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  • FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015, 7:36 A.M.

    Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a …

  • SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014, 5:13 A.M.

    Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel’s international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 9:45 A.M.

    NTSB: Use ignition locks for all drunken drivers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Every state should require convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car’s engine if their breath tests positive for …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 8:21 A.M.

    Bike, large truck deaths soar, bucking trend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012, 12:16 P.M.

    Police: Airport security officer killed in Ohio

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Transportation Security Administration officer was fatally shot by her husband Sunday before he killed himself on an off-site parking lot at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, authorities …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 1:07 P.M.

    Motorcycle deaths, injuries cost $16 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Direct costs from deaths and injuries due to motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher because long-term medical expenses are …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 9:26 A.M.

    Woman with child drives on Phoenix airport runway

    PHOENIX (AP) — A woman driving with a small child in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway in the …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 12:41 A.M.

    With pot legal, police worry about road safety

    DENVER (AP) — It’s settled. Pot, at least certain amounts of it, will soon be legal under state laws in Washington and Colorado. Now, officials in both states are trying …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 3:57 A.M.

    3 pilots flying to safety meet die in Miss. crash

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 1:56 A.M.

    3 pilots killed en route to FAA safety conference

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The three pilots had just taken off from the Hawkins Field Airport when the single-engine plane they were flying to a Federal Aviation Administration safety conference …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 10:31 A.M.

    More women have driver’s licenses than men in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women have passed men on the nation’s roads. More women than men now have driver’s licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 12:48 P.M.

    Gov’t to examine technology for automated cars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that drive themselves may hold the potential to save thousands of lives, an Obama administration safety official said Tuesday, as the government prepares to launch a …

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 9:46 A.M.

    44 TSA workers at Newark face firing or suspension

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration on Friday moved to fire 25 employees at Newark Liberty International Airport and suspend 19 others for what it said was improper …

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 12:56 A.M.

    Fatal air crash decline presents safety challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been 43 months since the last deadly airline crash in the United States, the longest period without a fatal domestic accident since commercial aviation expanded after …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012, 12:36 A.M.

    Much of odd weapons cache on plane was permissible

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an age when air travelers grudgingly surrender bottled water at security checkpoints, the most striking aspect of the arrest of a passenger wearing a bulletproof …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 5:22 P.M.

    Man with smoke grenade was searched in SKorea

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — South Korean security officials screened a man with a bulletproof vest before he got on a flight to Los Angeles, but a banned smoke grenade made …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 7:24 P.M.

    Gov’t to warn motorists about counterfeit air bags

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to warn car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been …

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012, 3:04 P.M.

    Quitting driving: Families key but docs have role

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Families may have to watch for dings in the car and plead with an older driver to give up the keys — but there’s new evidence that …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 11:45 A.M.

    Older drivers face confusing array of license laws

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Wiseman notices it’s harder to turn and check his car’s blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 1:19 A.M.

    AP IMPACT: Varied license laws for older drivers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Wiseman notices it’s harder to turn and check his car’s blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 11:29 A.M.

    Texas to open fastest US highway with 85 mph limit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country, giving eager drivers a chance to rip through a trip …



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