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GM recalls cars over brake defect

Sunday, 21 September 2014 16:52
21 September 2014Last updated at 22:35 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Continue reading the main story Related StoriesGM recalls another 8.4 million carsGM profits hit by recall problemsGM boss 'deeply sorry' for car fault General Motors has recalled more than 220,000 cars to correct a brake defect that could increase the risk of fire. GM says it is not aware of any deaths or injuries resulting from the defect. The recall affects GM's Cadillac XTS model from…
More Western drought on horizon, most of Nevada, parts of Utah reporting severe conditions
Sunday, 21 September 2014 16:49
RENO, Nev. – Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California. Below-normal precipitation and normal or above-normal temperatures are forecast in the week ahead, according to the National Weather Service, and experts say the three-year drought isn't likely to be relieved in October, November and December. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In Reno, the Truckee River already…
SECURITY SCARE Alleged White House intruder is Iraq combat vet
Sunday, 21 September 2014 16:49
FILE: This photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who authorities have identified as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence. (AP) Sept. 19, 2014: A Secret Service officer near an entrance to the White House complex, in Washington, D.C. (AP) PreviousNext The Texas man accused of dashing through the White House front door Friday with a folding knife is a decorated Army veteran and marksman who served in…
A pistol-packing pastor helps catch robbery suspect
Sunday, 21 September 2014 15:49
Praise the lord . . . and pass the ammunition. A pistol-packing pastor helped catch a grandmother last week who police say has been stealing dozens of packages from the front porches of homes in a Texas town, KTRK reported. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Pastor Benny Holmes was, to hear his wife Pat tell it, “at his wits end” after packages delivered to his Baytown home kept disappearing. "He was determined in his mind that he would…
Man seen with missing UVA student Hannah Graham faces driving charge
Sunday, 21 September 2014 15:49
September 20, 2014: Volunteers Caroline Robinson, left, and Callie Robinson, right, use a stick and a flashlight to probe inside a drainage pipe on 14th Street during a massive search effort by the community for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Andrew Shurtleff) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia…
Woman gives birth to daughter on shoulder of Southern California freeway
Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:48
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1uTy4wt ) that 29-year-old Sandra Vilchez of Riverside County was on the way to her mother's home early Saturday when she delivered baby Savannah. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT She was due Sept. 26, but because Sandra Vilchez had to have all three previous children induced after…
Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX after wing flaps issue
Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:48
A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles after its wing flaps malfunctioned. An airline spokesman says flight 1704 was safely diverted to Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday after "an indication of a performance issues" with its wing flaps as it approached Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Flaps are part of the flight control system and impacts plane lift and speed.
New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands
Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:48
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - World leaders including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were set to join farmers, fishermen, children and others in a massive demonstration on Sunday to demand action on climate change. Organizers are expecting 100,000 to join the People's Climate March in midtown Manhattan ahead of this week's U.N. General Assembly, which brings together 120 world leaders to discuss reducing carbon emissions that threaten the environment.
U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight
Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines. President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials and former officials say the reality of a protracted campaign in Iraq and possibly Syria may ultimately require…
Molten metal batteries for the grid
Sunday, 21 September 2014 13:49
21 September 2014Last updated at 18:50 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint By Jonathan WebbScience reporter, BBC News The battery runs at 450C so its workings are impossible to photograph; this room-temperature mock-up uses mercury (bottom) and steel foam instead of hot, liquid metals Continue reading the main story Science of MaterialsCamouflage sheet inspired by octopusBeetles' whiteness understoodPurest-ever silicon in quantum fixDiamond crushed to Saturn's extremes Engineers in the US have invented a battery, made of three molten…

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