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The Latest Manafort attorneys seek more time to respond

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Attorneys for Paul Manafort say they’re still deciding whether to dispute allegations that their client lied to investigators and breached … more

Chao announces $1.5 billion in infrastructure grants

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department says it has approved $1.5 billion to fund 91 infrastructure projects. The grants will fund road, rail and port projects across the United States. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the grants on Tuesday. Chao said … more



Should civil defense-style emergency sirens be installed to warn locals of a fire threat?

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  • Clapham Junction Rail Crash (1988)
    on 12/12/2018 at 5:00 am

    Near London on the morning of December 12, 1988, the driver of the 7:18 train from Basingstoke to Waterloo saw a signal in front of him abruptly change from green to red. He stopped his train and called the signalman, who told him to proceed. Before he could, however, the 6:14 from Poole rammed into his train's rear at about 40 mph (64 km/h). Then, an empty […]