disasters and safety

Nearly 8 tons of beef patties recalled

About 15,739 pounds of frozen beef patties are being recalled because they "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small, green, soft plastic," the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

Whistleblower says US airports becoming unsafe as TSA relaxes security

A whistleblower with the Transportation Security Administration is sounding the alarm about loosened security at US airports, charging that top TSA officials have prioritized speed over security by reducing the sensitivity of metal detectors, disabling technology on some X-ray machines, issuing orders to keep the baggage conveyor belts moving in certain circumstances and ordering policy changes that result in fewer pat-downs.

Are cell phone calls on airplane flights inevitable?

Ah, holiday travel. Between huge crowds and weather delays, flying during this time of year is hectic. Now close your eyes and imagine the entire scenario with one additional annoyance: Loud talkers yammering into their cell phones at 35,000 feet.

Packaged hard-boiled eggs, Listeria outbreak

A deadly, multistate outbreak of Listeria infections has been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs, and retailers and consumers are warned not to serve, sell, use or consume the products.

Boeing's 737 Max halt affects credit

Boeing's credit rating was trimmed by Moody's and Standard & Poor's, as the rating agencies said the aircraft maker's move to halt 737 Max production comes with increased risks.