NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission are conducting a tour along the Gulf Coast to consider the feasibility of bringing passenger rail back to the Gulf Coast, more than a decade after Hurricane Katrina damaged the tracks.
The Southern Rail Commission announced recently that the so-called "Inspection Train" will include 14 stops in four states, beginning Feb. 18 in New Orleans and concluding the next day in Jacksonville, Florida. Other stops will...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An industry that seeks out heirs to the newly deceased is under scrutiny from the Justice Department, which is looking into whether price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices have ripped off unsuspecting relatives.
Two industry executives and a California company have reached plea deals with federal prosecutors in Chicago in the past month as part of an antitrust investigation likely to result in additional criminal charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it cannot be denied that antisemitism is on the rise and calls an attack on any faith and attack on all faiths.
Obama spoke Wednesday evening at the Israeli Embassy in Washington as four people were being honored posthumously for risking their lives to protect Jews during the Holocaust. He became the first sitting president to speak at the embassy.
Obama says that too often, especially in times of change...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is assailing the Defense Department for relying on Russian rocket engines to launch American military satellites into space.
At a committee hearing Wednesday, Republican John McCain of Arizona says Russia holds many of the United States' "most precious national security satellites at risk before they ever get off the ground."
Yet McCain says the department has actively sought to...