February 17, 2016

First Native American woman appointed judge in U.S. District Court

PHOENIX, Feb. 16 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of the first Native American woman as judge of a U.S. District Court. Diane Humetewa, a Hopi, was one of a confirmation of six judges to the federal court bench in Arizona on Monday. Humetewa previously served as U.S. attorney between 2007 and …

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Police find “credible explosive device” at Albuquerque rental car facility

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal and local authorities declared a suspicious device found on a rental car at Albuquerque’s airport to be safe Sunday and are now launching investigations into how it got there. Avis Budget Rental next to the Albuquerque International Sunport was initially shut down when the device was found during a check of …

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Renewed Class Action Motion Filed in Volvo Sunroof Case

Renewed Class Action Motion Filed in Volvo Sunroof Case February 12, 2016 by Jenna Reed jreed@glass.com Volvo vehicle owners have served a renewed motion for class certification on the automaker. The owners allege Volvo’s sunroofs harbor a defect, allowing water to flood the vehicles. The five-year class action suit was recently given new life after …

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Self-driving cars succumb to snow blindness as driving lanes disappear

DETROIT (Bloomberg) — In Jokkmokk, a tiny hamlet just north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, where temperatures can dip to 50 below, Volvo Cars’ self-driving XC90 SUV met its match: frozen flakes that caked on radar sensors essential to reading the road. Suddenly, the SUV was blind. “It’s really difficult, especially when you have …

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Manhole cover crashes into SUV’s windshield, killing driver

Published February 13, 2016 Associated Press BOSTON – A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV’s windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said. Police didn’t confirm the victim’s name Friday, but Milton Public …

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