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Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:08 AM EST

EPA Set to Roll Back Federal Fuel-Economy Requirements

EPA Set to Roll Back Federal Fuel-Economy Requirements

The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to increase significantly the efficiency of new cars and trucks, a key part of former President...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:09 AM EST

General Motors Sells Opel, Vauxhall to PSA for $2.3B

General Motors Sells Opel, Vauxhall to PSA for $2.3B

General motors has made a deal to sell two loss-making cars to French manufacturer PSA Group, the companies announced Monday, NBC News reported. The deal, which gives German-based Opel and British-based...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:09 AM EST

Americans Earning Over $200K Buy This Vehicle Most: Study

Americans Earning Over $200K Buy This Vehicle Most: Study

The most popular vehicle for Americans making more than $200,000 isn't a luxury car from Porsche, Lexus or Tesla, NBC News reported. It's not even close, according to a new study by the consumer research...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 05:29 PM EST

Takata Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Air Bag Case

Takata Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Air Bag Case

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S. The...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:09 AM EST

Tech Troubles Dent Car, Truck Reliability: JD Power

Tech Troubles Dent Car, Truck Reliability: JD Power

Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners. Lexus and Porsche tied for the top...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:43 AM EST

Mazda Recalls Nearly 174K Cars to Fix Faulty Seats

Mazda Recalls Nearly 174K Cars to Fix Faulty Seats

Mazda is recalling about 174,000 small cars in the U.S. because the seats can change angles suddenly, making the vehicles hard to drive. The recall covers the Mazda 2 subcompact from the 2011 model year and...

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

Ford Investing $1B in Artificial Intelligence Company

Ford Investing $1B in Artificial Intelligence Company

Ford Motor Company is investing $1 billion during the next five years in an artificial intelligence company to develop a virtual driver system for its autonomous vehicle expected to launch in 2021. Ford also...

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

Drivers See Higher Premiums After Not-at-Fault Crashes

Drivers See Higher Premiums After Not-at-Fault Crashes

Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it's a problem. The Washington-based Consumer...

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 03:22 PM EST

Expanded Push for Self-Driving Cars in Boston?

Expanded Push for Self-Driving Cars in Boston?

Less than a month after a Cambridge start-up began testing self-driving cars in Boston, lobbyists are working on autonomous vehicle legislation to expand where you’ll see these cars in and around the city,...

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:33 PM EST

Can Massachusetts Drivers Save by Increasing Deductibles?

Can Massachusetts Drivers Save by Increasing Deductibles?

Massachusetts residents can save more than those in other areas of the country by increasing their auto insurance deductibles, according to a recent study.

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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.