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New York becomes 1st US city to require salt warnings on chain-restaurant menus
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
Salty fare from sandwiches to salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind warning label at chain restaurants in New York City.
The city Board of Health voted unanimously to require chain eateries to put salt-shaker symbols on menus to denote dishes with more than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium. That's about a teaspoon.
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Safety agency considers requiring equipment warning system to protect coal miners
Federal regulators have proposed that equipment used to haul coal in underground mines be required to have technology designed to prevent miners from being run over or crushed.
Mobile biometrics emerging in police work
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The evolving nature of crime has made it imperative for law enforcement agencies to keep themselves updated at all times. Police want faster, better and more effective capture of fingerprints and facial images — with the ability to transmit this information quickly across cellular networks. More government agencies and law enforcement departments around the world are turning to mobile biometrics for better and more efficient police work.
School days mean more bus crashes
Property Casualty 360
School is officially back in session for many districts around the country. For most families that means the return to carpool lines, freshly sharpened pencils, homework, packed lunches and school zones. But for others, especially in the insurance industry, back-to-school season signals an influx of school bus accidents leading to more claims and work for adjusters.
The road to next-generation 911
Our nation is on a journey. Our destination is having well-informed emergency response services that have enough information to quickly come to our aid during any crisis. You may be thinking that we already have that in our 911 system. And in a way, you're right. For decades, we've relied on 911 for police, fire and emergency medical response. But just as the first automobiles set the stage for the advanced vehicles we drive today, the national 911 system is full of potential that has yet to be realized. We need to implement the next generation of 911 to continue receiving the emergency services that keep us safe.
State agencies develop new app to provide assistance to at-risk adults
A new mobile app called the GANE App is now available at no cost to assist at-risk adults, their families and law enforcement. The GANE App was developed through a collaboration of the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services, the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Why we need to grade our governments — again
It is difficult to turn to Twitter, or read the newspaper if you are still so inclined, without being bombarded with stories of management failures and performance shortfalls at all levels of government. At the federal level, serious failures have triggered scandals in agencies as diverse as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Personnel Management and even the Secret Service.
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Survey shows big gaps in knowledge about auto safety tech
The Associated Press via ABC News
Adaptive cruise control has been an option on some cars for almost a decade. But in a recent national survey, 65 percent of U.S. drivers didn't know what it was.
NICB reports insured metal theft claims continue to decline
Continuing a recent trend, the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that insured metal theft claims in 2014 were down 8 percent from 2012 levels.
White House: Why all families need paid leave
President Barack Obama has made affordable childcare, paid family leave and flexible work policies a priority in his administration. To expand upon that mission, the president is unveiled a new executive order to give workers with federal contracts paid sick leave each year. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett opens up to Yahoo Parenting about the benefits of this new initiative, why it's an illusion that paid family leave comes at a "steep cost" for the economy, what work-life balance in the White House looks like, and some of the challenges the president and first lady have had while juggling their careers and raising their daughters, Malia and Sasha.
Homeowners in high fire-risk areas are upset over soaring insurance rates
Los Angeles Times
Soaring insurance rates may accomplish what the Telegraph fire failed to do: drive the Stoffan family from their home of 10 years.
The Stoffans' Northern California house survived the 2008 blaze, which destroyed 30 homes and 100 other structures as it charred 53 square miles west of Yosemite National Park.
NJ district shuts down playgrounds over safety issues
The swings, slides and seesaws are off-limits at Hamilton's elementary schools after officials decided to close the playgrounds over safety concerns. "While the decision to close the playgrounds was a difficult one, it was the only option available at this time to ensure the safety of our students and all Hamilton residents who use these facilities," the district posted on its website.
AutoNation won't sell cars with open safety recalls
The Wall Street Journal
AutoNation Inc., the largest dealer chain in the U.S. by revenue, said it won't sell or lease any new or used vehicle that has an open safety recall, a move that comes amid a surge in recalls and an unprecedented government crackdown on safety lapses.
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