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Tesla Balks at Touch Screen Recall, US Agency Takes Action

DETROIT — Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens, so U.S. safety regulators are moving to force the company to take action. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday sent a letter …

Why Did Boeing’s Warning on 737 Max Fail to Stop Second Crash?

Eight days after a Boeing Co. 737 Max went down in the Java Sea, killing all aboard, the planemaker issued a worldwide warning to pilots identifying the malfunction that triggered the crash. The bulletin, which was followed almost immediately by …

FAA Investigating Delta Jet Fuel-Dumping on Schoolkids

CUDAHY, Calif. — Federal authorities will investigate why an airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area of Southern California while making an emergency return to the airport, dousing dozens of schoolchildren in a smelly vapor. …

Boeing to Invest $1 Billion in Global Safety Drive – Sources

SEATTLE/HONG KONG — Boeing Co is planning an initial investment of around $1 billion into industry-wide pilot development as part of a long-term initiative to reduce risks like those faced by the crew in two 737 MAX crashes, people familiar …

Washington D.C.’s Metro Files Lawsuit Against Insurer

Washington D.C.’s Metro has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $13 million from its insurance company, claiming that it has failed to pay costs and extra expenses in connection with the 2009 rail crash that killed nine people. The lawsuit …

Eastern Nebraska Tornado Siren Malfunction Probed

Lancaster County officials are trying to determine why two tornado sirens mistakenly went off on a quiet night. The county’s Emergency Manager Doug Ahlberg told the Lincoln Journal Star he doesn’t know why the sirens in Raymond and Bennet went …