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NYC Subway Riders Given Bloody Metrocards

Union says MTA is taking wrong approach to deaths

(Newser) - The Transport Workers Union in New York City isn't happy with MTA measures to boost safety on the tracks—and it's making its point rather graphically. Union members are distributing "Grim Reaper" MetroCards that appear to be covered in blood, CBS New York reports. After 55 people... More »

American Gets Half of MD-80s Flying

Will cancel another 200, but aims to be on track in 24 hours

(Newser) - American Airlines flew about half of its MD-80s on schedule today but will ground another 200 for inspections tomorrow morning, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Execs said that all planes should be back on track by tomorrow night. CEO Gerard Arpey accepted blame for the groundings that have canceled 3,... More »

MoveOn, 2 Top Unions Tap Obama

Calif. service workers, NY transit employees had endorsed Edwards

(Newser) - Barack Obama scored three major endorsements today, winning the support of the liberal activist group MoveOn and two influential unions that had backed John Edwards. MoveOn’s members voted for Obama over Hillary Clinton, 70.4% to 29.6%. The candidate crowed that the group has “demonstrated that real... More »

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