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Areas producing oil, gas in Texas see more fatal crashes

Dec. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Danielle Galvan was driving to Dallas from her parents' home in the Panhandle when her compact Chevrolet Spark crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that was attempting to back up onto U.S. 287 about 10 miles west of Wichita Falls. The 23-year-old aspiring fashion designer and...

Police departments step up efforts to prevent jaywalking

Dec. 7, 2019 10:48 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State officials and local police departments are stepping up efforts to prevent jaywalking and other violations that endanger bicyclists and pedestrians. The Hartford Courant reports they're responding to an increase in pedestrian deaths. Seven police departments received up to...

Look out texters: Official wants distracted driving cameras

Dec. 6, 2019 4:30 PM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A new set of eyes may soon be watching some Maryland roads: Surveillance cameras that can see if drivers are using their cellphones. Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker asked Democratic Maryland Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher Monday to file a bill that would allow the county to use...

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Dec. 6, 2019 1:24 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018. That figure includes 235 rapes across the company's 1.3 billion rides last year. The ride-hailing company noted that drivers and riders were...

Former FAA inspector gets 6 years for bribery, fraud scheme

Dec. 5, 2019 5:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A former Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector in South Florida was sentenced Thursday to six years and three months in prison for his part in a bribery and fraud scheme. A federal jury in Miami found Manuel Fernandez, 42, guilty in June of 21 criminal counts, including bribery,...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Seattle transit agency removes safety officer after crash

Dec. 5, 2019 4:51 PM EST

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Seattle's transit agency has removed its top safety officer as a result of a fatal 2017 train derailment. The Seattle Times reported the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority removed Salah Al-Tamimi as its chief executive safety and quality officer. The agency better known...

Horizon Air warns about lax safety culture among its pilots

Dec. 5, 2019 11:31 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Horizon Air’s head of flight operations recently warned of a a lax safety culture among the airline’s pilots and called for urgent action to prevent a serious air accident. The Seattle Times reported that John Hornibrook, the Seattle-based airline’s president of flight...

Tunisian president vows safer roads after 2 deadly crashes

Dec. 2, 2019 6:53 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president is promising to improve his country’s poor road safety record after 26 people were killed in a bus crash — and then a car transporting one of the bodies was reportedly hit by a train. The Health Ministry on Monday raised the death toll to 26...

Coast Guard hoists man from damaged boat off North Carolina

Nov. 29, 2019 9:48 AM EST

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says that a helicopter crew hoisted a man to safety from a disabled sailing vessel off North Carolina. A Coast Guard news release said the rescue happened Thursday afternoon approximately 170 miles (274 kilomters) east of the Pamlico Sound. A Coast Guard...