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Kenneth Feinberg, the independent claims administrator for the General Motors Ignition Compensation Program, announces the details of the program during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

GM Expert Says 19 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

By Tom Krisher | Sep 16
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

GM to Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

By Tom Krisher | Sep 8
General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.

Top Selling Vehicles in the US in August

Sep 4
Automakers said that U.S. new car and truck sales rose 5.4 percent to 1.58 million in August as model-year-end deals and revamped vehicles brought out customers. Here are the top-selling cars and trucks for the month and the percent change in sales.

Police: Woman Left Baby in Car while Shopping

Aug 21
Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores. Police were called by someone who saw the child alone inside the parked vehicle.

Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser

By Mae Anderson | Aug 20
Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates.

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

By Joan Lowy | Aug 19
The Obama administration said it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said.

Pope's Small Car Fascinates South Koreans

By YoukYung Lee | Aug 14
Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.

A Q&A on Changes Coming to FICO Credit Scores

By Marley Jay | Aug 14
There are changes coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for many consumers. Banks, credit card issuers, auto lenders and other businesses use those scores to decide whether to lend to consumers.

US Looking into Impala Air Bag Performance

By Tom Krisher | Aug 11
The U.S. government's highway safety agency is looking into air bag failures in some Chevrolet Impala full-size cars made by General Motors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is informally checking out the problem.

Trial Begins in Train-Truck Crash that Killed 6

By Scott Sonner | Aug 7
Lawyers defending a Nevada trucking firm being sued for negligence in a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train told jurors that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate.