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More Than Half Country Bans Controversial Guardrail — More than half the nation, 27 states, have now announced they are suspending further installation of a controversial guardrail system used on roads around the country following what critics said was a cover-up of a dangerous change in the guardrail's design made nearly a decade ago.

Air Force Cadet’s Secret Story: I Blew the Whistle on Football Players and Sex Assaults — As the Air Force Academy football team heads to West Point for the big game against Army this weekend, the new superintendent is going on the offense as the best defense against allegations the school has a culture of tolerating sexual violence by football players and other cadet athletes.

Controversial Guardrail Nearly 4x More Likely Involved In Fatal Accident, Study Says — A university study has concluded that the redesigned version of a controversial but widely-used guardrail system places motorists at a higher risk of serious injury and fatality on America's highways than its previous version. The study, first reported by ABC News last month before it was finalized, was conducted by the University of Alabama-Birmingham and examined serious and fatal accidents in Missouri and Ohio.

Registered Sex Offender Emerges as Star College Football Player — A registered sex offender has emerged as a star player on a top tier college football team, resuming his athletic career after being expelled from the Air Force Academy where he was court-martialed for sexual assault. No NCAA rule prevents a person with a criminal conviction from playing college athletics, a spokesperson told ABC News.

Virginia Plans to Remove Guardrails Blamed for Injuries, Deaths — Virginia is the first state to announce it plans to physically remove from its highways a controversial guardrail system blamed by accident victims for injuries and deaths around the country. The move comes after Trinity Industries, the manufacturer of the ET-Plus system, failed to meet a deadline...

Guardrail Manufacturer to Halt Device Sales Amid Safety Concerns — Trinity Industries is halting sales of its controversial ET-Plus guardrail system, a device meant to protect motorists across the country that instead has been blamed by accident victims for dozens of injuries and deaths. The move came late Friday in response to a request by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to conduct crash tests on the device or face suspension of its eligibility for sale.

Feds: Our Bad, Millions More Airbags Could Be Dangerous — Federal official say a previous count of the number of vehicles that could be loaded with defective airbags came up short by more than three million, and the government website drivers could use to see if their individual car is on the list is currently down due to "intermittent network issues."

After $175M Verdict, Questions About Guardrail Safety, Federal Oversight — The federal agency that a court found was misled and defrauded by a leading guardrail company is taking a hard look at whether the company's guardrails - some of most widely used on America's roads -- should continue to protect American drivers.

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.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @ABCInvestigates: 30 states have now taken action a nationwide guardrail controversy, is yours one of them?

Oct 30, 2014

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS: More Than Half Country Bans Controversial Guardrail - via @mustangalli, @KellyKleber

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABCInvestigates: Meet the fmr cadet who said he was asked to help the Air Force clean up the Air Force Academy

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ABC: .@ABCInvestigates: Air Force cadet blew the whistle on football players and sexual assaults:

Oct 29, 2014

Air Force Academy athletes say sex assault investigation changed culture for better- - more tonight on @Nightline

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