| Aug 19, 2014
Three graduates of the Defense Information School participated in a panel discussion as an Alumni Day event for the school's 50th anniversary.
"This is our first Alumni Day," said DINFOS Commandant Jeremy Martin. "Judging from the turnout and the...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:16 PM
(Reuters) - Two people were killed and two were injured in northern Arkansas early on Sunday when two Union Pacific freight trains carrying toxic substances collided, Arkansas State Police said.
The victims were crew members aboard the trains, which...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:40 PM
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A plane that crash-landed on a Florida beach last month, killing a 9-year-old girl and her father, had lost engine power and narrowly missed other people as it glided silently toward shore, the National Transportation Safety Board...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Recent years have not been kind to the California Public Utilities Commission.
Two high-profile disasters—the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, which killed eight, and the shutdown last year of the San Onofre nuclear power plant—have...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
A pilot and his passenger escaped serious injury Tuesday when their plane flipped over while landing in a field in Oceanside, authorities said.
Neither of the people on board, passenger Daniel Harabagiu and pilot Lance Murray, were seriously hurt...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Five years after a fiery derailment near Rockford left one woman dead and barely one year after another rail crash in Quebec killed 47, the U.S. Department of Transportation acted Wednesday to curtail use of the type of railroad tank car blamed in those...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Three Buk missile systems have made their way from eastern Ukraine across the border into Russia, Ukrainian officials said Saturday, including one lacking the missile they believe brought down a Malaysia Airlines jet the day before.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:58 PM
If you're curious about how Pacific Gas & Electric managed to flout gas line safety rules for years, and why there's reason to doubt that the California Public Utilities Commission will hold the company fully responsible for the explosion that destroyed a...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Witnesses on the ground described close calls and their shock when a small airplane crashed and burst into flames Wednesday in the parking lot of a Costco in San Diego.
“It was pretty nuts. I was just minding my own business and then a plane falls...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:05 PM
SAN BRUNO, Calif. A federal grand jury on Tuesday issued a new criminal indictment against PG&E in connection with its alleged role in a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno in 2010, leaving the utility to face dozens of charges, including a claim...