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2 years 3 weeks ago

New texting champ in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) - The reigning 16-year-old champion of cellphone texting has reclaimed the title of fastest texter in America. Austin Weirschke of Rhinelander, Wis., won after eight rounds at the texting competition Wednesday in New York's Times Square. He gets $50,000 in prize money. Eleven contestants from around the...

4 years 1 month ago

New technology to improve safety of texting

There's been much focus on the dangers of driving while using a cell phone, but experts say pedestrians are also suffering the consequences of mobile distraction. They're tripping on curbs, walking into traffic, even stepping into manholes as they chat or type while walking. Now, technology companies are...

4 years 5 months ago

Police search for "texting burglar"

Pueblo Police are looking for a multi-taking man who broke into a store while apparently sending text messages on his cell phone. It happened on February 16 at around 1:15 a.m. at the Family Dollar at N. Elizabeth. When Officers arrived they observed the glass on the front door was...

4 years 7 months ago

NTSB blames texting in deadly Calif. rail crash

A 16-month investigation into a deadly rail crash in California points to a commuter train engineer's text messaging as the primary cause rather than malfunctioning signs along the track, safety officials indicated Thursday. "Tragically, an instant message turned an ordinary commute into a catastrophe," said Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of...

4 years 7 months ago

New organization combats distracted driving

The federal government is trying to teach people about the dangers of distracted driving, launching a new organization called FocusDriven. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told morning show that members of the organization "will be traveling the country persuading people to put cell phones away while they're driving." LaHood and National...

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