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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family
MIAMI (AP) -- President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted....

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 12:09 AM
Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash....

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 1:14 AM
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 1:12 AM
Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) -- A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded....

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 1:43 AM
Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon....

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 11:42 PM
GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-length and the plan's fate teetered....

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 10:17 PM
Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the firing of the FBI director to a broader inquiry into Russian election meddling....

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 1:27 AM
Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says health insurers have been "enriched" by President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. So why are companies pulling back from the law's insurance marketplaces?...

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 8:28 PM
Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it....

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 10:13 PM
Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates
BEIRUT (AP) -- Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group....

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 6:54 PM

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FMCSA Awards More Than $70 Million in Grants to Enhance Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded more than $70 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhance commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety.

“Our shared goal of a safer transportation system is a top priority,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.  “These grants will further assist state and local officials in their efforts to prevent commercial motor vehicle crashes and injuries each year, and have the potential to save hundreds of lives.” 



POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 4:08 PM
Emergency Declaration Issued by USDOT in Advance of Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to issue a Regional Emergency Declaration in advance of Hurricane Irma for the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. 



POSTED SEPTEMBER 06, 2017 10:21 PM
FMCSA Declares Virginia Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Virginia-licensed truck driver Carlos Alberto Garcia to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. 



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:16 PM
FMCSA and FRA Withdraw Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers and Rail Workers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) withdraw the March 10, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and its potential consequences for the safety of highway and rail transportation.



POSTED AUGUST 04, 2017 1:20 PM
FMCSA Announces Electronic Logging Device Implementation National Tour

New public education campaign is designed to help commercial motor vehicle drivers transition to electronic logging devices

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced its electronic logging device (ELD) Implementation National Tour – a public education and outreach campaign geared towards helping commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers transition to ELDs.



POSTED JULY 10, 2017 4:02 PM
FMCSA Declares North Carolina Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared North Carolina-licensed truck driver Simranjeet Singh Sandhu to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.  



POSTED JUNE 28, 2017 4:36 PM
FMCSA Urges Everyone to “Share the Road Safely” In National Safety Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continues its efforts to raise public awareness so that all drivers know how to operate safely around large trucks and buses through a newly formed partnership under the Our Roads, Our Safety campaign.



POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 1:36 PM
USDOT Proposals Simplifies, Reduces Costs to States and to Individuals in Obtaining Commercial Driver’s License

CDL knowledge test for qualified veterans, active duty personnel waived – easing transition into civilian careers as professional truck, bus operators



POSTED JUNE 08, 2017 8:23 PM
FMCSA Declares Alabama-based Trucking Company to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Beatrice, Alabama-based trucking company, Jeffery Finklea, doing business as J & L Trucking, USDOT No. 2479654, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after a federal investigation found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety.  J & L Trucking, which operates two trucks transporting general freight, was served the federal order on April 24, 2017.



POSTED APRIL 27, 2017 2:42 PM
FMCSA to Hold Public Listening Session on Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles


POSTED APRIL 13, 2017 4:05 PM

Transport Topics

Freight Firms Report Progress in Puerto Rico
The distribution of essential supplies and recovery kits is occurring in higher volumes, helping to improve conditions in Puerto Rico, according to two freight firms with operations in the U.S. territory.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 5:30 PM
How Trump Getting His Way on NAFTA Would Reshape the Auto Sector
Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are at loggerheads after the latest round of NAFTA negotiations, with America’s neighbors rejecting hard-line proposals by the Trump administration that risk throwing automotive trade on the continent into disarray.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:45 PM
Alphabet to Pack its Digital City With Autonomous Delivery Vans
Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle technology will be a big part of its Toronto project to make urban life more Googley.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 1:45 PM
Medium-Duty Sales Ride Classes 4-5 to Gains in September
Sales of medium-duty trucks rose 5.8% in September, led by sales of trucks in two of the lightest classes, WardsAuto.com reported.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 12:45 PM
NAFTA Deadlock Dashes Hopes for a Quick Deal
NAFTA talks are switching gears and slowing down as key obstacles emerge, with Canada and Mexico rejecting what they see as hard-line U.S. proposals and negotiators exchanging their strongest public barbs yet.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 12:00 PM
CSX Treads Water in 3Q After Turbulent Summer
The freight railroad industry began the earnings season on a positive note. CSX Corp. scratched out a small win and Canadian Pacific Railway easily surpassed year-ago levels as the industry continues to rebound in 2017.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 11:30 AM
SoCal Port Turn Times Improve Six Minutes in September
Truck drivers took six fewer minutes to enter and exit the two large Southern California ports last month compared with September 2016, although one year ago, Hanjin Shipping rattled the supply chain when it abruptly shut its doors Aug. 31.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 11:00 AM
Opinion: Opportunities Abound After Momentous Year
Just over a year ago, I delivered my first State of the Industry address at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas — four months after taking over as president and CEO of ATA. Then as now, I am honored to lead this prestigious organization.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 10:30 AM
Intel Proposes System to Make Self-Driving Cars Blameless
Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 10:15 AM
Drop in September Home Starts Reflects Slump in South
A larger-than-forecast decline in U.S. new- home construction reflected the weakest pace of building in the South since October 2015, showing the fallout from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to government figures Oct. 18.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 9:45 AM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'

North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict “may break out any moment,” continuing a bombastic war of words between the East Asian country and the United States that has only increased in recent months.




POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 11:04 PM

Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor

Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor(KTLA) -- A man who is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:16 PM

ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group

ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist GroupThe self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:41 PM

Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandal

Harvey Weinstein donated $10K to Bill Clinton's legal fund during Lewinsky sex scandalIt’s been 20 years since the sex scandal between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky rocked the White House and the nation.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 11:30 AM

Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect 

Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 12:52 PM

John McCain Is Worried the U.S. Is Going Back 'to the 1930s'

John McCain Is Worried the U.S. Is Going Back 'to the 1930s'Senator John McCain, echoing the sentiments of his Monday night speech in Philadelphia, said Tuesday that he is worried the United States is reverting to the nationalistic tendencies that characterized the 1930s.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:05 PM

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia citiesRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:35 PM

Mandalay Bay Security Guard To Appear On ‘Ellen’ After Ducking Other Interviews

Mandalay Bay Security Guard To Appear On ‘Ellen’ After Ducking Other InterviewsThe security guard at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas who was among the first to encounter mass killer Stephen Paddock during his deadly Oct. 1 shooting spree has apparently broken his silence.




POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 12:43 AM

Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensionerHuman remains have been found inside a crocodile that is believed to have killed a pensioner in Queensland last week.  The 4.3-metre estuarine crocodile was captured on Monday night at the Mowbray River near Craiglie in northeast Australia, close to where Anne Cameron went missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas seven days ago. The 79-year-old is thought to have become disorientated on a walk and wandered into dense bushland. Police later found clothing, a walking stick with her name and human remains beside a crocodile-infested creek near Four Mile Beach, about a mile from the aged care facility. Wildlife officers set traps  to try to catch the creature that is believed to have killed Ms Cameron. The captured animal was examined in Cairns on Tuesday, with human remains found inside. A Saltwater Crocodile is pictured at the Australian Reptile Park in Sydney  Credit:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images "Investigations continue with officers preparing a report for the coroner," police said. Isabella Eggins, a granddaughter of Ms Cameron, said  last week the family feared she had died in tragic circumstances. “It is my deep regret to inform you that following an extensive search and the discovery of certain items as a result of that search, we have the firm belief that my mother Anne Cameron has passed away in tragic circumstances,” Ms Eggins said on Facebook. Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to seven metres long and weigh more than a tonne, are a common feature of the vast continent's tropical north and kill an average of two people a year. A series of crocodile attacks in the region in recent years has prompted calls for the state government to order a cull – a move that has so far been rejected. Ms Cameron's family also said they did not want to see any crocs culled. "The crocodiles... are not responsible for being crocodiles, and doing what crocodiles do," her son Craig Eggins said, according to the Cairns Post.




POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 11:23 PM

Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'There’s nothing to clarify'

Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'There’s nothing to clarify'“You could ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama,” the president says in a Fox News Radio interview.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 11:38 AM

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