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Road-safety regulator rapped over regulating autonomous cars

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The nation’s top transportation safety investigator said Tuesday that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn’t give...

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Nov. 20, 2019 1:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and...

Police: 3 workers hit by vehicle in construction zone

Nov. 20, 2019 10:31 AM EST

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a vehicle has struck three workers in a construction zone on the Bluegrass Parkway near Lawrenceburg. A statement from police says it appears that 18-year-old Dillan Waldridge of Willisburg entered the construction zone to avoid a collision with the...

Tractor-trailer strikes, kills 2 children on Indiana farm

Nov. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

NAPPANEE, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say two young children were killed when they were run over by a tractor-trailer hauling corn on a farm. The Kosciusko (kahs-ee-AHS'-koh) County Sheriff’s Office says the children, ages 3 and 5, died Tuesday afternoon on a farm near Nappanee. Both were...

2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

Nov. 20, 2019 2:21 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more details. The statement said the cause of the crash is under investigation but that preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by...

Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train

Nov. 20, 2019 1:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into...

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...

California transit chief says man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay Area commuter train during fight

Nov. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EST
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — California transit chief says man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay Area commuter train during fight.

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...

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...