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February 2014 Archives

GM's recall notice may be too late for some

GM is set to recall more than 700,000 Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s sold in the U.S. and Canada between 2005 and 2007, due to potential problems with each car’s ignition switch. The cars could potentially shut down (unexpectedly) if the key in the respective ignition comes out if it is weighed down by a heavy key ring. The problem could shut down the car’s engine, along with the airbags and the car’s anti-lock braking systems.

Winter's one-two punch coming to the Carolinas

The Carolinas are expecting a one-two punch of snow and ice today through tomorrow that is rumored to make driving conditions very treacherous before President’s Day weekend. According to weather reports learned through ABC News.com, the region is under a winter storm watch which is expected to drop snow, then up to an inch of ice from Georgia through the mid-Atlantic states.

Criminal exonerations growing in the United States

In a prior post, we highlighted how President Obama issued pardons to eight people serving long sentences due to what were described as minor drug offenses involving crack cocaine. While this was a manifestation of the shift in drug policy in the U.S. it may pale in comparison to the prisoners being set free due to the increased use of DNA testing in violent crime cases.

British automaker issues recall

Aston Martin is known as one of the world’s finest sports car manufacturers. Part of its legendary lore comes as the vehicle of choice of MI-6 spy James Bond. Nevertheless, Aston Martins, like other vehicles sold in the United States, are not immune from recalls. According to a recent Associated Press report, the famed automaker will be recalling more than 17,000 cars because of a possible problem with the accelerator molding in many of its vehicles.

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