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WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the “unsafe” cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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McLEAN, Virginia — Mars Chocolate North America is recalling certain varieties and limited dates of production of Combos Cheddar Cheese Pretzel, Combos Cheddar Cheese Cracker, Combos Pizzeria Pretzel, Combos Sweet and Salt Caramel Pretzel, Combos Pepperoni Cracker, Combos Buffalo Pretzel because they may contain peanut residue. Mars initiated the recall

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands sued Takata Corporation and Honda Motor Company late on Wednesday over the sale of millions of recalled airbags linked to deadly ruptures. The territory joins Hawaii, which earlier this month sued Takata and Honda, the largest user of recalled Takata air bags linked to

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ORANJESTAD  — The Citgo Petroleum refining unit of Venezuela’s state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) has reached a deal to lease and restart an idled 235,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Aruba, the government of the Caribbean island said over the weekend. The agreement involves a 25-year lease that would allow

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CHRISTIANSTED – In a speech aimed at firing up Democratic voters in the territory, former president Bill Clinton told a sympathetic crowd at Island Center that his wife Hillary believes the Affordable Care Act is not fair to Virgin Islanders – and that people here should have the right to

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CHRISTIANSTED — The family of Creola Jones is appealing to Virgin Islanders to help in the search for the missing woman. The 41-year-old disappeared after arriving on the island of St. Croix with her husband. She did not call her mother as often as she used too and after several

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) put supermarkets in the territory on notice that “deplorable” conditions will no longer be tolerated. DLCA Commissioner Devin Carrington said that unclean floors, rotting food on the shelves and many other dangerous and unsanitary conditions visible in Virgin Islands supermarkets

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CHRISTIANSTED – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) said large amounts of rain from Saturday to Monday have compromised its underground circuits and knocked out power to Christiansted town as of 8:50 a.m Tuesday. WAPA said its line crews are working to restore electrical service to Christiansted town

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) says it has received several reports of  Internet and telephone scams occurring within the territory. The Internet Scam is described as follows: The scammer, acting as an agent for a company, posts a job vacancy or an investment opportunity on the

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  CHRISTIANSTED — A fire at the Richmond power plant plunged St. Croix into an island-wide power outage for four hours on Saturday forcing businesses that stayed open to rely on generators, flashlights and candles. The incident began about 4:30 p.m. at on Saturday when a fire erupted at the

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