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Auto Group Backs Guidelines For Partially Automated Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — The trade association representing most major automakers is offering guidelines for manufacturers to advertise partially automated driving systems and to make sure drivers are paying attention while using them. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation says its members …

Firefighter Trapped in Assisted Living Home Blaze Found Dead

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A firefighter who was trapped in a blaze that swept through a suburban New York assisted living home was found dead Wednesday, a day after the fire caused a partial collapse of the building and …

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 …

Nine Dead in Turkey as 5.7 Earthquake Strikes Western Iran

ANKARA, Turkey — Nine people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. The quake centered west of the Iranian city of Khoy and affected villages …

Two Killed, 20 Injured When Warehouse Explosion Shakes Houston

HOUSTON — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at …

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 …

U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop as Agency Points to Crash-Avoiding Tech

Fatalities on U.S. roads fell for a second consecutive year and are on track to decline again in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A total of 36,560 people died in traffic accidents last year, down 2.4% …

How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads

It’s a big question for many people in traffic-dense cities like Los Angeles: When will self-driving cars arrive? But following a series of high-profile accidents in the United States, safety issues could bring the autonomous dream to a screeching halt. …

Answers Sought for Dangerous Intersection in Mississippi

A fourth fatality in less than a year at a busy Prentiss County, Miss., intersection has prompted supervisors to ask the Mississippi Department of Transportation for a traffic review. The Daily Corinthian reports that the board of supervisors wants MDOT …

Death Toll in Iran Quake Raised to at Least 250

Twin earthquakes in Iran have killed at least 250 people and injured over 2,000, Iranian state television said on Sunday, after thousands spent the night outdoors after their villages were leveled and homes damaged in the country’s northwest. Images broadcast …