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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Death toll rises to 7 in N.Y. gas explosion

    NEW YORK -- The death toll from a gas explosion in Manhattan that leveled two buildings on a busy street rose to seven Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night searching for people trapped beneath rubble. Officials at the scene have not...
  • Deadly gas explosion rocks New York City

    NEW YORK — Terrorism. An earthquake. A jet crash. Neighbors thought the worst when a deafening blast shook a busy Manhattan street Wednesday, leveling two buildings, killing at least three people and hurling bricks, concrete and other debris...
  • No wreckage found at site provided by China images

     No wreckage found at site provided by China images
    KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC, Vietnam - Search planes found no sign on Thursday of a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft in an area where satellite images had shown debris, taking the as-yet fruitless hunt into the sixth day. Adding to the deepening mystery...
  • 2 dead, more than 20 injured in explosion that thundered through NYC

    2 dead, more than 20 injured in explosion that thundered through NYC
    NEW YORK -- Damian Lopez said he was asleep in his apartment at 9:31 a.m. when he heard thunder. At least he thought it was thunder. "I heard the boom. But it was more like a rumble," said Lopez, who lives at 108th Street and Park Avenue, about eight...
  • Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system

    Focus in CTA crash falls on operator fatigue, braking system
    Federal investigators will focus on whether a CTA train operator fell asleep at the controls and if an automatic braking system was working properly as they seek to pinpoint the cause of a spectacular crash Monday that left a Blue Line car perched atop an...
  • Boeing blames pilots for Asiana 777 crash last year

    Boeing on Monday firmly blamed the pilots for last year's crash of an Asiana Airlines 777 in San Francisco, telling the National Transportation Safety Board that the crash "would have been avoided had the flight crew followed procedures." "This...
  • Asiana faults automatic throttles in doomed flight

    In documents filed with federal accident investigators, Asiana Airlines stated Monday that flawed automatic throttles and the pilots themselves failed to maintain enough speed and altitude to safely land at San Francisco International Airport in July....
  • Legal action over Flight 370 raises questions

    Legal action over Flight 370 raises questions
    With mystery still surrounding the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet since its disappearance three weeks ago, the court filing by a Chicago-based law firm last week came as a shocker. Without solid evidence of a crash or wreckage of the jet,...
  • Drowsiness a danger on road as well as rails

    Drowsiness a danger on road as well as rails
    Last week's CTA derailment left me with a queasily fresh awareness of the dangers of nodding off while operating a vehicle. Not just for a train operator, like the one who apparently fell asleep at the controls of a Blue Line train, which went on to...
  • Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash

    Union, CTA clash on O'Hare Blue Line crash
    The CTA Blue Line operator who admitted dozing at the controls had a "very chaotic" work schedule that played a role in the bizarre crash that left her mangled train atop an escalator, the transit union president said Friday. At the same time, the...
  • Fatigue's role in CTA crash debated

    Concerns over train operator fatigue ignited a new debate last week, as workers continue to clean up and repair millions of dollars in damages wrought after Blue Line cars scarred a subway station inside one of the world's busiest airports. The train's...
  • Quinncome tax bears down on sleeping taxpayers

     Quinncome tax bears down on sleeping taxpayers
    The Democratic bosses who run things with a perpetual smirk on their faces, and their hapless frontman Gov. Patrick Quinn, just slapped hardworking taxpayers in the mouth. Of course they waited until after the March primary. Boss Madigan, the speaker of...