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Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles

Jan. 21, 2020 6:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota recall affects about 3.4 million vehicles globally and is being done because the air bags may not inflate in a crash....

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shows Patrik Mathews. FBI agents on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, arrested the former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia's capital. The three men are members of The Base and were arrested on federal charges in a criminal complaint unsealed in Maryland, according to a Justice Department news release. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police via AP)

Documents: Extremist group wanted rally to start civil war

Jan. 21, 2020 4:38 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews also...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo a worker looks up underneath a Boeing 737 MAX jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, according to two people familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing doesn't expect Max jet to be cleared until summer

Jan. 21, 2020 4:20 PM EST

Boeing said Tuesday that it doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago. That timetable — the latest of several delays in the plane's approval process — will create more...

Wisconsin man caught with loaded gun at Milwaukee airport

Jan. 21, 2020 4:06 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said officials stopped a Wisconsin man with a loaded gun Tuesday while going through a checkpoint at Mitchell International Airport. The TSA said its officers saw the .38-caliber handgun loaded with six bullets when the man removed his coat and...

Driver charged following crash into tanker truck, fuel spill

Jan. 21, 2020 3:58 PM EST

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — A driver has been charged with reckless conduct and second-degree assault in connection with a Route 101 crash into a tanker truck that spilled over 5,000 gallons of fuel, police sad. The crash in Epping, New Hampshire, caused the tanker to roll over on Dec. 16. The driver of the...

Colorado couple killed in collision on New Mexico highway

Jan. 21, 2020 2:44 PM EST

BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say an elderly Colorado couple has died after their car was struck by a semi-truck on a highway. Harlan Leroy Swanson, 94, and Elinor Swanson, 92, were traveling Monday afternoon on east of Bernardo when their vehicle made a left onto US 60, New Mexico State...

People gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash, at the gate of Amri Kabir University that some of the victims of the crash were former students of, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Iran on Saturday, Jan. 11, acknowledged that its armed forces

Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jet

Jan. 21, 2020 1:56 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran's main airport earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board. The new preliminary report by Iran's Civil...

Lawmakers, Lamont officials to meet to finish tolling bill

Jan. 21, 2020 1:31 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic state legislators and members of Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's administration planned to meet privately Tuesday to try and finalize the details of a transportation bill that includes bridge tolls for big trucks. Senate President Martin Looney of New Haven said lawmakers are...

More tests requested on truck in fatal crash of 7 bikers

Jan. 21, 2020 1:27 PM EST

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials prosecuting the driver of a pickup truck in a collision that killed seven motorcyclists want an outside consultant to conduct tests on the vehicle without members of the man's defense team present, according to documents filed in a New Hampshire court. The state has custody...

Police release names of 2 people killed in Sioux City crash

Jan. 21, 2020 1:03 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed when the car they were in collided with a semitrailer in Sioux City. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The eastbound car didn't halt for a red light at an intersection and collided with the northbound semi, police...