Government crash test ratings for new 2011 vehicles

Crash test ratings for 2011 vehicles

A look at the results of the government’s updated “5-Star Safety Rating System” released Tuesday. The system evaluates vehicles based on front-end and side-impact crashes and rollover tests, along with crash-prevention technologies and a new test that simulates a car striking a pole. The ratings range from one to five stars, with five stars being the highest.

This recall probably not for you: Bentley says 820 “Winged B” hood ornaments might be a hazard

Recall for the rich: Bentley replacing ornament

Hurricane Igor barrels toward Bermuda; remnants of Karl soak southern Mexico

Bermuda braces for Hurricane Igor; Karl dissipates

BP’s brand value sinks with oil spill, but Toyota stays afloat despite recalls in new ranking

BP’s brand value sinks with oil spill this year

Pakistan police to charge 3 men for assisting in failed Times Square bombing

Pakistan to charge 3 over failed Times Square bomb

BP report blames itself, other companies’ workers, series of failures for Gulf oil spill

BP report blames itself, others for oil spill

BP: Multiple companies and work teams contributed to oil spill disaster in Gulf of Mexico

BP: Multiple companies, teams contributed to spill

Failed blowout preventer, a key piece of evidence in Gulf oil spill probe, raised to surface

Key oil spill evidence raised to Gulf’s surface

BP: Crews raising blowout preventer from Gulf face delay, must wait for hydrates to melt

BP: Crews lifting key device from Gulf face delay

Earl causes power outages in Canada; biggest Northeast impact might be business on big weekend

Earl’s biggest damage in Northeast: business

Obama administration: New rules should put distance between drilling inspectors, oil industry

Barack Obama

Months of perfect weather in northern New England draws tourists _ but not free-spending ones

The Dalai Lama

Independent experts rarely called on to verify critical drilling equipment blamed in oil spill

Rigs’ drilling parts lack third-party endorsements

Recalls this week include magnetic Maze toys, double strollers, flat screen TV wall mounts

Recalls This Week: Magnetic Maze toys, strollers

Safety concerns have been raised about runway where Chinese passenger jet crashed, killing 42

Safety concerns raised about China crash runway

Chinese jet misses runway and bursts into flames; state TV says 42 killed and 49 rescued

Jet misses runway, crashes in China; 42 killed

Feds investigating explosion that led to oil spill focus on communication, chain of command

Oil spill investigators focus on communication

‘Hot Dot’ patches that warn of high body temperature get tested on Gulf oil cleanup crews

‘Hot Dot’ patches tested on Gulf oil cleanup crews

Mazda to recall Mazda3 and Mazda5 to address loss of power steering

Mazda3 and Mazda5 recalled for steering problems

Transportation Department proposes installing seat belts in new motorcoaches within 3 years

DOT wants seat belts installed in new motorcoaches

HEALTHBEAT: Intense testing under way to assure safety of Gulf seafood following oil spill

‘CSI’ for seafood: Gulf fish gets safety tests

Families raise new questions over medical advice that led to Lockerbie bomber’s release

Lockerbie families raise new questions over bomber

Flying in Alaska is a way of life, exposing residents to crashes

Alaska plane crash rate far exceeds nat’l average

Plane crashes in Alaska, kills former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan
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Texas environmental regulators accuse BP of poor operation and maintenance at refinery

Texas accuses BP of poorly operating its refinery

NHTSA: New technology can prevent tractor-trailer truck rollovers, save over 100 lives a year

NHTSA: New technology can prevent truck rollovers

Amid their grief, mothers of 2 children who drowned champion pool and hot tub safety

Mothers of 2 kids who drowned champion pool safety

Govt to crash test 55 new vehicles under revamped safety ratings program

Govt to crash test 55 vehicles under new system

Toyota recalls 412,000 cars in US, 16,000 in Japan, for steering problems

Toyota recalls 412,000 cars in US, 16,000 in Japan

Toyota recalls 412,000 cars in US, mostly Avalons, for steering problems

Toyota recalls 412,000 cars in US, mostly Avalons

Alyeska cites power failure, lack of situational awareness as factors in contained oil spill

AK pipeline operator lists causes of May oil spill

3 dead after medical chopper crashes, burns on Tucson street; pilot steered away from house

3 dead in crash of medical helicopter in Tucson

Some oil spill events from Monday, July 26, 2010

Some oil spill events from Monday, July 26, 2010

China’s vital oil pipeline resumes operations after blast; spill clean up efforts continuing

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Scientists say oil and natural gas from Gulf spill altering food web; lasting impact unknown

Scientists say Gulf spill altering food web

Komorowski likely winner over twin of late president in Polish presidential vote

Exit polls: Komorowski takes Polish presidency

Exit polls in Polish presidential election show Komorowski to be likely winner

Exit polls in Polish election give Komorowski edge

Toyota to recall 138,000 Lexus vehicles in US to fix faulty engines that can stall in motion

Toyota to recall 138,000 Lexus vehicles in US

Toyota says 270,000 vehicles have faulty engines worldwide; Reports say autos to be recalled

Toyota says 270,000 vehicles have faulty engines

Canada geese that forced plane’s Hudson River landing still flying near NY airport runways

Geese behind plane’s NY river landing still around

Some oil spill events from Thursday, June 24, 2010