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Exclusive: GM develops contingency plans in case Takata recalls widen
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata-made air bag inflators widens, forcing the U.S. automaker to repair millions of vehicles, the company said on Friday. More than 21 million vehicles have been recalled globally by numerous automakers since 2008 because of defective Takata Corp inflators that could rupture and shoot metal shards into the vehicle and have been linked to at least five deaths. GM's plans include directing Takata to share with rivals TRW and Autoliv the No. 1 U.S. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:21:51 -0500
AP sources: Peavy agrees on deal with Giants
Selig to become baseball commissioner emeritus
NEW YORK (AP) Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:18:53 -0500
Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire
Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Radical environmentalists were found in contempt of court Friday for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:16:47 -0500
Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Friday it is looking for alternatives to release "The Interview" after it scrapped the Christmas Day theatrical opening of the screwball comedy at the center of a cyber attack on the studio blamed on North Korea. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:15:00 -0500
Obama signs massive defense spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes and training Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:06:47 -0500
Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza
Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victims
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:04:51 -0500
2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision
Israeli army says it has carried out an airstrike in Gaza targeting a Hamas site
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Israeli army says it has carried out an airstrike in Gaza targeting a Hamas site. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:58:06 -0500
No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
Man without use of arms facing gun charge released
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:56:54 -0500
APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax
AP source: Rockets acquire Timberwolves' Brewer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Houston Rockets made a move to bolster their depth on the perimeter on Friday, landing veteran swing man Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:56:00 -0500