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Takata doubling U.S. recall for defective air bags to 34 mln vehicles

Posted
May 21, 2015
by Christian Westbrook

Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is doubling a recall of potentially deadly air bags to nearly 34 million vehicles, making it the largest automotive recall in American history, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.

  • St. Louis officer who fatally shot 18-year-old acted in self defense, won’t be charged

    Posted
    May 21, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    he St. Louis prosecutor’s office closed the chapter on the fatal shooting of 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers and announced Monday that police officer Jason Flanery will not be charged for killing Myers.

  • Mass arrests, revenge fears after deadly Texas biker gang shootout

    Posted
    May 20, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Police warned of revenge attacks from motorcycle gangs after 170 people were charged on Monday in connection with the shootout among rival bikers on Sunday that left nine dead and 18 wounded and turned a Texas restaurant into a blood-soaked crime scene.

  • Condemned Boston Marathon bomber may spend years in prison during appeal

    Posted
    May 19, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Condemned to die for his part in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is likely to await his fate over the course of years, if not decades, locked up in grim prisons under extreme conditions while his lawyers appeal his sentence.

  • Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

    Posted
    May 18, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    He was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists.

  • McDonald’s, other fast-food workers, protest ahead of annual meeting

    Posted
    May 21, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Thousands of McDonald’s workers seeking a minimum wage of $15 per hour swarmed the fast-food giant’s headquarters for the first of two days of protests to coincide with the fast-food chain’s annual meeting on Thursday.

  • ISIS claims 71 trained terrorists in 15 US states

    Posted
    May 20, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    U.S.-led airstrikes may have slowed ISIS’s advance in the Middle East, but the brutal terrorist movement continues to attract followers around the world.

  • Why ‘overpaying’ workers makes biblical and business sense

    Posted
    May 20, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Defending the $70,000 minimum wage.

  • Clintons report $30M from speeches, book in past 16 months

    Posted
    May 19, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton reported Friday that they earned more than $30 million combined in speaking fees and book royalties since January 2014, putting them firmly within the upper echelon of American earners as the former secretary of state seeks the White House again.

  • Celebrity athlete says voting ‘No’ on same-sex marriage is not homophobic

    Posted
    May 18, 2015
    by Christian Westbrook

    Irish sports star Ger Brennan has said he is voting against homosexual marriage in next week’s referendum because children are best raised by a mother and a father.