TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Amtrak is going to break the speed limit in the Northeast Corridor.
The rail service announced Monday it will operate test trains overnight at 165 mph in four stretches from Maryland to Massachusetts.
Acela Express equipment will be used for the tests, which were to start at
By KEN RITTER and SANDRA CHEREBAssociated Press
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A witness to the fatal crash involving a semi-truck and an Amtrak train in the Nevada desert said the truck driver seemed unaware of the approaching passenger train despite flashing lights and a lowered cross arm at the
By CHARLES BABINGTON and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - President Barack Obama lodged an unfair-trade complaint against China Monday and immediately used it as a wedge against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, whose beleaguered campaign hit another pothole - in the form of
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports abortion rights. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available
By BRETT ZONGKER and RON TODTAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed 30 people across half the country
PRINCE, W.Va. (AP) - A storm that knocked down trees across several states stranded 232 Amtrak passengers for more than 20 hours at a West Virginia station before they were picked up by buses on Saturday night.
Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm said all the passengers
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Utility crews untangled downed power lines and tree limbs Sunday, working to get the electricity turned back on for millions of people facing a second day of 100-degree temperatures without modern conveniences like air
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Four lawsuits filed on behalf of victims of last year's Amtrak-truck crash in northern Nevada claim railroad crossing gates either came down late or not at all.
The children of an Amtrak conductor killed in the June 24, 2011, crash and three
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney told business leaders Wednesday that he would try to put the federal budget on track to be balanced within eight to 10 years, acknowledging it could take longer than two presidential terms to get the job done as he had
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Announced earlier today, Amtrak is upgrading twelve Northeastern routes with free Wi-Fi access via the AmtrakConnect service. Passengers with devices like a laptop, tablet or smartphone will be able to browse the Internet while riding on the train. However,