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Beneath Cincinnati Lies an Epic Transportation Misfire

The Verge looks back on city's long-ago attempt to build a subway

(Newser) - Quick, name some of the nation's most storied subway systems—New York, Boston, Philadelphia ... Cincinnati? Well, no on that last one. Cincinnati has no subway system. But as a story at the Verge explains, the city came oh-so-close to having one of the nation's first, and the decades-old... More »

Hillary's New Opponent: NYC Subway Turnstile

It took her 5 tries to swipe her way through

(Newser) - If Hillary Clinton's going to win over New Yorkers before the state's April 19 primary, first she's got to prove she can master the NYC subway system. And she had a little trouble Thursday in the Bronx when, just like nearly every other Big Apple commuter has... More »

4 Sets of Identical Twins Pull Off NYC Subway Prank

Improv Everywhere staged the scene

(Newser) - If a man on the New York City subway started asking riders for money to fund the time machine he was building, you'd probably assume he was a panhandler with a particularly novel method of asking for money. But what that man's future self got on at the... More »

Can You Spot the Error in This St. Paddy's Day Ad?

From Guinness, no less

(Newser) - Four-leaf clovers are supposed to bring good luck, but not so much for Guinness. The Irish beer company found itself apologizing to Canadians this week after the St. Patrick's Day ads it put up around the Toronto subway system's St. Patrick Station used the wrong green symbol to... More »

10th Victim Knifed on NYC Subway This Year

NYPD commissioner is telling folks not to overreact

(Newser) - NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton took to the city's subways last week (with a cop by his side ) in an attempt to show NYC residents that the transit system is perfectly safe and that recent stabbings and slashings were nothing more than an "aberration." But just an... More »

Man Accused of Killing Ex Sues NYC Subway

Cops say he tried to kill himself, but he blames MTA

(Newser) - A man who was hit by a NYC subway train last October and lost both feet is suing the New York City Transit Authority—which may sound reasonable, except for the fact that prosecutors say he threw himself on the tracks in a suicide bid after stabbing a New Jersey... More »

Ads Featuring Nazi Imagery Pulled From New York Subway

Ads for Amazon's The Man in the High Castle called 'irresponsible and offensive'

(Newser) - An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system. Seats on the 42nd Street shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal were wrapped in Nazi regalia to promote an Amazon video series called The Man in the High Castle based on... More »

One Dead, 2 Wounded in Shooting Near Penn Station

Suspect still at large, police say

(Newser) - Three people were shot, one fatally, near New York City's Penn Station early Monday, CBS New York reports. Three men were seen taking off in a silver vehicle just after 6am from the scene of the shooting at 35th Street and Eighth Avenue, sources tell the New York Daily ... More »

Subway Rider Asked to Move Bag Freaks Out

Not exactly a typical morning on the F train

(Newser) - There's at least one woman who apparently hasn't read the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority's courtesy rules : The NYPD says a woman pushed, scratched, and bit a subway rider who tried to sit in a seat that had her bag on it. The alleged subway rage occurred aboard... More »

Subway Should Probably Ditch This App Quickly

'Jared's Pants Dance' is still available

(Newser) - Subway is distancing itself from Jared Fogle—as is his wife —as quickly as possible, but one lingering Subway Kids app is raising eyebrows: A game called "Jared's Pants Dance" is unfortunately still available this afternoon despite his plea deal involving sex with minors and child porn,... More »

NY Subway Has Bubonic Plague

Study maps DNA of New York City storied subway system

(Newser) - Like riding the subway in New York? You're not alone: so do countless bacteria including bubonic plague, anthrax, and E. coli, the Wall Street Journal reports. A new study maps out the subway system's DNA, revealing an underground world packed with microbial diversity. "People don’t look... More »

One Dead, Dozens Hurt as Smoke Fills DC Subway

And early morning fire at Penn Station causes delays

(Newser) - One person died and at least 83 others were hospitalized after smoke filled a Washington, DC, subway station and tunnel during the afternoon rush hour yesterday. Hundreds of people were evacuated from L'Enfant Plaza station—one of the Metro network's busiest—and from a Yellow Line train that... More »

Cops: Man Takes Phone —After Woman Killed by Train

Boston transit authorities looking for him

(Newser) - There are Good Samaritans and then there are, well, this guy. Transit police in Boston are seeking a man who walked away with a woman's phone after she was struck and killed by a subway train, reports the Boston Herald . Surveillance video shows that after the woman was hit... More »

Iraqi PM: ISIS Plans Subway Attack in US

American officials downplay threat

(Newser) - While speaking to reporters at the UN today, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Ibadi made some news that seemed to catch everybody off guard: He said he had "credible" evidence that ISIS was planning subway attacks in the US and Paris, reports Reuters . US security officials quoted on and off... More »

Toddler Rescued as Stroller Rolls Onto Subway Tracks

Maintenance workers, mom both jump down

(Newser) - A 2-year-old girl escaped with some minor bumps and bruises after her stroller rolled onto the subway tracks in Queens, reports the Daily News . Her mother and a maintenance worker jumped down and pulled her to safety before a train arrived, say police. The drama began yesterday when the mother... More »

Abandoned Baby's Mom Found at Starbucks

Woman pushed stroller onto platform, got back on NYC subway, say witnesses

(Newser) - A 20-year-old mother who allegedly abandoned her baby girl at one of New York City's busiest subway stations is in custody, says the NYPD. NBC New York reports that police were given the heads up by a citizen who saw the woman at a Starbucks around 12:30am today—... More »

Woman Run Over by NYC Trains 3 Times, Survives

22-year-old manages to roll into small space between platform, train

(Newser) - New York City's subway system claimed 53 lives in 2013 ; a 22-year-old narrowly, and miraculously, avoided being added to 2014's tally yesterday morning. Mary Downey, a 22-year-old Irish immigrant living in the Bronx, fell onto the tracks at a Times Square station around 6am; she was, in the... More »

NYC Subway Train Derails, 4 Hospitalized

Accident in Queens strands more than 1K underground

(Newser) - Four people are in the hospital with what the New York City Fire Department calls "potentially serious" injuries after an eight-car subway train derailed in Queens this morning, reports the New York Times . About 20 other people had lesser injuries after the accident around 10:30am. The express train... More »

Man Jumps Onto Subway Tracks, Saves Woman

Reporter happens to witness rescue

(Newser) - When a woman fell onto the tracks at a Chicago Blue Line stop yesterday, just as a train was arriving, Eddie Palacios did something very brave: He leaped onto the tracks and waved for the train to stop. DNAinfo Chicago reporter Jon Hansen happened to be on the platform to... More »

American Plotted to Bomb LA Subway

Nicholas Teausant also allegedly discussed bombing daycare

(Newser) - The 20-year-old California man arrested Sunday on charges of attempting to support terrorism had allegedly plotted to blow up the LA County subway system, the Los Angeles Times reports. Nicholas Teausant talked with "brothers" on Facebook about details of the plan, including a paid FBI informant who connected with... More »

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