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Japan's Toyota finds wheel, airbag fixes for recalled EVs

Oct. 06, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top automaker Toyota said Thursday that it has identified how to fix its 2023 model year bZ4X crossover electric vehicles after recalling 2,700 of them in June out of concern wheel bolts might become loose, risking a crash. The fix will enable Toyota Motor...

Harvick hit with huge fines for alleged Next Gen infractions

Oct. 05, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Wednesday levied a heavy fine against Kevin Harvick, one of the most outspoken drivers about safety concerns on the Next Gen car, for alleged modifications found on his Ford at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR docked both Harvick and Stewart-Haas...

Task force urges safety improvements for stretch limos

Oct. 03, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Stretch limousines, like the one involved in a 2018 wreck that killed 20 people, should be equipped with side-impact protection devices and taken off the road if they are more than 10 years old, according to a New York task force convened to study safety problems with the...

Column: 'We need to fix it' safety concerns dogging NASCAR

Oct. 03, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s beleaguered new car somehow made it out of Talladega Superspeedway in the cleanest race yet of this year’s playoffs. It did little to quell the safety concerns surrounding the Next Gen car that debuted this season. The first four playoff races...

F1: Verstappen's title on hold after Perez wins in Singapore

Oct. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday. Perez's second win of the season saw him crossing the line 7.6 seconds ahead of...

Elliott: NASCAR's new Next Gen car a step backward in safety

Oct. 01, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NASCAR's most popular driver said Saturday the sport has taken an unacceptable step backward in safety with its new Next Gen car, a rare public offering of opinion by Chase Elliott. NASCAR's top drivers essentially have turned into an angry mob as they head into Sunday's playoff race...

Vermont dispensaries to begin selling recreational marijuana

Sep. 30, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

Vermont dispensaries are set to begin selling marijuana for recreational use, though only three will be ready to do so on opening weekend. FLORA Cannabis in Middlebury, Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland and CeresMED in Burlington will all open on Saturday. A fourth business has been...

Elevator safety mandate named for Ohio boy among new NC laws

Sep. 30, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New safety mandates for elevators inside North Carolina beach and vacation cottages take effect on Saturday along with all or portions of another dozen or so enacted state laws. Other laws approved this year and starting in October address sexual assault kits,...

AP source: Funding bill includes more than $12B on Ukraine

Sep. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday. The funding package, which Congress is set to consider this...

Over 1M Teslas recalled because windows can pinch fingers

Sep. 22, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. because the windows can pinch a person's fingers when being rolled up. Tesla says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that the automatic window reversal system may not react correctly after...