Hot-selling 2021 Ford Bronco Sport gets second recall, this time for rollover risk
Ford Motor Co. is recalling its popular 2021 Bronco Sport for a second time, now for an incorrect lower control arm that could result in reduced vehicle stability and increase the risk of a rollover crash at maximum roof load. This recall involves 106 vehicles built on Dec. 9; Ford estimated 50% are defective. Ford Bronco Sport was just launched in November. Ford had sold 13,170 Bronco Sports in the U.S. through January, according to its sales reports. The recall is posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website dated Feb. 16 with Ford documents attached. The company did ...
Detroit Free Press
Ford introduces first-ever Explorer King Ranch luxury package for popular midsize SUV
Customers told Ford Motor Co. they wanted more luxury. So Ford responded with a first-ever King Ranch package for its popular Explorer SUV that includes hand-stitched "premium touches" and mahogany-colored Del Rio leather trimmed seats with perforated front and second rows with the legendary King Ranch Running logo, along with leather door trim rollers, Sapele wood instrument panel appliques and leather-wrapped steering wheel with a Sapele wood insert, according to a news release last week. And there's more. Inside, it will also include multi-contour seats with massaging capabilities, a 10.1-i...
Detroit Free Press
Michigan attorney general will close inquiry into Larry Nassar unless MSU releases 6,000 documents
DETROIT — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will close her office's investigation into who at Michigan State University was aware of former university doctor Larry Nassar's sexual assaults of patients unless the university releases roughly 6,000 withheld documents. Nessel acknowledged Thursday that she sent a letter to the college's Board of Trustees a day earlier, asking one last time for the board to release the documents so her team can review them. If the board doesn't agree, she said the investigation that began more than three years ago will end. The board is withholding the document...
The Detroit News
Another top Amazon executive to leave company
Just weeks after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he will step down as CEO by autumn, another top Amazon executive has bowed out of the company. Jeff Blackburn, former senior vice president of business and corporate development, who has been on a sabbatical since early 2020, announced his formal resignation from Amazon in an internal memo Tuesday. In his 22 years at Amazon, Blackburn rose to become a top deputy to Bezos. Before he left on sabbatical, Blackburn — or "jblack," as he's known around the company — was mooted as a possible Bezos successor, along with longtime head of retail ...
The Seattle Times
Disney World unveils first of its 50th anniversary plans
ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World has announced the first details for its 50th-anniversary celebration, which will last 18 months and include lighting enhancements to all four of its theme parks’ icons, including Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. The event — dubbed “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” — will begin Oct. 1, the resort announced Friday morning. Disney World opened to the public Oct. 1, 1971. Expect the castle’s makeover to include more gold décor. The landmark received a paint job that shifted its color scheme to deep blues and light pinks last year. “The entire castle will s...
Arizona tourist sues after he was allegedly injured while under hypnosis at Las Vegas show
An Arizona tourist has claimed he was injured while under hypnosis at a Las Vegas comedy show in a new lawsuit aimed at host and hypnotist Marc Savard. Kevin Casselbury was on vacation in Sin City when he attended the Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis Show on Feb. 10, 2019, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was reportedly one of several others who volunteered that day to be hypnotized as entertainment for the rest of the audience members. It’s not clear how exactly he became injured, but the Scottsdale man said it resulted in $47,000 in medical care and treatment costs. The lawsuit addit...
New York Daily News
When do salaried employees deserve overtime? Hundreds of Jewel-Osco workers are eligible to join lawsuit after ruling
Potentially hundreds of Jewel-Osco employees will be given a chance to join a lawsuit alleging the grocery chain improperly denied overtime pay to assistant store directors. The suit, filed in May in Chicago federal court, accuses Jewel-Osco, the largest grocery chain in the Chicago area, of misclassifying assistant store directors as salaried employees exempt from receiving overtime pay under federal labor law. It is one of numerous lawsuits claiming grocers and retailers cut their labor costs by giving employees managerial titles even as they do mostly manual work. Assistant store directors ...
Meghan Markle wins privacy case involving publication of private letter she wrote father
Meghan Markle won a legal battle royal Thursday when a judge ruled a British tabloid violated her privacy by publishing a letter she wrote her father before her wedding to Prince Harry. The Duchess of Sussex sued Associated Newspapers in October 2019, claiming the parent company of The Mail on Sunday breached her privacy and infringed on her copyright by reproducing parts of the handwritten letter she sent her dad Thomas Markle in 2018. One headline for a February 2019 article at the center of the case read in part, “Revealed: The letter showing true tragedy of Meghan’s rift with (dad).” Markl...
New York Daily News
Martin Truex Jr. gets contract extension to keep driving the No. 19 for Joe Gibbs Racing
NASCAR's Joe Gibbs Racing team announced Wednesday morning it reached an extended contract agreement with No. 19 driver Martin Truex Jr. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the extension means that Truex is expected to race for the team through at least the 2022 season. He has been with Joe Gibbs Racing since 2019, a season in which he achieved seven Cup wins. "I'm happy to get this news out there so we can focus on this season and the future with Joe Gibbs Racing," Truex Jr. said in a statement. "This is where I wanted to be and to continue building on the success we have had together t...
The Charlotte Observer
Florida company recalls a blood clot drug nationally after a dangerous mistake
Syringe marking errors, which can lead to incorrect dosing, caused a recall of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, a generic version of blood clot medication Lovenox. The recall issued Tuesday by Apotex, a Weston, Fla., company, says some syringe barrels have 150 mg/ml Enoxaparin Sodium Injection markings instead of 100 mg/ml strength markings “and vice versa.” Apotex says the problem goes back to the manufacturer, Gland Pharma Limited in India. This drug is used to prevent the blood clots also called “deep vein thrombosis,” which can lead to the blood clots in the lungs also called “pulmonary emboli...