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Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured...

No one hurt in Canadian acrobatic jet crash at US air show

Oct. 13, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Royal Canadian Air Force says one of its pilots is safe after he had to eject from his plane just before an aerobatics show in the United States. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds said Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier's jet crashed into an unpopulated area Sunday near Hampton, Georgia, and no...

Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

Oct. 11, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in two deadly crashes of Max jets. In its report issued Friday, the...

Cracks were found in a key structural part on 38 Boeing jets

Oct. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

Inspections of some older Boeing jets have turned up structural cracks in more than three dozen of them, raising a new safety issue for the company already dealing with two deadly crashes involving a newer version of the same plane. Boeing said Thursday that airlines worldwide have inspected 810 planes following...

Salt Lake City airport TSA confiscates 7 guns in 7 days

Oct. 10, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah airport security authorities have intercepted seven guns in seven days at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the state Transportation Security Administration discovered the weapons during routine screening of carry-on bags from Oct. 3 to...

North Carolina seeks input on pedestrian safety

Oct. 10, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state agency in North Carolina wants to find ways to improve pedestrian safety across the state, beginning with downtown Raleigh. The Office of State Human Resources began the "WalkSmartNC" initiative on Thursday with the help of the Governor's Highway Safety Program and other...

Southwest grounds 2 planes after finding cracks in key part

Oct. 9, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Wednesday it grounded two Boeing jets after finding cracks in parts that connect the wings to the planes' fuselage. The planes were among a group of older jets that had to be inspected within seven days, under an emergency order from the Federal Aviation...

2 guns in 3 days found in luggage at Boston airport

Oct. 9, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal airport security officials say two times in three days they have found guns in travelers' luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration in a statement Wednesday said a 9 mm gun loaded with 10 bullets, including one in the chamber, was...

Edmunds offers a peek at 2020's most notable vehicles

Oct. 9, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

The automotive landscape evolves every year, with various brands and models pushing the envelope in new directions. We're rounding up the most significant vehicles for 2020, presented in alphabetical order. These are cars, trucks and SUVs that reveal major trends and shifts in the industry. 2020 CHEVROLET...

Kentucky urges motorists to buckle up, put phones down

Oct. 8, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Highway safety officials in Kentucky have launched a campaign aimed at preventing traffic crashes by encouraging motorists to buckle up and put down their phones. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety launched the "Buckle Up Phone Down" campaign Monday. It features videos, radio...