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FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, cars and trucks travel on Interstate 5 near Olympia, Wash. A new study says that safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes

Sep. 3, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group supported by auto insurers, also found that...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. As they searched for a new postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates vetted by an outside firm. Not on the list: Louis DeJoy, the man ultimately hired for job.  (Tom Williams/Pool via AP, File)

Postal chief DeJoy has long leveraged connections, dollars

Aug. 30, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During its search for a new postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates screened by an outside company. Not on the list: Louis DeJoy, who ultimately got the job. Instead, in what Democrats call a breach of protocol and blatant cronyism,...

Airplane gets stuck under overpass on busy Mexico City road

Aug. 20, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police said Thursday they had to help free an airplane that got stuck under an overpass on one of Mexico City’s busiest roads. The airplane was one of several aircraft being carried on flatbed trucks, apparently for maintenance in a nearby city. The plane’s wings had been...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis watches the Steelers play against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, in Pittsburgh. The Hall of Fame running back has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Pittsburgh company he had promoted for its commitment to diversity. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis files racial discrimination suit

Aug. 20, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Pittsburgh company he had promoted for its commitment to diversity. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania, western district. It cites breach of contract and seeks $66 million in damages. The former...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2010, file photo, a Yellow Freight/Roadway Express truck travels east on I-70, near Lecompton, Kan. Congressional watchdogs are questioning the government’s decision to award a $700 million coronavirus relief loan to a struggling trucking company on grounds its operations are critical for maintaining national security. YRC Worldwide provides transportation and logistics services, such as delivering food, electronics and other supplies to military locations around the country. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Watchdogs eye $700M relief loan to struggling trucking firm

Jul. 20, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional watchdogs are questioning the government’s decision to award a $700 million coronavirus relief loan to a struggling trucking company on grounds its operations are critical for maintaining national security. YRC Worldwide provides transportation and logistics services,...