Product safety

FILE - This April 1, 2014, file photo shows a key in the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va., one of many parts recalled by General Motors more than a decade after the company knew about defects. General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, Calif., after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
October 29, 2017 - 6:04 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, California, after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, accused GM of deceptive business...
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Japanese automaker Subaru’s Chief Executive and President, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Yoshinaga said Friday the company’s vehicle inspections have been flawed for years, carried out by workers unauthorized to do the task. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 8:04 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The head of Japanese automaker Subaru bowed deeply in apology Friday as the company admitted that it has been carrying out flawed inspections of its Japan-made cars for years. The announcement by Subaru's chief executive and president, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, was the latest in a flurry of...
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Japanese automaker Subaru’s Chief Executive and President, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga bows during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Yoshinaga said Friday the company’s vehicle inspections have been flawed for years, carried out by workers unauthorized to do the task. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of Japanese automaker Subaru bowed deeply in apology Friday as the company admitted that it has been carrying out flawed inspections of its Japan-made cars for years. The announcement by Subaru's chief executive and president, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, was the latest in a flurry of...
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October 26, 2017 - 10:20 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and take them to safety after U.N. peacekeepers repeatedly...
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October 19, 2017 - 9:23 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers have confirmed use of Kobe Steel products affected by fake inspection data, but say they have found no safety concerns so far. Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Corp. issued statements late Thursday outlining preliminary findings from checks of materials and parts...
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October 16, 2017 - 12:14 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide over a wiring defect that could unexpectedly trigger the air bag. Germany's dpa news agency reported Monday that 400,000 of the vehicles were registered in Britain...
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Kobe Steel Group's logo is seen in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The Japanese government is urging steelmaker Kobe Steel to clarify the extent of manipulation of data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of products, reportedly including rockets, aircraft and cars. A government spokesman on Wednesday, criticized the apparently widespread falsification of data as "inappropriate," saying it could undermine product safety. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 11, 2017 - 10:24 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Steel maker Kobe Steel apologized Thursday after finding wider problems, dating back to 2011, with faked inspections data for metals used in many products, including cars, bullet trains, aircraft and appliances. Kobe Steel's president, Hiroya Kawasaki, bowed deeply in a formal apology...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo Inc., the autonomous vehicle company created by Google's parent company, introduces a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's own suite of sensors and radar at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. California regulators have taken an important step to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where manufacturers have been testing hundreds of prototypes on roads and highways. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya,File)
October 11, 2017 - 1:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators took an important step Wednesday to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where for several years manufacturers have...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's self-driving Lexus car drives along street during a demonstration at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. A Senate panel plans to take up a bill Oct. 4, 2017, intended to clear away obstacles to a new era in which cars drive themselves. Safety advocates said it would give automakers free reign to put unsafe vehicles on the road. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
October 04, 2017 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to clear away obstacles to a new era of self-driving cars is facing opposition from safety advocates who say it would give automakers free rein to put unsafe vehicles on the road. A Senate panel is scheduled to take up the measure on Wednesday. It would allow automakers to...
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September 29, 2017 - 1:56 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant for the Vatican diplomat who was recalled from the United States in a child pornography investigation, accusing him of accessing porn over Christmas last year from a church. Police in Windsor, Ontario, said Carlo Capella, a 50-year-...
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