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
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
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
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
For the second time in three months, Apple is facing questions about working conditions at its Chinese suppliers.
A report by China Labor Watch claims there are continuing violations at Catcher Technology, a light-metal manufacturing plant in the Chinese industrial city Suqian that makes products for Apple, and other technology companies.
In ...Read more
Put your cellphone down -- and keep it away from your pillow, the California Department of Public Health is advising.
Smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, and the health department said some people and health professionals have concerns about the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. The ...Read more
How safe are shore excursions for cruise line passengers?
That's a question that resurfaces after highly publicized accidents such as last month's fatal bus crash in eastern Mexico that killed passengers of two ships owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises. Eleven foreign tourists and a Mexican tour guide died.
Cruise lines say they work as hard as ...Read more
The United States racked up another sterling year for airline safety: Zero people died in crashes of commercial jets in 2017, for the eighth year in a row.
Worldwide, there were 10 fatal airliner accidents and 44 fatalities -- 25 passengers and 19 crew members, according to the Aviation Safety Network, a group that tracks accidents involving ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- People don't just smoke marijuana. They vaporize it, bake it into brownies, use it in eye drops, and rub extracts of it onto their skin. Some people use the drug as medicine, others for the fun of getting high.
In states that have legalized pot, regulators have struggled to make sure the bewildering array of products on dispensary...Read more