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EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

Aug. 14, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths. In announcing the mileage proposal earlier this month, officials with the EPA and...

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

Aug. 13, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. "This is too big a deal. It's not going to go away," said...

EU seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrants

Aug. 13, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The European Commission said Monday that it is in contact with a number of member states to identify a country willing to take 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship, after the French aid groups operating the ship appealed for a safe port and Italy said Britain should take responsibility....

Edmunds offers top picks for performance hatchbacks

Aug. 8, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

For people looking to buy a car that's fun to drive, practical and relatively affordable, 2018 could be opportunity knocking. You might say that it's the year of the performance hatchback. Exemplified by the long-running Volkswagen Golf GTI, a performance hatchback is a hopped-up version of a regular compact...

Security breach at Frankfurt Airport prompts evacuation

Aug. 7, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police evacuated part of a terminal at Germany's busiest airport Tuesday after a security official mistakenly allowed a French family that hadn't completed required security checks into a secure area. Federal police stopped flights from boarding and kept passengers out of area A of Frankfurt...

US probes Ford F-150 fires possibly caused by seat belts

Aug. 7, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety investigators are looking into complaints of fires that may have been caused by the seat belts in Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The investigation covers trucks from the 2015 through 2018. Ford sold about 2 million F-150s during those years. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems

Aug. 7, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled "Reality Check," issued the warning...

Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems

Aug. 7, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An insurance industry group is warning that cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issued the warning Tuesday after testing five of the...

Mass protests over traffic deaths paralyze Dhaka for 5 days

Aug. 3, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Five days of protests by tens of thousands of students angry over the traffic deaths of two of their colleagues have largely cut off the capital Dhaka from the rest of Bangladesh, as the demonstrators pressed their demand for safer roads. The protests began last Sunday after two...

Report points to lapse in key data in Mississippi bus crash

Aug. 3, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than a year after a train slammed into a bus stuck on a railroad crossing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and killed four Texas tourists, investigators report that local officials and the railroad, CSX Corp., were well aware the crossing was a trouble spot, but the information does...