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NHTSA: GM had critical information that would have helped identify defect

NHTSA: GM had critical information that would have helped identify defect

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- The NHTSA's acting administrator will look to cast blame on General Motors when he testifies before the House subcommittee looking into GM's vehicle recall.
Ananth Baliga
Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

A gut-wrenching 9-1-1 call from an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer with three family members pleading for help in their runaway Lexus made headlines in August 2009.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

GM ignition recall prompts investigations, Tesla sales

Recalls are a fact of life in the automobile business.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
GM says it knew about ignition switch problems earlier

GM says it knew about ignition switch problems earlier

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- General Motors says it knew about a faulty ignition switch in some of its vehicles since 2001 -- three years before the issue was first acknowledged.
Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

The Chicago Auto Show is known as a "consumers" show, and this year it's good to be in the market for a new vehicle.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Few options for good mileage, critics say

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers may have options to buy cars with better gas mileage but model choices are limited, the Union of Concerned Scientists said.

U.S. visual impairment increasing

BALTIMORE, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Vision loss among working age adults has increased significantly in recent years, partly due to the increase of type 2 diabetes, U.S. researchers say.
'Scandalous' to close on Broadway

'Scandalous' to close on Broadway

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The new Broadway musical "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson" is to play its final performance Sunday, producers said.

Robbery left Peet 'panicked,' husband says

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- A thief left pregnant actress Amanda Peet distressed when he broke into her home last year, her husband testified in a New York court.
More Florida colleges ban smoking

More Florida colleges ban smoking

MIAMI, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- More colleges in Florida say they're adding outdoor smoking to their ban on indoor smoking to reduce second-hand smoke and litter.
Scientist: Link auto aid to fuel economy

Scientist: Link auto aid to fuel economy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Any financial aid given to the U.S. auto industry should be linked to better fuel economy, a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists said.

GM using Volt to help land bailout

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. is using its new Chevrolet Volt hybrid car as one of its main selling points in trying to land a federal bailout, industry observers say.

Federal court nixes fuel economy standards

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Federal fuel economy standards did not properly assess global warming risks, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday.

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Swordfish caught off coast of England ... Karaoke helps veterans bar stay afloat ... Woman, 94, fought back at purse snatcher ... N.J. state dirt push inspired by lawns ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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N.J. state dirt push inspired by lawns

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The originator of a campaign to name a New Jersey state dirt has said the failed initiative was inspired by the lawns of state residents.

Watercooler Stories

Bingo addiction lands Welsh woman in jail ... Peruvian 'mermaid' gets operation ... Man chooses church over jail sentence ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Man chooses church over jail sentence

LONDON, Ky., May 31 (UPI) -- Scott Hays had three sentencing choices in London, Ky., after pleading guilty to a drug charge: go to jail, go into rehab or go to church.

Officials react to commandments argument

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday concerning displays of the Ten Commandments on public property and quickly both sides began speaking out.

Stars gathered for Dangerfield memorial

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup including Jay Leno, Jim Carrey and Tim Allen, held a private weekend memorial for the late Rodney Dangerfield, a publicist said Wednesday.

Ford kicks off the hybrid SUV market

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid sport utility vehicle could please both environmentalists and SUV lovers with its high fuel efficiency and low emissions.
ELIZABETH SUH, United Press International

Rhino to remake 'She Freak'

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Rhino Films jumped on the bandwagon for remakes of 1960s and '70s horror films Friday by updating the 1967 cult classic, "She Freak."

Feature: India's manufacturing on the rise

CALCUTTA, India, June 11 (UPI) -- Early this year, executive director J. B. Lee of Hyundai Motor India, the Indian subsidiary of the Korean car giant wrote to his 70-strong suppliers urging them to add a new clause on "product liability" in the supplier agreement. This clause was meant to
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Correspondent

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