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Guardrail Co. President: We Didn’t Tell States About Design Changes — Under withering questioning, the president of a leading guardrail company said today that his company did not tell a single state that used its product about design changes when they were made back in 2005 and in one case directly misinformed a state about it. The changes, the plaintiff in an...

4 States Have Suspended Use of Controversial Guardrail — Virginia has become the fourth state to halt the use of a controversial guardrail system that it says was never approved for use on its roadways and is now at the center of a contentious safety lawsuit.

Previously Undisclosed Video Shows Highway Guardrail Failing in Crash Tests — During dramatic court testimony today, the end terminal of a guard rail system was shown repeatedly failing in crash test videos that were never turned over to the U.S. government. The videos, produced between 2005 and 2006 by Texas-based guardrail maker Trinity Industries, show cars ramming into what a company executive said was an "experimental" configuration of its ET-Plus guardrail system.

New ISIS Recording Urges Muslims to Kill Civilians in US-Led Coalition Countries — A 42-minute audio recording by an ISIS spokesman was released on social media Sunday, in which the group calls on Muslims to kill civilians in countries that belong to the anti-ISIS U.S.-led coalition.

Lawmakers Propose Overhaul to Federal Black Lung Program — Two U.S. senators are preparing legislation to better protect ailing coal miners who are suffering from black lung disease on the heels of reports by ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity that exposed flaws in the federal benefits program.

Outrage Over Guardrail Crashes Tied to Lost Limbs, Deaths — Faced with widespread news reports of lost limbs and painful deaths tied to highway guardrails that have pierced vehicles, federal officials are backing a nationwide study of whether guardrails are as safe in reality as they appear to be in crash tests.

Can New Bill Plug ‘Dangerous’ Homeland Security Gap? — U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley introduced legislation this week to stiffen rules for schools seeking to attract foreign applicants with the promise of assistance to obtain a student visa, an effort he says will prevent want-to-be terrorists from exploiting vulnerabilities in the American student entry program.

Government Threatened Foley Family Over Ransom Payments, Mother of Slain Journalist Says — Obama administration officials repeatedly threatened the family of murdered journalist James Foley that they might face criminal charges for supporting terrorism if they paid ransom to the ISIS killers who ultimately beheaded their son, his mother and brother said this week.

No 'Bad Toxins' Found in Syringe in Bizarre Air Marshal Attack — Preliminary results have identified no "bad toxins" in the mystery substance that was injected into a U.S. air marshal in an attack at a Nigerian airport late Sunday, the FBI said today.

US Air Marshal in 'Quarantine' After Syringe Attack in Nigeria — A federal air marshal is in quarantine in Houston today after being attacked last night by an unknown assailant at the Lagos, Nigeria airport wielding a syringe. U.S.
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Oct 16, 2014

RT @WNTonight: 4 states suspend use of controversial guardrail allegedly linked to deaths after @BrianRoss investigation:

Oct 15, 2014

UPDATE: Previously Undisclosed Video Shows Highway Guardrail Failing in Crash Tests -- w @mustangalli, @AngelaMHill

Oct 15, 2014

RT @leeferran: They're reportedly with ISIS, AQ, FSA, the Kurds, Hezbollah... Who aren't the Americans in Syria/Iraq fighting for?

Oct 14, 2014

Virginia Becomes the Fourth State to Raise Questions About Guardrail Safety - via @mustangalli, @AngelaMHill

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