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Kia recalls 410K vehicles; air bags might not work in crash

Jan. 28, 2022 09:58 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling more than 410,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem that can stop the air bags from inflating in a crash. The recall covers certain Forte small cars from the 2017 and 2018 model years, and Sedona minivans and Soul small SUVs from 2017 through...

Buttigieg pledges help as car fatalities keep spiking higher

Jan. 27, 2022 11:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is pledging to tackle rising traffic fatalities through a national strategy aimed at reducing speed, redesigning roads and enhancing car safety features such as automatic emergency braking. Buttigieg told The Associated...

Marijuana legalization bill clears House panel in Delaware

Jan. 26, 2022 18:21 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democrat-led House committee voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to release a bill legalizing recreational marijuana use by adults in Delaware. A lone Republican joined Democrats on the Health and Human Development committee in voting to release the bill,...

Nissan recalls 793K Rogues; wiring trouble raises fire risk

Jan. 26, 2022 12:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 793,000 small SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because water can get into wiring which, in rare cases, could start a fire. The recall covers Nissan Rogue SUVs from the 2014 through 2016 model years. The Rogue is Nissan’s top-selling vehicle...

Edmunds: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2022 Honda Pilot

Jan. 26, 2022 06:44 AM EST

The Honda Pilot has long been a favorite for three-row SUV shoppers, offering multi-passenger safety, comfort, cargo and convenience, all while remaining affordable and fuel-efficient. But the current-generation Pilot is getting on in years, having debuted for the 2016 model year, and that’s left...

'Stop Right There!': Foley recalls epic duet with Meat Loaf

Jan. 22, 2022 15:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Stop Right There!” Three words of warning — and three words that Ellen Foley credits with launching her career in music. It was Foley who belted out the words to Meat Loaf about halfway through their eight-and-a-half minute duet “Paradise By the Dashboard...

Birmingham closing more than century-old bridge for safety

Jan. 21, 2022 09:22 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A more than 100-year-old bridge that links Birmingham's northern and southern sides is being shut down to cars and trucks because of concerns over its safety. Dedicated in 1919 to an Alabama regiment that fought in the “Rainbow Division” of World War I,...

Ford recalls 200K cars because brake lights can stay on

Jan. 19, 2022 09:05 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 200,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem that can stop the brake lights from turning off. The recall covers certain 2014 and 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars as well as some 2015 Mustangs. All were sold or registered in Texas,...

Insufficient signatures sink Maui mayor recall attempt

Jan. 13, 2022 15:14 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — An attempt to recall Maui Mayor Mike Victorino has failed after organizers didn't collect the minimum number of signatures needed, The Maui News reported. The recall effort needed to gather 21,586 signatures, which is equivalent to 20% of the 107,930...

A glance, then grim truth for brother of Bronx fire victim

Jan. 11, 2022 21:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man on the gurney looked so familiar, but in the commotion of a big-city emergency room, Yusupha Jawara quickly turned his attention back to other people seeking medical help at St. Barnabas Hospital. After a deadly blaze broke out at a Bronx apartment building,...