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Boeing Alters Course in Speedy Response to Engine Blowouts

SEATTLE — Two years ago, after a second fatal 737 MAX crash in five months, Boeing Co worked behind the scenes to urge aviation regulators not to ground the jet. Its efforts went as far as the White House, with …

NTSB Says Damage to United Boeing 777 Engine Consistent With Metal Fatigue

WASHINGTON — Damage to a fan blade on an engine that failed on a United Airlines Boeing 777 flight is consistent with metal fatigue, based on a preliminary assessment, the chairman of the U.S. air accident investigator said on Monday. …

Hyundai to Expand Kona EV Recall to N. America, Europe

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Co is set to triple the number of recalled Kona electric cars over battery cell fire risks with plans to recall around 51,000 vehicles in North America, Europe, China and other markets, Yonhap news agency reported …

CoreLogic Teams with Hover, NICB with Friss; Jupiter Awarded Grant

CoreLogic Integrates Hover with Underwriting Platform CoreLogic has integrated Hover’s three-dimensional property measurement tool into is Underwriting Center platform for insurance clients. The use of Hover will allow carriers and inspection companies to better manage inspection expenses, while allowing policyholders …

In Colorado, 24 High-Hazard Dams Are Seen as Problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation that found at least 1,688 such dams nationwide. The …

U.S. Orders More Airbus A220 Inspections After Engine Failures

Engines on Airbus SE’s new A220 aircraft must undergo stepped-up inspections for compressor rotor cracks after a third in-flight shutdown, U.S. aviation regulators said, calling the matter an “urgent safety issue.” The Federal Aviation Administration’s updated requirements are scheduled to …

Jury to Restart Deliberations in Oakland Warehouse Fire Case

OAKLAND, Calif. — Three jurors were dismissed Monday for undisclosed reasons on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 partygoers from a fire inside a cluttered San Francisco Bay Area …

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Fires Linked to Rooftop Solar Panel Systems

Walmart Inc. sued Tesla Inc., claiming it failed to live up to industry standards in the installation of solar panels on top of hundreds of stores, resulting in multiple fires across the U.S. The retailer said it had leased or …

FMSCA Orders N.C. Van Company Off the Road For Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared North Carolina-based ATA Trail Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety, and ordered the passenger van company to immediately cease all transportation services. FMCSA issued an imminent …

Group Wants Action to Prevent N.C. Farmworker Deaths

A farmworker advocacy group is calling on North Carolina officials to be more consistent in inspections and penalties for operations that violate safety laws. The Farmworker Advocacy Network highlighted its concerns by hosting an event Tuesday based around the Day …