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  • Travelers' Profits Jump After Year Of Fewer Catastrophic Storms

    A calmer fourth quarter with fewer catastrophic weather events pushed Travelers Cos. earnings above analyst expectations, as the property-casualty insurer Tuesday closed out the year with a threefold increase in profits. The improvement continued an...
  • Many passengers dislike airlines' 'slim-line' seats

    Many passengers dislike airlines' 'slim-line' seats
    "Slim-line" seats, with thinner seat-back cushions, are increasingly popular with airlines because they weigh less and help squeeze more passengers into a plane. But the seats may not be so popular with passengers. A new survey by the travel website...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show: Adam Richman dishes on eating like a local

    L.A. Times Travel Show: Adam Richman dishes on eating like a local
    Ask locals, and "the keys to the culinary kingdom can be yours." That’s the best strategy for linking cuisine and culture when traveling, TV travel host Adam Richman said at the L.A. Times Travel Show on Sunday. Richman, host of “Adam...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety

    Emanuel, federal officials target oil shipment safety
    After two major derailments and explosions in recent weeks, federal safety officials recommended new rules Thursday on how crude oil is transported — the same day Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for fees on rail cars carrying hazardous materials. The...
  • NTSB urges fix on Robinson helicopter fuel tanks after fatalities

    NTSB urges fix on Robinson helicopter fuel tanks after fatalities
    Federal safety experts are recommending that owners of Robinson Helicopter Co.’s four-seat R44 choppers replace the aircraft’s fuel tanks after crash investigators found accidents resulted in deaths that could have been avoided. The National...
  • New York's LaGuardia Airport is almost a terminal case

    New York's LaGuardia Airport is almost a terminal case
    NEW YORK — The bus was standing room only as travelers hauling luggage jostled for space amid the commuters and other local riders. Two men with skis, ski boots and backpacks squeezed into the nook beside the rear exit, blocking the door. A woman...
  • Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014
    In just about any part of the world that has a good rail system, traveling by train is far more pleasant than traveling by economy-class air. Seats are wider, legroom is better, you avoid the time and expense of getting to/from airports, you avoid...
  • TSA to open enrollment center for PreCheck at LAX

    TSA to open enrollment center for PreCheck at LAX
    Los Angeles International Airport will soon be home to a center where travelers can sign up to get access to faster security screening lines. To qualify to use the Transportation Security Administration's expedited security lines, known as PreCheck,...
  • New York train crash could have been prevented, Feinstein says

    The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread. As the...
  • New York train that derailed was going 82 mph into a 30-mph curve

    New York train that derailed was going 82 mph into a 30-mph curve
    NEW YORK -- A passenger train that derailed in New York City, killing four people, was traveling 82 mph as it entered a curve where the speed limit is 30 mph, and the brakes were not fully applied until seconds before the cars came to a stop off the...
  • South Florida tourism looks bright in 2014

    South Florida tourism looks bright in 2014
    South Florida tourism insiders are expecting the industry to see more growth in 2014 encouraged by its strong performance this past year, barring no major socio-economic calamities. As of October, Broward County had 47 consecutive months of growth in...