Stories tagged: safety
Tue., April 3, 2018
Tips for keeping you and Fido healthy while running.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
The government in 2016 proposed requiring that new heavy trucks have potentially life-saving software that would electronically limit speeds. But now, like many other safety rules in the works before …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don’t have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad’s top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
Oregon’s tallest peak rises above the streets of downtown Portland, its gorgeous snow-capped slopes luring 10,000 climbers a year.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
Three rustic, gas-fed fire pits ringing the new skating ribbon in Riverfront Park have been shut off by order of the Spokane fire marshal, over concerns visitors were putting their …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
As you contemplate all those “where to go in 2018” lists, here’s a twist: a list of places to avoid in the new year.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
This winter, airports have more to worry about than just snowy weather and slick runways. There’s a new source of anxiety waiting under the Christmas tree: drones.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Subaru and Hyundai have the most vehicles named top safety picks by the insurance industry.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
The Trump administration is angering environmental groups and residents of the Columbia River Gorge by rolling back a 2015 rule on oil train safety.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
Phony driver incidents have sprung up all over the country. Often it’s just a money thing. Sometimes it’s more.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
A federal investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers, already has found evidence of a lax …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
After hearing from brain trauma researchers who said playing football at a young age is unsafe even for kids who don’t suffer obvious injuries, members of Congress on Tuesday asked …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Reducing refugee admissions to a trickle is not justified by humanitarian concerns nor is it in the national interest.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
American drivers are demanding increasingly complex infotainment systems when they shop for new cars. But a new AAA study says they’re putting themselves at risk if they use the systems …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Legislation that could help usher in a new era of self-driving cars advanced in Congress on Wednesday after the bill’s sponsors agreed to compromises to address some concerns of safety …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
As Congress debates a new law to promote self-driving technology, however, it may exempt big commercial vehicles in the hope of saving trucking jobs. That won’t work.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Driverless technologies are not to be coddled or promoted. Their development should be slow and sober.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Hundreds of black-clad activists with covered faces who overwhelmed a peaceful Northern California protest and beat several perceived political enemies have reignited the debate over ensuring free speech while protecting …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, canceled an all-hands meeting Thursday after employees expressed concerns about their safety.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
State regulators are – for now – denying a request from a Seattle tour company to once again begin using the type of duck boats involved in a 2015 crash …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Tour groups that specialize in travel to North Korea said Friday that the Trump administration plans to bar Americans from visiting the country starting next month, in apparent retaliation for …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a “white” violation finding against the nuclear power plant near Richland related to a November radioactive waste shipping incident.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Americans are celebrating their country’s 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
The end of the line may be in sight for a North Dakota safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Florida’s updated “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional, a Miami judge ruled on Monday.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
When a short-circuiting fridge transformed London’s 24-story Grenfell Tower from a home for hundreds to a charred ruin, officials described it as a horrific anomaly – an “unprecedented” blaze, in …