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Woman Rescued 50 Hours After China Building Collapse

BEIJING (AP) — A woman was rescued Sunday from the rubble of a building in central China more than 50 hours after it collapsed, leaving dozens trapped or missing, state media said. Separately, police arrested nine people including the building …

UK Government Green Lights ‘Self-Driving’ Cars on Motorways

LONDON — The UK government on Wednesday became the first country to announce it will regulate the use of self-driving vehicles at slow speeds on motorways, with the first such cars possibly appearing on public roads as soon as this …

Shipping Containers Fall Overboard at Fastest Rate in Seven Years

Containers piled high on giant vessels carrying everything from car tires to smartphones are toppling over at an alarming rate, sending millions of dollars of cargo sinking to the bottom of the ocean as pressure to speed deliveries raises the …

NCCI Says Fewer Miles Driven During Pandemic Means Fewer Comp Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic comes with one bright spot for workers’ compensation insurers: Fewer workers are being injured in motor vehicle accidents. A research brief issued by the National Council on Compensation Insurance last week projects that workers’ compensation claims caused …

Hyundai Confident on Flying Cars, Steps Up Plans for Full Lineup

South Korea’s biggest automaker is stepping up its pursuit of flying cars, planning a full lineup of aerial vehicles that it envisages zigzagging city skies within a decade. Hyundai Motor Group is developing models that will carry five or six …

Highway Safety Administration Proposes Revising Auto Safety Rules to Speed Self-Driving Cars

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it was proposing sweeping changes to U.S. safety requirements to speed the deployment of self-driving vehicles without human controls. The agency said it is proposing to rewrite 11 safety …

Volkswagen Hopes New Software Will Eliminate Car Accidents by 2050

BERLIN — Volkswagen will launch a new software operating system this year that it hopes will make accidents involving its cars a thing of the past by 2050, the company said on Thursday. Next generation cars will be equipped with …

Major Commercial Plane Crash Deaths Worldwide Fell by More than 50% in 2019

WASHINGTON — The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes fell by more than 50% in 2019 despite a high-profile Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia in March, a Dutch consulting firm said on Wednesday. Aviation consulting firm …

Massive Colorado Pileup Injures 30, Kills 1

One person died and 30 others were injured in a massive pileup on Interstate 25 as a band of heavy snow moved through south Denver on Saturday, authorities said. Police say 104 vehicles were involved in crashes along a roughly …

Winter Storm Leads to 1,000 Crashes, 2,300 Spinouts in Minnesota

State troopers have responded to nearly 1,000 crashes across the state, plus another 2,300 vehicles that spun out or ran off the road. Driving conditions remained difficult early Saturday afternoon. Road crews were out in force, but the combination of …