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The best GPS devices for hitting the open road


While today's smartphones are loaded with Google Maps or Apple Maps, they are merely quick solutions for traveling short distances. Whether it's because the screen is too small to safely glance at while driving, or you drive a vehicle that Google Maps doesn't have a dedicated mode for (trucks, for example, will sometimes not fit in the backside country roads the Maps app could recommend), there are many reasons to not rely on your phone for navigation. Believe it or not, getting a dedicated GPS device for your car or truck is still the best way to get to your destination safely and with ease. Companies like Garmin and TomTom specialize in safe car travel and update their maps and traffic reports whenever changes occur on the road. GPS devices also offer peace of mind that you'll never get lost, even when you're in a new location -- including remote areas.

Video: Train Crew Not Using Electronic Devices Before Crash

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Federal investigators say video aboard the Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state shows crews weren't using personal electronic devices and that the engineer remarked about the speed six seconds before the train went off the tracks south of Seattle, killing three people.

Man Who Had Suspicious Device at Airport Won't Face Charges

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police had taken 50-year-old Alon Felman into custody at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 4. He was accused of creating a false public alarm and interfering with transportation after a replica of an improvised explosive device was found in his carry-on luggage during a screening.

Suspicious device at NJ train station being investigated

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The discovery of the suspicious package comes a day after an explosion in Manhattan injured 29 people, and an unexploded pressure-cooker device was found four blocks away. Also Saturday, a pipe bomb exploded about an hour from the Elizabeth train station in Seaside Park, New Jersey, forcing the cancellation of a military charity 5K run. Officials said it didn't appear that those two incidents were related.

Officers Find Mock Explosive Device at Toronto Airport

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officials found what they describe as a mock improvised explosive device inside the man's passenger's suitcase at Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest. The agency said the passenger was scheduled to travel on United Airlines flight 547 to Chicago.