David Schaper

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'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Police may soon have technology to tell if a driver involved in an accident had been using a mobile device behind the wheel. Privacy advocates worry about letting police snoop on people's phones.

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Morning News Brief: Trump's NAFTA Reversal, The North Korean Border, 'Textalyzer'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

President Trump has reversed course and says he won't withdraw from NAFTA. Also, a view into North Korea from the Chinese border and a proposed software to curb texting while driving.

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Should Viewers Of Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Authorities say that about 40 people may have watched the rapes of a 15-year-old girl that were streamed on the social media platform — and that none of them reported the crimes.

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Distraction, On Street And Sidewalk, Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The number of pedestrians killed in traffic jumped 11 percent in 2016, the highest year-over-year increase — in terms of percentage and total number of fatalities — since data has been collected.

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New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

Monday, March 20, 2017

All three of the biggest U.S. airlines now offer no-frills, discounted fares called "basic economy." Now there's evidence that it's not any cheaper, but is a way to raise standard economy fares.

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Civil Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure A Near Failing Grade

Friday, March 10, 2017

Roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in bad shape, according to civil engineers. The report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives U.S. infrastructure a D-plus.

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Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Our roads, bridges, dams, transit systems and airports are in pretty poor shape. The nation's civil engineers are calling for a significant increase in the gas tax to pay for the needed upgrades.

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Trump Travel Ban Hits The Travel Industry

Thursday, March 09, 2017

International business and tourist travel to the U.S. is down substantially in the month since President Trump's initial travel ban. Some argue that it sends the wrong message.

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St. Louis Man Arrested For Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

Friday, March 03, 2017

Federal authorities charged a St. Louis man with making a handful of the bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in recent weeks. But they say this was a jilted lover trying to pin those threats on an ex-girlfriend, and Jewish leaders worry anti-Semitic threats and hate crimes will continue.

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For Construction Projects, 'Buying American' Means Higher Costs

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trump has spoken about his commitment to "buy American and hire American." But what exactly does that mean? Some say it could mean higher costs for construction projects.

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Record Number Of Miles Driven In U.S. Last Year

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

American drivers put 3.22 trillion miles on the nations roads last year, up by 2.8 percent from 2015. A better economy and lower gas prices fueled the increase, which highlights infrastructure needs.

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Unsafe Driving Leads To Jump In Highway Deaths, Study Finds

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Preliminary figures show a troubling trend continues, as the number of people killed on the nation's highways rise for the second consecutive year. All this while vehicles are getting safer. A new study shows that a high percentage of drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel, such as texting and speeding, and that young millennials, aged 19 to 24, are the worst behaved drivers.

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Airline CEOs To Discuss Aging Infrastructure, Foreign Competition With Trump

Thursday, February 09, 2017

They're also expected to discuss air traffic control reform, and possibly Trump's travel ban, at their meeting with the president on Thursday morning.

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Trump's Highway Plan May Face Same Old Roadblocks In Congress

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Wednesday's House hearing on transportation and infrastructure became a debate over how to pay for Trump's trillion-dollar plan. One GOP lawmaker called the it "the 900-pound gorilla in the room."

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After Travel Ban, Airlines Scramble To Reroute Crew Members

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Airlines employ people from all over the world, including staff from countries barred by Trump's immigration order. Now they're hurrying to reroute flight attendants who could be affected.

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Executive Order Ban Leaves Travelers In Disarray At Chicago Airport

Saturday, January 28, 2017

At the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, confusion over the immigration executive order has travelers in limbo, with immigration lawyers rushing to the scene to help those affected.

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Chicagoans See Fed Role In Fighting Crime Wave — But Not On Streets

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

President Trump tweeted Tuesday that if the city "doesn't fix the horrible carnage" of its gun violence, he would "send in the Feds." Local officials and residents were skeptical that would help.

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Airline Technology Glitches Annoy And Delay Customers

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

United says operations should be back to normal Tuesday after a computer issue grounded domestic flights Sunday. It's the latest of many technology problems that have grounded big airlines' flights.

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Chao Coasting To Confirmation As Trump's Transportation Secretary

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was President George W. Bush's labor secretary and served in top transportation jobs in the first Bush and Reagan administrations.

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United's 'Basic Economy' Aims To Compete With Discount Airlines

Monday, December 12, 2016

United Airlines will offer extra low fares to passengers willing to board last and carry only one bag that fits under the seat. Critics say this "basic economy" class could worsen flying for everyone.

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