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GM Recalls Top 20M Globally

June 17, 2014 7:56 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to one that led to an earlier massive recall of small cars, and is linked to 13 deaths.             

Airliner With Problem Returns To LA

June 16, 2014 3:55 pm | News | Comments

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to the Washington, D.C., area returned to Los Angeles because of a problem with the Boeing 737's air-speed indicator.          

Sen. Schumer Wants Tighter Trucking Regulations

June 16, 2014 10:30 am | News | Comments

The New York Democrat has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to speed up a requirement that companies and drivers use electronic devices to log hours driven, he told a Manhattan news conference.              

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Nuclear Industry Developing Accident-Resistant Fuel

June 16, 2014 8:01 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers are trying to develop tougher types of fuel that might reduce the damage during extreme events like the one at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.                  

Kentucky Settles 10-Year Legal Battle With Tobacco Companies

June 13, 2014 2:52 pm | by Adam Beam, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tobacco companies have agreed to pay Kentucky more than $110 million to settle a 10-year legal battle over the state's share of the tobacco master settlement agreement.               

Manufacturing.net Rewind: American-Made Lighting; Turning Tomatoes Into Auto Parts

June 13, 2014 2:47 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Independence LED Lighting making lights in America to Heinz and Ford teaming up to make auto parts from tomato skins.             

Chia Powder Linked To Salmonella

June 13, 2014 12:13 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.             

Inslee Wants Agencies To Study Oil Train Risks

June 13, 2014 11:06 am | News | Comments

Citing new safety and environmental risks as more crude oil moves by train through Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday directed state agencies to evaluate the safety of oil transport in the state.            

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GM Recalls Camaros For Switch Problem

June 13, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

GM is recalling nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years. A driver's knee can bump the key and knock the switch out of the "run" position, causing an engine stall.                 

New Trial Ordered For Former BP Engineer

June 13, 2014 8:33 am | by Kevin McGill, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                   

Police: 6 Killed At India Steel Plant

June 13, 2014 8:05 am | by Indrajit Singh, Associated Press | News | Comments

At least six people were killed and 29 more injured in an explosion and a subsequent gas pipeline leak on Thursday at a government-run steel plant in central India, a plant spokesman said.                

Plant To Be Shuttered 30 Days After Explosions

June 12, 2014 3:02 pm | News | Comments

A Plum Creek Timber Co. official says the company's Columbia Falls fiberboard plant will be closed for about a month following explosions and a fire.                            

Company Recalls 4K Pounds Of Beef Over Mad Cow Fear

June 12, 2014 12:52 pm | News | Comments

Fruitland American Meat is recalling about 4,012 pounds of beef because it could contain parts of the nervous system that can carry properties related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.         

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Safety Regulators Investigate Air Bag Ruptures

June 12, 2014 8:21 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether 1.1 million vehicles from five automakers have air bags that could hurt people in a crash.                    

Mitsubishi Motors To Recall 700K Cars

June 12, 2014 8:17 am | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it is recalling a total of 703,888 cars for free repairs to fix a problem related to light switches.                   

Lawyers: GM Wants Bankruptcy Shield From Lawsuit

June 12, 2014 8:06 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Lawyers for a Georgia family that is trying to reopen a wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors say the company is trying to move the case to federal court so it can use bankruptcy as a shield from the claim.       

Nebraska Company Cited For 'Willful' Safety Violations

June 12, 2014 7:46 am | News | Comments

OSHA says an investigation found workers were exposed to serious amputation risks and the threat of electrocution, burns, crushing, lacerations or fractured body parts.                 

GM CEO Barra, Chief Investigator To Testify

June 11, 2014 2:55 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be back in front of Congress next week to be questioned further about how GM allowed a deadly defect in an ignition switch to go undisclosed for more than a decade.          

AMA Policy Backs Strict E-Cigarette Restrictions

June 11, 2014 1:00 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The American Medical Association is pledging to use its lobbying power to seek strict limits on electronic cigarettes.                          

Federal Views Diverge On Painkiller Usage

June 11, 2014 8:53 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Different parts of the federal government describe the problem — and potential solutions — of abuse with Vicodin, OxyContin and other opioid drugs in different terms.                 

Workers Safe After Blasts At Montana Plant

June 11, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Explosions and a fire rocked a fiberboard plant in northwest Montana, but all of the workers inside were safely led from the building, and no major injuries were reported, authorities said.              

Toyota Expands Recall For Air Bag Problem

June 11, 2014 8:16 am | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles.            

Morgan Crash Fuels Debate Over Tired Truckers

June 10, 2014 2:54 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposed change to federal regulations backed by the trucking industry and opposed by safety advocates and the Obama administration would effectively let drivers put in as many as 82 hours a week behind the wheel.                

Philippines Might Make Smoking Warnings Graphic

June 10, 2014 10:26 am | News | Comments

The illustrations, which could include pictures of cancerous lungs and throats, will occupy the lower half of the front and back panels of a cigarette pack. The current warning contains only words, saying that smoking is dangerous.     

GM: No More Serious Safety Issues Lurking

June 10, 2014 9:52 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A thorough review of General Motors' safety issues is nearing completion and hasn't turned up any more serious problems, the company's CEO said.                               

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