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NTSB tosses the BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone

Another U.S. government agency decides to drop RIM's beleaguered device because it has been "failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate."

By Nov. 20, 2012

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NTSB: Boeing Dreamliner blaze probe needs more time

An interim report from the National Transportation Safety Board offers insight into the state of the battery in a Japan Airlines fire in January, but there's still more work to be done.

By Mar. 7, 2013

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Dear NTSB, please don't sterilize Siri and her friends

The NTSB wants a full ban on mobile technology use in the car, including hands-free calling. CNET Reviews Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Turrentine thinks a hands-free ban is the fastest way to neuter the technology that could make us all safer drivers.

By Dec. 22, 2011

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NTSB calls for stricter bans on cell phone use while driving

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that lawmakers and other regulators ban the use of hands-free and handheld cell phones while driving.

By Dec. 13, 2011

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Pilot's texting at issue in fatal crash of medical helicopter

Evidence from the 2011 crash of an emergency medical helicopter in Missouri shows that before the accident, the pilot was texting about a dinner date. The crash killed four people.

By Apr. 9, 2013

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FAA approves Boeing's plan to fix Dreamliner batteries

The Federal Aviation Administration OKs a plan to redesign the 787's battery, but more testing is needed, the Associated Press reports.

By Mar. 12, 2013

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FAA approves Boeing test flights of grounded 787 Dreamliner

Aircraft builder will be allowed to conduct test flights of the much-hyped aircraft after onboard battery fires led the FAA to ground the planes.

By Feb. 7, 2013

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Transportation secretary won't back ban on hands-free calls

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood rejects NTSB plan to ban all cell phone calls while driving, saying hands-free is not the problem.

By Dec. 21, 2011

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Former Microsoft VP thought dead after his plane crashes into Connecticut homes

Bill Henningsgaard, a former sales VP at the computing giant, is presumed dead, along with his 17-year-old son and two younger children, after his plane crashes into two homes while approaching an airport.

By Aug. 10, 2013

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LaHood calls for federal ban on using cell phones while driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says texting and talking on a cell phone while driving should be outlawed across the U.S.

By Apr. 27, 2012