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GM adds 824k small cars to ongoing recall

GM recallGeneral Motors is adding 824,000 more cars to an ongoing recall over defective ignition switches that have caused some engines to shut off and to disable airbags.

The US car maker said it was recalling a variety of models made 2008-11, in addition to 1.6m cars made before 2007 that were recalled last month.

GM said it was unaware of deaths caused by the flaw in the 2008-11 models. But the problem has been linked to between 12 and 303 deaths in crashes.


Christie: Port Authority Chairman David Samson Resigns Amid GWB Scandal

Samson resignsGov. Chris Christie on Friday defended a report by taxpayer-funded lawyers who cleared him of any involvement in closing lanes near the George Washington Bridge for political reasons, saying it “will stand the test of time.”

Christie also announced the resignation of David Samson as chairman of the Port Authority, which runs the bridge.

Christie spoke at his first news conference since Jan. 9. His appearance came a day after a report from a law firm he hired issued a 345-page summary of the scandal.


Michigan same-sex marriages will be recognized federally despite appeal

Michigan gay marriageAttorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before an appeals court put such unions on hold.

His action extends eligibility for federal benefits to the Michigan couples who were married Saturday, which means they may file federal taxes jointly, get Social Security benefits for spouses and request legal immigration status for partners, among other benefits.


Violence against homeless on the rise in the United States

Homeless under attack in USDespite a decrease in the U.S. homeless population, new research by an advocacy group for the homeless indicates an alarming increase in violent crimes targeting those living on the streets.

In 2013, homeless Americans experienced a 23 percent increase in violence compared with the year before, according to preliminary figures by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH). The U.S. homeless population declined over the same period, with 610,000 people going without shelter on any given day in 2013 — 20,000 fewer than in 2012.


Fukushima worker killed in accident, cleanup halted

FukushimaA worker at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant died on Friday after being buried under gravel while digging a ditch, prompting the operator to suspend cleanup work for safety checks.

Tokyo Electric Power Co said it was the first time a laborer had died as a direct result of an accident inside the plant since the nuclear disaster in March 2011, the world's worst since Chernobyl in 1986.


Methane emissions expected to soar as Earth warms

methaneCarbon dioxide is the gas most discussed in relation to manmade climate change. But there are other gases responsible for the greenhouse effect that climate scientists blame for global warming.

Scientists say the presence of one of those gases, methane, can be expected to rise rapidly, should the planet continue to warm. That's bad news, since methane -- already the third most abundant greenhouse gas -- has roughly 30 times the heat-trapping potency of CO2.

Scientists have known for some time that methane is a byproduct of biological activity in the world's freshwater ecosystems. Microorganisms in freshwater lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams produce methane as they digest organic materials.


Vets demand action to address suicide spike in their ranks

Vet suicidesFormer Marine Cpl. Tyler Tannahill left his home in Overland Park, Kan., to spend this week lobbying lawmakers in Washington to honor four fellow Marines who served alongside him in Iraq and Afghanistan but who took their own lives.

Retired Navy Cmdr. Jeff Hensley, a jet fighter pilot in Iraq, joined the “Storm the Hill” mission to help the suicidal vets who seek treatment at the equine therapy center he runs in Frisco, Texas.


Nine Air Force nuclear commanders relieved of their duties after massive cheating scandal

FE Warren AFBThe Air Force has yanked nine nuclear missile commanders from their jobs after as many as 91 missile launch crew members were implicated in a cheating scandal on proficiency tests.

The nine officers - majors, colonels and lieutenant colonels - will face administrative punishment, the Air Force said Thursday.

A tenth commander - Col. Robert Stanley, leader of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force base in Montana - was permitted to resign.


Domino's pizza outlets in New York agree payout for 'wage theft'

Dominos pizza payoutThe owners of 23 Domino’s pizza outlets in New York have agreed to pay out $448,000 to hundreds of employees who were paid less than the minimum wage due to a variety of labour law violations.

Six Domino’s franchisees in New York City and elsewhere in the state reached the settlement after admitting they broke the law, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman announced on Thursday. It is estimated that some 750 workers will receive between $200 and $2,000 each.


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