It is an event that parents fear with the start of each school year — a serious accident involving their child's bus. It happened Aug. 21 outside of Kansas City, Mo., as a school bus overturned on the way to a school event. As frightening as a school bus accident can...
When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor apartment as storm waters coursed eight feet deep through the floor below. "I had time to think," said the professor and chair of marine sciences at Texas A&M...
At a recent panel discussion sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton, an OMB official acknowledged the need to look at risk more broadly than financial, and he suggested that guidance may be issued...
As a global trend toward urbanization and large infrastructure projects looks to spike demand for services in the coming decades, the construction industry is at a crossroads. While the industry has benefitted from a raft of advances in building design and technology,...
After the issue drew heavy debate during the 2014 legislative session, a Florida House Republican is bringing back a proposal that could lead to some public-school employees or volunteers carrying guns on campus. Sarasota Republican Greg Steube recently filed the proposal...
The White House plans to nominate a specialist in human fatigue and alertness to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as the regulator undergoes a review sparked by its botched recall of defective airbags linked to deaths and injuries. Mark Rosekind, now...
What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital? Over the past few months, U.S. medical centers have spent millions of dollars putting together a plan to treat patients with the scary, but extremely rare disease. To a large extent, it has been an exercise in improvisation.
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