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Look Before You Lock
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The government is urging people to "Look Before You Lock" -- specifically, look out for children to keep them from being left unattended in hot vehicles.
The U.S. Department of Transportation says there have been at least 23 deaths so far this summer resulting from children being left in hot cars.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have issued a joint letter addressed to the nation's Head Start directors and child care providers. The secretaries are urging them to take advantage of the "Look Before You Lock" campaign materials by sharing them with staff, families and other community members.
Research by the DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle deaths for children under the age of fourteen.
When outside temperatures are in the low 80s, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in only 10 minutes, even with a window rolled down two inches. Children's bodies overheat four to five times as quickly as an adult, and infants and children under four years old are at the greatest risk for heat-related illness.
Posted: Friday, August 17 2012, 05:18 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Save the Children sending relief to Moore victims
May 21, 2013 13:22 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Relief organization Save the Children says it's sending help to families affected by Monday's deadly tornado in Moore.
Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles says experience shows that children are most vulnerable during emergencies. The organization plans to send kits for shelters to create safe play spaces for children displaced by Monday's deadly tornado.
The organization is also sending hygiene materials for infants and toddlers.
Save the Children has served thousands of children in major U.S. emergencies, including Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Joplin, Mo.
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Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.