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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Increases To 23

September 30, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals in an Internet posting Monday.                                     

Toyota Recalls Pickups To Fix Rear Springs

September 30, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup...

Safety Agency Monitoring Toyota Acceleration Problem

September 29, 2014 1:15 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's...

Harley Issues Recalls

September 29, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling some motorcycles due...

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Foster Farms Recalls Nearly 40K Pounds Of Chicken

September 29, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Foster Farms is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.                 

Chrysler Recalls Vehicles For Ignition Switches

September 26, 2014 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall.                                   

Ford Recalls 850,000 Cars

September 26, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash.                                     

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Apple's Response To iPhone Issues Is Key

September 26, 2014 11:05 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.                                       

Hoax Gets People To Microwave Their iPhone 6

September 26, 2014 10:44 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

An Internet hoax convinced some people their iPhone 6 could be charged in the microwave.                                               

Apple Launches iPhone 6 And With It ‘BendGate’

September 25, 2014 1:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

No company is perfect, but after the debacle that was “Antennagate” with the launch of the iPhone 4, you’d think that Apple would be more meticulous about future generations of products. It appears that the answer is “Not so.”       

GM Recall Victims Must Decide To Settle Or Fight In Court

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Tom Krisher & Amy Forliti, Associated Press | News | Comments

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.

New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Problems

September 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.           

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Wisconsin Rep. Takes Stand For Consumers, Food Safety

September 24, 2014 12:51 pm | by Coalition for Safe Affordable Food | News | Comments

Representative Tom Petri is cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national standards for food and beverage products.                         

'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 23, 2014 9:14 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.                             

GM Expert: 21 Deaths Eligible For Compensation

September 22, 2014 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the company to compensate victims, said Monday in an Internet posting that he received 143 death claims as of Friday, and 21 of those have been deemed eligible for payments.         

Study Shows Apple's New iPhones Score Big In Durability

September 22, 2014 11:49 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says.                                 

Deliberations To Resume In Ga. Salmonella Trial

September 22, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors are scheduled to continue working toward a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago.                   

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GM Expert Says 19 Deaths Eligible For Compensation

September 15, 2014 1:27 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.                   

Safety Agency Investigates Ford Fiestas

September 15, 2014 1:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years.                                             

Ford Recalls Hybrid SUVs For Stalling Problem

September 12, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.                                      

Toyota Recalls Pickups For Air Bag Problem

September 11, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 140,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags.                                  

Complaint Sparks Probe Of Minivan Issue

September 9, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man's complaint that his Chrysler minivan stalled unexpectedly after refueling has brought an inquiry from U.S. safety regulators.                                 

Chrysler Confronts Safety Concerns

August 28, 2014 3:42 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

An electrical component found in millions of Chrysler's vehicles is generating problems for owners.                                           

Spiders Force Suzuki Recall

August 27, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cracks, fuel leaks and possible fires.         

Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5M AC Power Cords

August 27, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.             

U.S. Closes Probe Into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

August 26, 2014 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall.                                 

U.S. Probes Ford Explorer Police Vehicles

August 26, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs.                                  

Guilty Plea In California Meat-Recall Case

August 26, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.                 

Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.                                               

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