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Md. bans ‘sky lanterns,’ citing fire hazard

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says it’s banning a type of burning, airborne decoration called a “sky lantern.” The agency said Friday that the balloon-shaped devices can return to earth and start fires. Sky lanterns are popular in East ...

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Maryland to ban sale of crib bumpers

Maryland will ban the sale of baby crib bumper pads next year, saying the items have no benefit but potentially serious risks to infant health. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Friday that the ban will take effect ...

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Feds find 16 crashes, 5 injuries in BMW probe

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators have found 16 crashes and five injuries in an investigation of transmission control problems with BMW 7-Series luxury cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the cars last August. The agency has upgraded ...

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Pedestrian safety program launched in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — The State Highway Administration has launched a program to reduce jaywalking across Coastal Highway in Ocean City. The three-year pilot program will use newly designed sidewalk markings about 10 feet from three intersections on Coastal Highway that ...

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Feds shut down Chinatown bus firm over safety concerns

PHILADELPHIA— Concerns over vehicle and driver safety led federal regulators to shut down a bus company that took passengers from Baltimore and several other cities to New York City’s Chinatown. U.S. transportation officials have ordered Double Happyness Travel Inc. to ...

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