| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:39 PM
Toyota Motor Co. and the Justice Department have agreed on a $1.2-billion settlement to close a criminal probe into whether the automaker handled cases of sudden acceleration properly, according to media reports.
The settlement -- which could be...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:14 PM
— 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....
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:16 PM
A 43-year-old man who went back into the flames of his burning trailer home to save his beloved pet dachshunds has died of injuries sustained in the futile rescue effort, his family said Sunday.
Marvin Jerry Chapman, called Jerry, suffered critical...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A suspicious fire gutted a Hollywood apartment and displaced a family early Monday morning.
"We label it suspicious because we have questions that are unanswered," said Hollywood Fire Rescue Division Chief Joel Medina said Monday afternoon.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages.
Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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,...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Of the 11 economy cars crash-tested by the leading insurance industry group, 10 failed a new safety standard for front-end collisions.
Only the Chevrolet Spark earned an “acceptable” grade on the test, in which 25% of the front end, on...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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,...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:17 PM
A fire that started in the bedroom of a Hollywood house spread through the home on Sunday night, an official said.
"There were no reports of anyone injured," Hollywood Fire Rescue Division Chief Joel Medina said about the blaze that happened at 1120 N....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:24 PM
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.