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Ford recalls some vehicles due to sharp seat frame edge

Sep. 13, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

Ford is recalling more than 300,000 of its 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles because of a sharp seat frame edge. The automaker said Friday that there have been 31 reports of hand injuries. Ford Motor Co. said users could come in contact with the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and center console....

Correction: General Motors-Brake Recall story

Sep. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story published on Sept. 11 about a General Motors recall of SUVs and pickup trucks, The Associated Press relied on incorrect information in a government document and reported erroneously which trucks were included. The only pickups covered by the recall are GMC Sierra and Chevrolet...

5 new cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Sep. 11, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities says five more cases have appeared of an unexplained disease that has affected dozens of dogs and killed at least 26 animals across the country. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority says it is still investigating the cause of the disease, whose symptoms...

German government dodges debate over SUVs after fatal crash

Sep. 9, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday it wouldn't be drawn into a debate over restricting large sports utility vehicles in cities after a crash in the capital killed four pedestrians, including a young boy. Even before last week's fatal crash, German road safety campaigners and some politicians...

Ram adds 875K pickups to recall for tailgate problem

Sep. 9, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is adding more than 875,000 Ram pickup trucks worldwide to a series of recalls to fix tailgates that can open while the trucks are being driven. The expansion covers certain Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from the 2013 through 2018 model years that have power locking...

UK worries Brexit could bring 'chlorinated chicken' from US

Sep. 8, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom? The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely rinsed with chemical washes to kill germs. But the United Kingdom's planned exit from the EU is putting the practice back...

Mysterious disease killing dogs in Norway

Sep. 7, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said that it had been informed of another six cases of dogs...

NTSB: Autopilot flaw, driver inattention caused Tesla crash

Sep. 4, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A design flaw in Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California freeway, a government investigation has found. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the...

Ford recalls 550K vehicles for seat strength problem

Aug. 30, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 550,000 trucks and SUVs in North America because seat backs may not properly restrain people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2018 through 2020 F-150 pickups, 2019 and 2020 Super Duty trucks, 2018 and 2019 Explorer SUVs, and 2019 and 2020 Expedition SUVs. All...

US agency sees low risk in contaminated blood pressure drugs

Aug. 28, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Wednesday tried to reassure patients that they face very low risks from ongoing contamination problems with widely prescribed blood pressure drugs. Drugmakers have issued more than 50 recalls since last July linked to low levels of a probable cancer-causing...