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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

Safety violations hit compounding pharmacy, worsening hospital painkiller shortfalls

April 16, 2018 |

Safety violations at a major compounding pharmacy are exacerbating hospital shortages of key painkillers, particularly in California where health officials have taken the “extraordinary” step of prohibiting sales from one of its plants.

In late March, California’s Board of Pharmacy barred the distribution…


L.A. Times – Business

Teacher Who Fired Gun in School Safety Class Resigns

April 12, 2018 |

A teacher who accidentally fired a gun inside a Northern California classroom while teaching firearm safety has resigned. KSBW-TV reports that Dennis Alexander submitted his resignation to the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District on March 29. It will be effective at the end of the school year. Police say Alexander…
Newser

Arizona halts Uber self-driving tests; supplier says Uber disabled Volvo safety system before fatality

March 27, 2018 |

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving car tests on Monday, after the death of a pedestrian who was hit by one of the company’s vehicles while crossing a road in Tempe.

“Improving public safety has always been the emphasis of Arizona’s approach to autonomous vehicle…


L.A. Times – Business

How Brexit Has Put Citizen Safety in Play

February 23, 2018 |

For the U.K., losing access to European security programs could have important consequences, Stephen Fidler writes.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

In Train Crash, Safety Upgrade May Have Played a Role

February 6, 2018 |

Transportation officials have said that a safety system known as Positive Train Control could have prevented the deadly Amtrak train crash in South Carolina over the weekend. Now the AP reports that crews were actually installing it when the accident occurred. In fact, the very installation process may have played…
Newser