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After high-profile blunders with pets on planes, airlines launch safety program

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Reeling from a string of high-profile mishaps involving pets, the airline industry is launching a new certification program designed to improve the safety of animal passengers.

The International Air Transport Association, a trade organization representing 280 airlines, announced the program Thursday. It takes into account both physical and ...Read more

Fewer deaths, but more recalls of children's products, report finds

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CHICAGO--There were fewer incidents, injuries and deaths caused by children's products last year, yet the number of products recalled rose, consumer advocates said Tuesday.

In 2017, 93 children's products were recalled -- a 22 percent increase over 2016, according to a report from Chicago-based children's advocacy group Kids in Danger.

No ...Read more

Are robot cars safer? Only one way to find out

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SAN FRANCISCO -- As long as robot cars roam public streets and highways, they will occasionally kill people. That's an ugly truth that no one in the driverless vehicle industry can deny.

Will those robot cars kill people at significantly lower rates than drunk, stoned, tired or distracted human drivers do now? Automakers, technology companies, ...Read more

Parkland survivors discuss gun control

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Frustration resounded in the voices of many who attended a gun-violence panel discussion hosted by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Monday morning in her Sunrise office.

"I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I had to hide behind desks and hold the hands of my classmates, shaking and praying, hearing the gunshots outside ...Read more

After 10 years, $3 billion and several deaths, railways set to miss safety deadline — again

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WASHINGTON -- Better late than never. But still not enough.

A major U.S. rail transportation watchdog said Thursday that progress on rail safety is welcomed albeit tardy by years.

"My boss worked in aviation for years, and he's been scratching his head at how this industry functions with the government," said Sean Jeans-Gail, vice president of...Read more

In California, hundreds of Inland Empire buildings face collapse in major earthquake

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As California's fast-growing Inland Empire churn out new housing tracts, the city of Redlands is a throwback to an older, more regal era.

The college town is graced by historic mansions, old orange groves and a vintage downtown that stands in deep contrast to the region's big-box shopping centers and drive-thru restaurants. The town center is ...Read more

 
 

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