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  • Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety

    Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety
    The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt. The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
  • Chicago train derails at O'Hare, jumps onto escalator; 32 injured

    Local and federal officials will investigate what caused a Chicago commuter train to derail Monday morning, run over a platform and scale an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, injuring as many as 32 people. No fatalities were reported,...
  • Chicago train jumps platform at O'Hare airport, injuring 30

    CHICAGO — A Chicago Transit Authority operator may have fallen asleep shortly before a train jumped the platform at O'Hare International Airport on Monday and became partially wedged atop an escalator at the end of the line, according to her union...
  • Premier says Malaysia Airlines plane went down in Indian Ocean

    Premier says Malaysia Airlines plane went down in Indian Ocean
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The prime minister's announcement that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the Indian Ocean with no survivors marked a major turn in the search for the missing jet but did little to explain why it went off course in...
  • Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel

    Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy. [Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24: The shipping...
  • Trip tactics: Rio to Bali, she gets lost, listens closely, makes deals

    Trip tactics: Rio to Bali, she gets lost, listens closely, makes deals
    Every destination has lessons to teach, and so do most travelers. In “Trip Tactics,” we ask seasoned travelers for tips, confessions and war stories. The traveler: Armenia Nercessian de Oliveira, a longtime United Nations officer and...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Location Manager Lawyer Defends 'Conduct'

    More than a month after the fatal accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," a key question for the homicide investigation is whether the production had been granted permission to film on the Georgia railroad tracks and trestle where camera assistant...
  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday. ┬áThe stunning revelation — that the...
  • Do you have enough time to make your flight connection?

    Do you have enough time to make your flight connection?
    When Mike Conrad bought an airline ticket from Washington, D.C., to Berlin, the last thing he considered was his connection in Frankfurt, Germany. But the flight, booked through United Airlines and operated by Lufthansa — an arrangement known as...
  • In-flight Internet update

    In-flight Internet update
    In-flight Internet presents an interesting paradox: When it's available, only about 5 percent to 10 percent of travelers actually use it, but it's becoming a virtual necessity for the world's airlines. Acceptance by U.S. domestic lines varies...
  • Making the most of your trip

    My work is all about Europe. But more fundamentally, it's about living with abandon through travel. I love to take life by the horns and make it an adventure. By being open to differences and staying flexible, I have a better time in Europe -- and so...
  • More business travelers booking upscale rooms and airline seats

    More business travelers booking upscale rooms and airline seats
    With the lingering effects of the Great Recession slowly disappearing, more business travelers are reserving high-priced hotel rooms and booking roomier seats in the front of the plane. But the luxury spending may be benefiting executives, not middle...