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This State's Road Signs
Were Too Much for the Feds
in case you missed it
Nov 20, 2022 3:55 PM CST
This State's Road Signs Were Too Much for the Feds
New Jersey DOT forced by FHWA to take down humorous messages promoting highway safety
- Quirky highway signs described as "quintessential New Jersey" that were designed to raise awareness on road safety have been getting the thumbs-up from motorists in the Garden State. But the feds apparently didn't approve and reportedly directed them to be switched off. "Hold on to your butts—...
This Is the Safest
City in America
Oct 10, 2022 11:28 AM CDT
This Is the Safest City in America
Columbia, Md., tops WalletHub's rankings; St. Louis is at the bottom
- When people think of "safety" in their homes and communities, crime is often the first thing that pops into their heads. But as WalletHub notes for its rankings of the safest cities in America, there's more to it than that. Safety can also encompass a variety of other...
Whistleblower: Twitter Has
'Egregious' Security Gaps
Aug 23, 2022 9:45 AM CDT
Whistleblower: Twitter Has 'Egregious' Security Gaps
Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko, former security chief for the social media platform, has filed a complaint
- Elon Musk has been trying to wriggle out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, and two new reports from CNN and the
may help out the richest man in the world in those endeavors. Both outlets have seen a complaint filed by whistleblower Peiter Zatko, Twitter'...
Feature Puts Car
in 'Assertive' Mode
Jan 11, 2022 2:19 PM CST
Tesla Self-Driving Feature Puts Car in 'Assertive' Mode
It allows vehicle to shorten follow distance, come to 'rolling stops'
- A Tesla self-driving feature is drawing backlash for what some are saying could lead to too-aggressive driving. The Verge reports that the company's Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta allows vehicle operators to choose from one of three driving modes that control how the car reacts to road conditions: "Chill,...
This Is the Safest
Airline in the World
Jan 8, 2022 9:30 AM CST
This Is the Safest Airline in the World
Air New Zealand takes top spot in AirlineRatings.com's annual ranking
- People are flying again, though the current COVID surge has put a damper on many a winter vacation. If you're going to fly, though, you'll want to make sure your airline of choice is following best practices for safety—which is why AirlineRatings.com's latest ranking comes...
Teen Brand Quits Social Media:
'Something Has to Change'
Nov 24, 2021 10:15 AM CST
Teen Brand Quits Social Media: 'Something Has to Change'
Lush will shutter IG, FB, TikTok, Snapchat on Black Friday, won't come back til user safety is improved
- While most brands are revving up their social media for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rest of the holiday shopping season, one teen favorite just made a shocking announcement: It's shuttering its social media entirely on the day after Thanksgiving. At least for now, says Lush Cosmetics—known...
10 Safest, Least Safe
States in US
Oct 26, 2021 11:27 AM CDT
10 Safest, Least Safe States in US
Vermont is No. 1 and Louisiana is last
- WalletHub usually considers a wide range of factors in determining the safest states in America, including the number of assaults, mass shootings, and terrorist attacks. This year, with the coronavirus pandemic still in play, it's also considering the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated. That's one...
This Is the Safest City
in the Whole Country
Oct 5, 2021 2:30 PM CDT
This Is the Safest City in the Whole Country
WalletHub ranked 182 US cities based on community, financial safety
- If you have a deep fear of natural disasters, avoid Oklahoma City , which was ranked the worst US city for such disasters in a new report by WalletHub . On the natural-disaster front, Dover, Delaware, emerged as the safest, but not the safest overall. WalletHub used data from the Census Bureau,...
Blue Origin Staff
Oct 1, 2021 6:44 AM CDT
Current, Former Blue Origin Staff Pen Scathing Essay
Former comms chief says Jeff Bezos' company ignores safety concerns
- "Blue Origin's culture sits on a foundation that ignores the plight of our planet, turns a blind eye to sexism, is not sufficiently attuned to safety concerns, and silences those who seek to correct wrongs." So claim 21 current and former employees of Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company...
CDC: Evidence Growing
on Schools, COVID
Jan 27, 2021 7:27 AM CST
CDC: Evidence Growing on Schools, COVID
Agency: In-person schooling seems to be safe if masks, social distancing are required
- Health officials say evidence continues to mount that it's generally safe to have in-person schooling, if US schools require mask wearing and other precautions. The latest study, published online Tuesday by a CDC journal,
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
, looked at schools in rural Wisconsin and found cases linked...
10 Safest American Cities
Nov 30, 2020 9:53 AM CST
10 Safest American Cities
Columbia, Maryland, comes out on top in new ranking
- If feeling safe is a high priority when it comes to where you live, then the city of Columbia, Maryland, might be worth checking out. A new analysis at WalletHub ranks the city as the safest in the country. The ranking, however, factors in more than crime stats. It also...
Nov 19, 2019 10:40 AM CST
Vindman Reminds Nunes of His Rank
Also, Army may move him and family to military base for protection
- The Army is looking into the possibility of moving impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his family onto a military base to make sure they're safe, reports the
Wall Street Journal
. The Ukraine native, who's testifying Tuesday, has been the subject of much online vilification from supporters...
Researchers Examine Pot Use
in Pregnancy, Get Pushback
Aug 8, 2019 6:53 AM CDT
Researchers Examine Pot Use in Pregnancy, Get Pushback
Controversial study examines whether marijuana can help with morning sickness
- There's no proof that cannabis can relieve morning sickness, and mainstream medicine advises against use in pregnancy due to studies suggesting it might cause premature birth, low birthweight, and infant brain deficits. But the National Institute on Drug Abuse is pressing for more solid evidence. With nearly $200,000...
CDC to Army Lab: 'Cease and
Desist' Studying Deadly Germs
Aug 6, 2019 7:33 AM CDT
CDC to Army Lab: 'Cease and Desist' Studying Deadly Germs
Maryland's Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases temporarily shuttered over safety concerns
- A "cease and desist" order from the Centers for Disease Control has been issued, a military biodefense lab has been shuttered, and "research is currently on hold" there, possibly for months. The issue: safety worries that cropped up over processes used to contain dozens of dangerous toxins and...
The 10 Safest,
States in US
Jun 4, 2019 6:00 PM CDT
The 10 Safest, Least Safe States in US
WalletHub ranks them for 2019
- There are many elements to safety, and in determining this year's safest states in America, WalletHub looked at dozens of them. The site compared all 50 states across 52 safety indicators from the areas of personal and residential safety (things like terrorist attacks, mass shootings, violent crimes, overdoses, suicides),...
Aviation Unions on Shutdown:
We Can't Calculate the Risk
Jan 24, 2019 6:22 AM CST
Aviation Unions on Shutdown: We Can't Calculate the Risk
Reps for air traffic controllers, pilots, flight attendants say air safety system 'deteriorating'
- Is it still safe to fly during the government shutdown? That's a question with a potentially uncomfortable answer, at least according to the unions representing more than 130,000 pilots, flight attendants, and air traffic controllers, per the
New York Times
. In a statement , the presidents of the three...
Traveling in 2019? These
Airlines Are the Safest Bet
Jan 3, 2019 10:25 AM CST
Traveling in 2019? These Airlines Are the Safest Bet
AirlineRatings.com reveals its top safety picks of 405 airlines
- The world's safest airline for 2019 is also the industry's most experienced, according to AirlineRatings.com . The website, which monitors the safety records of 405 airlines worldwide, considered industry and government audits; crash and incident reports; profitability; safety initiatives; and fleet age in coming up with the 20...
Here Are the 10
Safest Cities in America
Dec 3, 2018 9:25 AM CST
Here Are the 10 Safest Cities in America
These locales boast lower crime, less risk of natural disasters, and better financial security
- Feeling secure is often a top priority when people are seeking a place to settle down—and that doesn't just mean finding locales with boring weekly police logs. WalletHub looked at more than three dozen safety metrics for 180 cities, examining what automatically comes to mind when you think...
Attorney: 'Blood on the Hands'
of Cities That Allow E-Scooters
Aug 21, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
Attorney: 'Blood on the Hands' of Cities That Allow E-Scooters
Injuries from the motorized devices now a daily problem in ERs
- It felt like grains of salt floating around Earl Wilkinson's mouth. "In fact, they were teeth remnants"—the result of the 52-year-old's face-plant during an electric scooter crash. Wilkinson ended up in the emergency room with a broken arm in what BuzzFeed describes as a fairly...
It's a Chair.
No, It's a
Jun 16, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
It's a Chair. No, It's a Bulletproof Vest
Seattle inventor's seat converts into a life-saving device
- An enterprising attorney has created a portable chair that converts to a bullet-proof vest, for use in schools and entertainment venues. Aaron Ansel came up with the idea for the CoverMeSeat following the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. "I just thought, is there any sort of technology-based...
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