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Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jul. 05, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Manhattan Mercury. June 28, 2022. Editorial: A silver lining after unimaginable tragedy It’s the nature of news that we mostly report “bad” things. So we were glad last week to be able to share something positive — or at least, a positive outcome that followed...

Holiday getaway pushes US airport traffic to pandemic high

Jul. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming U.S. airports with their biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020. About 2.49 million passengers went through security checkpoints at U.S. airports Friday, surpassing the previous pandemic-era record of...

UN urges world action to cut 1.3 million road deaths in half

Jul. 01, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s first high-level meeting on road safety called Friday for global action to cut the annual toll of nearly 1.3 million deaths and 50 million injuries in traffic crashes by at least half by decade's end. The political declaration...

Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads

Jun. 30, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the...

New NHTSA chief: Agency to scrutinize auto-driver technology

Jun. 29, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In an interview...

China's Baidu races Waymo, GM to develop self-driving cars

Jun. 28, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With no one at the wheel, a self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. is rolling down a Beijing street when its sensors spot the corner of a delivery cart jutting into its lane. The taxi stops a half-car-length away. “So sorry,” a recorded voice tells...

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Jun. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the...

California railroad tests use of quake alerts to stop trains

Jun. 16, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California regional passenger rail service announced Thursday that is testing technology that will use the West Coast's earthquake early warning system to automatically slow or stop trains before shaking begins. The five-county Metrolink system said...

Ahead of Ford plant, TSA returning to Tennessee airport

Jun. 16, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal security screening is returning to a small West Tennessee airport, a needed upgrade as passenger traffic is expected to increase with new flights to Atlanta and a planned Ford Motor Co. electric truck factory coming to the region, officials said. The...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 16, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 15, 2022. Editorial: Primary concerns In every election, there is a lot at stake. For our state, decisions have been made at the State House and in communities about how pandemic recovery dollars should be spent. Lots of meetings...