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Lawmakers grill GM chief over recall, coverup

By J.C. Derrick
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Newsworthy | CEO Mary Barra declined to specify how the company might compensate victims of recent crashes

Midday Roundup: Satellite clues deepen mystery of Malaysian plane’s disappearance

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still a mystery. A missing Malaysian jetliner emitted signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control, investigators said…

Are stolen passports giving terrorists easy access to international targets?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 enters its fifth day, questions about what happened to flight 370 center on the underworld of…

China digs deep in Central American canal race

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Central America has canal mania. Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Colombia each want a share of the shipping pie created by an…

Is that a swarm of drones on the horizon?

By Rob Holmes
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Technology | While U.S. businesses yearn to launch drones for agricultural, surveillance, and delivery purposes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to ban…

Could laser pointers soon be banned as dangerous weapons?

By Rob Holmes
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Crime | The FBI began a campaign in 12 U.S. cities last week to deter the growing problem of people shining lasers at aircraft, which can temporarily blind pilots.

New helicopters for combat and commuting

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Picture yourself in your own private helicopter. It looks like a mini Ferris wheel flying on its side with a pod underneath and 18 little propellers pointing…

U.S. cities adopt European obsession with trains

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Deep below London, construction hit the halfway mark last month on a massive project to install 26 miles of new track and stations that will connect…

This is your captain sleeping

This is your captain sleeping

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Changing aviation policies on both sides of the Atlantic are raising the issue of pilot fatigue, a serious safety threat for airplane passengers and crew. A…

Port fight fuels South American rivalry

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Brazil agreed to fund the majority of a new deep-water port in tiny neighboring Uruguay last week in a move to help both countries flout new Argentinian…

The bicycle’s renaissance

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Commuting by bike just got a lot easier. Companies have developed a “smart” wheel to turn any bike into a personal electric-hybrid vehicle. The wheels…

Wanted: Cars that can prevent crashes

By Mark Russell & Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As vehicle safety technology advances, the federal government is studying how to implement these tools to decrease highway fatalities, especially as baby…

 
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