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FAA’s Oversight of Southwest Airlines Slammed by Watchdog

The U.S. government’s oversight of airline safety was roundly criticized in a government watchdog report that found Southwest Airlines Co. was allowed to make more than 150,000 flights carrying 17.2 million passengers that didn’t meet safety standards. The airline regularly …

Turkish Jet Splits Open After Landing; Three Dead, 179 Injured

At least three people were killed when a Turkish jetliner broke apart after landing in wet weather in Istanbul. In addition, 179 people were injured when the Boeing Co. 737-800 operated by Pegasus Airlines veered off the runway at Sabiha …

Uber Reports 3,000 Sexual Assault Claims Last Year in Its Safety Review

Uber Technologies Inc. found more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assaults involving drivers or passengers on its platform in the U.S. last year, part of an extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns. The ride-hailing company released …

Records: Boat on Which 34 Died Exempt From Safety Rules

LOS ANGELES — The diving boat that caught fire on Labor Day off Southern California, killing 34 people, was among hundreds of small vessels exempted by the U.S. Coast Guard from stricter safety rules designed to make it easier for …

Suit Challenges Michigan Regulator Over $250,000 Benefit Cap

LANSING, Mich. — The administrator of a plan that covers the medical expenses of uninsured non-drivers who are injured in car crashes is suing the state of Michigan, alleging that a regulator’s recent orders conflict with the state’s new auto …

Jet Catches Fire in Northern California; 10 Aboard Unhurt

OROVILLE, Calif. — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine …

Lyft Faces Sexual Assault Lawsuits That Could Tarnish Image

Lyft Inc.’s image as the “woke” ride-hailing company faces a new challenge from a rash of lawsuits filed by women who claim they were sexually assaulted by drivers summoned to take them home after evenings of partying. Since Aug. 1, …

Crew Confusion, Engine Trouble Recorded in Final Seconds of Doomed Flight

A plane that crashed in suburban Dallas and killed 10 passengers and crew had trouble with its left engine, according to the last few seconds of a cockpit voice recording, officials said on Tuesday. Just after the plane took off …

Passengers of Stranded Ship Have Little Cause to Sue

After four days on a crippled cruise ship with overflowing toilets, stifling heat and hours-long waits for food, at least one passenger from the Carnival Triumph is seeking legal revenge. But lawyers familiar with cruise ship lawsuits suggest angry passengers …

Turbulence Blamed for Injuries on 2 Boston, Mass. Flights

Officials say as many as 20 people reported being hurt during severe turbulence on two flights that landed in Boston. As many as three people required hospitalization. Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Phil Orlandella says 11 people on a Lufthansa flight …