Train crash

This Jan. 10, 2014 file photo shows musician Gregg Allman on the red carpet at All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman tribute in Atlanta. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)

Singer Allman, filmmakers sued in Ga. train death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Singer Gregg Allman was sued Wednesday along with movie producers, a railroad company and others accused of being responsible for the February death of a young camera assistant when a freight […]

05/21/2014

Signs alert travelers to the closing of the Blue Line train station Tuesday, March 25, 2015, at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after Monday's crash of a commuter train. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian Jackson)

Train operator asleep before Chicago crash

CHICAGO (AP) — The operator of a Chicago commuter train that crashed at O’Hare International Airport admitted she “dozed off” before the accident, waking only when the train jumped off the tracks and climbed an […]

03/26/2014

March 24, 2014: A Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station after it derailed.  (AP Photo/NBC Chicago, Kenneth Webster, File)

Emergency brake failed to stop Chicago train

CHICAGO (AP) — An emergency track-side braking system activated but failed to stop a Chicago commuter train from jumping the tracks and barreling to the top of an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, a federal […]

03/25/2014

March 24, 2014: A Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station after it derailed.  (AP Photo/NBC Chicago, Kenneth Webster, File)

NTSB finds Chicago train not speeding before crash

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago commuter train was not speeding when it jumped its tracks and screeched up an escalator at one of the world’s busiest airports, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. NTSB […]

03/25/2014

Tim DePaepe, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, accompanied by Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool, right, speaks during a news conference Monday, March 24, 2014, at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The NTSB is leading an investigation into why an eight-car Chicago public-transit train jumped the tracks, skidded across a platform and scaled an escalator that leads to one of the nation's busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people. (AP Photo/Carla K. Johnson)

Union: Chicago train operator ‘extremely tired’

CHICAGO (AP) — The president of a Chicago transit union said Monday there are indications that the operator dozed off before the train jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation’s busiest […]

03/24/2014

A derailed Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station early Monday, March 24, 2014, in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured after the eight-car train plowed across a platform and scaled the escalator at the underground station. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Train derails, climbs escalator at Chicago airport

CHICAGO (AP) — An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at the underground station of one of the nation’s busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people on board, officials […]

03/24/2014

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