Connecticut and federal authorities told commuters to make alternate plans while asking for patience as investigators examine the site of a Metro-North rush-hour train derailment that left three people critically injured.
Two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains collided in Bridgeport, Connecticut, injuring dozens of people and limiting Amtrak service between New York and Boston in one of the worst U.S. passenger rail accidents since 2008.
Investigators are working in Connecticut to gather evidence from yesterday’s collision between two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains so they can restore Amtrak and other rail service between New York and Boston.
The law that ended furloughs of U.S. air-traffic controllers covers most of the cost largely by taking about $250 million from airport construction-project funding this fiscal year, according to trade groups.
Top U.S. lawmakers in both parties are questioning the Obama administration’s decision to furlough air-traffic controllers to comply with automatic budget cuts, with some calling for congressional action to stem the resulting wave of flight delays.
The National Rifle Association used the threat of an election-year backlash to tamp down U.S. Senate support for expanded background checks on gun sales -- even though the lobbying group lost almost every race it spent money on during the 2012 campaign.