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  • US To Spend $2 Billion On Los Angeles' 'Subway To The Sea'

    05/22/2014 7:54:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Bus ^ | 05/22 | Sharon Bernstein
    SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - The federal government will spend $2 billion to extend a subway line under Los Angeles' storied Wilshire Boulevard, an effort to ease congestion in one of the country's most transited corridors and to eventually link downtown to the beach with a "Subway to the Sea." The project is meant to improve traffic in a part of the city where it can take hours to go just a few miles, with train stations to be built at major cultural attractions, including museums and the glitzy shopping areas of Beverly Hills. Backers hope at some point to expand...
  • Woman calls 911 after pizza made wrong

    05/14/2014 2:42:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Gaston Gazette ^ | May 12, 2014
    A Gastonia woman, upset about the way Subway employees made her flatbread pizza, called 911 Thursday night to report that the restaurant wouldn’t refund the money she paid for a “flatizza.”
  • Federal complaint details Acampo man’s arrest on terrorism charge

    03/18/2014 1:36:59 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 17, 2014 11:18pm updated 12:14am | Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton
    The FBI secretly kept tabs on Nicholas Michael Teausant for six months, having a confidential informant meet with him repeatedly in Stockton at breakfast joints, a park and a flea market as the 20-year-old student allegedly spun his vision of jihad against the United States. Federal court papers say Teausant talked for months of his desire to train fighters in Syria, to bomb the Los Angeles subway system over the New Year’s Day holiday and to spark a civil war that would topple the U.S. government. :snip: In Internet postings quoted in the complaint, as well as conversations Teausant had...
  • UK: Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat

    04/30/2014 7:23:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 30 2014 | Lizzie Parry
    Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat only after 'strong demand' from Muslims Almost 200 branches of Subway have cut ham and bacon from their menus, serving halal meat in response to calls from their Muslim customers. The sandwich chain said 'following a strong demand from our Muslim customers', 185 outlets in the UK and Ireland have introduced the meat, which is prepared under strict Islamic rules. In Arabic the word halal means 'permitted' or 'lawful' and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur'an. It is often used to indicate...
  • Subway worker caught using the bread oven to dry her WET SOCKS and gloves

    03/18/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 3-18-14 | Emma Glanfield
    Were they six-inches or a FOOT-long? Subway worker caught using the bread oven to dry her WET SOCKS and gloves after she posted a picture of it on her Instagram account. Woman laid her soggy clothes on heated metal racks used to cook bread. Jessica Hinton, a regular customer at the Subway store in the St John’s area of Worcester, spotted the image online and complained. The 29-year-old was then offered vouchers by the store manager - who called her the next day. And she was even private messaged on Facebook by the member of staff in question - who...
  • National Guard Reservist Arrested In Alleged LA Subway Attack Plot

    03/17/2014 11:58:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    A National Guard reservist has been arrested at the Canadian border in Washington for allegedly trying to aid al-Qaida in a plot to attack a Southland subway. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., was charged Monday with attempting to provide material to support a foregoing terrorist organization, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said. He made his first appearance in a federal courtroom in Seattle Monday afternoon.
  • National Guard Reservist Charged with Attempting to Blow Up L.A. Subway Allegedly

    03/17/2014 4:06:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/17/14 | Adam Kredo
    The National Guard reservist charged on Monday with attempting to blow up the Los Angeles subway allegedly possessed terrorist manuals on how to be a “lone wolf” terrorist and was a frequent reader of al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine, which provides tips on how to make and detonate various bombs, according to FBI court documents. The FBI charged Nicholas Teausant, a 20-year-old National Guard reservist, with attempting to help al Qaeda carry out a plot to attack the subway system in Los Angeles. Teausant was a frequent Internet contributor to forums for would-be terrorists and is said to have owned a...
  • Subway Is Strapping Brain Monitors On People To Promote Its New ‘Flatizza’ Menu Item

    03/10/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 9, 2014 12:23 PM | Steve Kovach
    … Subway set up a big booth at the convention center in downtown Austin, right outside the hall where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange spoke via Skype on Saturday. In it, Subway employees strapped brain monitors onto convention-goers and asked them to “think” about the Flatizza. The person who thought the hardest won some swag. …
  • Riders slam Cuomo’s plan to raid $40M from MTA funds (NY)

    03/04/2014 8:06:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2014 | 2:54pm | Amber Sutherland and Rebecca Harshbarger
    Riders, state legislators and transit advocates spoke out Sunday against Governor Cuomo’s proposed raid of $40 million in transit funds for subway and bus services. In his January executive budget, Cuomo proposed that the state use that money to pay off bonds it originally took out to help the MTA financially, but promised to pay back using state money.Advocates say the raid breaks earlier vows the state made to the MTA and its riders. …
  • Homeless Seeking Shelter from Cold in Subways to Be Kicked Out, Police Say

    02/20/2014 7:59:51 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
    QUEENS — The NYPD and the MTA plan to clear homeless men and women out of the subway system after a skyrocketing number of people have sought shelter there from the brutally cold winter, police officials said.
  • Subway Takes Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread After Protest

    02/06/2014 4:44:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ABC ^ | Susan Donaldson James
    Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive. "The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon," Subway said in a statement. The company said the move had nothing to do with the protest and that it was "already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts." But Vani Hari, the activist blogger who takes credit for the removal of yellow...
  • Get Ready To See Michelle Obama's Face Plastered All Over Your Local Subway Sandwich Shop

    01/28/2014 6:59:42 AM PST · by Din Maker · 96 replies
    Tea Party Command Center Blog ^ | January 23, 2014 | Linda Hahn
    If you thought you could simply enjoy your Subway sandwich without partisan politics, you thought wrong. Michelle Obama’s face is about to invade every one of their restaurants. The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the...
  • Subway joins first lady Michelle Obama's healthy eating effort

    01/26/2014 12:10:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Michelle Obama is getting a new ally in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids' menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the side and low-fat or nonfat plain milk or water...
  • ...Michelle Obama Announces Commitment by Subway® Restaurants to Promote Healthier Choices to Kids

    01/24/2014 11:10:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    White House ^ | 1/23/14
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and SUBWAY® along with SUBWAY® Famous Fans Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin, and Justin Tuck at a local Washington, DC, SUBWAY® Restaurant, to announce a three-year commitment by the chain in support of her Let’s Move! initiative to promote healthier choices to kids, including launching its largest targeted marketing effort to date. In addition to strengthening its already nutritious menu offerings to kids, SUBWAY® will launch a new series of campaigns for kids aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and will set new standards...
  • Move over Jared: Michelle Obama becomes Subway's newest celeb partner

    01/23/2014 10:02:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/14/14 | Dave Boyer
    They probably won’t promote their 6-inch big hot pastrami sandwich, but the Subway chain of restaurants is partnering with first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to persuade kids to eat healthier meals. Subway and the first lady’s office announced a three-year commitment Thursday in support of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The sandwich shops will promote efforts aimed at getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Subway offers a variety of low-fat sandwiches on its menu, along with choices that probably wouldn’t get the first lady’s approval, such as the six-inch chicken and bacon ranch melt with cheese, which contains...
  • Get Ready To See Michelle Obama's Face Plastered All Over Your Local Subway Sandwich Shop

    01/23/2014 8:39:41 AM PST · by hattend · 82 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | Jan 23 2014 | IJ Review
    The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the side and low-fat or nonfat plain milk or water as a default beverage.
  • NY City Council Member Barron And Community Leaders Oppose Denny’s in East New York

    01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Star News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Special to the Black Star
    Brooklyn - Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue. “It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino. Just as we fought successfully to keep Wal-Mart with a similar history of discrimination and low wage workers with minimal benefits from coming to our community, we will wage the battles necessary to keep Denny’s out,” Councilmember Barron says. "Denny’s racist and discriminatory past cannot be ignored. In 1994, Denny’s paid out an...
  • Stunning photos show the subterranean explosions,..of New York City's new subway tunnel construction

    01/17/2014 6:14:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2014 | Staff
    New York City is slowly making progress on its multi-billion new subway and expanded commuter rail and captivating pictures show just how much work has gone on, and how much remains to be done, in the dim, wet caverns snaking their way 160 feet below Second Avenue. There are actually two simultaneous subterranean happening on Manhattan's East Side: the Second Avenue Subway line and the East Side Access project, both of which will dramatically improve accessibility for the millions of New Yorkers and tri-state commuters each day. The Second Avenue line--which when completed will be dubbed the T train--is often...
  • Under Seattle, a Big Object Blocks Bertha. What Is It?

    12/19/2013 6:04:53 PM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Dec 2013 | Kirk Johnson
    A secret subterranean heart, tinged with mystery and myth, beats beneath the streets in many of the world’s great cities. Tourists seek out the catacombs of Rome, the sewers of Paris and the subway tunnels of New York. Some people believe a den of interstellar aliens lurks beneath Denver International Airport. Now Seattle, at least for now, has joined that exclusive club. Something unknown, engineers say — and all the more intriguing to many residents for being unknown — has blocked the progress of the biggest-diameter tunnel-boring machine in use on the planet, a high-tech, largely automated wonder called Bertha....
  • London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls: Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.

    10/05/2013 2:00:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 4, 2013 | Roff Smith
    Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen Boudicca's troops, decapitated during her uprising against Roman rule in 61 A.D.
  • Going off track: Subway franchisees decry discounts as hospital-bound CEO struggles to right course

    08/29/2013 3:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Josh Kosman
    This summer wasn’t the best time for Subway sandwich shops — the world’s largest restaurant chain — to stumble. Founder and owner Fred DeLuca — the driving force and vision behind the Milford, Conn., chain’s growth into a 40,000-unit chain — is in a Connecticut hospital getting treatment for leukemia and, he has told associates, is awaiting a bone marrow transplant. Still, the 65-year-old billionaire businessman is directing the chain’s operations from a hospital bed. The hands-on owner is still in daily contact with regional managers trying to find new ways to reverse the sales decline, a Subway development agent...
  • Subway fires employee who put penis on sandwich bread and posted picture to Instagram

    07/24/2013 8:25:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/22/13 | David Knowles
    On second thought, cancel that foot-long sub. An employee at a Subway fast food chain in Columbus, Ohio, posted a picture of himself resting his penis on the restaurant’s sandwich bread to Instagram... “My name is @ianjett and I will be your sandwich artist today,” read a caption that accompanied the not-suitable-for-work picture that appeared on Jett’s feed.
  • NYPD, Brookhaven Releasing Harmless Gases In Subway For Chemical Weapon Study

    07/09/2013 6:50:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    NBCNew York ^ | July 9,2013 | NBCNew York
    The NYPD is releasing harmless gases into the subway system during the morning rush beginning Tuesday to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the air.
  • VA:Robber attacked by sub shop employees during failed robbery

    06/30/2013 3:46:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | 28 June, 2013 | Becca Mitchell and Mike Mather
    Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach Police are searching for a man who was allegedly attacked by several employees of a Jersey Mikes when they discovered he was attempting to rob the business. Officers arrived at the Jersey Mikes located at 5701 Burton Station Road and found that the masked man had entered the store, approached one of the employees and assaulted him. The employees felt that they were going to be robbed so they “attacked” the man. “I hit him with the mop stick, broom stick, whatever. And we started wrestling around. And I am telling the other employee...
  • Subway commercial spokesman Jared Fogle marks 15 years of turkey subs and keeping the weight off

    06/12/2013 3:44:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | june 9, 2013 | Rheana Murray
    It’s been 15 years since Jared Fogle waltzed into a Subway and ordered his first 6-inch turkey sub — hold the cheese and mayo. Now he flashes a Subway “black card” for free food, flies first-class and has an estimated net worth of about $15 million. Not bad for a 35-year-old dad from central Indiana whose only claim to fame is losing a lot of weight eating the chain’s sandwiches. “I never expected any of this,” Fogle told the Daily News. “I was a business major in college. I thought maybe I’d work for an ad agency or a PR...
  • Michael Bublé Surprises NYC Commuters With Subway Serenade (Watch Video)

    04/25/2013 3:22:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2013 | Aly Weisman
    Michael Bublé is making the rounds in New York City this week, promoting his new album "To Be Loved." But in addition to standard TV appearances, he surprised Subway riders Thursday when he performed an impromptu acappella rendition of his latest single, "Who's Lovin' You." Dressed sharply in a suit and tie, Buble sang with the group Naturally 7 at the W. 67th Street subway stop. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • Subway Fires National Guard Member for Serving

    04/24/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT · by Highmile · 48 replies
    A distraught mother came to News 4 after her 20-year-old daughter was fired after missing work for training duties with the Missouri National Guard. Morgan Johnson was sworn in to the Missouri National Guard on April 18 and told her boss at the Crystal City Subway she would miss work to train with her unit that next weekend. She was fired the following Monday even though a federal law protects her from losing her job over military service.
  • 4 teens accused of assaulting man, stealing his Subway sandwich

    04/17/2013 4:27:29 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 16, 2013
    MUNHALL, Pa. — Munhall police have charged four teens in connection with a robbery and assault of a 26-year-old man. Rahim Jamel Gene Thomas, 19, of Homestead, a 16-year-old male from Homestead, a 17-year-old male from Homestead, and a 16-year-old male from Munhall are all charged with robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy. The victim, who was lying on the sidewalk Friday about 8:30 p.m. at Farragut Street at Main Street, flagged down a patrolling officer. The man claimed he had been robbed of a Subway sandwich, Munhall police Chief Pat Campbell said. The victim described the robbers as four black...
  • Subway Restaurant Founder Slams Destructive Federal Regulations

    03/04/2013 2:09:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://spreadlibertynews.com ^ | March 4, 2013 | Dave Bohon
    The founder of the Subway restaurant chain said that his business wouldn’t exist if he tried to start it today. Fred DeLuca, who at 17 started Subway with a $1,000 loan from friend and later business partner Dr. Peter Buck, cited federal regulations — particularly the ObamaCare socialized healthcare law — as destructive to the entrepreneurial spirit in today’s business climate. Appearing February 27 on CNBC’s Squawk Street, DeLuca said that federal interference has “continuously gotten worse” with its onerous regulations, so that “it’s tough for people to get into business — especially a small business.” “I’ll tell you, if...
  • Shooter of subway fare collector may have been male or female: police

    02/26/2013 12:45:02 PM PST · by Loyalist · 44 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 26, 2013 | Timothy Appleby
    One year after Toronto subway fare collector William Anderson was shot and badly wounded in a botched robbery at the downtown Dupont station, a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the masked gunman - or gunwoman - was renewed Tuesday, with a fresh appeal for tips. Now 53, Mr. Anderson remains off the job, still recovering from being shot in the neck and shoulder by his balaclava-clad assailant, who’s believed to have targeted that same station twice before. The description of that person, glimpsed on video, has been revised and the perpetrator may be male or female,...
  • Woman Faints and Falls on Subway Tracks

    01/21/2013 2:07:56 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Former Fetus
    A 51-year old woman in Madrid (Spain) fainted and fell on the subway tracks, just as a train was approaching the station. The story is reported in El Pais. Since it is in Spanish, I will summarize the story here, and you can watch the VIDEO . When the woman fell on the tracks, an off duty policeman jumped on the tracks, picked up the unconscious woman and carried her away from the incoming train. Because of the waving of the people at the station, the conductor was able to stop the train on time, and the policeman lifted the...
  • Philadelphia Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks (Video)

    01/18/2013 1:22:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/18/13
    It has happened again. An apparently random, unprovoked subway attack, ending with a woman thrown to the tracks. You see it right there. Thankfully, she survived. And abc's john muller has the details.
  • Largest Anti-Muslim Ad Campaign Hits NY Subway System

    01/10/2013 3:37:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The group behind last year’s controversial anti-Jihadist advertisements that appeared throughout the New York subway system is planning what is expected to be its largest campaign to date. The American Freedom Defense Initiative purchased space next to 228 clocks in 39 New York subway stations for ads with an image of the burning World Trade Center and a quote attributed to the Quran saying: “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.” The clocks are suspended from ceilings above subway platforms in stations across the city. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said the ads went up Monday...
  • Woman Accused of Hate-Crime Murder in Subway Push

    12/29/2012 2:39:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2012 | MARC SANTORA
    Mr. Brown said that the woman was motivated by hatred, telling the police, that she “pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.” Ms. Menendez conflated the Muslim and Hindu faiths both in her comments to the police and in her target for attack, officials said.
  • Man pushed to his death under train in Queens

    12/27/2012 8:08:24 PM PST · by Baynative · 70 replies
    The woman walked behind the man along the platform, mumbling to herself, witnesses told the police, before shoving him into the path of a northbound No. 7 train just after 8 p.m. It is the second time this month that a man has been killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks.
  • New York Post's subway death photo stirs debate over journalistic ethics

    12/05/2012 9:36:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/2012 | David Paulin
    Some journalistic values are not necessarily the same as human values -- a fact that explains much about the uproar over Tuesday's front-page photo in the New York Post. "Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die," screamed the headline under the word: "DOOMED."The man's name was Ki Suk Han, a 58-year-old North Korean immigrant from Queens. The photo capturing the last seconds of his life has provoked soul-searching and outrage over journalistic ethics -- or lack of them. Practically nobody is defending the Post for publishing it -- or its photographer for taking it. Aside from...
  • Man Pushed In Front Of Train, Killed, At Midtown Subway Station

    12/03/2012 9:08:25 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 34 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 12/3/12 | WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reports
    Police on Monday night released new surveillance video in the search for a suspect who shoved a man onto the subway tracks for a train to strike him and kill him. As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, in a city built on subways, where millions move around town by train, it could have happened to anyone. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. at a subway station at 49th Street and 7th Avenue, just blocks off Times Square. A surveillance image of the man wanted for allegedly pushing a man in front of a subway train in Midtown, killing him. (Credit:...
  • CNN and MSNBC Pundit Arrested for Vandalizing Anti-Muslim Ad In N.Y. Subway System

    The New York Post reported Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy has been arrested for defacing an anti-Muslim ad in the New York subway system. The video shows her spraying pink paint on the ad while a supporter of the ad tries to block her. She's a journalist for censorship. Eltahawy, a former Reuters correspondent, has been a recent favorite of CNN and MSNBC’s weekend morning shows to discuss Egypt, and she often smears together the Islamist “right wing” and the American right wing, as she did on Melissa Harris-Perry just 11 days ago [video and transcript below]: Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/09/26/cnn-and-msnbc-pundit-arrested-vandalizing-anti-muslim-ad-ny-subway-syste#ixzz27cSJt84l
  • Chris Brown And His Awful Lamborghini Terrorize Elderly Subway Employee

    09/23/2012 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 9/22/12 | Patrick George
    The Internet is a divisive place full of angry people who like to argue in comments and on forums all day long. But I think there's one thing we can all agree on pretty universally: singer Chris Brown is history's greatest monster. I don't care how catchy "Forever" is, the guy's a weapons-grade asshole. Examples of this are well-documented. I bring you another one today: Brown, his stupid looking P-51 Lamborghini, and his entourage reportedly terrorized an older woman who was serving them at a Subway restaurant, according to What Would Tyler Durden Do. (God, that's a great name for...
  • L'Enfant Plaza escalator accident injures five people (DC Metrorail)

    08/07/2012 9:35:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    WJLA.com ^ | August7, 2012 | WJLA.com
    At least five people were injured at the L'Enfant Plaza metro station during the Tuesday morning rush hour due to a malfunction on an escalator, officials say. D.C. Fire officials say that three people were taken to area hospitals for treatment after the accident, which happened just after 8:30 a.m. The other two injured people were treated at the station. Metro spokesperson Cathy Asato says that they believe a bag or piece of clothing belonging to a customer caught a side panel of an escalator, detaching it and causing some people to lose their balance. Several pictures and reports on...
  • Unemployed Brooklyn man misses job interview to save 9-month-old {blown onto subway track]

    06/27/2012 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 77 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 6/26/12; updated 6/27/12 | BY KERRY BURKE, JOE KEMP AND TRACY CONNOR
    An unemployed Brooklyn man missed a job interview Tuesday for the best of reasons: He was saving the life of a 9-month-old boy who was blown into the path of an oncoming subway train by a gust of high wind. Like a superhero without a cape, Delroy Simmonds jumped onto the elevated tracks and hoisted the bleeding child — still strapped into his stroller — to the safety of the platform as the J train bore down on them. The father of two then shrugged off his courageous, selfless act. “Everybody is making me out to be some sort of...
  • No Subway $5 Footlongs In SF, 'Cost of Doing Business' Too High ($10.24 min wage)

    03/29/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 03/29/12 | Chris Roberts
    The catchy Subway sandwich shop jingle involving a variety of foot-long sandwiches available for $5 doesn't apply in San Francisco. [SNIP] Apparently, the city's new minimum wage, raised to $10.24 as of Jan. 1, make $5 footlongs an impossible business model.
  • Audio released of 911 call from alleged subway bomb plotter

    02/17/2012 12:00:53 AM PST · by Yehuda · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/14/2012 | MITCHEL MADDUX
    A federal judge today released the audio tape of a 911 call made by a man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack in New York's subways, as officials say he launched a last-ditch effort to kill someone by deliberately crashing his car into another vehicle. Adis Medunjanin panicked after FBI agents searched his residence in January 2010, and later jumped in his car, sped off at 90 mph, and then slammed into another car on the Whitestone Expressway, a FBI agent testified in Brooklyn federal court. "He thought this would be an act of jihad - that there would...
  • Michael Jackson Detained in Moscow Metro

    01/27/2012 5:57:36 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 17 replies
    RIAN ^ | Jan. 24, 2011
    Moscow police have detained a Canadian national named Michael Jackson on charges of attempting to steal a wallet from a woman in the capital’s underground, the police reported on its website. The 50-year-old was caught red-handed at an underground station in southeastern Moscow on Monday as he pulled the wallet from the woman’s pocket, the report said. An investigation is under way. If found guilty, Jackson faces a fine of up to 200,000 rubles ($6,500) and a prison term of up to five years.
  • Chinese Professor: Hong Kong Residents Are Dogs and Thieves

    01/23/2012 2:17:43 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 01/24/12
    Chinese Professor: Hong Kong Residents Are Dogs and Thieves For China’s newest battle in the South China Sea, look no further than Hong Kong. The semi-autonomous island is home to immoral people, most of whom are thieves, dogs and bastards, according to Kong Qingdong, a professor of Chinese studies at Beijing University. “As far as I know, many Hong Kong people don’t regard themselves as Chinese. Those kinds of people are used to being the dogs of British colonialists — they are dogs, not humans,” Mr. Kong said in a recent interview on Chinese news website v1.cn. Mr. Kong’s comments...
  • Wayward driver triggers SF commuter nightmare

    01/19/2012 5:49:37 PM PST · by 6SJ7 · 14 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | January 19, 2012 | KTVU And Wires
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A driver drove into a MUNI Metro subway tunnel early Thursday, stalling his SUV about half a mile down the tracks, triggering a mass transit nightmare for San Francisco commuters. Scott Mitchell, 40, of Sebastapol, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving on train tracks and failure to obey a traffic sign, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said. Muni spokesman Paul Rose says an SUV entered a tunnel on Church Street shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday and drove eastward almost to the Van Ness Station. The driver stopped when the SUV...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • WATCH: Sickening attack on subway passenger who confronted spitting thugs

    11/17/2011 9:27:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17, 2011 | C.J. SULLIVAN
    A valiant straphanger who confronted three thugs for spitting on the train was beaten as laughing passengers filmed the sickening attack. Daniel Endara, 25, was coming home from his birthday celebration on Nov. 8 when the trio barged onto the L-train and harassed fellow riders near the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues Station in Brooklyn, authorities said.
  • City, Feds Dispute Spiraling Cost of San Francisco Subway Project

    11/07/2011 5:59:02 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 11-7-11 | Claudia Cowan
    Voters approved the project in 2003, to replace a freeway damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Back then, the cost was $647 million. Today, the price tag is $1.6 billion, with the lion's share of the funding still to come from the federal government. In July, San Francisco's Civil Grand Jury concluded the project was poorly designed, won't meet projected ridership levels, and, as the scathing title of its report says, costs "too much money for too little benefit." At about $1 billion per mile, the Central Subway has become a driving force in Tuesday's mayoral election.
  • Girls Brawl With Cops In Subway

    10/12/2011 5:47:33 AM PDT · by Celerity · 12 replies
    MyFOXNY ^ | Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011, 7:56 AM EDT | MyFOXNY Staff
    MYFOXNY.COM - A brawl between four girls and several police officers was caught on tape and posted to YouTube. In the clip, NYPD officers are attempting to arrest the girls who they say had jumped the turnstile and boarded the subway at 125th Street and Lenox Ave. One girl is seen swinging a bag at the officer while others try to pull away as they're being handcuffed. One of the officers pulls out and swings his billy-club in a defensive move as he is attacked. The person who posted the clip says it happened around 9:40 p.m. on Friday October...