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Speeding Amtrak Engineer Charged in 2015 Deadly Crash

The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve. Prosecutors said …

Joplin Waffle House Aids in Gauging Storm Severity

Waffle House has carved out its niche among Southern road-trippers and the late-night bar crowd with a promise of 24-hour constancy. Its laminated menus and round-the-clock breakfast service are the same as ever. The yellow roadside sign has not changed …

Advanced Storm Warnings May Fail Because People Can’t Read Maps

“We didn’t know it was coming.” April Taylor heard that again and again, and she didn’t understand it. Taylor, a social scientist, was working on trauma recovery in DeKalb County in northeast Alabama following the April 27, 2011, tornado super …

Ford, Google Worry About Humans Being Too Complacent in Self-Driving Cars

As Ford Motor Co. has been developing self-driving cars, the U.S. automaker has started noticing a problem during test drives: Engineers monitoring the robot rides are dozing off. Company researchers have tried to roust the engineers with bells, buzzers, warning …