is conducted jointly by Dr. Dean Headly, a professor at Wichita State University, and...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year.
So it's no...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....