Middle-aged biker accident deaths surge, prompting safety concerns

Dec 17, 2014

Middle-aged biker accident deaths surge, prompting safety concerns

While the number of fatal traffic accidents has been on the decline nationwide in recent years, those involving middle-aged and elderly motorcyclists have been increasing, prompting safety concerns among road-traffic authorities. One of the main reasons for the increase is believed to be that ...

Dec 16, 2014

GM ignition-switch death toll rises to 42

General Motors Co. on Monday raised the death toll related to its defective ignition switches to 42 as it weighs compensation claims following its long-delayed recall of millions of cars. As of Friday, there were four more deaths eligible for compensation than a week ...

Nov 14, 2014

Takata to face U.S. Senate grilling over deadly air bags

Japanese auto parts maker Takata will face the heat of a U.S. Senate hearing next week as lawmakers investigate the firm’s defective air bags now linked to at least five deaths. The Senate Commerce Committee said it had set a hearing for next Thursday ...

Oct 23, 2014

WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths

Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and the spread of the lethal virus remains “persistent and widespread” in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new update, WHO also said there have been 9,936 probable, suspected and ...

Sep 29, 2014

Two die in decompression chamber at Saitama hot springs

A 65-year old man and a 58-year old woman died Sunday after using a decompression chamber at a hot springs in Saitama Prefecture. According to the Saitama Prefectural Police, the two people from the city of Fujimi were not breathing when found in the ...