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Group urges Vermont city to not allow ATVs on public streets

Oct. 17, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — A national safety group is urging a Vermont city to vote against an ordinance that would allow all-terrain vehicles on downtown streets. The Caledonian Record reports the Newport City Council is scheduled to vote on a draft ordinance that would allow the vehicles on city streets on...

Uber lays off 350 employees in Eats, autonomous vehicles

Oct. 14, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is laying off 350 employees from its food delivery, autonomous vehicles, safety, insurance and other teams. The move is the latest in a string of staff reductions at the ride-hailing giant since its ill-fated initial public offering. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an email to employees...

Subaru recalls some Forester vehicles due to airbag issue

Oct. 11, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

Subaru is recalling more than 350,000 Forester vehicles with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat may loosen and deactivate the airbag even though the seat is occupied. Subaru said the recall includes Forester vehicles from 2015 to 2018. The automaker will notify vehicle...

Blue Bell recalls ice cream that may contain plastic bits

Oct. 11, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

SYLACAUGA, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Blue Bell Creameries is recalling a batch of ice cream made at an Alabama plant over concerns it may contain pieces of plastic. The agency made the announcement Wednesday. News outlets report about 1,700 half gallons of Butter Crunch ice...

BMW recalls cars, SUVs to fix backup camera display problem

Oct. 9, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is recalling more than 257,000 vehicles in the U.S. because drivers might not be able to see the backup camera display. The recall covers certain 3-Series, 5-series, 6-Series, 7-Series and 8-Series cars as well as certain X3, X4, X5 and X7 SUVs from the 2018 to 2020 model years. Also...

Unions sue USDA seeking to halt new pork processing rule

Oct. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The union representing workers at pork processing plants sued the federal government on Monday to challenge a new rule that allows companies to set line speeds and turn over more food safety tasks to company employees. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and...

Police: 3 dead, 1 missing after car plunges into canal

Oct. 6, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday and the driver helped a teenage girl to safety before dying in a bid to rescue three other passengers, two of whom were found dead after the car was hoisted from the water, authorities said. Delaware State Police said...

NTSB recommends seat belts, stronger seats for new limos

Oct. 2, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that new vehicles that are stretched into limousines have safety belts for all seats and seats that better protect passengers in a crash. The agency says the recommendations are designed to keep passengers safe after deadly limousine...

Italy's Fiat Chrysler plant hit by strike after worker dies

Oct. 1, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles worker died overnight in an accident at the group's facility in Cassino, in central Italy, prompting unions to call a local strike to demand stricter safety rules. A company spokesman said Tuesday the 40-year-old worker, Fabrizio Greco, died while he was moving a...

CVS stops sale of heartburn drugs with suspect contaminant

Sep. 30, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

CVS has halted sales of popular heartburn treatment Zantac and its generic store brand after warnings by U.S. health regulators. It's the latest precautionary move by retailers and manufacturers after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently warned consumers about a potentially dangerous contaminant in...