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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,...

Tesla Model 3 recall over rear camera connection

Dec. 30, 2021 10:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla is recalling certain Model 3s because a coaxial cable for its backup camera can become worn and fail to transmit images to the dashboard console. All Model 3s from model years 2017 to 2020 are included in the recall, with as many as 356,309 cars affected,...

US steps up probe into Hyundai-Kia engine failures and fires

Dec. 27, 2021 13:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have stepped up a series of investigations into engine fires that have plagued Hyundai and Kia vehicles for more than six years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a new engineering analysis investigation covers more...

Once a critic, rival operator turns CEO of SpeedVegas track

Dec. 26, 2021 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Romain Thievin will never forget the horror of Feb. 12, 2017, the day two people died in a fiery crash at SpeedVegas, a race track where tourists pay hundreds of dollars to drive high-performance cars capable of reaching speeds of 200 mph. Thievin, then the...

Authorities: Washington's Everett was driver in fatal crash

Dec. 24, 2021 16:38 PM EST

DULLES, Va. (AP) — A passenger in a car driven by Washington Football Team safety Deshazor Everett was killed when the vehicle slammed into several trees and rolled over, authorities said. The passenger — Olivia S. Peters, 29, of Las Vegas — died at a hospital after Thursday...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EST

Boston Herald. December 14, 2021. Editorial: Why aren’t all New England’s senators unified to end the filibuster for voting rights? Seven senators are failing to send a clear message about their commitment to procedural reform that would help protect Americans’...

Mercedes withdraws appeal of Formula 1 season finale

Dec. 16, 2021 10:22 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes ended the dispute over the Formula One season finale on Thursday when it withdrew its appeal of the controversial finish that cost Lewis Hamilton a record eighth championship. Mercedes had filed a pair of protests following Sunday's...

Audi recall: water can enter computer, reducing engine power

Dec. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand is recalling 289,000 SUVs in the U.S. because water can get into a control computer under the back seats. The recall covers certain 2021 and 2022 Q5 and SQ5 Sportback models and some 2018 through 2022 Q5 and SQ5 models. ...

Subaru recall: chain can slip and break, causing power loss

Dec. 15, 2021 10:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Subaru is recalling nearly 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. because a chain in the transmission can break, causing a loss of power. The recall covers certain 2020 Legacy and Outback vehicles, as well as some 2019 and 2020 Ascent SUVs. Subaru says in...