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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019 file photograph, the company logo shines at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo.  Ford is recalling more than 558,000 midsize SUVs in North America because the brakes may not work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 through 2018 Ford Edge and 2016 through 2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles. Ford says in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020,  that some front brake hoses can rupture, causing brake fluid to leak. If too much fluid leaks, it could take more effort to stop the vehicle and stopping distances could increase. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Ford recalls midsize SUVs to fix possible brake fluid leaks

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

Ford is recalling more than 558,000 midsize SUVs in North America because the brakes may not work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 through 2018 Ford Edge and 2016 through 2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles. Ford said Wednesday that some front brake hoses can rupture, causing brake fluid to leak. If too much fluid...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France. About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall. The EPA said in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 that the vehicles will be recalled. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

Fiat Chrysler to recall vehicles that may pollute too much

Aug. 5, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall. Fiat Chrysler says in a quarterly filing with securities regulators that it found the excess pollution during internal...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, the logo of Honda Motor Co. is seen on a Honda vehicle at the Japanese automaker's headquarters in Tokyo.  Honda, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020,  is recalling over 1.6 million minivans and SUVs in the U.S. to fix problems that include faulty backup camera displays, malfunctioning dashboard lights and sliding doors that don’t latch properly.  They cover certain Odyssey minivans from 2018 to 2020, Pilot SUVs from 2019 through 2021 and Passport SUVs from 2019 and 2020. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

Honda recalls 1.6M vans and SUVs in 4 different US recalls

Aug. 4, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling over 1.6 million minivans and SUVs in the U.S. to fix problems that include faulty backup camera displays, malfunctioning dashboard displays and sliding doors that don’t latch properly. The problems were revealed in four recalls posted Tuesday by the government....

Appeals court: NOAA can't make rules for offshore fish farms

Aug. 3, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a decision that throws out rules regulating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico. The law granting authority over fisheries to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration does not also let the agency set rules for offshore fish...

Health officials link US salmonella outbreak to red onions

Aug. 1, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield,...

Unions sue USDA over faster chicken plant production speeds

Jul. 28, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The union representing workers at chicken processing plants in six states sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying its policy of allowing companies to slaughter birds more quickly endangers workers and makes it more difficult to protect against spread of the...

Burger King in China apologizes after state TV criticism

Jul. 17, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Burger King's China unit has issued a public apology and promised to cooperate with a government investigation after state TV reported one of the U.S. fast food giant's outlets used expired ingredients. The Burger King in the southern city of Nanchang was criticized Thursday on an annual...

Hyundai recalls 272K US cars; electrical outlet can overheat

Jul. 15, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 272,000 cars in the U.S. because the electrical socket in the dashboard can overheat and cause a fire. The recall covers certain 2011 and 2012 Elantra compacts and Sonata midsize cars, and the 2012 Accent subcompact and Veloster hatchback. Hyundai says the...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland poses with his trophy and a bottle of champagne after winning the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

Bottas shows he can handle pressure in winning Austrian GP

Jul. 5, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas insisted before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday that he has what it takes to win the Formula One world championship. That’s a tall order with six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton as his teammate at Mercedes. Especially as Hamilton needs one...

Workers inspect newly assembled cars at a Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd factory, a German joint venture company for Mercedes-Benz, in Beijing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Chinese media reported Sunday, July 5, 2020 that Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak with most of the vehicles being manufactured by Beijing Benz Automotive Co. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

Jul. 5, 2020 5:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak. A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel pipe could weaken over time, allowing oil to leak when the engine starts in cold weather, according to a notice published...