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Selfie-Takers Told to Stay away from Quake-Buckled Road in Alaska

With sizable shockwaves still emanating from last week’s powerful earthquake, authorities in Alaska are urging the selfie-taking public to stay away from a road that was badly mangled. Some photos posted on social media show people even climbing into large …

Storms up Avalanche Risks Across Rockies in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana

Forecasters have issued warnings of potential avalanches across the Rocky Mountains as early winter snows and ongoing storms bring on the risk of fatal accidents. Dangerous conditions were highlighted by officials over the weekend across much of Colorado, in northwest …

Another California City Bans Electric Scooters

The growing pains of shared electric scooter businesses have led one Southern California city to take a wait-and-see approach. The Ventura City Council voted 5-0 this week night to ban scooters after a company called Bird filed an application to …

2 Women Hospitalized After Balcony Collapses in Northern California

Authorities say two women were injured when the third-floor balcony of their San Francisco home collapsed. The San Francisco Fire Department reported the collapse happened early Saturday at a single-family home in the city’s Outer Sunset District. The women were …

Electric Scooters Banned at University of Arizona over Safety

The University of Arizona has banned dockless electric scooters from its campus effective immediately. University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services Interim Executive Director Gail Nazarenko says the decision for the ban is “based on the experience of ASU,” which …

The Lowdown: Share The ABCs of Job Site Safety

Of the 200 fatalities under investigation by OSHA during the first 8 months of 2018, these terms appear in 148 of those deaths,- accidentally crushed, struck or fell from, fell off of, fell into…or something fell onto a person. Behind …

California to Cite Utilities More than $13M for Safety Violations

California regulators have fined two utilities more than $13 million for violations of safety rules for incidents that caused injuries. The Public Utilities Commission hit Southern California Edison with an $8 million citation for a downed power line that was …

Houston City Council Pulls Plug on Proposed Robot Brothel

A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders. Houston’s City Council on this week updated one local ordinance to specifically ban individuals from having sex with an “anthropomorphic device,” …

Review of Arizona Gas Pipelines Pursued by Corporation Commission

A member of the Arizona Corporation Commission is calling for the state’s natural gas operators to review the safety of their pipelines. Commissioner Andy Tobin said this week that he called an emergency meeting with Southwest Gas and Kinder Morgan. …

Cracks Close San Francisco Building, Snarl Traffic for Salesforce Event

San Francisco’s financial district, usually jammed with traffic during Salesforce.com Inc.’s annual Dreamforce conference, has been thrown into chaos after a new transportation terminal, named for the software company, was closed through next week. Authorities found cracks in two steel …