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Following the deadly mine explosion in southern West Virginia, Jim Lehrer talks to two reporters about the ongoing recovery efforts, the dangers of mining coal and the state of safety standards in the industry.
Friday's fatal luge crash before the opening of the Vancouver Winter Olympics highlighted the dangers of high speeds and slick surfaces in winter sports. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Olympic historian and author David Wallechinsky from Vancouver about the safety risks…
Since 2002, the last six fatal commercial airline accidents in the U.S. have all involved the small regional airlines that major carriers are increasingly leaning on to keep down fares. In an excerpt from the PBS program "Frontline," Miles O'Brien…
Jeffrey Brown talks to three people involved with the 9/11 Commission about the latest security failures that allowed a potential terrorist to board a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas Day eight years after the Sept.11 attacks.
By Talea Miller
Distractions on the road are plentiful, but as cell technology continues to creep behind the wheel, drivers sending phone text messages are creating a new danger on the roads.
Despite ongoing hurricane relief efforts in Bridge City, Texas, residents remain barred from returning to their homes. Tom Bearden reports on the destruction and the latest developments.
By PBS NewsHour
Flight delays continued Thursday as American Airlines moved to cancel another 900 flights and expectations grew that cancellations are likely to spread to other U.S. carriers as regulators tighten their safety audits of airlines.
American Airlines, the world's largest carrier, cancelled 850 additional flights on Wednesday after cancelling nearly 500 on Tuesday in order to reinspect and possibly rework the wiring of its widely-used MD-80 fleet.
Inspectors in China reported the discovery of more tainted products on Tuesday. A food safety advocate and an investment bank executive explain what's behind the problems.
Author Mary Graham discusses her new book, "Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency," on the government's ability and challenges to providing vital information to the public.
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