CALAIS, France (AP) — Airbus flew its electric plane across the English Channel for the first time Friday — hours after an independent French pilot made a similar voyage, beating the aeronautics giant in this symbolically important step toward making electronic flight viable in the long term.
Frustrated by the slow pace of federal action, state attorneys general are waging their own campaigns against the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes to minors. More than a dozen AGs, including those in New York, California, Indiana and Ohio, are using new state and local laws - some of which they helped craft - to put pressure on the industry at all levels, from neighborhood vape shops to big tobacco companies like Altria Group and Reynolds American Inc . “The key is to avoid another generation being addicted to nicotine,” Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said in an interview.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A transportation bill introduced by a Senate committee chairman would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven't been repaired and eliminate any hard deadline for railroads to start using long-sought technology that automatically stops trains to prevent crashes, safety advocates say.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes are expected to wrap up their case Friday, and jurors could start deliberating next week on the central question in the trial: Whether Holmes was legally sane when he unleashed the attack that left 12 dead and 70 injured.