GM Recalls 3.5 Million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC Vehicles For Ignition Switch & Other Flaws

Follow Richard



Add to circle



GM recalls for 2014 as of 6-17-14

GM recalls for 2014 as of 6-17-14

Enlarge Photo

General Motors has issued six new recalls to address a range of flaws in more than 3.5 million vehicles worldwide. Included in that number are nearly

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1092766_gm-recalls-3-5-million-buick-cadillac-chevrolet-gmc-vehicles-for-ignition-switch-other-flaws

10 ’90s Cars That Are Still Totally in Demand

Photo: Phil Darnell | Flickr

9. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Born in 1993, the Grand Cherokee was designed to give an off-road vehicle some luxury comfort. Though drivers in the ’90s turned them into the hulking grocery getters that took the “U” out of SUVs and gave the whole class a bad name, the ’90s Grand Cherokee has been redeemed by off roaders. The 1999 model received 4.2 out of five stars from CarGurus readers for both its ground clearance and how it handles snow. It only took about 16 years and a switch to a crossover platform for people to love the original Grand Cherokees for their intended purpose.

“If you’re looking for a car to modify and want to take it out in the woods and beat the

... read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/autos/10-90s-cars-that-are-still-totally-in-demand-117745095527.html

Pacific storm triggers mudslides, floods in Southern California

One person was found dead on Friday in a rain-swollen flood-control channel in the Orange County town of Garden Grove, which could mark the third storm-related fatality on the West Coast since Thursday.

Separately, rescue teams saved two people after they were swept away in the fast-moving Los Angeles River near a homeless encampment, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in Twitter messages.

The Ventura County Fire Department said its personnel had responded to 37 flooding-related calls and that a second-story balcony collapsed in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach.

High winds tore down power lines throughout the region, leaving as many as 78,000 customers without electricity after the storm moved in before dawn, utility officials reported.

The National Weather Service warned that thunderstorms and even tornadoes were possible as the storm front advanced. A water spout was sighted over the ocean near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning.

The severe weather was

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/3633626-pacific-storm-triggers-mudslides-floods-southern-california

9 dead in mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, Oregon

The Thursday late-morning shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, a former timber town of 20,000 on the western edge of the Cascade Mountains, ranked as the deadliest mass killing this year in the United States.

The gunman stormed into a classroom in Snyder Hall on campus, shot a professor at point-blank range, then ordered cowering students to stand up and state their religion before he shot them one by one, according to survivors’ accounts.

Seven people were hospitalized, three of them listed as critical.

The killer died after exchanging gunfire with two police officers who confronted him.

The gunman was not identified by local authorities, and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin vowed never to utter his name. But a law enforcement source confirmed media reports naming the suspect as Chris Harper-Mercer, 26.

In a photo posted on what was believed to be his MySpace profile, a young man

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/crime-and-courts/3852128-9-dead-mass-shooting-umpqua-community-college-oregon

‘More to it’ – Grand Forks Community grapples with realities of fentanyl

Noye’s relatives took him to Chili’s, where he ate ribs, one of his favorites, as his “last meal.” That night, his aunt, Jill Cormier, stayed up late talking with Noye.

But there was a “lingering cloud” hovering over them, Cormier said.

The next day, Jan. 29, the family woke up and drove to the federal prison in Milan, Mich., where the three said their goodbyes and Noye, 19, surrendered himself into federal custody.

“I told him I would do anything to take his spot because I am just as guilty,” she said of their meeting nearly two months ago.

Jill Cormier

Cormier didn’t hold the drugs herself, distribute or ingest them. But “just like the police officer, the counselor, the teacher, the church member, we all knew it was happening.”

Noye, along with several others, pleaded guilty to a role in an international drug ring that bought and sold

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/local/3990871-more-it-grand-forks-community-grapples-realities-fentanyl

US reassesses Columbus Day, Native American plight in focus

The ceremony will begin the final day of a weekend “powwow” on Randall’s Island in New York’s East River, an event that features traditional dancing, story-telling and art.

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council’s powwow is both a celebration of Native American culture and an unmistakable counterpoint to the parade, which many detractors say honors a man who symbolizes centuries of oppression of aboriginal people by Europeans.

Organizers hope to call attention to issues of social and economic injustice that have dogged Native Americans since Christopher Columbus led his path-finding expedition to the “New World” in 1492.

The powwow has been held for the past 20 years but never on Columbus Day. It is part of a drive by Native Americans and their supporters throughout the country, who are trying to rebrand Columbus Day as a holiday that honors indigenous people, rather than their European conquerors. Their efforts have been successful in several U.S. cities this year.

“The fact that America would honor this

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/politics/3858322-us-reassesses-columbus-day-native-american-plight-focus

UND FOOTBALL: Portland State matchup will be played in Hillsboro, Ore.

The undefeated Vikings are ranked No. 16 in the latest FCS poll and UND (3-1 overall) has an opportunity to crack into that Top 25 with a win on the road.

But this marquee matchup won’t exactly be played under the bright lights.

UND and Portland State will play at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore., a suburb west of Portland.

Hillsboro Stadium, with a capacity of 7,000, hosts PSU soccer matches, as well as high school events throughout the year. The football field is surrounded by baseball and softball fields, too.

The facility, with artificial turf, has stadium seating on one side, with mobile bleachers elsewhere.

The Vikings typically play at Providence Park, but the school shares the stadium with the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. A scheduling conflict resulted in the game being moved to Hillsboro.

“We’ve looked into it and talked to

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/und-football/3850204-und-football-portland-state-matchup-will-be-played-hillsboro-ore

Kim Fink, longtime UND art professor, to retire at semester’s end

But inside, it’s bursting with the treasures accumulated over a decades-long career. Near the doorway are file drawers nearly as tall as he is, stuffed with work done or half-finished by him and his colleagues; around the corner, masks from his collection silently watch over the room.

Near the back of the studio is what looks to be the studio centerpiece: a long, flat table adorned with a pulley and belt and what looks to be the captain’s wheel of a tall ship. It’s a 19th century lithography

press, one of only six like it in the country; Fink said he’s heard this one came through Nazi-occupied Paris.

Kim Fink turns the star wheel moving the pressure bar over the paper on a Brisset Star Wheel lithography press. None of it will be here for much longer, though. Fink, 64, has taught art and printmaking at UND

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/accent/life-style/3951919-kim-fink-longtime-und-art-professor-retire-semesters-end

Moorhead medical marijuana dispensary opening delayed

Moorhead was designated as one of eight locations for dispensaries of medical marijuana under a new Minnesota law that allows controlled use of the drug for certain qualified diseases, such as cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.

After a planned August opening for the Moorhead center passed, a MinnMed spokesman said as recently as Tuesday that a fall opening was planned.

But the company’s executive team decided Wednesday to delay the opening of the Moorhead dispensary and one in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities until spring.

“At a point where patient numbers in this new program remain modest, we need to control costs in order to keep medication prices as affordable as possible for our patients,” Dr. Kyle Kingsley, chief executive officer of Minnesota Medical Solutions, said in a statement.

“In the larger scheme of things, this is a relatively brief delay, and we will still have

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/region/3830938-moorhead-medical-marijuana-dispensary-opening-delayed

UND FOOTBALL NOTES: Key injuries mar upset victory over Portland State

UND played all of the second half without true freshman running back Iwarri Smith, who was hit hard and fumbled late in the first half.

UND safety Cole Reyes might be the most concerning injury. Already thin in the secondary, Reyes, who had eight tackles, sat out all but one series of the second half with an apparent leg injury.

Starting left guard Brandon Anderson missed plenty of time with an injury, so did inside linebacker Taj Rich.

“When you have those guys go down, they’re some of the top guys on our team, but the next guy has to pop up and get right back in it and play our game,” UND quarterback Keaton Studsrud said.

It wasn’t clear Saturday night how severe any of the injuries were that took place against PSU.

“We got a little nicked up today,” Schweigert said. “But we played a lot of

... read more at: http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/und-football/3853426-und-football-notes-key-injuries-mar-upset-victory-over-portland-state