Category: National

AAA Survey Shows Seniors Often Avoid Higher-Risk Driving Situations

HAMILTON – Nearly 90 percent of senior drivers say it’s important to them to keep driving – and they will do what it takes to stay safe, according to a recent survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA). As 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, AAA re-launched the website www.seniordriving.aaa.com to help drivers and their families cope with the life-changing transitions facing the “silver tsunami.”

Lethal Injection Drug Access Could Put Executions On Hold

A federal judge’s decision to block imports of a drug used in executions will leave states to rely more on a substitute drug that could itself be getting scarce — developments that raise questions about both how these drugs are regulated and whether states will have the drugs they need to continue capital punishment by lethal injection.

U.S. Deal With Europeans Limits Risk Of Illicit Nuclear Bombs

In Seoul last week President Obama announced a major new deal with Belgium, France and the Netherlands to reduce the amount of highly-enriched uranium used to create medical isotopes. Under the new deal, the three countries will soon start making isotopes only from low-enriched uranium — the much safer nuclear material that isn’t useful for terrorists or rogue nations looking for a quick way to damage a city by exploding a dangerous bomb.

FedEx Fails To Deliver For Drivers

Gary Terrio used to work for himself driving lost luggage from the airport in Manchester, N.H., out to the owners’ homes. “Working with my own business I could deliver whatever I wanted,” he says. “If it was something that was ridiculous, I could say no.”

The Black Hole Of Improper Payments

Going strictly by the numbers, the DOD appears to be a model agency when it comes to avoiding what the government calls “improper payments” — those that should never have been made, or amount to more than was agreed in a contract. Despite their $687 billion budget, DOD has reported contributing relatively little to the government’s estimated $100 billion in improper payments in each of the last three years.