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Courts Get Creative to Restart Jury Trials Amid Pandemic

It was New Mexico’s first jury trial since the pandemic crippled the U.S. criminal justice system, and defense attorney Roberta Yurcic was nervous. The court had erected a plexiglass panel on the defense table as a shield against the coronavirus, …

U.S. Airlines Step Up Safety Measures in Preparation for Recovery

May 20 — U.S. carriers JetBlue Airways Corp and United Airlines Holdings Inc announced fresh safety measures on Wednesday aimed at restoring confidence in travel as several executives pointed to signs domestic demand is improving. U.S. states are starting to …

Companies Bet On AI Cameras to Track Social Distancing, Limit Liability

Stores and workplaces eager to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus are equipping existing security cameras with artificial intelligence software that can track compliance with health guidelines including social distancing and mask-wearing. Several companies told Reuters the software will be crucial …

Ford’s Plan to Gradually Reopen U.S. Factories Concerns UAW

Ford Motor Co.’s plan to restart production at some of its most important U.S. plants roughly a month after they shut down will have to overcome immediate skepticism from the United Auto Workers union. After halting North American production as …

California’s Gov. Newsom Had ‘Baptism by Fire’ in 1st Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became inescapable topics. PG&E filed for bankruptcy …

Shooting Survivor Sues Southern California Synagogue

POWAY, Calif. — A man wounded in a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue is suing the house of worship, alleging Chabad of Poway didn’t use federal funds meant to hire security to protect worshipers, according to a newspaper report. …

New Safety Measures Sought for Boeing 737 Planes

U.S. aviation regulators on Monday plan to propose improving cockpit automation to help prevent pilot errors that have caused fatal airline crashes, according to a media report. The Federal Aviation Administration wants cockpit automation fixes in nearly 500 Boeing Co …

South Dakota Lawmakers Look at Teen Driving Safety Measures

A South Dakota legislative panel is looking at a proposal that would prohibit beginning drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel. The proposal is part of a package of bills recommended by a task force that was created a …

Zorb Ride in Russian Mountains Proves Deadly

It was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball that is to be one of the symbols of next year’s Winter Olympics; it ended in tragedy for the two Russian men inside. …

West Virginia Reports Nine Tree-Stand Injuries, One Death

With one death already reported, West Virginia wildlife officials are urging hunters to use a harness and other safety measures when they hunt from a tree stand. Lt. Tim Coleman of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says nine …