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The public thinks Tesla's Autopilot is safer than it is, an insurance group says

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For years, automakers have been offering driver-assist technologies on many new cars. The software and sensors can help drivers stay in their lane, maintain a steady speed and, in some cases, change lanes to avoid other vehicles.

But drivers don't fully understand the technologies' capabilities and limitations, according to a study released ...Read more

Does the risk outweigh the reward for Alaska flight-seeing passengers?

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Cruising on a large passenger ship is one of the safest ways to explore the vast and sometimes perilous landscape of Alaska. About 1.2 million passengers are expected to do so this summer, and many of them will add float-plane "flight-seeing" to their itinerary.

But after three fatal Alaska float plane crashes in the last month, some travelers ...Read more

Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children's products

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SEATTLE -- More than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared for young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium on Amazon in 2017 and 2018, according to an investigation by the Washington state Attorney General's Office and the state Department of Ecology.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday announced ...Read more

CBD is everywhere but is it safe?

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ATLANTA -- On any given morning, a steady stream of customers flows into Rev Coffee in Smyrna, mixing cups of espresso with white chocolate, frappe with coconut and drip coffee with hazelnut syrup.

But lately, there's a new ingredient patrons can choose.

Listed on the menu between "Strawberry Fields," a strawberry vanilla drink, and "Lawn Boy,...Read more

She brings a public health approach to keep Minneapolis youths safe from violence

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Sasha Cotton's poignant mission can be summed up in three words: Safe. Alive. Free. Cotton, who grew up in the Historic Rondo community of St. Paul, Minn., worked for years for state and federal agencies before feeling called to more grassroots work as youth violence prevention coordinator for the city of Minneapolis. Today, she oversees and ...Read more


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