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Safety agency says Chrysler recall too slow

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is accusing Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix some Jeep SUVs in a recall announced more than a year ago. The National Highway Traffic Safety […]


The Graco website helps consumers determine if their infant car seat buckles are impacted by the company recall. (Photo credit: Graco)

Graco gives in, agrees to recall infant seats

DETROIT (AP) — Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history. The recall came after a five-month spat […]


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BMW recalls 156,000 vehicles

DETROIT (AP) – BMW is recalling more than 156,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can lose power or stall. The recall covers multiple models from 2010 through 2012. It includes some […]


Emergency crews look over wreckage from a crash between a semi and a tour bus on Thursday, April 10, 2014, on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented, 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules. A tractor-trailer truck and a […]


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NHTSA to require rearview cameras in new vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing a final safety rule that requires rearview technology in many new vehicles. The move is an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents. The […]


The Chevy Cobalt moves on the assembly line at the Lordstown Assembly Plant on Aug. 21, 2008 in Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

US safety agency likely probing GM recall response

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and a massive recall of small cars. The National […]


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Acting Administrator David Friedman.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New rules sought to make child car seats safer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday. The proposal by the National Highway Traffic […]


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Stocks end on a high note before Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in a holiday-shortened trading day Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January. Markets were open for […]


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Malibu checkpoint results in 2 dozen arrests

MALIBU (CNS) – Nearly two dozen people were arrested at a DUI/license checkpoint in Malibu operated by the sheriff’s department, which also impounded several vehicles during the operation that ended this morning. The checkpoint was […]


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Govt plan aims to keep older drivers safe on road

WASHINGTON (AP) — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a “silver car” rating system that […]




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