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  • 'On The Road' from the rearview mirror

    By Nate Owen With the 2011 calendar year drawing to a close, let's take a look back at some highlights of On The Road. There certainly were plenty of noteworthy stories this year.  And to think, we're not even a full year old yet. That will come in...
  • 'No call, no text, no update is worth a human life'

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features In a ruling that could alter the lifestyles of millions of Americans, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended states completely ban the use of all mobile phones and other portable electronic devices while...
  • Alcohol blackouts common in UK teens

    About a third of 15-year-olds in the UK have blacked out due to alcohol, a new survey indicates - and the rate rises to nearly three-quarters by the time they reach 19, researchers found. "Blackout is associated with pretty severe intoxication," said Dr....
  • Senate confirms new chief of U.S. auto safety agency

    The Senate confirmed Mark Rosekind to lead the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has come under criticism this year for not responding more quickly to evidence of potentially deadly vehicle defects. Rosekind, an expert on human...
  • Metro-North Faces Historic Fine For Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury

    Metro-North Faces Historic Fine For Retaliating Against Worker Who Reported Injury
    HARTFORD — The embattled Metro-North Railroad has been slammed with the largest fine of its kind in U.S. history for retaliating against a worker who had reported an on-the-job injury in 2011, federal authorities announced Tuesday. In fining the...
  • Metro-North Reaches Plan To Spot Apnea In Engineers

    Metro-North Reaches Plan To Spot Apnea In Engineers
    Metro-North is on the verge of hiring a company to provide at-home sleep apnea tests for some of its 410 train engineers. As a new precaution in 2015, the railroad plans to have its health services staff along with New Jersey-based Persante Health...
  • Sony hacker scandal scarier than a slasher film

    Sony hacker scandal scarier than a slasher film
    The leaked documents, with Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and James Franco cast as clowns, may at times make it all seem like a comedy. To those whose private correspondence and personal information have been exposed, it may feel like a tragedy. Make no...
  • Pilot dies in crash of small plane in rural Virginia

    The pilot of a small plane died in a crash in rural Virginia west of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, police said. Benjamin J. Hummel, 33, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died at the crash site in Catlett, 45 miles west of Washington, Virginia State Police...
  • Congress Moves Closer to Choosing NHTSA Chief

     
    You probably haven't heard of Mark Rosekind, a former NASA member who's been on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2010. But he soon may head to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the country's top auto-safety agency. The...
  • School buses collide in Tennessee, killing three and injuring two dozen

    School buses collide in Tennessee, killing three and injuring two dozen
     A school bus crossed a concrete median on a Tennessee highway and crashed into another school bus going the opposite way, killing three people and injuring more than two dozen on Tuesday, police said. Two young girls from the Knox County Schools and...
  • Mom, children among 6 dead after jet crashes into Maryland home

    Mom, children among 6 dead after jet crashes into Maryland home
    An executive jet crashed into a Maryland house on Monday, killing all three people aboard the plane and a mother and two children inside the house, a fire official said. The pilot of the jet who died in the crash had previously crashed a plane...