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Crash Victims Families Want to Rescind Approval for 737 Max to Fly Again

The families of victims killed in two crashes by Boeing Co’s 737 MAX want U.S. regulators to rescind approval for the planes to fly again, following a Senate report that raised concerns about the re-approval process. The Federal Aviation Administration …

McDonald’s Moves to Clean Slate as Activist Pressure Intensifies

McDonald’s Corp., which just announced the departure of its star chief executive officer, is also losing its top human resources manager as the fast-food chain navigates pressure from politicians and activists. David Fairhurst, who carried the title of global chief …

Safety Concerns Keep Historic Theater Closed

A central Indiana fire chief says the city’s 125-year-old downtown theater won’t be allowed to reopen as planned because of safety concerns. The Columbus Capital Foundation was looking to reopen the Crump Theatre the month, but Fire Chief Dave Allmon …

Atlanta Trucking Firm Shut Down Over Safety Issues

Federal authorities have shut down an Atlanta-based trucking company, saying the firm failed to cooperate with safety investigators. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Southern Transportation Inc. received an order Friday forcing it to cease operations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety …

Suit: Fired Staffer Doubted 9/11 Memorial Safety

A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, he said in a lawsuit Friday. Thomas Cancelliere maintained he was fired from his …

Traffic Safety Summit Set in Louisiana

A meeting focusing on traffic safety is set for Sept. 27 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, La. The session, planned for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will focus on impaired driving, young drivers, protecting vehicle occupants and various …

Safety Problems Found With Nearly 270 Texas Buildings

A review finds nearly 270 downtown El Paso, Texas, buildings do not meet safety regulations. The results were reported Tuesday to the El Paso City Council. Officials with the El Paso Fire Department will meet with downtown business owners to …

Safety Groups Ask for Oklahoma Oil, Gas Ops to Stand Down

State and federal safety agencies are asking Oklahoma’s oil and gas exploration and production companies to stand down and stop operations for a meeting on safety issues because of recent gas and oil field deaths and injuries. The request was …

FDA Says J & J Halted Doribax Trial Due to Safety Issues

Johnson & Johnson shut down a clinical trial of its antibiotic Doribax for a type of pneumonia after patients taking the drug had higher rates of death and a lower cure rate than those who got an alternative medicine, U.S. …

University of Kansas Researchers Develop Smart Dashboards

University of Kansas researchers are developing new, smarter dashboard displays to keep drivers’ eyes on the road. The effort includes researchers in design, mechanical engineering and psychology. They are working under the umbrella of the Center for Design Research. Center …