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Boeing pays $200 million to settle SEC charges over 737 Max

Sep. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

Boeing Co. will pay $200 million to settle charges that the company and its former CEO misled investors about the safety of its 737 Max after two of the airliners crashed, killing 346 people. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that it charged the aircraft maker and...

NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving. The recommendation, if enacted by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

US traffic deaths dip in Q2 but still high as pandemic eases

Sep. 19, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on U.S. roadways fell slightly from April through June, the first decline in two years as pandemic-era reckless driving appeared to ease. But the government says the number of deaths remains at a crisis level. Estimates from the National...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 14, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. September 12, 2022. Editorial: Conference offers region opportunities Wisconsin’s Hmong population has had a clear effect on the region over the past several decades. Look just a little past the brats, cheese and Packers jerseys, and...

Report: Tesla driver lost scholarship before fiery crash

Sep. 14, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 20-year-old Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery, high-speed crash on a residential South Florida street last year might have been upset after learning he had lost a scholarship, federal investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board...

Victims of floatplane crash included activist, winemaker

Sep. 06, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — A civil rights activist, a business owner, a lawyer, an engineer and the founder of a winery and his family were on the floatplane that crashed in the waters of Washington state's Puget Sound, killing 10. The U.S. Coast Guard released the names of the...

Holiday air travel tops pre-pandemic levels for the 1st time

Sep. 06, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

For the first time since COVID-19 brought air travel to a standstill, the number of people streaming through U.S. airport-security checkpoints over a holiday weekend exceeded pre-pandemic levels. The summer travel season ended on a busy note as more than 8.7 million people passed...

Japan, US, Philippines to step up maritime security ties

Sep. 06, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An American diplomat in Tokyo on Tuesday criticized China's “increasingly hostile maritime actions” as a threat to the safety of waterways in the resource-rich Indo-Pacific, as the United States seeks to strengthen security cooperation with allies Japan and the Philippines. ...

Greece: Briton released pending trial over flight disruption

Sep. 05, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A British man who faces charges of disrupting an easyJet flight from London to Cyprus has been released with no restrictive conditions pending his trial in Greece. The 22-year-old supermarket employee told an examining magistrate in the northern Greek...

British airline passenger faces charges in Greece

Sep. 03, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A British man has been charged in Greece with several offenses after his flight from London to Cyprus was diverted, authorities said. One of the charges, a felony, is endangering transportation and passenger and crew safety. The charges were pressed...