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South Africa latest stop for anti-Uber protests

By Onize Ohikere
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Transportation | Since it’s launch in 2009, ride-sharing service Uber has had to navigate regulatory roadblocks and opposition from the licensed taxi community. Drivers…

Government suspects airline collusion keeping ticket prices high

By Abby Reese
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Business | The U.S. government is investigating four major airlines for colluding to limit available seats to keep prices high. On Tuesday, American, Delta, Southwest,

The car of the future and our future in cars

By D.C. Innes
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Technology | Google glasses may have flopped but the self-driving Google car has arrived to claim the future like the first desktop computer did in 1977. Nevada began…

Coming to America: the tuk-tuk

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Open-air rickshaw taxis similar to those found in Asia may soon be a transport solution for U.S. cities. Tuk-tuks provide hop-on, hop-off flexibility and help…

Midday Roundup: U.S. highway funding critically low

By Katlyn Babyak, Evan Wilt & Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Nearly broke. The U.S. Highway Trust Fund, which uses federal fuel taxes to maintain interstate highways and public transportation systems, is due to run out…

New cameras will provide inside look at train safety

By Thomas Miller
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Transportation | Amtrak is scrambling to install surveillance devices in its locomotive cabs following a crash in Philadelphia that left eight people dead and 200 more…

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A hacker told the FBI last week he has been able to crack aircraft computers on numerous occasions—as a passenger. According to the affidavit, Chris Roberts…

Midday Roundup: More than 150 arrests in Texas biker shootout

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Street fighters. More than 150 people are in jail in Waco, Texas, following a brawl-turned-gunfight between five motorcycle gangs. Nine people died and at…

Old highway sign law nails Oklahoma churches and Times Square

By Daniel James Devine
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Government | In Oklahoma, some churches may be forced to demolish highway signs to comply with a 50-year-old federal highway law. The Highway Beautification Act, enacted…

American Airlines–US Airways marriage gets FAA blessing

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | American Airlines and US Airways are celebrating the final step in their $11 billion merger deal. The milestone came last week when the Federal Aviation…

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

Will a laptop be the next in-flight terror weapon?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Air passengers can now use their electronic devices gate-to-gate, but in-flight Wi-Fi access may make planes vulnerable to hackers armed only with a lowly…

Can better regulations prevent pilot suicide?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As search and recovery teams continue to comb the mountainside in the French Alps where a suicidal pilot crashed a Germanwings jet last month, aviation…

 
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