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  • How a Vehicle Safety Complaint Becomes a Recall

     
    It's pretty much impossible to go a day without yet another vehicle safety recall; GM's wide-spread ignition defect woes and the ever-expanding, multi-automaker Takata airbag recall continue to grab headlines. With so much recall news, it's easy to get...
  • Labor Day Weekend Could See Spike in Highway Travel

     
    As Labor Day celebrates the contributions of the American worker, it seems appropriate that this year's holiday will represent a milestone in the nation's slow-but-sure economic recovery. AAA is forecasting that just less than 35 million people will...
  • Study: Americans Hit the Highways Again

     
    Americans went through some hard times in the past few years, and while everyone may not necessarily be on easy street now, a major spike in highway travel suggests that we as a nation are at least on the road......
  • To repair the Highway Trust Fund, raise the fuel tax

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, "Seinfeld" was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the cost of building...
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
  • Unions say Norwegian Air uses unfair tactics to undercut competitors

    Unions say Norwegian Air uses unfair tactics to undercut competitors
    A battle is brewing over the lucrative trans-Atlantic routes that have been dominated by major U.S. and European airlines. Upstart Norwegian Air Shuttle is ruffling rivals’ feathers with its plans to bring the kind of low-fare service offered by...
  • How did Ricin become the poison of choice for incompetent schemers?

     How did Ricin become the poison of choice for incompetent schemers?
    In April, a 30-year-old man in Oklahoma was charged with soliciting the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. According to court documents, it was actually the fetus he wanted to kill, but if his girlfriend died as collateral damage, he was "OK with" that....
  • Keep truckers alert [Editorial]

    Keep truckers alert  [Editorial]
    The horrific traffic crash last Saturday at 1 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition at a hospital near Trenton calls attention to the danger of tired truck drivers. Investigators...
  • A voyage along Alaska's Inside Passage on the Malaspina ferry

    JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show. But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers

    Airline delays and cancellations have dropped significantly in the last few years. At least that's what federal statistics show. But the numbers may not be telling us the whole story. That is one of the conclusions in a new report by the office of...