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EU agency links J&J shot to rare clots, says odds favor use

Apr. 20, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s drug regulatory agency said Tuesday that it found a “possible link” between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and extremely rare blood clots and recommended a warning be added to the label. But experts at the agency reiterated that the...

Subaru recalls vehicles to fix engine, suspension problems

Apr. 20, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling nearly 875,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall or a rear suspension part can fall off. The stalling recall covers more than 466,000 Crosstrek SUVs from 2018 and 2019 and Impreza cars from 2017 through 2019. The...

Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

Apr. 19, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fiery crash of a Tesla near Houston with no one behind the wheel is drawing scrutiny from two federal agencies that could bring new regulation of electronic systems that take on some driving tasks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

UN agency to provide food assistance for Venezuelan children

Apr. 19, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The food assistance agency of the United Nations announced Monday that it will begin operations in Venezuela after reaching an agreement with the South American nation’s government. The efforts of the World Food Program will focus on feeding...

After child dies, US regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

Apr. 17, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said children and at least one pet were pulled,...

Toyota recalls Venza SUVs to fix air bag wiring problem

Apr. 15, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 373,000 Venza SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem can stop the side air bags from inflating in a crash. The recall covers Venzas from the 2009 through 2015 model years, including nearly 280,000 in the U.S. ...

Safety groups, unions urge US to fix recalled gov't vehicles

Apr. 15, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than a dozen consumer groups and three federal employee unions are asking the U.S. government to stop using vehicles in its fleet with unrepaired safety recalls. The group also says the General Services Administration is selling vehicles to the...

Homeless Army veteran pulls man from burning vehicle

Apr. 14, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A homeless Army veteran is being called a hero for pulling a man to safety when his car caught fire after a head-on crash in Florida's Panhandle. Freddie Finkley, 56, was standing near an intersection with his girlfriend Stephanie Tidwell on April...

New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

Apr. 12, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition. The governor, a...

Verizon recalls mobile hotspots sold to schools, in stores

Apr. 09, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is recalling 2.5 million mobile hotspots after some reports of overheating and two reports of minor burns. The 4G hotspots were used by schools and sold by stores. They are called Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots and were imported by Franklin...