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German Firm Quits Safety Inspection Business Following Brazilian Dam Collapse

Germany’s TÜV SÜD has pulled out of conducting safety assessments of dams after the collapse of a Brazilian dam it had vetted killed almost 250 people in January, the industrial inspection firm’s chief executive told Reuters. The collapse of the …

Amtrak Criticized for Derailments, Problems at New York’s Penn Station

The heads of the two major commuter rail lines that use New York’s Penn Station took turns criticizing Amtrak on Wednesday for two recent derailments that continued to cause headaches for commuters in the nation’s busiest rail hub. Rail service …