Transportation safety

September 05, 2018 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is aiming to boost driver and passenger safety in an effort to rebuild trust in the brand. The ride-hailing company has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a hands-free...
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September 01, 2018 - 5:31 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia's international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay. Addis Ababa is home to state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, which calls itself...
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September 01, 2018 - 7:55 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia's international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay. Addis Ababa is home to state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, which calls itself...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 photo, Bangladesh military personnel check vehicles for Rohingya refugees on the road that connects refugee camps to the nearby tourist town of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled waves of attacks by Myanmar security forces and crossed the border into Bangladesh nearly a year ago. Despite months of discussions among Myanmar, Bangladesh, the United Nations and a string of aid agences, there are few signs that the Rohingya can go home anytime soon. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 25, 2018 - 1:25 am
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, praying they can return to their homes in Myanmar and demanding justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. More than 15...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 photo, Bangladesh military personnel check vehicles for Rohingya refugees on the road that connects refugee camps to the nearby tourist town of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled waves of attacks by Myanmar security forces and crossed the border into Bangladesh nearly a year ago. Despite months of discussions among Myanmar, Bangladesh, the United Nations and a string of aid agences, there are few signs that the Rohingya can go home anytime soon. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 25, 2018 - 1:17 am
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim refugees are marking the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, praying they can return home and demanding justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. More than 15,000 gathered Saturday morning...
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FILE- In this May 1, 2018, file photo authorities investigate after truck jackknifed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Davie, Fla. The National Safety Council on Wednesday, Aug. 22, estimated that 18,720 people were killed in traffic crashes from January through June, down about one-half percent from a year ago. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 10:18 am
DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on U.S. roads fell slightly in the first half of 2018, but a top safety organization says it's likely that there will be little change in the number of deaths from 2017 by the end of the year. The National Safety Council on Wednesday estimated that 18,720...
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August 21, 2018 - 3:52 pm
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Private jet that blew 2 tires on takeoff from New Jersey on flight to England makes safe emergency landing in New York.
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People stand by a small white coffin of a child ahead of a funeral service for some of the victims of a collapsed highway bridge, in Genoa's exhibition center Fiera di Genova, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Saturday has been declared a national day of mourning in Italy and includes a state funeral at the industrial port city's fair grounds for those who plunged to their deaths as the 45-meter (150-foot) tall Morandi Bridge gave way Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 18, 2018 - 3:20 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims' families...
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People stand by a small white coffin of a child ahead of a funeral service for some of the victims of a collapsed highway bridge, in Genoa's exhibition center Fiera di Genova, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Saturday has been declared a national day of mourning in Italy and includes a state funeral at the industrial port city's fair grounds for those who plunged to their deaths as the 45-meter (150-foot) tall Morandi Bridge gave way Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 18, 2018 - 2:32 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims' families...
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Pallbearers carry a coffin during a funeral service for some of the victims of a collapsed highway bridge, in Genoa's exhibition center Fiera di Genova, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Saturday has been declared a national day of mourning in Italy and includes a state funeral at the industrial port city's fair grounds for those who plunged to their deaths as the 45-meter (150-foot) tall Morandi Bridge gave way Tuesday (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
August 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral for many of the dead in the grieving port city. Hours earlier, the toll from Tuesday's...
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