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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Inglewood hires firm to assess security risks of proposed NFL stadium

    A month after a report by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge questioning the safety of a proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood became public, the city has retained a security consulting firm to assess the $1.86-billion project’s risks. A...
  • Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes

    A series of crashes involving trains and passenger vehicles — including deadly collisions in New York and California last month — have prompted police to ramp up ticket enforcement at railroad crossings. The Federal Railroad Administration...
  • Teen pilot killed in small plane crash in Orange County

    Virginia State Police say a 16-year-old pilot died after a small plane crashed in a field in Orange County. The 1974 Piper single-engine fixed-wing plane crashed Sunday morning east of the Orange County Airport. State police identified the pilot as Ryan...
  • 2 dead after small plane crashes near Pennsylvania airport

    A small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport Sunday took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said. Emergency officials said the crash was reported just after 1:30 p.m. near Brandywine Airport, located about...
  • 10 things you might not know about distractions

    Contemporary life is full of distractions — texts, tweets, retweets, political charges and countercharges, and Facebook discussions about llamas and dress colors. A new study by Northwestern University found that people with "leakier" sensory...
  • Ignition interlock will save lives

    Ignition interlock will save lives
    The alcohol industry should be ashamed that its hard-line representatives were the only ones to oppose Mothers Against Drunk Driving's efforts to require ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers at a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing in...
  • Germanwings tragedy reminiscent of '87 jetliner crash in California

    Germanwings tragedy reminiscent of '87 jetliner crash in California
    The troubling narrative emerging from the Germanwings crash in the French Alps -- that the co-pilot deliberately plowed the plane into a mountain after locking the captain out of the flight deck -- has some similarities to the 1987 crash of a jetliner...
  • Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site

    Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site
    The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The somber mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when their...
  • German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'

    German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'
    The mystery surrounding this week's crash of a German airliner into the French Alps deepened Wednesday with a report suggesting the pilot may have been locked out of the cockpit before the crash. UPDATE: French prosecutor says Germanwings copilot...
  • A push for change in DUI law

    A push for change in DUI law
    Illinois law says that if you're arrested for drunken driving, you're supposed to serve the driver's version of "hard time." That is, you can't drive, period. This "hard time" is supposed to be 30 days for first-time offenders and up to three years for...
  • A pilot's bathroom break shouldn't bring down a jet, readers say

    A pilot's bathroom break shouldn't bring down a jet, readers say
    The chilling details of Germanwings Flight 9525's final moments have prompted several readers to suggest ways to prevent another tragedy like the one that unfolded Tuesday over France, in which, investigators believe, the first officer steered the A320...