Jpso: Vandalism Spree Damages 166 Vehicles

Tougher Safety Standards Mean Fewer Vehicles Get Top Ratings

Flanagan reportedly told investigators he fired a CO2-powered BB gun at vehicles on three separate occasions, dating to Dec. 11. Evidence — including dozens of BBs and a pistol that fires them — was removed from the property. Detectives said they learned of Hamilton's alleged involvement during the questioning and arrested the second suspect at his place of employment, which was not identified. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/dozens-of-vehicles-damaged-in-westbank-shooting-spree/-/9853400/23639252/-/9uokgiz/-/index.html?source=wdsu

A sentient tree lowers a branch down to this computer-animated paradise to cradle and raise aloft a FedEx delivery truck. The shipping giants Enchanted Forest ad came out at the end of 2011, a playful episode about its aspirational seamlessness with nature. How close are those cartoon images to the real world? Judging by the actual adoption of alternative fuel transportation, less than idyllic. FedEx drew widespread praise a decade ago when it unveiled a hybrid electric delivery truck and said it could replace its 30,000 diesel-burning vehicles in 10 years. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-20/enchanted-ad-outpaces-fedex-s-adoption-of-eco-friendly-vehicles.html

Enchanted Ad Outpaces FedEx’s Adoption of Eco-Friendly Vehicles

That is why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, now requires vehicles to offer effective frontal collision warning systems in order to win its coveted Top Safety Pick + award. The new rating scheme could in effect mark the launch of the crash-prevention technology, which ranges from warning chimes to automatic braking, as a mainstream automotive feature. But for now, relatively few cars are getting top scores under the newly toughened criteria. For the 2014 model year, 22 vehicles received the highest IIHSrating, compared with 130 a year ago. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/12/19/tougher-safety-standards-mean-fewer-vehicles-get-top-ratings/

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