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  • 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...
  • Ex-Oakland Raider linebacker killed in high-speed crash

    Ex-Oakland Raider linebacker killed in high-speed crash
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard died early Monday in a high-speed crash that also killed another man, according to media reports. A California Highway Patrol...
  • The countryside of 9/11

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Exactly one American flag flaps in the brisk, rural Pennsylvania breeze at the Flight 93 National Memorial, which is the same number you'll find at most other national parks and monuments. That lone flag makes the memorial at once...
  • 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...
  • Tesla shares continue to fall on report of battery fire in Model S

    Tesla shares continue to fall on report of battery fire in Model S
    Shares of electric car company Tesla Motors continued to fall Thursday after pictures and video of a mysterious Tesla Model S fire circulated on the Internet. The fire raised concern the popular luxury car -- Tesla is selling all it can make -- might...
  • Victims of plane crash ID'd as Kentucky doctor and wife

    Victims of plane crash ID'd as Kentucky doctor and wife
    The victims of a plane crash in Bolingbrook have been identified as a surgeon from Kentucky and his wife who were flying to the Chicago area to attend a medical conference, according to police and co-workers. One of the deceased was identified as Dr....
  • 2 killed in motorcycle crash on I-80

    2 killed in motorcycle crash on I-80
    A man and a woman from the northwest suburbs were killed early this morning when the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a semi tractor trailer on Interstate 80 near Mokena in southwest suburban Frankfort Township, authorities said. The 32-year-old...
  • New Lenox man dies in one-vehicle rollover

    New Lenox man dies in one-vehicle rollover
    A New Lenox man died early Saturday after he was pinned under his pickup truck in a one-vehicle accident, authorities said. Richard W. Schroeder, 51, was declared dead at 3:06 a.m. at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox following the crash near Delaney...
  • Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash

    Mourners gather to remember father and daughter killed in plane crash
    An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break. The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...