Likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, who was popular among Spanish-speaking voters while Florida governor, marked himself as "Hispanic" on a 2009 voter registration application, The New York Times reported on Monday. The newspaper posted a fuzzy copy of the form, which it said it obtained from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department. "My mistake! Don't think I've fooled anyone!" Bush wrote on Twitter on Monday, responding to a message from his son calling him an "honorary" Latino. "He is not Hispanic." Carolina Lopez, a spokeswoman for the county elections department, did not immediately return calls from Reuters.
U.S. safety regulators said they would review a petition from a North Carolina consumer group that sought further investigation into a potential loss of vehicle headlights or all exterior lighting in almost 518,000 Ford Motor Co large sedans in the United States. The North Carolina Consumers Council asked officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to open a probe into 517,945 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans from model years 2003 through 2005, according to recent documents filed with NHTSA. The safety agency had previously opened a preliminary investigation into the issue in November 2008, and closed the probe four months later after finding no defect. The North Carolina group alleged a defect in the lighting control module that powers the headlights, and noted the No. 2 U.S. automaker had recently extended the subject vehicle warranty for this part to 15 years or 250,000 miles in requesting the probe, the documents said.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity.