ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent

Feds: Our Bad, Millions More Airbags Could Be Dangerous

abcnews.go.com — 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

abcnews.go.com — 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

abcnews.go.com — 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

abcnews.go.com — 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

abcnews.go.com — 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

abcnews.go.com — 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

abcnews.go.com — 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

abcnews.go.com — 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?

abcnews.go.com — 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

abcnews.go.com — 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.
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Oct 24, 2014

Ax Attack Against New York City Cops Was Inspired by Terrorists, Police Say - abcn.ws/1rtjXJS - more on @WNTonight

Oct 24, 2014

MT @leeferran: Zehaf-Bibeau not one of ~90 suspects #Canada watches, still prompted Qs abt anti-terrorism posture- abcn.ws/1vZQWvD

Oct 23, 2014

RT @WilliamsJon: On @GMA who was #Ottawa gunman? New details on terror attack 60 miles from US border. @danbharris in #Canada @brianross with latest.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @WNTonight: Auto safety in the spotlight: exploding airbags and allegedly dangerous guardrails on the road. @BrianRoss investigates #WorldNewsTonight

Oct 20, 2014

Government Urges Car Owners to Take ‘Immediate Action’ Over Defective Airbags - abcn.ws/1wrM5TT w @megcourtney @Horsenball

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