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NY subway riders shed trousers, skirts, modesty

Hundreds of New York subway riders, unencumbered by skirts, trousers or modesty, took part in a spontaneous showing of leg despite sub-freezing temperatures. The 10th annual “No Pants Subway Ride” on Sunday saw hundreds of New York strap-hangers shed outer garments from the waist down, even as they wore seasonally-appropriate…

DC subway to begin random searches

WASHINGTON — Riders on the Washington metro system were warned Thursday to expect random checks of carry-on items two days after the government disclosed the arrest of an Afghan man for allegedly threatening to bomb the system. The stepped-up security measures at the height of the Christmas shopping season also…

‘Rally for Sanity’ smashes all-time Metro record

Jon Stewart’s “Rally for Sanity” has smashed the record for number of trips taken on DC’s subway system on a Saturday. Reports NBC News: By preliminary estimates, Metro recorded 825,437 Metrorail trips on Saturday. Whether it served any of those riders very well is different question. The demand for public…

Va man charged in fake bomb plot against DC subway

Va. man charged with trying to plot bombing of DC subway stops with others posing as al-Qaida A Virginia man has been arrested and indicted on charges he tried to help people he believed were al-Qaida operatives in planning to bomb subway stations in and around the nation’s capital. The…

Female suicide bombers kill three dozen on busy Moscow subways

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 38 people on packed Moscow subway trains during rush hour on Monday, stirring fears of a broader campaign in Russia’s heartland by Islamists from the North Caucasus. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who cemented his power in 1999 by launching a war to crush…

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