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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
NTSB head: Metro safer after June ‘09 crash
The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said that the D.C. Metro system is significantly safer now than it was last year when a train crash killed nine people and injured dozens of others.
In July, the NTSB’s Deborah Hersman issued a scathing report criticizing an “anemic safety culture” at the nation’s second largest subway system that contributed to the June 2009 crash near the system’s Red Line.
Study: 1 in 5 urban gay, bisexual men have HIV
ATLANTA — A government study found one in five sexually active urban gay and bisexual men is infected with HIV, and nearly half of those infected don’t know they have the disease.
The study is considered the largest to look at urban gay and bisexual men at high risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. More than 8,000 men in 21 U.S. cities were tested and interviewed.
The new study echoed earlier research that found men who were black and had lower incomes were the most likely to be infected and to not know it.
Feds: Near-collision of 2 planes probed
MINNEAPOLIS — Federal regulators are investigating the near-collision of a US Airways jet and a small cargo plane that came within 50 to 100 feet of crashing over Minneapolis just after takeoff, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
US Airways Flight 1848, an Airbus 320, took off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for Philadelphia with 90 passengers and five crew members shortly before 7 a.m. on Sept. 16. A Beech 99 operated by Bemidji Aviation Services took off on a parallel runway at about the same time.
By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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