Speed-control system could stop train derailments, experts say BY ALFONSO A. CASTILLO
An accident-prevention system required by Congress but resisted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would stop a train from speeding through a sharp curve and potentially derailing, experts said.
After years of rejecting the need for the system known as Positive Train Control, or PTC, the MTA...Read more »
The Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx was going more than 80 mph when it was supposed to slow down drastically for a sharp curve, an NTSB investigator said Monday.
“The preliminary information from the event recorders shows that the train was traveling at approximately 82 mph as it went into a 30 miles an hour curve,” NTSB board member Earl Weener said.
When asked why the...Read more »
It could be weeks before investigators can conclusively determine the cause of the Saturday car crash that killed "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, the star's friend and business partner, according to source at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
On Monday, the Department announced that while it was continuing to solicit information about the fiery crash that...Read more »
Enterprise software is not a sexy business. They say you can put lipstick on a pig, but good luck gussying up terms like “customer relationship management” and “enterprise resource planning."
The digestive functions of large corporations are important, and everyone benefits when they go smoothly; but usually, the less said about them the better.
So it’s odd that Salesforce.com’s...Read more »
In yet another bad sign for the print industry, New York Magazine announced yesterday that it will decrease its publishing to biweekly in March 2014.
New York Media will go from publishing 42 issues annually to 30 in 2014, and 29 every year after that.
In a statement, the company said each issue will have roughly 20% more content, including more visuals, a revamped fashion section called...Read more »
ABC's beloved weatherman is heading to sunnier pastures.
Sam Champion is set to join The Weather Channel as a morning show anchor and managing editor for the network, after 25 years working for ABC and more than 1,800 weather forecasts for "Good Morning America," The Weather Channel said yesterday.
ikChampion, 52, will make the switch in early 2014, and will anchor a new morning...Read more »
Many moms and dads are not-so-secretly hoping that their gay sons and lesbian daughters will "put a ring on it" this holiday season.
Welcome to equality: the land where families and friends think nothing of urging you to the altar and inquiring about your reproductive intentions.
Gay New Yorkers who felt "demoralized by the lack of respect are finally blooming and blossoming,"...Read more »
When soul and jazz-influenced singer-songwriter Matthew E. White put together the group that recorded his debut album, "Big Inner," he wasn't just looking to form a band. He was trying to build a community.
He did exactly that, partnering with his fellow musicians to create Spacebomb Records, a label and recording studio with house band, in his hometown of Richmond, Va.
amNewYork...Read more »
While still not as good as the "X-Men"-proper films -- especially "First Class" -- this sequel to the spinoff is mighty fun thanks to Hugh Jackman, who is always enjoyable in the role of Logan, aka The Wolverine, the mutant with healing powers and metal claws coming out of his hand. This film has Logan in Japan where he loses something very important and...Read more »
Police are searching for two men who used a silver shotgun to rob a Queens hotel Saturday night.
The unidentified suspects entered the La Quinta Hotel located at 111-26 Van Wyck Expressway around 9:20 p.m., when one of them pointed the shotgun at the manager and demanded money, according to the NYPD. The second suspect then opened a bag and made the manager put in $560, police said.
The...Read more »