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  • Nissan recalls 1 million cars to fix air bags that may not trigger

    Nissan is recalling about 1 million late model cars — including its popular Altima and Sentra sedans — because a software glitch can prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in an accident. The recall includes the Nissan Altima,...
  • Traffic fatalities drop 3 percent in 2013

    Traffic fatalities drop 3 percent in 2013
    Traffic fatalities, injuries and their related costs all fell in 2013, according to estimates by the National Safety Council.   Last year's 35,200 traffic deaths marked a 3 percent decrease compared with 2012, while crash-related injuries were down 2...
  • Hands-free devices as distracting as cellphones: NSC

    Hands-free devices as distracting as cellphones: NSC
    Safety advocates want motorists to pay attention to the dangers of distracted driving. As April is designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the century-old Itasca, Ill.-based National Safety Council has released a new poll showing that 80 percent of...
  • GM expands recall, suspends two engineers, takes $1.3-billion charge

    General Motors announced Thursday it will take a $1.3-billion write-down to cover the cost of repairs related to faulty ignition switch recalls, and placed two engineers at the center of the recall scandal on paid leave. The company also said it will...
  • GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall

    GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall
    General Motors Co. recalled an additional 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. as it continues to deal with the fallout of a faulty ignition switch linked to a series of crashes and at least 12 deaths. The automaker said it is calling back Chevrolet Cobalts,...
  • Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market

    Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market
    Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The...
  • Poignant video shows students on sinking South Korean ferry

    As a ferry started to tilt dangerously off the South Korean coast, a group of teenage passengers made jokes and talked of posting about the experience on Facebook. One started to hum the theme song from the movie "Titanic." But as the listing got...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...
  • Lawsuit filed by trooper hurt in crash that killed worker

    Lawsuit filed by trooper hurt in crash that killed worker
    The Illinois state trooper injured last month after a semitrailer plowed into emergency vehicles along Interstate 88, killing an Illinois Tollway worker, filed a lawsuit Monday against the truck driver and the company that employed him. Trooper...
  • Police identify victim in Delray crash and shooting

    – A 23-year-old man is dead after a wild shooting and car crash in downtown Delray Beach. The investigation shut down Atlantic Avenue Thursday night and police were still working the scene Friday. It happened at Atlantic and Eighth Avenue West...
  • Clint Moore Road reopened after fatal crash in Boca

    Clint Moore Road reopened after fatal crash in Boca
    — All lanes of Clint Moore Road near the site of a crash have reopened, according to Boca Raton police. Police spokeswoman Sandra Boonenberg said officers responded to the crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car just after 6 a.m. Monday....