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Trump showed in his North Korean press conference that he has strange view of government

Photo: Shealah Craighead It was upsetting to listen to President Donald Trump’s news conference following his meeting with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump said the United States would stop its war games in the area, which would save “a tremendous amount of money.” He talked about how expensive... Read more →

Memorial Day 2018: Americans traveling in near-record numbers, often choosing cruises and warm weather

For many people, Memorial Day ushers in the unofficial start of summer, and Americans plan to start the season by traveling. More than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years, according to... Read more →

Truck owners charge Ford with cheating on emissions tests

Photo: Bull-Doser Ford Motor Company is being sued by truck owners who allege that the company installed software in more than 500,000 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks between 2011 and 2017 to cheat federal emissions tests and allow twice the legal limit of diesel waste into the air. “Assuming... Read more →

Ram pickups that can shift out of park prompts recall by Fiat Chrysler

Photo: Stratos L Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1.8 million Ram pickups because the gear shifters can accidentally switch out of park. In certain "high-temperature conditions" the truck's shifter may be moved out of park when the driver isn't stepping on the brake, as would normally be required. This can... Read more →

Former head of VW’s U.S. environmental and engineering office receives 7 years in prison

Oliver Schmidt, who was in charge of Volkswagen’s U.S. environmental and engineering office before the company’s emissions testing scandal, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison. Schmidt had pleaded guilty to violating clean air laws and to defrauding the U.S. government earlier this year for his part in the... Read more →

Road deaths up for 2016

Fatal traffic crash data for 2016 from the 50 states and the District of Columbia shows 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015, according U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of vehicle miles traveled on U.S. roads in... Read more →

Uber settles FTC charges it failed to protect driver’s data and consumers’ privacy

Photo: Uber has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it abandoned its promises to take reasonable steps to protect consumers’ personal information and to make sure that Uber employees only accessed consumer information for appropriate business purposes. The FTC’s lawsuit alleges that Uber’s failure to provide reasonable data... Read more →

Blogs by boomers, but other age groups may enjoy the topics, too

It’s that time again: blogs by boomers for boomers. But you know what? asks Carol Cassara of Heart•Mind•Soul. Other age groups will enjoy the diversity of topics covered and maybe even the elder wisdom they contain. This week’s topics include photos from a trip to Israel, the top cars for... Read more →