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US Agency Examining Tesla Unintended Acceleration Complaint

DETROIT — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own. “I am concerned that these complaints reflect a systemic defect that has not been investig...
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Officials: Jet Fuel Lands on Playground Near Los Angeles

CUDAHY — Jet fuel dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground Tuesday, fire officials said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters assessed 17 children and nine adults who ...
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Officials Say California Deputy Lied About Being Shot

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County deputy lied when he said he was shot in the shoulder while standing in a sheriff's station parking lot last week and will face a criminal investigation, authorities said. "The reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Dep...
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Tesla on Autopilot Crashes Into California Police SUV

LAGUNA BEACH — Authorities say a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode has crashed into a parked police cruiser in Southern California. Police Sgt. Jim Cota says the officer was not in the cruiser during the crash Tuesday in Laguna Beach. He says the Tesla driver s...