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  • Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case

    Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case
    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...
  • 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....
  • Dania Beach man dies after attempt to rescue pets from fire

    Dania Beach man dies after attempt to rescue pets from fire
    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...
  • Hollywood apartment blaze 'suspicious,' fire chief says

    Hollywood apartment blaze 'suspicious,' fire chief says
    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. The fire...
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

    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...
  • 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...
  • Chevy Spark only subcompact car to pass insurance group crash test

    Chevy Spark only subcompact car to pass insurance group crash test
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Fire spreads through Hollywood home

    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....
  • '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...