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You Threw Away $960 Sitting in Traffic Last Year

Average American driver spent 42 hours bumper-to-bumper

(Newser) - If you're stuck in traffic for a few minutes today, look on the bright side: Those few minutes are nothing compared to the 42 hours the average rush-hour commuter spent in traffic last year—or the 6.9 billion hours American drivers squandered while bumper-to-bumper—at a cost of... More »

Belarus Subway Blast Kills 11

President calls it act of terror

(Newser) - An explosion tore through a key subway station in the Belarusian capital of Minsk during evening rush hour today killing 11 people and wounding 126. An official said the blast was a terrorist act. "I do not rule out that this gift could have been brought from outside,"... More »

20 Killed in Head-On Belgian Train Crash

Wrong-way driver ignored repeated warnings

(Newser) - At least 20 people were killed at rush hour today in Belgium when two commuter trains crashed head on south of Brussels. Both train drivers and conductors were among the dead. One mangled train perched atop the other as rescuers used cranes to get to dozens of passengers and some... More »

Traffic Congestion Dips as Economy Falters

US sees two-year congestion decline for first time ever

(Newser) - Drivers are spending less time stuck in rush-hour traffic for a second straight year, the first-ever 2-year decline in congestion. Blame high gas prices and the economic downturn, which have forced many Americans to change how they commute. In individual cities, Los Angeles traffic is getting better but is still... More »

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