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NHTSA to require rearview cameras in new vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in many new vehicles — an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents. The final rule issued by the National Highway...

GM recalls 1.5 million cars for steering defect

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. said Monday it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working, making them harder to steer. The new recall brings to 6.3 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled...

Steinem, Keys named honorees of annual DVF awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Diane von Furstenberg, who made fashion news this year with the 40th anniversary of her famous wrap dress, is honoring an icon of the women’s movement: Gloria Steinem. Steinem, who turned 80 last week, will be receiving the Lifetime...

GM recalls 1.3 million cars for steering defect

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working. Included in the recall are the Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx, Chevrolet HHR, Saturn Aura, Saturn Ion and Pontiac G6. Model...
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Jayhawks’ Wiggins off to NBA after freshman season

Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins dunks the ball during the second half of a second-round game against Eastern Kentucky in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in St. Louis. Kansas won 80-69. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins dunks the...

Cincinnati Zoo’s Only Female Sumatran Rhino Dies

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says the death of its only female Sumatran (SOO’-mah-truhn) rhino is a blow to a breeding program aimed at saving the critically endangered species. The zoo says the rhino named Suci (SOOCH’-ee) died Sunday after showing symptoms...

Mexican magnate’s companies fight regulators

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two companies controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim filed an appeal against government regulators’ decision to declare them “predominant” in telecommunications, an industry they say they don’t even participate in. The...
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Pharrell Williams named as coach on ‘The Voice’

In this March 25, 2014 photo, Pharrell Williams poses in Los Angeles. NBC has signed Williams as a coach for the upcoming seventh season of its musical competition series “The Voice.” Earlier this year, Williams scored an Oscar nomination for his song...

GM recall: Many victims were young drivers

DETROIT (AP) — As the deaths are tallied from General Motors’ delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those who were killed, the majority were young. In a way, this isn’t surprising. Low-priced cars like the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn...
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‘Noah’ journeys to top of box office with $43.7M

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Emma Watson in a scene from “Noah.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise) This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Emma Watson in a scene from “Noah.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko...