The French government has summoned Facebook Inc managers to appear before the country’s data watchdog to explain how some of its users came to believe their privacy had been infringed on the social network, it said in a statement early on Tuesday. Two ministers said they had intervened after seeing reports that private messages between Facebook users […]
Seydi Burciaga just finished her overnight shift at Sam’s Club, where she worked for the past 10 years. She made her way through the pouring rain in her minivan and turned onto her cul-de-sac in suburban Atlanta.
The head of Washington’s mass transit system praised as a "hero" the driver who was killed in Monday’s crash when her train struck another that was parked on the tracks. “She saved lives,” said Metro General Manager John Catoe at a memorial service Friday for Jeanice McMillan. McMillan was one of nine people killed when her train, under automatic computer control, apparently failed to register a signal and avoid a collision with a train that had stopped near a curve between two stations
Investigators are still sorting through the wreckage of Monday’s crash of two Metro rail cars in Washington, D.C., the deadliest in the system’s 33-year history, which killed nine people and injured scores of others. Federal officials said on Tuesday that the train that rear-ended another was an older model that lacked equipment that might have helped avert the collision and, according to the Washington Post, had been overdue for needed brake work
Transportation investigators Wednesday discovered "anomalies" in an essential control circuit of a track where a fatal crash between two Washington subway trains killed nine people. Each section of the transit system’s track contains a circuit that transmits and receives signals that generate speed commands for trains, said Debbie Hersman of the National Transportation Safety Board. She said the circuits are “vital providing information to the operators and the train itself when on automatic.” Investigators found no problems in five of the six circuits on the 740-foot-long stretch of track in the crash area
The death toll climbed to nine in a rush-hour collision between two Metro trains in Washington on Monday, with scores more injured, CNN affiliates reported. WJLA and WUSA attributed the information to officials for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Hundreds of guests and staff were under quarantine at a hotel in China on Saturday after a guest there contracted the H1N1 virus. About 200 hotel guests and 100 staff members were ordered to stay in the Metro Park Hotel in Hong Kong for seven days to stop the spread of the virus commonly known as swine flu, a government spokesman said