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Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flight Test Expected Soon

WASHINGTON — A key step in the return to service of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX could take place as soon as early next week, two people briefed on the matter said on Friday. Boeing Co’s best-selling plane has been …

Flyers May Soon See Iris Scans, Socially Distanced Searches

Travelers returning to flying after coronavirus lockdowns ease can expect a very different experience than before the pandemic hit. The International Civil Aviation Organization has issued guidelines to regulators and operators on how to restart the global air-transport system. The …

Employee Sues Utah Company After Contracting COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who contracted the coronavirus in Utah has sued her employer arguing the American Fork-based company did not take proper precautions to protect its employees against COVID-19. Juana Victoria Flores filed the lawsuit Wednesday against …

North America Meat Plant Workers Fall Ill, Walk Off Jobs

At a Wayne Farms chicken processing plant in Alabama, workers recently had to pay the company 10 cents a day to buy masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, according to a meat inspector. In Colorado, nearly a third …

States Oppose Trump Proposal to Ship LNG by Rail, Citing Safety Risk

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states have opposed a Trump administration proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, arguing that potential leaks from the shipments pose risks of fiery explosions to residents and emergency responders. The …

Safety Issues Close Popular West Virginia Hiking, Biking Trail

A popular West Virginia hiking and biking trail at New River Gorge National River is off limits amid safety concerns. The closure involves the Rend Trail, formerly known as the Thurmond Minden Trail. Federal highway engineers have discovered structural damage …

Busy I-65 Exit Near Indianapolis Draws Safety Concerns

Leaders of two northern Indianapolis suburbs say they’re worried about the safety of an Interstate 65 intersection and are asking state officials to make changes. Commuter traffic from Indianapolis often backs up at the I-65 exit for Indiana 334 into …

Low Pay, Understaffing Issues at West Virginia Prisons

Low pay, understaffing and overcrowding are creating safety concerns at West Virginia’s prisons. Media outlets report that union and corrections officials discussed the issues Monday during an interim legislative oversight committee meeting. Communications Workers of America organizer Jack Ferrell told …

Hawaii to Discuss Possible Water Jet Pack Rules

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is holding a public meeting this week to discuss possible state rules for water-powered jet packs. The department says it called the meeting in response to public concerns about the jet packs, which …

California Governor Cites Safety in Possible Bridge Delay

Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he does not know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns. It’s the first time the governor acknowledged serious worries about the structural integrity of …