roads and traffic

Police face questions about UPS hijacking shootout in Florida

The scene was a nightmare: After a long, televised police chase of a hijacked UPS truck ground to a halt at a jammed South Florida intersection, gunfire erupted seemingly from everywhere Thursday evening — with vehicles stopped at a traffic light serving as officers' impromptu shields.

Feds blame distracted test driver in Uber self-driving car death

A federal investigation into a fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car concluded the probable cause was a safety driver distracted by their phone. The National Transportation Safety Board investigation also determined that an inadequate safety culture at Uber contributed to the March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona.

Wildfire explodes overnight in Los Angeles

Robin Navickas left behind her hearing aids and even her shoes when the Saddleridge Fire was creeping toward her home. When she returned hours later, everything was reduced to piles of ash.

Iowa town refuses to remove its rainbow crosswalks

When the city of Ames, Iowa, installed rainbow-colored crosswalks at a downtown intersection, it wanted to signal that it was welcoming and inclusive to people of all gender identities, sexualities and races.

Abbey Road endures more traffic mayhem

Mark Kramer is a huge Beatles fan. Just hours after stepping off his overnight flight from Florida to London, he is not bleary-eyed but brimming with energy as he savors his time at the world's best-known pedestrian crossing.

Hong Kong airport faces protester 'stress test'

Transport to and from Hong Kong International Airport was disrupted for hours Sunday as protesters barricaded roads, leaving traffic gridlocked and stranding hundreds of tourists at the terminal.