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Ford recalls include some F-150s because of fire risk

DETROIT — Ford is warning that a number of 2020 F-150 pickups could catch fire because of a battery connection issue. At the same time, the company announced a recall of more than half a million Edges with potential brake problems.

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Republican voice against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died, a Bush spokesperson said Friday. He was 95.

Pandemic politics: Maskless Trump tours Michigan Ford plant

Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump’s trip to Michigan on Thursday as he highlighted lifesaving medical devices, with the president and officials from the electoral battleground state clashing over federal aid, mail-in ballots and face masks.

Jennifer Rubin: On Reade, Ford: The facts matter

The effort at moral equivalency between the claims of Christine Blasey Ford and Tara Reade make the same error that all such comparisons do: They attempt to treat unequal things as equal.

Where Gonzaga rates in the chase for WCC’s individual awards

This season? Gonzaga (27-2, 13-1 WCC) is on pace for another outright conference title, but there doesn’t appear to be any locks as far as projecting individual awards winners. The Zags could literally sweep again or even get shut out, though neither of those scenarios seems likely.

Ford executive retires in management shake-up

DETROIT – Ford is shaking up its management after a poor fourth-quarter financial performance and the botched launch of the Explorer SUV. The Dearborn, Michigan-based company says that automotive President Joe Hinrichs will retire effective March 1. Jim Farley, president of new business and strategy, will become chief operating officer in charge of global markets and automotive operations.

Tesla stock is soaring. Madness or visionary investing?

Eight months after it seemed headed for the corporate junkyard, Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell more cars and trucks in two weeks than Tesla does in a whole year.

Getting There: ‘Clear gas’ a returning phenomenon, but most cars don’t need it

Eighteen fill-up stations in Spokane and Spokane Valley offer gasoline with no ethanol or lead, additives that have been included throughout the years to improve engine performance and reduce emissions. Ethanol’s addition to the gasoline running modern cars is a relatively new occurrence, but the story behind lead has ties to the bottom line of America’s early automobile manufacturers.