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Report on Quebec train disaster downplays main cause

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Transportation | A year after a runaway oil train exploded near the Maine border with Quebec, the investigation report released this week cited 18 contributing factors. But…

Developers battle FAA over new building height restrictions

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Transportation | A recent Federal Aviation Administration proposal to decrease building height near airports has drawn battle lines between real estate developers and…

Landing in Houston: ‘Like sliding down a banister’

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Transportation | Houston airports are set to lead the nation in quiet landings and less pollution. The FAA has redesigned the area’s flight corridors to save fuel, time, and…

Do air traffic controllers need more sleep?

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Transportation | A government-sponsored report released last week said air traffic controllers are at great risk for fatigue and errors leading to accidents because of their…

Archaeology and oil go boom in North Dakota

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History | Archaeologists are in high demand again thanks to the upsurge in oil exploration and related businesses in North Dakota. Archaeology itself might just be the…

Muslim militants storm church, kill 30 in Central African Republic

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Africa | Muslim gunmen rampaged through a Catholic church compound in the capital of Central African Republic on Wednesday, killing up to 30 people with gunfire and…

Will door-to-door mail delivery soon cost extra?

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Government | A proposal advancing through Congress may change how millions get their mail: Rather than door-slot delivery, Americans may find themselves fetching the mail…

London Bridge isn’t the only one falling down

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Transportation | Drive over the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington and you see a beautiful view of the U.S. Capitol. But officials say the bridge—like nearly…

Mid East airline passengers get special security treatment

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Transportation | Forget legroom: Middle Eastern airlines are going for bed, bath, and beyond luxury. For $21,000, Etihad Airways’ new 125-square-foot “Residence” suite…

Postal workers: Staples partnership is bad for government business

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Government | Since January, postal workers in 27 states have held protests objecting to a Staples-U.S. Postal Service (USPS) partnership that offers in-store postal…

North Korean drones surrender to the South

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North Korea | Three recently captured drones provide the first concrete evidence that North Korea is using unmanned aircraft to infiltrate South Korean airspace, including…

NASA and Russia break up, share custody of space station

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Space | In reaction to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, NASA announced Wednesday it is severing all ties with Russia except for joint work at the International Space…

 
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