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Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 01:20 PM EDT

More Self Driving Cars Coming to Mass. Streets

More Self Driving Cars Coming to Mass. Streets

Autonomous car testing will soon expand in Massachusetts, after fifteen cities and towns signed an agreement to standardize the testing process.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:49 PM EDT

Boston Allows Self-Driving Car Testing Citywide

Boston Allows Self-Driving Car Testing Citywide

A self-driving car company is getting the green light to test its vehicles on a Colonial-era street network with a reputation for aggressive human drivers.

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...

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Peer Support Started Minutes After Officer's Shooting
Peer Support Started Minutes After Officer's Shooting

The response on to the murder of police Sgt. Michael Chesna didn't stop with his fellow officers from Weymouth, Massachusetts, who were on scene Sunday. It includes dozens of officers, on duty and retired, from...

Thousands Pay Respect at Sgt. Michael Chesna's Wake
Thousands Pay Respect at Sgt. Michael Chesna's Wake

More than 3,000 law enforcement officers and first responders lined the streets surrounding St. Mary’s Church in Hanover, Massachusetts to pay their respects to slain Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna on...

Teen Charged in Brockton Paintball Shootings
Teen Charged in Brockton Paintball Shootings

A teenager accused in a string of paintball shootings in Brockton, Massachusetts, has been arrested on assault and battery charges. The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office said Thursday that 18-year-old...

Man Rescues City Worker Stung 200 Times by Bees
Man Rescues City Worker Stung 200 Times by Bees

A Manchester, New Hampshire city worker is alive after being stung 200 times by a swarm of bees, thanks to a man who came to his rescue.

Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin
Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said Thursday he wished President Donald Trump had not met alone with Vladimir Putin of Russia. In an extraordinary acknowledgement, the nation's spy chief said...

Mass. Senate Weighs Safe Injection Sites in Opioid Response
Mass. Senate Weighs Safe Injection Sites in Opioid Response

The state Senate is weighing a proposal to experiment with supervised injection sites for drug users in Massachusetts.