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  • In Minneapolis, nothing stops bicyclists — not even winter

    In Minneapolis, nothing stops bicyclists — not even winter
    MINNEAPOLIS — There was a healthy bite to the morning air, with the mid-March temperatures stuck in the high-30s, but the two weather-tested bicyclists were unfazed, as though striking out on a leisurely Fourth of July ride. Dorian Grilley and...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...
  • Can Democrats and Republicans agree on anything in Obama's budget?

     Can Democrats and Republicans agree on anything in Obama's budget?
    President Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that's more of a Democratic Party wish list than a realistic spending blueprint for a divided government. Higher taxes on the wealthy? Check. More spending on anti-poverty programs, research,...
  • Jamzilla: Traffic moving smoothly on 405 Freeway at Sepulveda Pass

    Jamzilla: Traffic moving smoothly on 405 Freeway at Sepulveda Pass
    With a load of furniture for his daughter, John Barbieri of San Pedro headed north  on the 405 Freeway on Saturday morning for the first leg of a trip to San Luis Obispo. Traffic moved well past Los Angeles International Airport, and he decided to try...
  • Crackdown on a New York way of life: aggressive driving, jaywalking

    Crackdown on a New York way of life: aggressive driving, jaywalking
    Mayor Bill De Blasio had been in office just one day when it happened: A 53-year-old man was hit and killed by a van while crossing a Queens street in the early evening. Eight days later, it happened again, this time on Manhattan’s Upper West...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank; reason disputed

    Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank; reason disputed
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israeli soldiers fatally shot a young Palestinian man on a West Bank road Wednesday, and a dispute immediately arose about the circumstances of the confrontation. The Israel Defense Forces said the man, identified by...
  • Good Samaritan in a helicopter helps the snow-stranded in Birmingham

    Call it a gesture of airborne hospitality in a community’s time of need: In Alabama, one of several Southern states hit by a freak snowstorm this week, Birmingham-area resident David Upton flew his company helicopter and ferried away nearly a...
  • Jamzilla: Traffic on the 405 Freeway is light -- so far

    Jamzilla: Traffic on the 405 Freeway is light -- so far
    So far, so good. Traffic on the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass was light early Saturday on the first full day of Jamzilla. Most or all lanes of the busy northbound side of the freeway will be closed throughout President’s Day weekend for road...
  • In L.A., anything but a crack response to tree-buckled sidewalks

    In L.A., anything but a crack response to tree-buckled sidewalks
    When I asked for a list of all the claims filed against the city of Los Angeles by people who have tripped and injured themselves on city sidewalks, I didn't realize I might throw my back out just lifting the document. OK, a slight exaggeration. But the...
  • Port Authority controversy runs deeper than Christie bridge scandal

    Port Authority controversy runs deeper than Christie bridge scandal
    TRENTON, N.J. — With a hot sun bearing down, Gov. Chris Christie grasped a ceremonial shovel and dug into a patch of dirt where a new park would bloom in a blighted area of Newark. To his right, holding another shovel, was Bill Baroni, then...
  • U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents

    U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents
    The Department of Transportation will push the development of a short-range radio system aimed at stopping crashes by allowing cars to exchange basic facts about speed and direction to other vehicles as fast at 10 times a second. Called vehicle-to-...