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As critics press for action, Chemical Safety Board investigations languish

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby April 17, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartis...

Weather Was Changing Rapidly Before Plane Crash That Killed 4

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Denver

SILVERTON, Colo. — Federal investigators say the weather was changing rapidly over Silverton, Colo., before a small passenger plane crashed in D...

Causes Of Deadly NYC Helicopter Crash Revealed

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A fatal helicopter crash near a New York City heliport in 2011 was likely due to overloading and the pilot's failure to recover from an un...

Gun Control vs. Mind Control

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Both sides will trot out their heaviest weapons and we either will or will not get stricter gun control regulations. Whichever side wins, if this ends up being just about gun control, the public loses.

NTSB: In Ferry Crisis, There Was No Warning For Passengers

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The head of a crew scrambling to gain control of a high-speed ferry before it crashed into a Manhattan pier reported having no time to war...

Plane En Route To FAA Safety Conference Crashes Into Home

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 01.14.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. — Roger Latham had considered taking a short flight Tuesday night in his small plane with his flying instructor and a couple of o...

Review: Flight

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Robert Zemeckis' Flight is a character study disguised as a thriller. The near-crash is just the beginning of the story -- and the story is not what you think.

Inspections Recommended For Dreamliner Engines

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.17.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Even as I was grumbling about the seat pitch on the Japan Airlines Dreamliner where I was otherwise enjoyably ensconced in row 48 for 13 hours on Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board was poised to ask the Federal Aviation Administration to order emergency inspections of all the General Electric GEnx-1B and -2B engines powering the Dreamliner and the newest Queen of the Sky, the Boeing 747-800.

ANOTHER Bus Crash Sends 24 To Hospital

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 07.05.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A casino bus careened out of control outside New York City on Wednesday, sending 24 people to the hospital with minor injuries and recalli...

Bus Driver Fell Asleep On I-95

AP | Posted 06.08.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- The National Transportation Safety Board has released hundreds of documents in its investigation into a bus crash on Interstate 95 in...

Bus Crash That Killed 15 Caused By Driver Fatigue: NTSB

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York

WASHINGTON — A tour bus crash last year that claimed 15 lives was probably caused by a driver suffering from too little sleep and a bus company ...

Metro Red Line Crash Victims Honored With Plaque

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The nine people killed in a Metrorail crash in June 2009 in northeast Washington will be honored with a plaque near the crash site ...

Two Mayo Clinic Workers Die In Forida Helicopter Crash

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 02.25.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — A surgeon and technician from a Mayo Clinic in Florida flying across the northern corner of the state to retrieve a heart for transplant...

NTSB Recommends Ban On Hands-Free Phones While Driving

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 12.15.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- When someone is talking to you, your brain is listening, processing and thinking about what's being said – even if you're in the d...

Feds Urge Total Cellphone Ban While Driving

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Ren Bishop is one of many American drivers who texts, tweets and talks on her cellphone while she's behind the wheel – and thinks...

Should Cellphone Use Be Illegal In Cars?

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. safety investigators called on Tuesday for a nationwide ban on texting and cell phone use w...

School Nixes $14 Million Award For Student Injured In Bus Crash

AP | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

FALLSINGTON, Pa. — A suburban Philadelphia school district said Tuesday that it's legally restricted to pay no more than $500,000 to a former hi...

NTSB Takes Colgan Air to the Woodshed

Robert Davey | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Robert Davey

The National Transportation Safety Board sent a letter Nov. 9 to Pinnacle Airlines, parent company of Colgan Air, regarding the recent discovery of em...

Asleep at the Wheel

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Intercity bus companies typically pay their drivers abysmally low wages and force them to work more than 100 hours a week. Why do bus operators get away with that?

Watch Metro Rebuild Track Switch Near U Street Station (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro work crews have been busy throughout the three-day Columbus Day weekend reconstructing a track switch on the Green and Yellow line...

Former Space Shuttle Astronaut in Center of Love Triangle Survives Plane Crash

AP | By RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The former space shuttle pilot at the center of a bizarre love triangle involving another astronaut survived a small plane crash ...

Rand Paul Wants Debate On Pipeline Safety Bill

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The only senator opposed to a bill to toughen federal safety regulation of oil and gas pipelines said Wednesday he's willing to work wit...

ALL THEIR FAULT: Report Officially Blames PG&E For Deadly San Bruno Blast

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.26.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON — Federal accident investigators lay the blame squarely on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight ...

Officials: PG&E's 'Litany Of Failures' Led To Deadly San Bruno Explosion

AP | JOAN LOWY and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON — A federal safety panel blamed a series of missteps by one of the nation's largest gas companies for the largest pipeline accident i...

Small Plane Crashes Into California Yard

AP | Posted 10.29.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A pilot suffered a broken leg after crashing a small plane into the yard of a home near Santa Monica Airport, authorities said...