Roads

Where have all the ladybugs gone? Scientists worry as non-pest insect population dwindles

Environment<p>OXFORD, Pa.— A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried.<p>Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer — native bees, moths, …

Moths

Donald Trump’s star has been put behind bars

Donald Trump’s star hasn’t had a lot of luck in the past few months – in July it was destroyed by a pickaxe, and West Hollywood voted to have it officially removed from the Walk of Fame in August. Now, an anonymous Los Angeles artist has placed prison-like plastic bars over the president’s …

Donald Trump

Tesla Model 3 gets perfect 5-star safety rating in every category from NHTSA [Videos]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its safety rating for the Tesla Model 3 today and the electric vehicle has gotten a perfect 5-star safety rating in every category.<p><i>Warning: if you don’t like seeing beautiful Model 3 vehicles being crashed, don’t read the rest</i> …

Tesla Model 3

This is why annoying drivers who queue jump by using another lane are actually in the right

"DON'T let them in!" is the usual response when you see a car drive past in an empty lane - that's closing or merging ahead - as you patiently wait …

Autos (UK)

Florence's death toll includes millions of animals | NOLA.com

For Chris Smith, whose North Carolina farm is home to 30,000 chickens and 150 acres of sweet potatoes, the fight to survive Hurricane Florence is not …

Floods

Multiple people shot at warehouse in Harford County, Maryland

ABERDEEN, Maryland — Multiple people have been shot at a warehouse in Maryland.<p>Authorities were dispatched to the shooting at 9:09 a.m. Eastern …

Mass Shootings

Goodbye cars, hello colour: the great reinvention of city intersections

Across the world, urban intersections are being slowly transformed from grim, car-oriented hazards to bright and pedestrian-friendly spaces, with help from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety

Road Safety

Canyon trail bridges lakes across state border

The Chronicle has launched a new weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. Enter your email at the top and check the box marked “Travel.”<p>Even in the …

RVs

Nissan recalls 215K vehicles due to fire risk from brake defect

The recall includes specific years of the Nissan Maxima, Murano and Pathfinder, as well as Infiniti QX60

New Jersey

Much of North Carolina still flooded following Florence

KINSTON, N.C. (Reuters) - The major coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina remained cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence on Thursday and more than 200 roads across the state were closed or blocked as residents struggled to recover from the epic storm.<p>Though Florence has moved to the …

North Carolina

Experts for overpass at Enchakkal

Though the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has given the nod for installing solar-powered traffic signals at Eenchakkal Junction, road …

Road Safety

Three killed in shooting at Rite Aid distribution center in Harford County, AP says

“Multiple victims” were shot at the Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland, officials confirmed.<p>Three people were killed in the shooting in …

Rite Aid

Death of toddler sparks road safety movement in South Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) - He was just returning from what his parents call a “wonderful day in the park” when two-year-old Colin McGrath was killed after two …

South Boston

Thursday roads update: If you must go to Wilmington, here’s the best route

State officials are still discouraging people from driving to southeastern North Carolina because of flooded and damaged roads, including large …

Transportation

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>The new owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers has announced an initial package to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North and South Carolina.<p>Owner David Tepper and Panthers Charities announced the donations in a …

North Carolina

PM Modi's 18 Minute Metro Ride To Dwarka Event To Avoid Traffic Jam

The prime minister laid the foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre at Sector 25, Dwarka.<p><b>New Delhi:</b><p>Prime Minister Narendra …

Traffic

People aren't quite sure how to get through these Swansea roadworks and it's causing arguments

There's aggravation on a main road through Swansea because drivers can't agree on how to negotiate the roadworks there.<p>The confusion centres around …

News (Wales)

Flood insurance is broken

Florence underscores how our current system of rebuilding after storms can’t afford a future of more frequent and powerful weather.<p>A flood of biblical proportions, the second 1,000-year rain event in as many years, a storm dumping 18 trillion gallons of rain that caused 16 major rivers to …

Flood Insurance

5 Fall Motorcycle Riding Tips (Safely Enjoy Autumn Colors)

Fall Motorcycle Riding Tips<p><i>September begins colorful fall motorcycle rides…along with some unique hazards.</i><p>As I write this, the first day of autumn is …

Great Lakes

Germany: Police catch 3,100 drivers on their cell phones in one day

German authorities consider texting while driving to be equivalent to driving while over twice the legal limit of alcohol consumption. Yet the fine …

Germany

Manila roads to be closed Sept. 21, 23 for Martial Law activities

Several roads in Manila will be closed on Friday (Sept. 21) and Sunday (Sept. 23) to make way for activities marking the declaration of Martial Law, …

Transportation

‘It’s Devastating’ | 911 Calls, Eyewitnesses Recall Aberdeen Workplace Shooting

<b>ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) —</b> Eyewitnesses describe the scene as chaotic after a woman opened fire at a warehouse in a neighborhood just outside Aberdeen in …

Rite Aid

Worry Less About Crumbling Roads, More About Crumbling Libraries

America’s social infrastructure is falling apart, and it’s hurting democracy.<p>Every four years, the American Society for Civil Engineers issues grades for the nation’s infrastructure. In the most recent evaluation, released in 2017, America’s overall infrastructure score was a D+, the same as in …

Transportation

De Blasio administration outlines 'Big Dig' scenario for Brooklyn Heights

The options for Brooklyn Heights will be bad, or worse.<p>On Thursday afternoon, the New York City Department of Transportation presented two plans for replacing the crumbling, 1.5-mile section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that passes through Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO and supports the beloved …

Bill de Blasio

Motorcyclist killed in collision with car on Loop 288 in Denton

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car Wednesday night in Denton, police said.<p>The wreck occurred around 8:20 p.m. on northbound Loop 288 …

Texas

Horry County officials continue to monitor roads and rising water levels

With SC 22 closing at 6 p.m. Thursday, county officials have plans in place should major roads be blocked off, leaving it difficult to get resources …

Myrtle Beach

Tesla Model 3 Alerts For Car Stoppage Ahead, Prevents Possible Accident

This owner’s Tesla Model 3 alerted him of a potential accident two car lengths ahead.This new Tesla Model 3 owner took to <i>Reddit</i> to explain a recent …

Tesla Model 3

S.C. 22 has not closed but other roads have. Here’s how to get around

As the Waccamaw and the Little Pee Dee rivers continue to rise, many roads are being cut off by rising waters.<p>State officials said they had no plans …

Myrtle Beach

Harvest season means slow-moving farm vehicles on roads

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Agriculture says motorists need to take extra care with harvest season under way and slow-moving farm …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Don’t buy revisionist history: Hurricane Maria response was the best it could be

The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making landfall on Puerto Rico has brought about a bookshelf of revisionist history ignoring the …

Hurricane Maria