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Smart Car Tipping: Vandals Strike San Francisco

Smart Cars are being targeted in vandalism in the San Francisco area known as Car Tipping. Three Smart cars were found flipped between 1 and 1:30 a.m. within about 10 blocks of each other, police Officer Gordon Shyy said. NBC Bay Area found four Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning that were targeted in this crime. Two were found in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Anderson Street,... 

Delta Flight 886 Makes Emergency Landing at JFK After Problem with Hydraulic System

Delta Flight 886 leaving Atlanta headed to LaGuardia had to make an emergency landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday night after a warning light in the cockpit indicated a possible problem with the plane’s hydraulic system. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the plane landed at around 9 p.m. but skidded off the taxiway and into a grassy area. All... 

Hawaii Plane Crash Near Lanai Airport Kills Three and Injures Three

A small engine plane carrying local government employees crashed in Hawaii about a mile from Lanai Airport, officials said on Thursday, killing three people and injuring three others. According to emergency dispatchers, the plane crashed just before 9:23 p.m. one mile southwest of the Lanai airport, known locally as the Miki Basin. Officials indicated early Thursday morning that one of the survivors... 

Honda to Stop Production of Insight Hybrid Vehicle

Honda will stop production of their Insight hybrid vehicle after sales weren’t able to hold up to their competitor, the Toyota Prius. Sales of the Insight numbered at 4,802 last year, compared to 145,172 for the Prius, making it the second-worst selling car in the Honda brand lineup, behind the CR-Z hybrid, according to researcher Autodata Corp. The Insight was the first hybrid vehicle in the... 

Porsche Recalls 2014 911 GT3 Due to Fire Risk

Porsche issued a voluntary recall the new 911 GT3 sports car and has told owners to stop driving them immediately due to a possible fire risk. Volkswagen-owned Porsche announced Thursday that it would be inspecting all 785 of the 2014 vehicles which includes 408 models in the U.S. This decision was made “after engine damage occurred in two vehicles in Europe and the vehicles then caught fire,”... 

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrid Cars Due to Software Glitch

Toyota is recalling more than half of the Prius vehicles ever sold to fix a software glitch that could slow down or bring the car to a halt. Although there are no reported incidents, Toyota is aware of a problem with the software in affected cars and says, “The setting of the software could cause higher thermal stress in certain transistors within the booster converter, and these transistors... 

Corvette Museum Sinkhole in Kentucky Swallows 8 Cars

Wednesday morning a 40-foot sinkhole in Kentucky swallowed eight Corvette’s at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. It happened just before 5:30 a.m. CST, the sinkhole had started to form, and by 5:44 a.m. motion detectors started going off, the museum said. No one was in or around the museum at the time, said executive director Wendell Strode. Using remote-controlled drones, geologists... 

Gulfstream 690c Plane Crash in Tennessee Kills all 4 Kansas Family Members

A small two engine Gulfstream 690c plane crashed and exploded in Bellevue, Tennessee on Monday, killing all four family members on board. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane had left Grand Bend Municipal Airport in Kansas headed to John C. Tune Airport in Nashville but crashed 10 miles south of the final destination. The plane had missed on its first approach... 

JetBlue Shutdown: Hundreds of Flights Cancelled in Northeast from Winter Weather

With the winter weather looming in the Northeast, JetBlue decided to shut down for 17 hours to wait it out and give flight crews a chance to rest. JetBlue had started canceling “nearly all operations” around 1 p.m. ET Monday at Boston’s Logan, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New... 

2015 Ford Mustang Revealed for 50th Anniversary in April

The Ford Mustang will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in April and just in time, the 2015 will arrive, but won’t go on sale until next fall in North America and will arrive later in Europe and Asia. Ford Motor Co. revealed the 2015 Mustang Thursday morning at events in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney, Barcelona and its hometown of Dearborn. While the Mustang isn’t Ford’s... 
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