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March 30, 1999 | From Associated Press
A bomb was found and disarmed in a downtown bus station Monday, a day after a man was arrested in a motel across the street and charged with making explosive devices. The device found at the Greyhound bus station at midday Monday was defused by the Las Vegas Fire Department bomb squad after nearly four tense hours, during which four blocks of downtown's Main Street were blocked off.
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WORLD
April 14, 2014 | By Alexandra Zavis
An early morning explosion that ripped through a bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 71 people and injured 124, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which happened during the morning rush hour. But suspicion was focused on Boko Haram , an Islamist militant group active in the northeast of the country that has been threatening to attack the capital. The explosion at the Nyanya transit park destroyed 16 high-capacity buses and 24 minibuses, many of which were loaded with passengers, police said.
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NEWS
July 7, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A bomb exploded at a crowded black bus terminal in Johannesburg, injuring 27 people in what appeared to be the work of right-wing extremists. The bomb, hidden in a trash can, scattered pieces of concrete and debris. Most of the injuries were minor. It was the most serious of six explosions in the past week. White extremists claimed responsibility for the previous blasts. Right-wing whites have expressed anger with the government's plans to end apartheid and share power with blacks.
WORLD
April 14, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction” and a temporary problem. Jonathan, whose leadership has been under intense pressure over his failure to curb the rebellion of Boko Haram in the north of the country, called on Nigerians to be more vigilant about terror attacks. Police confirmed that at least 71 people were killed and 124 injured in the early morning blast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1994 | ROBERT WYNNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 48 years they have come--troops heading to the Korean War, hippies and housewives, Caribbean tourists in dreadlocks, even the occasional Hollywood star. And for 48 years, Gertrude Miles has sold them tickets, helping them "Go Greyhound" to places as near as Santa Barbara and as far as Bar Harbor, Me. This week, however, that half-century of service came to an end. Friday, at 5:15 p.m., the Santa Monica Greyhound station dispatched its last bus--San Francisco-bound No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1990 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That wasn't exactly a red carpet that was rolled out for visitor Opal Cronk when she set foot in Los Angeles the other day. It was a human tide of street people that surged toward the frightened Morro Bay grandmother after she stepped from the bus and claimed her luggage at the downtown Greyhound station. Sidewalks outside the bus terminal were crowded with a ragtag collection of men hustling drugs, begging for spare change and soliciting "jobs," like carrying new arrivals' bags.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
Grand opening ceremonies were held Thursday for the Golden West Transportation Center near Golden West College and the Huntington Beach Mall. Service at the facility, which has an atrium-like design, is expected to start in about two weeks, said John Standiford, spokesman for the Orange County Transportation Authority. Equipped with 10 bus bays, news racks, restrooms and park-and-ride spaces for 124 cars, the transit center will be served by 11 OCTA bus lines.
TRAVEL
June 17, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Mindful that great American road trips occur in all sorts of vessels - heck, Huck rode a rickety raft - we're on a Greyhound bus heading up California's flat, slender belly. "Why?" you ask. That's a sensible question, but let us open our hearts and heads to this for a few seconds: By the time we're done, we'll meet a vagabond grandma and a former prostitute, an impish computer genius and just maybe the ghost of Jack Kerouac, who looked at Greyhound and California's wide-open roads as gateways to the finest American right of all: the right to wander.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1989 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
A group of activists for disabled rights steered their wheelchairs into Greyhound's downtown terminal Monday afternoon, disrupting busy Labor Day bus travel in an attempt to pressure the transit giant into improving access for the disabled. The half-hour show of civil disobedience ended with police hoisting three protesters into the back of a police van. Moments earlier, their wheelchairs had been backed against the fenders of departing buses, their voices raised in singing "We Shall Overcome."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
A vacant automotive dealership will be redeveloped into a terminal for sightseeing buses in a move seen by city officials as a boost for Anaheim's tourism industry and help for the downtown area. At a public hearing this week, the City Council cleared the way for Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours to build a bus terminal and a storage and maintenance facility at the northeast corner of Anaheim Boulevard and Ball Road. The 3.8-acre site was previously occupied by Anaheim Dodge.
TRAVEL
June 17, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Mindful that great American road trips occur in all sorts of vessels - heck, Huck rode a rickety raft - we're on a Greyhound bus heading up California's flat, slender belly. "Why?" you ask. That's a sensible question, but let us open our hearts and heads to this for a few seconds: By the time we're done, we'll meet a vagabond grandma and a former prostitute, an impish computer genius and just maybe the ghost of Jack Kerouac, who looked at Greyhound and California's wide-open roads as gateways to the finest American right of all: the right to wander.
WORLD
May 30, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A bomb exploded inside a bus station north of Baghdad, killing at least four people and wounding 10, police said. A U.S. soldier also was killed in a grenade attack in the northern province of Nineveh, raising to at least 22 the number of U.S. troop deaths in May. A Sunni paramilitary leader died in a bombing in Baqubah.
WORLD
February 12, 2009 | Monte Morin and Saif Hameed
Attacks targeting Shiite pilgrims bound for the holy city of Karbala rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, leaving 20 dead and more than 60 injured, government officials said. The attacks ended a monthlong lull in violence that accompanied Iraq's parliamentary elections, when security was at an all-time high in the capital. The bloodshed also appeared to be timed to the climax of an annual 40-day period of mourning for Shiite Muslim faithful, a period in which Sunni Arab insurgent attacks had become commonplace in the years after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
WORLD
August 16, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A passenger van packed with explosives blew up Friday at a bus station north of Baghdad where Shiite Muslim pilgrims had stopped for the night, killing at least three people and wounding dozens, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. The attack occurred a day after a female suicide bomber struck Shiite pilgrims traveling to Karbala for a major religious festival, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 75.
WORLD
June 28, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
A bomb in a parked pickup truck exploded at a crowded bus station here this morning, killing at least 22 people and injuring 35 in the Bayaa neighborhood. About 40 buses were still on fire an hour after the attack. Elsewhere, several mortar rounds struck the large wholesale Shorja market, killing at least two people and injuring 14.
WORLD
June 12, 2007 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
A rush-hour explosion at a downtown restaurant killed one person and injured dozens of others Monday, but Kenyan police said they did not believe the blast was an act of terrorism. The 8:15 a.m. explosion scattered glass, shrapnel and, according to one unconfirmed report, a severed leg across streets outside the Citygate restaurant. Many of the 37 people injured were standing at a congested bus-transfer station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners on Tuesday asked builders to submit proposals to expand the Van Nuys Airport FlyAway bus terminal in hopes of making it more of a visitors' hub. The expansion has been endorsed for years by Valley business and tourist organizations calling for a first-class facility to accommodate travelers to and from commercial airlines at Los Angeles International Airport. One proposal calls for setting up a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1998 | MICHAEL BAKER
To lessen freeway traffic while providing more travel-related jobs and tourism revenue, the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. is calling for improvements to the Van Nuys Flyaway airport bus service. The VICA board of directors voted this week to support the San Fernando Valley Conference and Visitors Bureau's attempt to seek funding from the city Department of Airports for a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed upgrade.
NATIONAL
September 7, 2005 | Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer
This beleaguered city's attempt to rebuild its criminal justice system starts here, at the downtown Greyhound bus station. It is now a jail. The bus stalls are still numbered 1 to 16, but now each number hangs over a cage hastily constructed from chain-link fencing and razor wire. By Tuesday afternoon, the first five cages were packed with about 100 sweaty men and women, most of them arrested on suspicion of looting. Their clothes were tattered and many lacked shoes. Alone in cage 6, Wendell L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 75-year-old woman sitting on a bench outside a Greyhound Bus station was killed Sunday when a pickup truck swerved off the road and crushed her, authorities said. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. in the 1700 block of 7th Street, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. The pickup was being driven by a 78-year-old man, who may have lost control of the vehicle, Humphrey said. The woman, who was not identified, died at the scene.
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