Air bag maker Takata Corp.'s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others.
The truck, operated by a subcontractor, crashed, caught fire and exploded Aug. 22 in the small town of Quemado, about 140 miles from San Antonio, leveling the woman's house. The company says it sent people to the site and is helping authorities investigate the crash.
Takata has a warehouse in nearby Eagle Pass, Texas, and it has an air bag inflator factory across the border in Monclova, Mexico.
Donald Trump's new $10 million TV ad cites two contradictory tax plans — one that Trump has explicitly ruled out and another that he has yet to endorse — raising more questions about what policies the GOP presidential nominee supports, NBC News reports.
Trump's new ad seems generic enough for a Republican politician. In it, he promises lower taxes, more jobs, and growth for small businesses.
But an examination of the fine print supporting the claims provides confusion, not clarity. The ad cites four claims, two from a House Republican proposal similar to one he announced, two from his old tax plan from last year, which had drastically different rates.
So does Trump support the House Republican plan? Does he support his old plan? A spokesman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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The grandparents and other relatives of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl brutally murdered last week clutched each other, wept and shook their heads in disbelief while making their first public statements about Victoria Martens' death. They gathered Monday at an Albuquerque park where she loved to play. Police found Victoria Martens' dismembered body inside the apartment she shared with her mother last week after responding to a call about a disturbance.
About 400 elementary school students attended school in Sandy Hook Monday for the first time since a shooting rampage there killed 20 first-graders and six educators.
School Superintendent Joseph Erardi says it was a great and uneventful day at the new 86,000-square-foot Sandy Hook Elementary School, which was built to replace the one torn down after the December 2012 shooting.
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A Fresno artist has filed a lawsuit against state officials accusing them of violating his free speech by keeping his painting out of The Big Fresno Fair.
The Fresno Bee reports that Timothy Desmond has filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jerry Brown's September 2014 ban on the Confederate flag being displayed on state property.
The 2014 law says the Battle Flag of the Confederacy or any similar image cannot be sold or displayed on state property unless the image appears in a medium that serves an educational or historical purpose.
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A Massachusetts man is facing federal charges for stockpiling weapons, threatening to kill President Barack Obama and numerous police officers and to attack a mosque. Joseph Garguilo, 48, is charged with being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. He was scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston at 2:30 p.m. on Monday; it wasn't immediately clear if he has an attorney. According to the criminal complaint, the FBI received information on July 27 that Garguilo had recently acquired parts to make an AR-15 rifle and was stockpiling other weapons, including Tasers, mace guns, hunting knives and chemicals to make thermite grenades.
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The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.
An analysis of her partial skeleton reveals breaks in her right arm, left shoulder, right ankle and left knee — injuries that researchers say resulted from falling from a high perch such as a tree.
Lucy likely died quickly, said John Kappelman, an anthropologist at the University of Texas at Austin, who published the findings Monday in the journal Nature.
"I don't think she suffered," Kappelman said.
Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town, where scores of bodies are being kept in refrigerated trucks, and let them watch it on screens from near their emergency tent camp.
Federal prosecutors in Southern California have charged dozens of postal workers and others with theft, fraud and other crimes — including a mail carrier who allegedly hoarded 48,000 pieces of mail.
The U.S. attorney's office announced Friday that it has charged 33 people with theft, possession of stolen mail, conspiracy, embezzlement, bank fraud, making false statements and use of stolen credit cards.
A drug already on the market to treat worm infections and another being tested against liver diseases may also help treat Zika virus infections, researchers reported Monday.
The findings are a rare bit of good news about Zika, which has caused epidemics across Latin America and the Caribbean, and smaller outbreaks in Florida, the Pacific and southeast Asia, NBC News reported.
Zika has caused smaller epidemics of birth defects, notably brain damage that can cause miscarriages or profound developmental injuries in babies.
The team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Johns Hopkins University and Florida State University looked first in a library of existing drug compounds for products that might act to stop Zika from killing brain cells and perhaps stop it from replicating itself.
One of the drugs is Nicosamide used to treat worm infections, and the other is Emricasan to treat hepatitis C.
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Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine.
The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version of the EpiPen that will have a list price of $300 for a two-pack — about half the current price. It will be available in both 0.15 mg and 0.30 mg strengths.
EpiPens are used in emergencies to treat severe allergies to insect bites and foods like nuts and eggs that can lead to anaphylactic shock.
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Florida's major theme parks are now offering free bug repellent to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus mount.
Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando on Sunday began offering the mosquito spray and lotion free of charge at their parks.
No mosquito-transmitted case of the Zika virus has been found in central Florida. But theme park officials say they're offering the repellent as a precaution and to ease the fears of visitors.
Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays.
The central terminal area at LAX reopened around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the LA Airport Police. Police had searched the airport after hearing reports of possible gunfire around 8:45 p.m. in Terminal 8. The reports were unconfirmed, the LA Airport Police posted on Twitter.
A person in a Zorro costume was detained by airport police, authorities said. It was unclear if the two incidents were related.
Still, the security scare stirred "complete chaos," as one passenger put it. Hundreds of people rushed from terminals on to sidewalks or the tarmac. And it left a mess with three terminals shut down, roads closed and flights held in the air and on the ground.
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The OneOrlando Fund has raised $23 million and counting for Pulse nightclub shooting victims, but experts say the donations won't be enough to completely offset medical and other expenses incurred from the mass shooting.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that as generous as the donations have been to aid victims of the June shooting that left 49 dead, it won't be enough to cover all of their medical bills, long-term care and lost wages.
In addition to worrying about their recovery, victims are now concerned by mounting medical bills and normal routine living expenses because many are still in treatment and have not yet been able to return to work.