| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:02 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued “urgent” safety recommendations to the Federal Transit Administration as part of its ongoing probe of the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track workers struck by...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday cautioned travelers about the risks of visiting Honduras, known as the “murder capital of the world,” saying that killings of Americans are frequent and almost never solved.
In a travel warning,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
A single-engine Cessna airplane crashed Thursday evening in the frontyard of a Fresno home, killing two people on board including a young boy, authorities said.
Fresno Fire Department spokesman Koby Johns told the Associated Press that the plane hit a...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when their small plane missed a landing at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, struck a building and crashed into a nearby used-car lot, officials said.
The single-engine Cessna 172 was trying to land at the airport...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If you are among America's well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately.
For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:01 PM
After a nasty storm ripped through the East Coast on the busiest travel day of the year, you might think that buying travel insurance for holiday travel would be a no-brainer.
Not so much. The 114-year-old National Consumers League concluded recently...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 9:35 PM
A small community in North Dakota was evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department.
No injuries have been reported, Sgt....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:17 PM
About 65% of residents in the small town of Casselton, N.D., remained evacuated Tuesday after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train and exploded a mile west of town Monday afternoon, sending noxious smoke billowing into the air, officials...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Score one for the weary air traveler.
Ever-increasing baggage fees, vanishing leg room and invasive security screening measures have made air travel hellish for millions of passengers. Now the government is giving fliers more screen time with their...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Hotels around Los Angeles International Airport are rapidly selling out as stranded travelers look for shelter following a fatal shooting at the airport.
Tourism officials said the Sheraton, Marriott, Hilton, Westin and Four Point hotels near LAX have...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Transportation Security Administration officials Friday night identified the agent killed in a rampage at LAX as Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39.
Officials provided no details about Hernandez. A second TSA agent was also shot at LAX, but he has not been...