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Concerns over Zika virus growing rapidly

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued additional travel warnings for pregnant women as the Zika virus outbreak continues. Initially, the CDC listed 14 countries, but they just added eight more countries in South America, the Caribbean and Polynesia....

source: By Joan Spitrey
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The reports of malfunctioning hoverboards exploding have become so frequent that it's no longer a surprise to hear of one burning a user's home or belongings. Now, Underwriters Laboratories, the independent testing firm that many U.S. electronics manufacturers use as a...

source: Mashable

Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents, like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May.

source: The Associated Press via ABC News

In an experiment to reduce lethal crashes involving pedestrians, Washington state transit agencies have equipped 38 buses with dashboard alarms that flash when people are walking in the driver's blind spots. Window frames and mirrors can hide as many as a dozen people as...

source: The Seattle Times

The American Red Cross appealed to prospective donors who have visited Zika outbreak zones to wait at least 28 days before giving blood, but said the risk of transmitting the virus through blood donations remained "extremely" low in the continental United States.

source: Scientific American

If you've been in meetings and exercises that simulate a total communications loss, you've likely wondered what you would do in the event of a catastrophic failure that takes down cellular, Internet, power and even your own systems.

source: Emergency Management

Dutch police puzzling over how to remove drones that pose a public safety threat are testing a way to get the job done in one fell swoop — with trained eagles. "It's a low-tech solution to a high-tech problem," spokesman Dennis Janus of the country's national police...

source: Reuters

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