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For teen drivers, distractions aren't always electronic, p2

The Memorial Day weekend is over, but the deadliest time of year for teenagers is just beginning. More teens are involved in car accidents between Memorial Day and Labor Day than at any other time of the year. Teens may have more time on their hands, they may have longer daylight hours to take advantage of -- a number of factors likely contribute to the increased risk. In Albany, teens may just be anxious to leave the house after a long winter.

For teen drivers, distractions aren't always electronic

After a long and miserable winter, New York is ready to embrace summer. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, even if there are a couple more weeks of school. This is the first weekend that many of us can drive around with the windows open without congratulating ourselves for being tough enough to risk frostbite for the sake of a little fresh air.

A simple misstep results in fatal head injury for royal relative

The world lost a dedicated philanthropist, conservationist and fundraiser in April. The British royal family also lost another member in a tragic accident. Mark Shand, the younger brother of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, died in the hospital, just hours after he slipped and fell on a New York City sidewalk.

NTSB to NHTSA: Open your eyes to dangers of blind spots in semis p4

We are circling back to our discussion about the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations regarding tractor-trailer safety standards. The recommendations went to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the hope that the agency will adopt them quickly. To date, we have talked about the problems of blind spots for big rigs.

Video uncovers false post-9/11 injury claims in New York

Every New York resident is likely to remember where they were when they heard about the tragedies of September 11, 2001. In the wake of the terrorist attacks, thousands of emergency services personnel bravely ran into burning buildings to conduct rescue operations. Many of those individuals lost their lives and still more suffered injuries and contracted illnesses as a result of their actions.

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