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28 04, 2017

Joplin Waffle House Aids in Gauging Storm Severity

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Waffle House has carved out its niche among Southern road-trippers and the late-night bar crowd with a promise of 24-hour constancy. Its laminated menus and round-the-clock breakfast service are the same as ever. The yellow roadside sign has not changed …

28 04, 2017

Air Taxis Will Be Akin to Taking the Bus

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The idea is certainly audacious: Thwart traffic in congested cities by flying over it. Quick, quiet, clean, cheap. This concept—which requires a new type of battery-powered vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTOL)—is Silicon Valley to its core in terms of …

28 04, 2017

Adding Safety Technology to an Older Car

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Old cars can learn new tricks. For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology – like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras – to older cars. Cars are lasting longer than ever thanks to improving quality. …

28 04, 2017

Firewall Pioneer Turns Focus to Car Cybersecurity

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The Israeli cybersecurity company that pioneered corporate firewalls is making deeper inroads with the auto industry. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the world’s second-biggest provider of network security, is positioning itself to increase sales in the global car market as …

28 04, 2017

Oil and Gas Wells Shut Down After Colorado Home Blast

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More than 3,000 petroleum wells are being shut down in Colorado as a precaution after a house explosion killed two people, an oil and gas company said Wednesday. Anadarko Energy said it operated a well about 200 feet (60 meters) …

27 04, 2017

Indiana High Court Rules Gun Seller Can’t be Sued by Wounded Officer

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The Indiana Supreme Court ruled that a wounded police officer can’t sue a sporting goods store that sold a handgun that was later used to shoot him. The Indianapolis Star reported the court on Monday dismissed Indianapolis Officer Dwayne Runnels’ …

27 04, 2017

Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

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State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests. The …

27 04, 2017

Fraud News: Bragging on the Golf Course and Driver Switch Scam

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Montana Man Brags About Workers’ Comp Benefits While on the Golf Course Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced the conviction of a man charged with fraudulently collecting nearly two years’ worth of workers’ compensation benefits from the Montana State Fund. …

27 04, 2017

2015 Fatal Alaska Crash Blamed on Pilot, Company Culture

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Pilot error, an air company’s culture and its lack of a formal safety program were behind a fatal crash that killed nine people two years ago on sightseeing flight in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday. A pilot …

27 04, 2017

Supreme Court Rejects GM Appeal of Ignition Switch Ruling

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The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs’ attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. The …