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Tesla’s Model 3 earns a five-star safety rating. Here’s what it means

September 20, 2018 |

A five-star safety rating for the Tesla Model 3 from the National Highway and Safety Administration was a welcome bit of good news for the automaker.

In overall crash safety, the agency put the Model 3 on par with compact luxury sedans from BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and others, all of which also…


L.A. Times – Business

12-Year-Old Tries to Shoot Teacher, But the Safety Is On

September 9, 2018 |

Court documents say a 12-year-old Iowa boy pointed a gun at his teacher’s face and pulled the trigger, but the safety was on. Court documents say the boy entered a North Scott Junior High classroom on Aug. 31 with a .22-caliber handgun and ordered everyone to the floor before he…
Newser

Investors Doubt Turkey Will Easily Fall Into IMF Safety Net

August 10, 2018 |

As Turkey’s currency plummets, investors are concerned that one much-used crash mat may not be there to break its fall: An IMF bailout. This is adding to the pressure on one of the world’s largest emerging markets.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Should airlines continue to make onboard safety videos funny and entertaining?

August 6, 2018 |

For years, airlines have made passengers sit through boring safety videos that send the same predictable messages: “fasten your seat belts” … “store your luggage in the overhead bin” … “your seat can be used as a flotation device.”

But in the last few years, airlines have tried to make those videos…


L.A. Times – Business

FAA tells airline passengers ‘We’re a safety agency, not a creature comfort agency’

July 4, 2018 |

If that airline seat is a tad snug for your burgeoning backside or the distance between rows makes you claustrophobic and fearful that a bit of reclining could crush your knees, blame it on the money-hungry airline.

That’s the message from the Federal Aviation Administration, which said Tuesday…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

‘Jersey Shore’ Star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Friends Are Worried for His Safety

June 27, 2018 |

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s friends are warning the ‘Jersey Shore’ star to cut ties with his baby mama, out of fears her latest domestic violence arrest is a bad omen of what’s to come if he stays with her. Sources close to Ronnie tell us he’s been trying…

TMZ.com

Uber chose to disable emergency braking system before fatal Arizona robot car crash, safety officials say

May 24, 2018 |

The automated emergency braking system on an Uber robot test car was turned off when the vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in March, according to federal investigators.

The car’s sensor system was operating normally and a test driver was behind the wheel, according to a report issued…


L.A. Times – Business

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May 20, 2018 |

The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba’s national airline.
FOX News

SpaceX’s controversial rocket fueling procedure appears ‘viable,’ says NASA safety advisory panel

May 17, 2018 |

A NASA safety advisory group weighed in Thursday on SpaceX’s highly scrutinized proposal to load rocket propellants while astronauts are aboard, saying it appears to be a “viable option.”

Several members of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel said that as long as potential hazards can be controlled,…


L.A. Times – Business