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Safety Agency Recommends Seat Belts, Automatic Brakes on School BusesOpen in a New Window

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended for the first time that all new school buses in the U.S. be equipped with lap and shoulder belts. The NTSB also voted to recommend that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

 

Nebraska Storm Chaser Follows His DreamOpen in a New Window

Photographer Ryan McGinnis admits he made a serious mistake May 29, 2008, by underestimating the risk while chasing a storm that spawned several Kearney, Neb., tornadoes. He wanted to get in front of the supercell he’d followed from Lexington to …

 

European Data Privacy – What’s Changing Under New Data Privacy RulesOpen in a New Window

Europe’s new data and privacy rules take effect this Friday, clarifying individual rights to the personal data collected by companies around the world for targeted advertising and other purposes. Years in the making, the rules are prompting companies to rewrite …

 

New Analysis Compares 22 Named Storms With Their Future SelvesOpen in a New Window

Scientists have published a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would change if they instead formed near the end of this century. While each storm’s transformation would be unique, on balance, the hurricanes would become a little stronger, a …

 

N.C. Ramps Up Workers’ Comp Fraud Investigations, Fines for No CoverageOpen in a New Window

North Carolina has stepped up its efforts to identify businesses not complying with state workers’ compensation laws which it says has resulted in a significant increase in fines collected compared to the same time frame last year, according to a …

 

Wildfire Danger Prompts Closing of Arizona Forest LandsOpen in a New Window

Tourists and the residents of Arizona mountain towns that rely on them won’t have access to parts of some national forests this summer as authorities attempt to prevent wildfires in the drought-parched state during a critically dangerous time. Coconino National …

 

Humans Hit Back Against Robots Mining Personal Finance Data, Insurance InfoOpen in a New Window

Regulators are beginning to teach robots who’s the boss. After spending billions of dollars on cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, Europe’s banks and insurers face tougher scrutiny of the tools they use to help root out fraud, check borrowers’ creditworthiness and …

 

Autopsy Confirms Exploding Vape Pen Killed Florida ManOpen in a New Window

An exploding vape pen hurled fragments into a Florida man’s head, killing him and starting a fire that burned most of his body, an autopsy report said. The Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released Tuesday confirms the vape pen was …

 

Arizona Legislative Season Ends With Some Insurance-Related MeasuresOpen in a New Window

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey took the final action of the state legislative session last week when he signed 55 new laws and vetoed seven others, including a measure that could have hiked drivers’ insurance rates. The legislative session officially ended …

 

Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Had Safety ComplaintsOpen in a New Window

The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline. Mexico’s …

 

California Bill Intended to Clarify Mudslide InsuranceOpen in a New Window

The California Senate approved legislation Thursday that seeks to clarify homeowners’ insurance coverage following deadly mudslides near Santa Barbara. Insurance policies generally cover damage caused by fires but not by mudslides. That creates confusion in cases like the mudslides in …

 

Idaho Supreme Court Rules Wi-Fi Network Name Resulted in DefamationOpen in a New Window

The takeaway from a recent court decision – proceed cautiously when choosing the name of a home Wi-Fi network. The case arose when Jeffrey and Dona Hall changed their home wireless internet name to read “Dennis & Wanda Irishes stocking …

 

EPA Plans to Rescind Safety Rules Prompted by Fatal Texas Plant BlastOpen in a New Window

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt moved Thursday to rescind much of a package of safety measures proposed for chemical plants nationwide after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Pruitt signed a significantly revised slate of rules from …

 

U.S. Supreme Court Says Employers Can Bar Worker Class ActionsOpen in a New Window

A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims. The decision potentially limits the rights of tens of millions of employees. The justices, voting 5-4 along …

 

Study: Fatigue-Related Crashes More Likely Farther From Rest StopsOpen in a New Window

Fatigue-related crashes were more likely to occur when rest areas were 20 miles or more from the crash site. Photo from NIOSH. Rest areas are a welcome sight on a long-distance road trip. For commercial truck drivers in need of …

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