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Map Shows Buildings That May Not Survive Quake in Oregon’s Largest City

Portland, Ore. officials have released a map and database showing about 1,800 unreinforced masonry buildings that may be vulnerable to shaking during an earthquake if they are not structurally retrofitted. These buildings were generally constructed before the 1960s using brick …

Uber Tells Judge Not to Trust Cab Companies in Battle Over Safety

Uber Technologies Inc. fired back at taxi operators accusing it of lying about superior safety, telling a judge the cab companies “fabricated” a customer endorsement with a photo of MySpace’s co-founder and can’t be trusted. Uber said several Los Angeles-area …

New Mexico Weather Creating Dangerous Wildfires Conditions

Authorities are warning that weather conditions across much of New Mexico are creating conditions ripe for dangerous wildfires. A red flag warning has been issued for portions of southern, central and eastern New Mexico due to strong winds and low …

Treasure Island Restaurant on Vegas Strip Evacuated After Kitchen Fire

Officials say no one was hurt in a small kitchen fire at a restaurant at the Treasure Island hotel-casino property on the Las Vegas Strip. Casino spokeswoman Michelle Knoll said the grease fire in the Senor Frog’s Restaurant and Bar …

Lack of Fire Alarms Common in Washington City Apartment Complexes

The Everett, Wash. fire marshal says a recent inspection shows 19 of 26 apartment complexes inspected in the city lack proper fire alarm systems. Fire Marshal Eric Hicks says the owners of those complexes are currently being ordered to install …

Hoverboards Banned on San Francisco State University Campus

Students at San Francisco State University will have to come back from the future now that hoverboards have been banned from campus due to fire concerns. Administrators informed students by email Monday that the two-wheeled, self-balancing devices are prohibited on …

Construction on Public Safe Rooms Around Joplin Nearly Complete

Thousands of students and residents in the Joplin area will have shelter during the upcoming severe weather season thanks to the construction of safe rooms that began after the deadly May 2011 tornado. The Joplin Globe reported ocal school districts …

California T Ferraris Recalled Over Possible Fuel Leaks

Ferrari North America Inc. recalled the 2016 California T convertibles it made over a two-month period this year because of the risk of fuel leaks. The California Ts produced between Sept. 8 and Nov. 11 may have a low-pressure fuel …

Nearly $60M Settlement Reached in Washington Fire

A settlement of nearly $60 million has been reached for people who suffered damages as the result of a 2012 blaze near Cle Elum, Wash. lawyers said Monday. Rod Nelson with Abeyta Nelson law firm said in a release that …

Nevada Issues Health Guidelines Following Cryotherapy Spa Death

Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures, a treatment that experts say has been growing in popularity but is largely unregulated and …