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Electric car owners should take precautions when driving in hot climates.

Survey finds heat drains energy in electric cars

Electric car buyers need to take special precautions heading into the heat of summer. AAA told Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland electric car buyers need to learn how to handle their new cars in the heat wave, because high temperatures will drain battery life more quickly. Ed Rohn of ...

Woman in wheelchair claims gate agent forced her to crawl onto plane

A disabled woman is suing American Airlines after she claims a gate agent forced her to crawl onto a plane. According to KHON, Theresa Purcell, who is wheelchair-bound with Charcot-Marie-Tooth's disease, said she was trying to board a commuter flight from San Diego two years ago and asked the agent ...

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TSA agents miss explosives, weapons during tests

A check of systems by the Homeland Security Red Teams found workers routinely failed to locate dummy explosives and weapons in airports across America. The teams consist of employees acting as passengers with the single goal of sneaking dangerous materials past security checks. One fake passenger was cleared after a ...

Man claims he hacked airline, took control of plane mid-flight

A cyber security researcher's claim that he managed to control a plane mid-flight through its in-flight entertainment system has drawn criticism from the cybersecurity community.  "We have primarily focused on being in the airplane and hooking up through the in-flight entertainment," said Chris Roberts on Fox News. An FBI search warrant obtained by APTN says ...

Google aims to have self-driving cars on roads by this summer

Google just got approval to send its latest self-driving cars out onto public roads. The plan is to have them out there this summer. Diminutive two-seaters will join the modified Lexus SUVs Google already has tooling around Palo Alto, where they will draw on what those vehicles have already learned ...

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Widow says Southwest flight crew wouldn't let her call suicidal husband

Southwest Airlines is under fire after a Wisconsin woman said a flight crew refused to let her make an emergency call to her husband before he took his own life. According to WTMJ in Milwaukee, Karen Momsen-Evers was on a flight from New Orleans to Milwaukee last month when she ...

2015 - Philadelphia train derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There were 200+ injured and 7 deaths. - PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13:  Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed late last night May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least six people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Photos: A look back at the deadliest rail disasters in the US

Here are some notable train accidents in the United States.

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Bird puts huge dent into nose of Boeing 737 airplane

The photos of a Boeing 737-800 with a crushed in nose is shocking, particularly because such intimidating damage was caused by nothing but a bird. The Turkish Airlines flight TK2004 was struck by the bird while landing in Nev┼čehir, Turkey from Istanbul. Thankfully, the pilot was able to land the ...

TSA: 3 batarangs confiscated at Charlotte airport

TSA: Batman gadgets confiscated at Charlotte airport

Three bat-shaped weapons known as batarangs were confiscated at Charlotte Douglas International Airport this week, according to the Transportation Security Administration.   A batarang is a throwing weapon used by comic book vigilante Batman. It gets its name from looking like it's half bat and half boomerang.   In addition ...

Pictures were posted on social media platforms of long lines at airports in Boston; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; and Orlando, Fla.

JetBlue computer issues resolved; major delays expected

A major computer problem at JetBlue early Monday morning has been resolved, officials with the airline told Boston's WFXT and Charlotte's WSOC-TV. Around 6 a.m., the airline was tweeting that all of its computers were down and had been for at least an hour. The computer system was back up and running about 6:15 ...

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