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Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle. The board criticized the National Highway Traffic...

2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

Nov. 19, 2019 11:45 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. forces in Afghanistan in a statement says that two U.S. service members have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The statement says Wednesday that the cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by...

Ammonia leak prompts food bank to dump 1.8M pounds of food

Nov. 19, 2019 7:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An ammonia leak that contaminated all three of the Houston Food Bank’s refrigerated storage areas has forced it to dump 1.8 million pounds of food just over a week before Thanksgiving Day. The Houston Chronicle reports a fan broke in one of the food storage areas a week ago, severing...

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the April 2018 accident...

California puts brakes on fracking permits in oil crackdown

Nov. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them and temporarily banning new wells using another drilling method that regulators believe is linked to one of the largest...

Report: Plane broke up in flight before hitting townhouse

Nov. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says a small airplane broke up in flight before crashing into a Georgia townhouse last month. WSB-TV says the preliminary report doesn’t identify the cause of the Oct. 30 crash but includes information investigators...

Lawyer for ex-astronaut charged in fatal crash blames Ambien

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander charged in the traffic deaths of two girls in Alabama was having an abnormal reaction to sleep medication at the time of the crash, his lawyer said. Jim Sturdivant, an attorney for retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., told WAAY-TV in a Monday report...

Man accused in crash that killed 4 children accepts deal

Nov. 19, 2019 3:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of hitting and killing a mother and four children while driving drunk has been found guilty. The Statesman Journal reports Favian Garcia of Gervais was scheduled to stand trial, but in a last-minute change elected Monday to sign a motion agreeing to a series of facts...

3 killed in Oregon crash

Nov. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EST

DAYTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a girl and two adults were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 221. Oregon State Police Troopers were called out to the roadway at milepost 10.5, south of Dayton, just before noon Monday. KOIN reports that according to their preliminary investigation, 33-year-old...

N Carolina Sheriff: Gun instructor accidentally shoots self

Nov. 19, 2019 11:43 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a firearms instructor has been injured in an accidental shooting on the job. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by news outlets Monday that the instructor, a civilian employee, accidentally shot himself in...