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January 11, 2019 10:57 PM Amtrak works to modernize, speed up trains in busiest U.S. rail corridor

ABOARD AMTRAK TRAIN 182 (Reuters) - Amtrak is gearing up to introduce new high-speed Acela trains as it plans to spend billions of dollars in upgrades on the busiest U.S. rail corridor. The national U.S. passenger railroad on Friday gave reporters a tour by train of the busy northeast corridor from Washington to New York, showing off places where the rail system 138

January 11, 2019 7:26 AM Suspect held after girl, 13, wounded by bullet in Houston: reports

A suspect in the shooting of a 13-year-old girl was apprehended Thursday after a brief chase following a tipster's call to 911, authorities say. A suspect was in custody late Thursday and his female companion was also detained hours after a 13-year-old Houston girl was shot in the chest in a drive-by shooting, according to reports. The girl was sitting 137

January 9, 2019 4:36 AM California highway officer helps deliver baby along roadside

California Highway Patrol Officer Jeffrey Lloyd holds a baby he helped deliver along Highway 99 on Monday. (CHP South Sacramento) A mother and her newborn daughter were in "excellent health" and resting at a local hospital Tuesday, one day after a California Highway Patrol officer helped deliver the baby along the side of a busy highway. CHP Officer 129

January 8, 2019 10:44 PM Boeing unveils refreshed jet concept with ultra-thin wings

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Boeing Co unveiled a speedier and higher-flying version of a concept plane on Tuesday aimed at sharply reducing fuel use thanks to its elongated ultra-light wings. The so-called Transonic Truss-Braced Wing aircraft boasts a 170-foot (52 meter) wingspan that sits atop the fuselage and is braced from underneath by a truss in a design 147

January 8, 2019 4:49 PM 'Thank you, Jesus': Man's truck goes up in flames but Bible left inside was unscathed

An Oklahoma family is counting their blessings after an intense fire charred their truck – but left their Bible untouched. And if it wasn't for the vehicle's horn honking, the family may have lost their house, too, which was just feet from the flames. "I felt like crying," Steven Gaut told FOX 6. The incident happened two weeks before Christmas 146

January 8, 2019 9:46 AM BMW says sold 2.49 million BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles in 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) on Tuesday said it achieved record sales of 2.49 million BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles last year. “BMW Group achieved record sales in 2018. 2.49 million vehicles mean the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium automotive company for the 15th year running,” Chief Executive Harald Krueger said. Daimler 87

January 8, 2019 9:12 AM Japanese billionaire's Twitter post becomes historic after offering people cash

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) A Japanese billionaire has become the author of the most retweeted post ever on Twitter after 140

January 4, 2019 5:53 AM Seven killed in fiery crash on Florida interstate: fire officials

(Reuters) - Seven people were killed and at least seven injured in a fiery crash on an interstate highway in northern Florida on Thursday, fire officials said. The crash on I-75 outside Gainesville at about 3:45 p.m. involved two tractor trailers and two passenger vehicles, media reports said, citing the Florida Highway Patrol. Seven fatalities were confirmed 97

December 30, 2018 2:51 PM Florida politician shoots intruder who crashed vehicle into another house while fleeing cops, police say

Palmetto city commissioner Brian Williams shot Avelino Misreal Vasquez-Perez, 22, who broke into his home in an attempt to hide from cops, police said. (City of Palmetto/Manatee County Sheriff's Office) A Florida politician shot an alleged intruder who crashed his vehicle into another house while attempting to flee police officers, officials said. Palmetto 112

December 30, 2018 10:00 AM Airline passenger spotted allowing child to draw all over seatback: 'No excuse'

It's important to feel comfortable when you're flying, especially when the journey is a long one. But sometimes, passengers take it a step too far in making themselves feel at home, as one traveler revealed. In a video posted to the Passenger Shaming Instagram account, one passenger revealed how a parent sat by and let her child vandalize the plane they were on. The footage 78