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  • Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding

    HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner. Houston-based Kirby Inland Marine alleges in court documents...

  • Czech man faces fine after near miss with train

    PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) — Czech police say a man faces a fine after having a near miss with a train while walking over a level crossing. In a video provided by police, a car dropped off the unidentified man and he walked toward the crossing as the gates came down. He walked around the...

  • Officials seek grant for Richmond rapid bus system

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State and local governments are applying for a federal grant to pay for a new 7.5-mile rapid bus transit system in Richmond. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Thursday it was seeking federal help to pay for the $49.8 million proposal. The envisioned rapid bus line...

  • United loses $609M in 1Q; fares don't cover costs

    United Airlines is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. While all the other major airlines made money in the first quarter, United lost $609 million during the first three months of this year. United attributed $200 million of its loss to the "historic severe" winter...

  • China frees Japanese boat after boat owner pays up

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Thursday released a seized Japanese freight ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. paid more than $28 million involving a dispute dating back to the wartime in the 1930s, the Shanghai Maritime Court said. In a statement, the court said it freed Mitsui's...

  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    HONOLULU (AP) — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said...

  • NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said Wednesday. The Transportation...

  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay. The Transportation...

  • Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people. A union official, Fernandez Tshibondo, said the train jumped the tracks Tuesday near the station at Katongola, a town in Congo's Katanga province. Government...

  • Va. toll road could cost $500m, not be built

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's aggressive push to build a toll road parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg may wind up costing taxpayers between $400 million to $500 million — with no road to show for it. Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne told perturbed...

  • Norfolk Southern railroad 1Q profit falls 18 pct

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern's first-quarter profit fell 18 percent as severe winter weather slowed the railroad's shipments and coal revenue dropped 15 percent. The Norfolk, Virginia, railroad earned $368 million, or $1.17 per share, during the January-March period. That's down from...

  • USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Air Force investigation says a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill. In October, three Americans and one Panamanian were killed while conducting drug...

  • Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Delta's first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big airlines are prospering with a combination of strong business travel, slightly higher fares...

  • Spacious new Heathrow Terminal 2 set for opening

    LONDON (AP) — The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year. The new facility was hailed as a cornerstone of Heathrow's revitalization when shown to...

  • Arizona Senate sides with ridesharing services Uber, Lyft

    PHOENIX (AP) — Calling Uber a cutting-edge concept, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that exempts it and other rideshare companies from the same regulations that traditional taxi and limo companies have. The amended bill exempts rideshare companies from the commercial insurance...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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