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  • 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,...
  • Tesla shares fall after mysterious car fire and analyst downgrade

    Tesla shares fall after mysterious car fire and analyst downgrade
    Shares of Wall Street darling Tesla Motors fell 6% Wednesday after the high-flying stock was downgraded by an investment house and pictures and video of a mysterious Tesla Model S fire circulated on the Internet. The shares dropped $12.05 to close at...
  • '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...
  • It's Junior day at Daytona 500

    It's Junior day at Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It took nearly 10 hours to complete the Daytona 500 on Sunday and for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to complete his 10-year bid to return to Daytona's Victory Lane. Earnhardt held off Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on a restart with...
  • Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500

    Tony Stewart falls short at Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart's attempt to win his first Daytona 500 fell short Sunday as the three-time NASCAR champion drove his first race since suffering a broken right leg in August. After starting 21st, Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet...
  • Tesla's Elon Musk defends Model S electric car after fire

    Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk moved Friday to put out the financial fire that resulted from when one of the electric car company’s expensive Model S hatchbacks burned up on a roadway near Seattle this week. Writing on Tesla’s...
  • Identity of fourth victim killed in fiery Burbank crash is confirmed

    Identity of fourth victim killed in fiery Burbank crash is confirmed
    Los Angeles County coroner’s officials have identified a fourth victim of a fiery single-car crash in Burbank this past weekend. Sugey Cuevas, 19, was among the five who died in the wreck that occurred at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday near the Scott...
  • News-Press Editorial: We must all share the road

    News-Press Editorial: We must all share the road
    Like one-two punches, the horrible news was reported: On Wednesday afternoon and then again on Thursday night, three Glendale pedestrians, all women, and two of them in their 70s, were the victims of hit-and-run accidents. As of this writing, one of those...
  • Leader Editorial: Community mourns together over tragedy

    Leader Editorial: Community mourns together over tragedy
    There is a pall on this city today, with residents still absorbing the fact that a fiery, single-car crash that took place Sept. 28 on San Fernando Boulevard ended the lives of five of our promising young people and injured a sixth. As that Saturday...
  • Cops suspect drugs, alcohol played factor in fatal Woodlawn crash

    Cops suspect drugs, alcohol played factor in fatal Woodlawn crash
    Chicago police believe drugs and alcohol may have played a factor in a two-vehicle crash that left an 18-year-old female passenger dead, officials said. The crash happened about 2:26 a.m., Chicago Police Department at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue...
  • Last victim of Santa Monica plane crash officially identified

    Last victim of Santa Monica plane crash officially identified
    The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Sunday identified the fourth and last of the victims killed in a crash last weekend at Santa Monica Airport. The agency officially identified Lucas Benjamin, 28, of Malibu, as among the dead in the...