More vehicles recalled due to deadly Takata airbags

Fourteen automakers are recalling vehicles due to potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted documents on Thursday outlining the recall. The automakers included in the recall are Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler vans, Toyota, Tesla, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mclaren, and Volkswagen. Toyota, Ford, and Honda…

What work won’t get done during a government shutdown?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. Military veterans would watch helplessly as the processing of their disability claims came to a halt. Although the government won’t actually close…

Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a four-week, government-wide funding bill that passed the…

Service members punished for bringing women back to Panama hotel during Pence trip

Four U.S. service members who were removed from Vice President Mike Pence’s communications team after bringing women back to their Panama hotel rooms in August have been punished. Three Army soldiers have received General Officer Memorandums of Reprimand, Army spokeswoman Adrienne Combs told ABC News. The reprimand can impact promotions, reenlistment, or retirements, if a…