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FILE- This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a Ford logo on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. Ford is recalling more than 700,000 vehicles in North America because the backup cameras can show distorted images or suddenly go dark. The recall covers most 2020 versions of Ford’s F-Series trucks, as well as the 2020 Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Edge.  The recall is expected to start Nov. 7, 2020.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Ford recalls over 700K vehicles; backup cameras can go dark

Sep. 30, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 700,000 vehicles in North America because the backup cameras can show distorted images or suddenly go dark. The recall covers most 2020 versions of Ford's F-Series trucks, as well as the 2020 Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Edge. Also...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, a New York state trooper and members of the National Transportation Safety Board view the scene of a fatal crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie, N.Y. Federal investigators examining the 2018 crash of a stretch limousine that killed 20 people said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, that state regulators repeatedly failed to oversee a poorly maintained vehicle with corroded brakes.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Feds fault operator, regulators in limo crash that killed 20

Sep. 29, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators repeatedly failed to properly oversee a poorly maintained stretch limousine with corroded brakes that hurtled down a hill at more than 100 mph (160 kph) and crashed in a ravine, killing 20 people, federal investigators said Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board...

Mushrooms linked to salmonella outbreaks in 10 states

Sep. 26, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials are warning of salmonella cases in at least 10 states linked to dried mushrooms from a Southern California company. More than 40 people have gotten sick and four have been hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The product...

US probes Mercedes vans for possible unwanted acceleration

Sep. 25, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating speed sensor problems with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size vans that could cause unwanted acceleration. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 160,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans from the 2011 through 2018...

Vermont marijuana sales bill done; governor to 'take a look'

Sep. 23, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Legislature has approved a bill that would set up a system to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana by establishing a cannabis control board and setting up how such sales would be taxed. Gov. Phil Scott says he will “take a look” at the legislation...

Farm workers, drivers reminded of harvest safety measures

Sep. 20, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois drivers and workers in the agriculture industry can take safety precautions during the busy fall harvest season, state officials said this week. Tractor roll-over accidents on farms or roadways are a leading cause of deaths in the industry. The Illinois Department of...

This photo provided by Honda shows the Accord, which has a long history of excellence as a family sedan. It's under mounting pressure from the all-new Kia K5, though. Can this new upstart unseat the established veteran? (Courtesy of Honda North America via AP)

Edmunds compares new Kia K5 against Honda Accord

Sep. 16, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

The current generation Honda Accord has been a class leader since it was introduced in 2018. It has garnered an Edmunds Top Rated award for the last two years, meaning it outranked all other midsize sedans. But there is a new challenger for the title: the all-new 2021 Kia K5. The K5 replaces Kia’s Optima...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is seen at its showroom in Seoul, South Korea. For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer can cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the U.S. from 2019 through 2021 to fix the problem.  (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Hyundai warns owners to park outside, recalls 180,000 SUVs

Sep. 11, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer could cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the U.S. from 2019 through 2021 to fix the problem. The company...

FILE- This combination of file photos shows the logo of Kia Motors during an unveiling ceremony on Dec. 13, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea, top, and a Hyundai logo on the side of a showroom on April 15, 2018, in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., bottom. The Korean automakers are recalling over 591,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.  (AP Photo, File)

Hyundai now says recalled vehicles should be parked outside

Sep. 4, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai has reversed itself on a recall to fix a defect that could cause engine fires and is now telling owners of more than 200,000 vehicles to park them outdoors until repairs are made. The company, along with affiliated South Korean automaker Kia, on Thursday said they were recalling over...

Cowboys cut key free agent addition in safety Clinton-Dix

Sep. 3, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on Thursday, cutting ties before the first game with the free agent they hoped could help fill the void of several losses in the secondary. Clinton-Dix didn't make it to the regular season despite being reunited with first-year coach...