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Ford Recalls Over 634K SUVs Due to Fuel Leaks and Fire Risk

Source: Associated Press

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling over 634,000 SUVs worldwide because a cracked fuel injector can spill fuel or leak vapors onto a hot engine and cause fires.

The recall covers Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 through 2023 model years. All have 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engines.

The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Thursday it's not recommending that owners stop driving the vehicles or park them outdoors because fires are rare and generally don't happen when the engines are off.

But Ford said it has received 20 reports of fires, including three that ignited nearby structures. The company also said it has four claims of fires that were noticed less than five minutes after the engines were turned off. Ford also has four injury claims not involving burns, and 43 legal claims attributed to the problem.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-11-24/ford-recalls-over-634k-suvs-due-to-fuel-leaks-and-fire-risk
Posted by discocrisco01 | Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:03 AM (15 replies)

UK Police Target Spoofing Site in Massive Fraud Crackdown

Source: Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — More than 70,000 potential victims of banking scams across the U.K. will receive text messages from police on Thursday asking for their help in what authorities are calling their biggest ever anti-fraud operation.

British authorities have already arrested more than 100 people after taking down a website they described as an “international one-stop spoofing shop,” London’s Metropolitan Police Service said. Spoofing refers to fraudsters who disguise their phone numbers to make potential victims believe a call is coming from a trusted source such as their own bank.

Police are now contacting fraud victims who lost “tens of millions of pounds” to encourage them to report the crimes and help authorities prosecute thousands of suspected scammers who used the iSpoof website. One victim alone was conned out of 3.2 million pounds ($3.9 million), police said.

The campaign comes as authorities change their approach to combatting widespread electronic fraud, going after the individual scammers instead of simply shutting down websites like iSpoof that enable them, said Commissioner Mark Rowley, who heads London’s police service. Police in Britain are working with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and authorities in Europe on the iSpoof investigation.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2022-11-24/uk-police-target-spoofing-site-in-massive-fraud-crackdown
Posted by discocrisco01 | Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:00 AM (3 replies)

Russia's State Duma approves bill to ban 'LGBT propaganda'

Source: CNN

Russia’s lower house of parliament passed in the third reading amendments to a law on so-called “LGBT propaganda” on Thursday, expanding liability to all ages.

The discriminatory law proposes to ban all Russians from promoting or “praising” homosexual relationships or publicly suggesting that they are “normal.”

The original version of the law adopted in 2013 banned “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” among minors. The new iteration would apply the law to adults as well.

Individuals who spread or attempt to distribute what the bill calls “LGBT propaganda” will be fined up to 400,000 rubles ($6,600). Legal entities can be fined up to 5 million rubles ($82,100). Foreigners can be arrested for up to 15 days or deported, according to the bill

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/24/europe/russia-lgbt-propaganda-law-amendment-intl
Posted by discocrisco01 | Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:58 AM (16 replies)

Kyiv demands apology after PM Orbn wears scarf showing parts of Ukraine as Hungarian

Source: The Guardian

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán came under pressure to apologise after posting a video of himself at a football match wearing a scarf that depicted historical Hungary, including parts of Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

Ukraine’s foreign ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko said on Tuesday Kyiv would summon Hungary’s ambassador “who will be informed of the unacceptability of Viktor Orbán’s act”.

“The promotion of revisionism ideas in Hungary does not contribute to the development of Ukrainian-Hungarian relations and does not comply with the principles of European policy,” Nikolenko wrote on Facebook. “We are waiting for an official apology from the Hungarian side and a refutation of the encroachments on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

Ukrainian media showed images of Orbán meeting a Hungarian footballer wearing a scarf which the outlet Ukrainska Pravda reported depicted a map of “Greater Hungary” including territory that is now part of the neighbouring states of Ukraine, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia and Serbia.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/23/hungary-pm-viktor-orban-scarf-showing-ukraine-territory-hungarian
Posted by discocrisco01 | Wed Nov 23, 2022, 11:48 AM (20 replies)

Teenager dies and 22 injured in twin rush-hour blasts in Jerusalem

Source: The Guardian

A teenage boy has died and 22 people have been injured in two blasts targeting rush-hour commuters in Jerusalem, attacks that hark back to the violence of the second intifada, or Palestinian uprising.

The first explosion occurred shortly after 7am local time on Wednesday near a bus stop packed with civilians on the western outskirts of the divided city. The second blast, half an hour later near a busy junction in the Ramot settlement, north of Jerusalem, injured another five people. The teenager who died from his injuries in hospital was named as a dual Israeli-Canadian citizen, Aryeh Schupak, 16.

Four people were in serious condition, according to Israel’s rescue service, Magen David Adom. Yosef Haim Gabay, a medic who was at the bus stop, told Army Radio there was “damage everywhere” and that some of the wounded were bleeding heavily. Ambulance and police sirens blared across the city.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/23/jerusalem-israel-explosion-bus-stop-injured
Posted by discocrisco01 | Wed Nov 23, 2022, 09:58 AM (7 replies)

Caller Tells Sam His Show Is "Meaningless"

Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Nov 20, 2022, 08:12 PM (0 replies)

Sheriff, group sue to block strict Oregon gun control law

Source: Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon gun rights group and a county sheriff have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a voter-approved ballot measure that is one of the strictest gun control laws in the nation.

The Oregon Firearms Federation and Sherman County Sheriff Brad Lohrey filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court contending the measure scheduled to take effect Dec. 8 is unconstitutional because it violates the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.”

The lawsuit seeks to prevent the measure from taking effect.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and Democratic Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-11-20/sheriff-group-sue-to-block-strict-oregon-gun-control-law
Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Nov 20, 2022, 08:10 PM (10 replies)

Top U.S. House Republican McCarthy Plans Special Committee on China

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Sunday he would form a select committee on China if he is elected speaker of the chamber, accusing the Biden administration of not standing up to Beijing.

"China is the No. 1 country when it comes to intellectual property theft," he told Fox News in an interview.

"We will put a stop to this and no longer allow the administration to sit back and let China do what they are doing to America."

McCarthy also said he would keep his promise to oust a number of Democrats from key House committees, including Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the intelligence committee.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2022-11-20/mccarthy-says-he-will-form-select-committee-on-china-if-elected-speaker
Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Nov 20, 2022, 08:07 PM (19 replies)

Arizona attorney general wants report on voting machine problems

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Arizona Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office has demanded that Maricopa County officials provide a report on the voting machine problems that caused some delays in the battleground state during this month's midterm elections.

A letter dated Saturday by Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright calls for county officials to report by Nov. 28 on the specific problems related to the printers at each location as well on how poll workers were trained.

The problems with the machines on Nov. 8 were seized upon by Republican former President Donald Trump and his followers, who claimed without evidence that it was a sign of election fraud.

About 20% of electronic vote tabulation machines in Maricopa, the state's most populous county, malfunctioned for a few hours on Election Day and technicians were deployed to fix them, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer said at the time

Read more: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2831325073463/arizona-attorney-general-wants-report-on-voting-machine-problems
Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Nov 20, 2022, 08:04 PM (0 replies)

Right-Wingers BLOW Facts Out To Conspiracy Level

Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Nov 20, 2022, 12:50 AM (1 replies)
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