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Ford pays $19M to settle claims on fuel economy, payload

May. 24, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ford Motor Company on Tuesday settled claims by 40 U.S. state attorneys general that the company made misleading claims about the fuel economy and payload capacity of some of its vehicles, violating state consumer protection laws. The company agreed to pay...

Inflation triggers California minimum wage increase in 2023

May. 12, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's minimum wage will jump to $15.50 per hour next year, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday, an increase triggered by soaring inflation that will benefit about 3 million workers. The increase is required by a state law passed in...

WA high court: Drivers can get DUIs for driving while high

May. 12, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court ruled Thursday people can be cited for driving under the influence for driving while high, a decision that upholds the state’s decade-old law regulating marijuana use behind the wheel of a car. The Seattle Times reports all...

Georgia's Oxendine to hand over $128,000 to end ethics saga

May. 12, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 2010 race for governor ended Thursday, in a way. State ethics officials agreed to drop their campaign finance case against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who will hand over the $128,000 remaining in his campaign fund and admit no wrongdoing. ...

Carnahan reports threat while campaigning in Faribault

May. 11, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — Congressional candidate Jennifer Carnahan says a man threatened her and swerved his car toward her while she was campaigning in Faribault. Carnahan called police after the run-in Tuesday while she was going door-to-door. Police Chief John Sherwin said in a...

Hyundai recalls 215K Sonatas; faulty hoses can leak fuel

May. 11, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 215,000 midsize cars in the U.S. — most for a second time — because fuel hoses can leak in the engine compartment and cause fires. The recall covers certain 2013 and 2014 Sonata sedans, many of which were recalled for the same...

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton blasts piercings crackdown

May. 06, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton protested the FIA's crackdown on body piercings Friday by showing up at the Miami Grand Prix wearing every piece of jewelry he could fit on his body and suggesting he was willing to sit out races over the issue. ...

New Mexico regulators adopt clean car rule

May. 06, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have adopted more stringent motor vehicle emissions standards as part of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s push against climate change. The rule was adopted Thursday by the state Environmental Improvement Board following a joint public...

Tesla covers travel costs for workers seeking abortions

May. 06, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

Tesla is covering travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions, joining the ranks of major companies who’ve introduced a similar policy to benefit workers affected by new restrictions in the past few months. The company said in its 2021 “ Impact Report ” released...

Connecticut lawmakers send vehicle emissions bill to Lamont

Apr. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A wide-ranging bill aimed at reducing vehicle emissions in Connecticut, including the likely adoption of California's clean air standards for certain trucks and a requirement that all school buses be emission-free by 2040, was advanced Friday to Gov. Ned Lamont's desk. ...