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Panel calls for stronger leadership of FDA foods program

Dec. 06, 2022 14:29 PM EST

A panel on Tuesday called for changes at the federal agency that oversees most of the nation's food supply, saying revamped leadership, a clear mission and more urgency are needed to prevent illness outbreaks and to promote good health. But the report stopped short of recommending...

Vehicle flips over into NJ marsh, trapping 3; driver killed

Nov. 27, 2022 12:48 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A vehicle flipped over into a New Jersey marsh over the weekend, trapping three occupants and killing the driver as the other two were able to reach safety, authorities said. Toms River police said officers and emergency medical personnel were dispatched...

Ford recalls over 634K SUVs due to fuel leaks and fire risk

Nov. 24, 2022 10:18 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling over 634,000 SUVs worldwide because a cracked fuel injector can spill fuel or leak vapors onto a hot engine and cause fires. The recall covers Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 through 2023 model years. All have 1.5-liter,...

Gathering again? Tips for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2022 11:31 AM EST

For families who settled for smaller gatherings and remote blessings during the height of the pandemic, this Thanksgiving looks like the return of the big bash. More folks are getting together this year, with the American Automobile Association predicting holiday travel will be...

Ford recalling some F-150 vehicles due to wiper motor

Nov. 18, 2022 10:14 AM EST

Ford is recalling more than 550,00 F-150 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the front windshield wiper motor may stop functioning, causing the wipers to stop working. The automobile maker said that the inoperative windshield wipers on the 2021-2022 models can reduce visibility...

Ram heavy-duty diesel pickups recalled for engine fire risk

Nov. 17, 2022 08:32 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Stellantis is recalling nearly 250,000 heavy duty diesel Ram pickup trucks in the U.S. because transmission fluid can leak and cause engine fires. The recall covers certain 2020 to 2023 Ram 2500 and some 2020 through 2022 Ram 3500 trucks. All have 6.7-liter Cummins...

GM recalls 340K big SUVs; daytime running lights can stay on

Nov. 10, 2022 08:49 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 340,000 big SUVs in the U.S. because their daytime running lights may not shut off when the regular headlights are on. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents poste on its website Thursday that having...

EXPLAINER: Bikes, batteries and blazes spark concern in NYC

Nov. 07, 2022 18:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A weekend fire that injured over three dozen people — and forced firefighters to use ropes to pluck people from a 20th-story window — is drawing attention to a rising concern in New York City: battery fires that can arise in the electric bikes and scooters that have...

VW recalls vehicles for tire pressure monitoring malfunction

Nov. 04, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is recalling nearly 225,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the tire pressure monitoring systems may not detect air losses in all four tires at the same time. The recall covers certain 2019 Tiguan, Golf Sportswagen, Golf Alltrack, Golf R, and Audi Q3 and A3...

Wolf signs bills, including to decriminalize fentanyl strips

Nov. 03, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed new laws Thursday that, among other things, decriminalize fentanyl test strips, legalize possession of switchblades and call for the state to divest holdings in certain Russian companies. The 66 bills he approved include a...