Weak Oversight, Deadly Cars

When regulators sleep and auto companies place profits over safety, safety defects pile up. A record number of vehicles — more than 50 million — have been recalled this year, a result of congressional hearings and Justice Department prosecu…

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Flood Zone Properties’ Value Doubles with New FEMA Maps

The assessed value of properties in New York City that lie within Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) newly proposed 100-year floodplain maps is $129 billion, more than double the value under previous floodplain maps, according to a new a…

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Families File Lawsuit Over Deadly Washington Mudslide

Ten families who lost relatives in a Washington state landslide in March have filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging state and local officials were aware the area was at risk for a disaster but did nothing to prevent it, an attorney said on Monday. Fo…

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Cargo Theft in U.S. Declined in Q3, but Average Loss Amount Increased

More than 200 cargo theft incidents occurred in the United States in the third quarter of the year, FreightWatch International reported Wednesday.In the quarter, the organization recorded 194 194 Full-Truckload (FTL) cargo thefts and 14 Last-Mile Couri…

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Private Jet Crashes near California Naval Base

A small jet plane owned by a private company crashed on its approach to landing at a military base in Southern California on Wednesday, killing the pilot, a fire official said. The Hawker Hunter aircraft went down in a strawberry field near Naval Base …

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Dozens Attending NAACP Gala at Hotel Sickened After Meal

More than 50 attendees attending an NAACP gala in Redwood City Saturday evening were sickened by a case of possible food poisoning. At least twelve people were taken to local hospitals and treated for dehydration, according to the San Jose Mercury News…

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Buddhist Temple Collapses in Houston

Firefighters have responded to a building collapse at a Buddhist temple near Sugar Land Thursday morning. According to witnesses, it happened around 1:45 a.m. at the Vietnam Buddhist Temple on Synott near Webb. The cause of the collapse has not been re…

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Space Station Rocket Inusred for $50 Million

Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-sto…

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Adjuster to Review Damage Six Months After Accident

After months of being blocked off to the public, a portion of the Lake Gregory hiking trail damaged when an out of control car landed into it may soon be repaired. According to Troy Burton, County Regional Parks operations manager, the county has been …

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Port Orford, Oregon Storm Caused $1M in Damages

Last weekend’s storm caused at least $1 million in damages to the port of Port Orford. Port Commissioner Brett Webb says the fleet based in Port Orford was fishing Monday, but damages to port facilities and the breakwater will make it difficult t…

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