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  • GM won't limit ignition switch crash compensation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney overseeing General Motors' compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there's no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars. GM links 13 deaths to...

  • Recalls This Week: wine openers, bicycles

    A line of devices used to puncture a hole in a wine bottle cork are being recalled because they can cause the bottle to burst or crack. Other consumer products recalled this week include faulty bicycles and air conditioning systems with improper grounding. Here's a more detailed look: WINE...

  • Checkered progress on disabled care despite ruling

    Brent Kaderli has a wheelchair-accessible van waiting in the driveway, a hospital bed in a spare bedroom and an electric lift that's left unused. If the 30-year-old quadriplegic had his way, he'd be living here, in his father's house, with help from aides. Instead, he is in an institution,...

  • You won't believe where EPA employees are pooping

    The Supreme Court's Monday ruling on greenhouse gas regulation may be the primary topic of conversation at the Environmental Protection Agency, but this is a close No. 2.

  • 7 postal employees due in court for unemployment fraud case

    Seven U.S. Postal Service employees are facing their first court appearances in a Connecticut fraud and larceny case.

  • Rodents winning New York rat race, but humans fight back

    NEW YORK — Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark. Sticky traps scattered around the tidy, fifth-floor walkup yield as many as three rats a night, what she believes is just a fraction of the invading...



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