Takata pleads guilty, agrees to pay $1B in faulty airbag probe
The automotive industry finally is ready to put one of the largest safety-related recalls ever behind it. In an official statement the company denied that it was considering restructuring.
According to the federal government, Takata knew that its ammonium nitrate-based airbag inflators were not performing to the specifications required by the auto manufacturers.
The problem sparked the biggest recall in U.S. automotive history, involving 19 automakers, 42 million vehicles and up to 69 million inflators - worldwide, the total number of inflators being recalled is more than 100 million. The defects have led 10 auto makers to recall more than 31 million vehicles worldwide since 2008. When exposed to moisture in the air over years, the propellant can degrade and rupture the metal inflator canister if it ignites with too much pressure. The hearing will be conducted by U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh.
SpaceX to Send 2 Citizens to Moon in 2018: Elon Musk
The announcement comes as SpaceX struggles to get NASA astronauts off the ground on a relatively short trip to the space station. Musk said they expect to conduct fitness testing and begin initial training for those embarking on the mission later this year.
USA prosecutors have charged three senior Takata executive in Japan. Shinichi Tanaka, executive VP of Inflator Global Operations, Hideo Nakajima, director of engineering of automotive systems laboratory and Tsuneo Chikaraishi, chief of Japan, Inflator Global Operations have all been charged with five counts of wire fraud and one conspiracy count in a scheme to hide the defect in air bag inflators.
Honda said the plaintiffs' court filing contained "false assertions that Honda and other manufacturers behaved irresponsibly" and represented a "transparent effort" to maintain legal claims despite Takata admitting to deceiving the Japanese auto maker and other vehicle companies.
For example, the New York Times reports that Toyota continued to use the auto part maker's airbags following a 2003 rupture of an airbag in a vehicle that was undergoing lab tests. He handled General Motors Co.'s ignition switch fund, as well as compensation for victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and BP Plc's 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
Zuma condemns xenophobic attacks
Xenophobia has been defined as "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is unusual or foreign". Reports say the Nigerian government summoned the South African envoy to explain the xenophobic attacks.
As part of the recently closed deal with the U.S. Justice Department, Takata created two independently administered restitution funds in January.
A Takata spokesman declined to comment.
Giant Panda Bao Bao Arrives Safely in China
In time, when she reaches sexual maturity, between 5 and 6 years old, she'll become part of a panda breeding program. Bao Bao, 3, will be welcomed aboard the FedEx Panda Express for safe travels to Chengdu, China, on Tuesday.
Armenia refuses to return bodies of Azerbaijani soldiers
The second ring shows the dust generated after its release, as well as the respective fire of the Armenian side. The video footage reflects the actions in the direction of Akna (Aghdam).
Macron seen as beating Le Pen in French presidential runoff - Figaro/LCI poll
Critics allege that Le Pen's anti-immigration, anti-establishment campaign is a cover for a racist, anti-democratic worldview. On Wednesday one of Ms Le Pen's aides was charged in connection with a probe into alleged misuse of European Union funds.
Oklahoma Quarterback Arrested in Fayetteville
At one point during the conversation with police, Mayfield started to walk away and then ran from Police, according to the report. Returning for his senior season with the Sooners, Mayfield is among the favorites to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy.
Trump rips media, cheered by conservative crowd
Donald Trump has vowed that work to build a wall around the United States border will "start soon - way ahead of schedule". "Let there be no more [anonymous] sources ". "A source says that Donald Trump is a terrible , awful human being".
Gibson and McDermott to Thunder for Cameron Payne and others
In order to hold onto the exceptions, the Thunder had to maneuver this deal a little differently than what's obvious. Technically, the deal was part of two trades, part of the NBA's ever-complicated economic landscape.
Giraffe LIVE webcam back on Youtube after being taken down
Park officials ask that curious viewers and supporters not contact them Thursday, as the zoo has been inundated with messages. The park said stream is educational and taking it down is harming to the species' survival.
Baby Giraffe Watch: April The Giraffe Will Give Birth Any Moment
But the video was pulled from YouTube on Thursday morning for violating the site's guidelines, Patch told the National Post. The park says YouTube made a decision to take down the feed briefly after animal rights extremists complained about it.
Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul
Sylvia, however, deferred questions about whether the Iraqi security forces had suffered casualties to the Iraqi defense ministry. The fight against the Islamic State seem to be on the last stages in Iraq with rescue of Mosul from the jihadist group imminent.
Samsung: We're Not Re-Releasing the Galaxy Note 7… in India
The system image also shows the "DeX" dock for the Galaxy S8, which is an HDMI dock that turns the phone into a desktop computer. The design of the buttons is pretty insane and in line with Samsung's "change for the sake of change" attitude toward Android.
City face defensive test against Monaco
Though they often earn the reputation of inconsistency, Manchester City are unbeaten in all competitions since January 15. It's a tough draw, but we're looking forward to playing against them. "They are killers in the box", he said.