For Some, Amtrak and America on the Wrong Track

(Philadelphia, PA — May 13, 2015) – A “horrific scene” greeted investigators and emergency personnel today as they combed through the wreckage of last night’s Amtrak derailment. Over 200 passengers and crew were injured, and at least seven died as the train – running from Washington, DC to New York – derailed around 9:30pm last…

Metro Goes Retro in Latest Disaster

(Washington, DC — January 19, 2015) – Senior managers for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) – commonly known as Metro – uncorked the champagne this morning and drank a toast to success. The reason? No passenger deaths in the past week. The story was not the same last Monday, when “an electrical arcing…

Russia, Ukraine Complain about Shoot Down of Plane

(Kiev, Ukraine) – Just four months after a Malaysian Airlines jet went missing, the company is once again in the news. And, like last time, it’s not in a good way. Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down today, over the Ukrainian village of Torez, with a surface-to-air missile. MH17, a Boeing 777-200 en route to…

Syria Calls for Sanctions over Smallpox

(Damascus, Syria) – Faced with economic sanctions stemming from its civil war, and facing possible airstrikes from the United States, the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad agreed to the Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons in September 2013. The ultimate goal of the Framework, negotiated with the United States and Russia, was…

May the Door Be With You

(London, England) – Science fiction is a genre of literature. In reality, it isn’t dangerous in everyday life. Or is it? The next Star Wars movie – Star Wars: Episode VII – is being shot just outside of London. It brings back many of the beloved characters from the “original” movies, such as Luke Skywalker…

Malaysia Issues MH370 Report, Evicts Families from Hotels

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – “The airplane has disappeared.” With that summary, the Malaysian government released a preliminary report on one of the greatest mysteries of our time. The report was extraordinary not for what new information it provided, but for the lack of new information provided. Malaysian Airlines MH370 took off with 239 people aboard.…

GM May Hold Key to MH370 Disappearance

(Detroit, MI) – Malaysian Airlines MH370 disappeared six weeks ago. Its whereabouts are still unknown, but that hasn’t meant complete silence regarding the mystery. In fact, it’s been just the opposite. Since then, it’s been six weeks of false leads. Six weeks of contradictory information. Six weeks of information leaking out piece by piece. Six…