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Huge Fire Breaks Out at Beirut Port a Month After Explosion

BEIRUT — A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, sending up a thick column of black smoke and raising new panic among traumatized residents after last month’s catastrophic blast at the same site killed nearly 200 …

Marine Insurance Losses Projected Below $250M From Beirut Blast

LONDON — Insurance claims for damage to ships, goods and the port itself after a warehouse explosion last week in the port of Beirut were likely to total less than $250 million, reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter said on Monday. Overall …

Lebanon Officials Ignored Warnings on Chemical Tied to Blast

The volatile chemical suspected of causing the deadly explosion that flattened Lebanon’s main port had been lying in storage there for six years despite warnings from customs officials about its hazards, documents show. The ammonium nitrate — equivalent to 1,800 …

Another Massive Takata Recall Looms for Large Batch of Air Bags

Global automakers may face another potentially huge air-bag recall as the U.S. transport regulator evaluates the long-term safety of inflators made by bankrupt supplier Takata. The manufacturing entity left after the supplier’s implosion faces a Dec. 31 deadline to show …

Ford Recalls Over 953,000 Vehicles to Replace Inflators

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. …

EPA Plans to Rescind Safety Rules Prompted by Fatal Texas Plant Blast

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt moved Thursday to rescind much of a package of safety measures proposed for chemical plants nationwide after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Pruitt signed a significantly revised slate of rules from …

Takata President Resigns Amid Acquisition by Key Safety Systems

Takata Corp., the Japanese airbag maker embroiled in a massive global recall linked to at least 22 deaths, said Thursday that its president has resigned now that its acquisition by U.S. mobility safety company Key Safety Systems has been completed. …

Lawsuits Accuse Automakers of Faulty Airbags, Recall Delays

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata airbag inflators years before issuing recalls, according to three class actions filed Wednesday with the federal court in Miami. The lawsuits cite company documents obtained …

Ford Adds 33K Rangers With Takata Airbags to Do-Not-Drive List

Ford and U.S. safety regulators are telling the owners of 33,428 Ranger pickup trucks in North America not to drive them because they have Takata airbag inflators “that are an immediate risk to safety.” A company investigation into Ranger inflators …

Auto Safety Agency Names 14 More Models in Takata Recall

U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators. Documents posted Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include many made by Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Daimler …