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Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 05:23 PM EDT

Ford, Jeep Midsize SUVs Receive 'Poor' Rating in Crash Tests

Ford, Jeep Midsize SUVs Receive 'Poor' Rating in Crash Tests

Two midsize SUVs received a “poor” rating in the latest round of crash tests, the lowest safety rating that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issues. Both the 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Jeep Grand...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 05:23 PM EDT

Tesla Laying Off More Than 4,000 Employees

Tesla Laying Off More Than 4,000 Employees

Electric carmaker Tesla will lay off more than 4,000 employees as the company undergoes what CEO Elon Musk is calling “comprehensive organizational restructuring.” In a letter to company employees that he also...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 08:28 PM EST

Toyota, Honda Add 1M Vehicles to Takata Air Bag Recalls

Toyota, Honda Add 1M Vehicles to Takata Air Bag Recalls

Toyota and Honda are recalling more than 1 million additional vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The new recalls come after Takata revealed that...

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 06:02 PM EST

Takata Adds 3.3M Air Bag Inflators to Massive Recall

Takata Adds 3.3M Air Bag Inflators to Massive Recall

Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. The latest recalls cover frontal air bags in certain...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:15 AM EST

2017 Chrysler Pacificas Inexplicably Stalling Out

2017 Chrysler Pacificas Inexplicably Stalling Out

Imagine driving on the highway and suddenly your car just stalls – no power steering; no blinkers; you can’t accelerate to get out of the way of oncoming traffic. This scenario is reportedly playing out...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 02:31 PM EDT

Kia Recalls More Than 300K Souls in US for 2nd Time

Kia Recalls More Than 300K Souls in US for 2nd Time

Kia Motors Corp. is recalling 342,381 vehicles in the U.S. for a second time because the first repair may not have solved a steering defect. The recall affects the Soul and Soul EV from the 2014-2016 model...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM EDT

Boston Has 5th Most Rage-Filled Drivers in America: Study

When it comes to road rage in the United States, New York City is top of the...View gallery

  • 10. Seattle
  • 9. San Antonio
  • 8. San Diego
Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST

Traffic Deaths Spiked in 2016, Including Pedestrians Killed

Traffic Deaths Spiked in 2016, Including Pedestrians Killed

Traffic fatalities rose 5.6 percent last year, with the biggest spikes in pedestrian and motorcyclist deaths, the government said Friday. There were 37,461 people killed on U.S. roads in 2016 as Americans...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:01 AM EST

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

A new, real-world study using video cameras, global positioning systems, lane trackers and other tech gadgets confirmed that dialing or texting while driving raised the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:01 AM EST

For Electric Cars to Take Off, They'll Need Places to Charge

For Electric Cars to Take Off, They'll Need Places to Charge

Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set...

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Mother of Accused Cop Killer: 'I Am Extremely Sorry'
Mother of Accused Cop Killer: 'I Am Extremely Sorry'

The man charged with fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is facing arraignment.

'Devastated': Community Mourns Death of Officer, Bystander
'Devastated': Community Mourns Death of Officer, Bystander

Community members, family members and neighbors are mourning the loss of a Massachusetts police officer and an innocent bystander who were shot and killed Sunday morning.

The Investigators: Judging the System
The Investigators: Judging the System

After the murder of Yarmouth police officer Sean Gannon in April, the NBC10 Boston Investigators took the lead immediately, examining the system that let yet another violent criminal out on the street...

'Deeply Saddened': Police, Gov. React to Officer's Death
'Deeply Saddened': Police, Gov. React to Officer's Death

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and local police departments took to social media on Sunday to share their condolences following the shooting death of Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna.

Trump Says Summit With Putin Off to a 'Very Good Start'
Trump Says Summit With Putin Off to a 'Very Good Start'

President Donald Trump said he and Vladimir Putin got off to a "very good start" as they met one-on-one for more than two hours Monday. "I think it's a good start. Very, very good start for everybody,"...

Muggy, Storms to Start Week
Muggy, Storms to Start Week

Dense morning fog continues to burn off across New England on Monday, leaving us with partly cloudy and muggy conditions during the afternoon.