PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A maximum-security prison guard accused of delivering frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned Thursday on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses.
Subaru is recalling 72,000 newer-model vehicles in the United States because the automatic pre-collision braking part of the driver-assist system could fail, increasing the risk of a crash, according to documents posted online by U.S. safety regulators. The recall affects certain 2015 and 2016 model-year vehicles equipped with the Eyesight Driver Assist System made by Subaru, a unit of Fuji Heavy Industries , the documents by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The spokesman was not aware of whether any vehicles outside the U.S. market were affected.
The head of Japan's Takata Corp said an internal probe into its potentially deadly air bag inflators was not progressing well, but vowed to stay at the helm until trust in the safety of its products was restored. Facing the media for the first time since the company's recall crisis erupted over a year ago, Chief Executive Shigehisa Takada apologized for the defective inflators, which have been linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries. The lack of progress in finding out why some of its inflators can deploy with too much force and spray metal shards is set to turn up the pressure on Takata as carmakers continue to expand a recall that is already the biggest in automotive history.
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Eugene Toner stomped on the foot-operated ignition. The engine sputtered and coughed, but wouldn't catch. Uh oh. Here at The Elegance, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of antique automobiles, the exquisitely restored town cars, coupes and convertibles don't just sit pretty. They're expected to run.