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Bay Area fire highlights region's housing issues

Dec 5, 2016
Thirty-six people have died in a warehouse fire in Oakland. Authorities say the death toll could rise significantly.
A fireman walks by the fire-ravaged warehouse in Oakland where at least 36 people have died.
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Will Orlando change security where we work and play?

Jun 13, 2016
U.S. private sector security spending is already around $400 billion a year.

The Dispatch, Ep 8: Checking in safe on Facebook

Mar 25, 2016
A look at the advantages and pitfalls of Facebook's 'Safety Check' feature.
A victim receives first aid by rescuers on Tuesday in Brussels after a series of terrorist attacks.

A pothole for bike-sharing programs: helmets

Sep 4, 2015
Ridership goes down when they are required, research shows.

When sharing is scaring

Aug 20, 2015
After horror stories, debate grows over how to keep users of new services safe.

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over 2010 spill

Jul 2, 2015
The deal brings the company's total liability to more than $40 billion.

For public good, not for profit.

Debate over sleep holds up new trucking regulations

May 11, 2015
The industry is fighting a federal rule that prescribes when truckers must sleep.

Danger in the U.S.' booming oil and gas fields

Sep 26, 2014
How many deaths push regulators to act? Coal mining disasters provide one answer.

Designing a better helmet

Oct 10, 2013
At MIT, researchers are hard at work on building the next generation of helmets.