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Senators urge regulators to ID vehicles with possible faulty Takata air bags

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Paterno’s son: Supposed 1976 allegation vs. father is ‘bunk’

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Senators urge regulators to ID vehicles with possible faulty Takata air bags

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Two U.S. Senators urged auto safety regulators to publicly name the makes and models of tens of millions of vehicles with potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators, according to a letter made public late on Thursday.

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10 inventions predicted by ‘The Simpsons’

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For Derby hopefuls, owning horse like owning team

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For many racehorse owners, it's the experience, more so than making money, that attracted them to the Sport of Kings but they face a tough task to get into the elite field for events like the Kentucky Derby.