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Parents of Girl Killed in Florida Bridge Collapse Want Answers

For 20 minutes, Orlando Duran swallows his sorrow in the flower aisle at Publix. Picking the perfect bouquet is paramount. One by one, he inspects the posies for firm and sturdy stems, tight buds and bright, green leaves. Petals must …

Duck Boat Company Warned of Design Flaws Last Year

A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during …

Design Flaw Caused European Navigation Satellites Into Wrong Orbit

An investigation is blaming a design flaw for the inaccurate deployment of two satellites intended to bolster Europe’s answer to the GPS. The results of the inquiry, released Wednesday by launch company Arianespace, said the error happened about 35 minutes …

Texas Architect Firm Says $60M Stadium Not Flawed

An architecture company says extensive cracking at a $60 million Texas high school football stadium is not the result of flaws in its design, according to a newspaper report published Saturday. Houston-based PBK Architects told The Dallas Morning News that …

Oil Train Safety Rule Delayed by 1 Year

The Obama administration has delayed by nearly a year a plan to boost safety standards for the type of rail car involved in a fiery explosion that killed at least 47 people in Canada this month. Officials began work on …

Toyota Settlement May Signal Future Legal Strategy

As Toyota Motor Corp. chips away at settling lawsuits claiming its vehicles suddenly accelerate, the question remains whether attorneys who sued could prove to a jury there was a design flaw. The company maintains stuck accelerator pedals, faulty floor mats …

485,000 High Chairs Recalled After Injury Reports

More than 485,000 Chico Polly high chairs are being recalled after a design flaw led to children getting cuts and bruises. Importer Artsana USA Inc. knows of 21 children getting injured from falling against pegs on the back legs of …