Transportation safety

FILE--In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, the air traffic control tower is in sight as a plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. An Aeromexico passenger jet was ordered to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, as it descended toward a runway occupied by another commercial jet, the third close call at the busy airport in six months. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
January 11, 2018 - 8:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Aeromexico passenger jet was ordered to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport as it descended toward a runway occupied by another commercial jet, the third close call at the busy airport in six months, officials said Thursday. Aeromexico Flight 668 from...
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In this Dec. 21, 2017 photo, Florida State Rep. Emily Slosberg poses for a photo at her office in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Slosberg is the lead sponsor of a bill that would strengthen the state's ban on texting while driving. Florida is one of the last states to not fully ban texting while driving. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
December 30, 2017 - 3:43 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their...
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This graphic provided by Volvo shows how a rear cross-traffic system spots oncoming vehicles. New cars can come laden with safety technology, some that warns you and some that also takes action to protect you. (Courtesy of Volvo Car Corp. via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 10:47 am
We are in a new era of car safety: The focus has shifted from reducing death and injury in a vehicle collision to preventing a crash from happening in the first place. Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars. Here is an overview of the advanced...
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The engine from an Amtrak train that crashed onto Interstate 5 on Monday, is transported away from the scene, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators in the deadly train wreck want to know whether the engineer was distracted by a second person in his cab as his train hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit. The train took a 30 mph curve at 80 mph and plunged off an overpass, sending rail cars plummeting onto a busy highway south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 21, 2017 - 7:54 pm
Nearly 300 people have died in train crashes that could have been prevented if railroads across the U.S. implemented critical speed-control technology that federal safety investigators have been pushing for close to five decades, according to rail crash data obtained by The Associated Press. But...
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The engine from an Amtrak train crash onto Interstate 5 two on Monday, sits on a transport carrier before being driven away from the scene, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. Federal investigators in the deadly train wreck want to know whether the engineer was distracted by a second person in his cab as his train hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit. The train took a 30 mph curve at 80 mph and plunged off an overpass, sending rail cars plummeting onto a busy highway south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 20, 2017 - 8:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Experts say it's possible the engineer on an Amtrak train that derailed as it hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit was distracted for an extended period of time before the train plunged off an overpass and onto a busy interstate, a key factor in the investigation...
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Pope Francis reviews a honor guard as he arrives at Dhaka's international airport, Bangladesh, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 30, 2017 - 6:16 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Bangladesh for the second leg of his six-day trip to Asia with the Rohingya crisis looming large. Francis arrived in the capital amid tight airport security and much anticipation. Huge banners with pictures of the pope and Bangladeshi Prime...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Gaten Matarazzo arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Matarazzo will star in a series of videos aimed at promoting safe driving in his native New Jersey even though he’s not old enough to get behind the wheel himself. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 27, 2017 - 12:05 pm
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — "Stranger Things" star Gaten Matarazzo has a starring role in videos promoting safe teen driving in his native New Jersey, even though he's not old enough to get behind the wheel himself. Prosecutors in Ocean County, New Jersey, have signed up Matarazzo to play a role in...
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FILE - In this April 3 2016, file photo, Amtrak investigators inspect the deadly train crash in Chester, Pa. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to review the findings of an investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers. The board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington to determine a probable cause of the deadly crash. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the National Transportation Safety Board's ruling that safety lapses led to a crash that killed two Amtrak maintenance workers near Philadelphia (all times local): 4 p.m. Amtrak says it has taken steps to improve its safety culture since two maintenance workers...
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November 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal safety investigators say a sleep-deprived driver and a bus company with a poor safety record were causes of an August 2016 crash in California's Central Valley that killed four passengers and injured 20 others, including the driver. The National Transportation Safety...
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November 07, 2017 - 5:25 pm
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's U.S. senators want federal regulators to determine whether the company operating twin oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes waterway has violated safety requirements. Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters asked the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...
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