Stories tagged: safety
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Several hikers reported harrowing incidents tackling the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail across this year’s massive snowpack, which has fed swift streams and turned the dream trip of a lifetime into …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm said Wednesday in unveiling its summer safety report that the ubiquitous spinners, already banned in many schools, can fall apart and the small pieces …
Sun., June 4, 2017
Spokane County is preparing to build a curved overpass linking Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads, the latest phase of a major expansion aimed at increasing traffic capacity and reducing accidents.
Sat., May 27, 2017
One wouldn’t have guessed from some of the publicity surrounding crude oil shipments, but more than 99.99 percent of all railroad shipments involving crude oil reach their destination without an …
Sat., May 27, 2017
It’s a common enough scene: Officers on-site, responding to allegations of a crime; the public milling about, curious and uncertain. An officer approaches, poses direct questions: What did you see? …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
The University of Idaho has identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies following an explosion in a school parking lot that injured four students, according to a …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Washington State Patrol troopers are investigating a three-car collision on U.S. Route 395 at the State Route 292 intersection near Loon Lake as vehicular assault.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Huge sinkholes that opened last week on streets in New York City, suburban Atlanta and San Francisco exemplify a phenomenon that is prompting growing alarm across the U.S.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
A riskier world prompted the Coast Guard to require more life rafts aboard Washington state ferries.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Prior to being sentenced to three months in jail Friday, a Moscow man said he hopes his efforts to hook up with a fake underage girl, set up by Colfax …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries released a report Friday citing Spokane with 10 serious safety code violations, including a failure to train and properly equip employees working inside …