| Aug 7, 2013
In recent weeks the catastrophic crash of a Spanish passenger train, the lethal derailment on a French commuter line, the crash landing of a Boeing 777 in San Francisco and the deadly inferno caused by a runaway train in Canada have increased concerns...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins near Yosemite National Park, where thousands of firefighters on Monday entered a 10th day of trying to slow the pace of the massive Rim fire as it spreads across dry, rugged terrain near Yosemite, threatening thousands...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Dana Harris was about to cross Hill Street when she heard the Angels Flight rail car behind her shake and grind louder than normal. When she turned around, the lower train had twisted off its track, leaving its sole passenger stranded in a derailed car....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Angels Flight could be shut down for months while federal officials investigate why the funicular derailed last week, stranding six passengers.
The railway, billed as the shortest in the world at 298 feet, stopped Thursday when the car, called Sinai,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:35 PM
An American was killed and five were injured in a deadly train derailment in northwest Spain, the State Department said Thursday.
They were among at least 80 fatalities and scores of injuries in one of the worst railway disasters in Spain’s...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The horrific train derailment in northwest Spain that killed at least 80 people was captured in chilling detail on security camera footage.
The video, which was circulating widely Thursday, shows the train careening off the tracks as it rounded a bend,...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 11:06 AM
PARIS — A problem with a steel clip appears to have caused the French train accident Friday that resulted in at least six deaths, according to the French rail company SNCF.
The clip, located on a switch some 200 yards from a train station, “...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The train engineer on duty during the July 6 Canadian rail disaster that killed at least 50 people and incinerated the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic is devastated and in seclusion, his lawyer told Canadian journalists Tuesday.
Tom Harding, who was the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Richard Artschwager, who died in February at 89, was that exceedingly rare artist who made paintings and sculptures of virtually equal merit.
In contemporary art, usually it's one or the other. Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and the differences...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:42 PM
MADRID — A train derailed in northwestern Spain late Wednesday, toppling passenger cars on their sides and leaving at least one torn open as smoke filled the air. At least 35 people were dead, regional authorities said.
The accident occurred on...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:49 PM
A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month.
The train was en route from Madrid to the...