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  • Passengers from Asiana crash sue Boeing

    Passengers from Asiana crash sue Boeing
    A group of passengers who were aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport last summer filed a personal injury lawsuit against Boeing Friday alleging that negligence by the company contributed to the crash....
  • 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...
  • NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans

    NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into intermittent brake failure in the 2007 and 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid sedan. Dozens of consumers have complained to the agency about the problem, asking it to force Toyota Motor...
  • 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...
  • Flight 19: Has mystery of Lost Patrol been solved?

    Flight 19: Has mystery of Lost Patrol been solved?
    When five Navy torpedo bombers took off from Fort Lauderdale in December 1945 and failed to return, they created one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time and popularized the myth of the Bermuda Triangle. Now two aviation sleuths, who have...
  • Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters

    Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters
    They're sort of like guardian angels — 22,000 miles above the Earth. The same weather satellites that track hurricanes also helped rescue more than 20 people on sinking or disabled boats in the vicinity of South Florida last year, according to a...
  • 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...
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • Car seat safety: Feds propose new guidelines

    Car seat safety: Feds propose new guidelines
    Two actions this week by the government aim to strengthen child safety seat guidelines. Yesterday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a first-ever side impact test to ensure safety of a child passenger under 40 pounds in...
  • 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...