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  • GM top executives spared in internal report on safety failure

    GM top executives spared in internal report on safety failure
    General Motors Co on Thursday issued a report detailing how for 11 years it turned a blind eye to an ignition-switch problem linked to at least 13 deaths but largely pinned the blame on what the report described as incompetent lower-level employees,...
  • GM fires 15 at top levels; report on ignition switches 'brutally tough'

    A pervading atmosphere of incompetence and neglect at General Motors led the company to allow a deadly problem to fester for 11 years before anyone acted to correct it. So says a report Thursday morning on the ignition-switch issue that has been linked to...
  • Comcast Preps Charm Offensive To Sell TW Cable Merger In Skeptical D.C.

    After a morning media blitz by Comcast to announce its plans to buy Time Warner Cable, the companies now face the arduous task of selling it to D.C. regulators over the howls of protest from media watchdog orgs. While Comcast's policy chief David L....
  • Senators Urge FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to 'Move Quickly' to Preserve 'Open Internet'

    Five U.S. senators have sent a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler in which they call on him to "act with expediency" to come up with a plan after the D.C. Circuit Court overturned the agency's Net neutrality rules last month. The Democratic senators --...
  • Harry Reid earns an assist on Iran

    The most important person in the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations right now may be Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader from Searchlight, Nev. Two weeks ago, President Obama's nuclear diplomacy was in trouble, but not because of anything Iran was...
  • Veterans group pushes for 'Marshall Plan' to address VA member issues

    Veterans group pushes for 'Marshall Plan' to address VA member issues
    As the Senate prepares to take up reform legislation growing out of the VA healthcare scandal, a group representing Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans called Monday for a "Marshall Plan" for veterans and for the president to appoint a post-9/11 veteran...
  • Feinstein asks VA chief to review wait times at California facilities

    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately review wait times for appointments at VA facilities in California, citing reports of veterans facing waits of up to 90 days at Los Angeles and Long...
  • Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but his measured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...
  • General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed

    General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths. The fine against the country's biggest car...
  • Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves Of Hartford Fought In Korea With 'Borinqueneers'

    Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves Of Hartford Fought In Korea With 'Borinqueneers'
    While fighting in Korea, Staff Sgt. Dolores Nieves and other members of the 65th Infantry Regiment were known as Los Diablos de la Monta├▒a, or Devils of the Mountain, for their ability to fling their enemies' grenades back at them before they detonated....
  • Pressure Mounts To Revamp Or Dump Metro-North

    When irate Fairfield County legislators suggested earlier this winter that Connecticut should sever its relationship with Metro-North, state political leaders were silent and Transportation Commissioner James Redeker dismissed the idea as impractical....