Ford wins VFW Post 3413 Award
Maurice T. Suttles VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman Loretta Eiben awarded the first place Patriotic Art Award to Emily Ford with prize of $50 for her painting of the Statue of Liberty.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Features San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Park outdoors: Ford recalls SUVs due to engine fire risk
Ford is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire. Ford says in U.S. government documents posted Thursday that it doesn't know what's causing fires in some 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. Ford has reports of 16 fires under the hood, 14 in rental company vehicles.news.yahoo.com
Traded back and forth, Ford learns to live out of suitcase
Mike Ford has learned to travel light — and quickly. Since the start of the season, the 29-year-old first baseman has played for Tacoma, San Francisco and Sacramento. Traded from Seattle to the Giants on April 30, he was dealt back to the Mariners on Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Rivian sold Wall Street on an electric SUV. Then reality hit.
Rivian, the start-up maker of battery-powered SUVs and trucks with prices starting at around $80,000, was billed as the next Tesla and is backed by Amazon and Ford. Then it ran into supply chain disruptions, production delays and a recall.washingtonpost.com
Man stole gun from truck, posted video of it online with the caption ‘quick money baby,’ SAPD says
A San Antonio man has been arrested after he broke into a Ford truck, stole a woman’s Glock, and posted social media videos of himself with the gun and the caption “quick money baby,” according to court documents.
Navy’s newest aircraft carrier passes significant milestones in deployment preps
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier has completed two milestones in its workup for deployment, slated for the fall. Navy evaluators have certified the flight deck and carrier air traffic control center of the USS Gerald R. Ford, finding that equipment works properly and the crew operates in the right way. During the evaluation, Oceana-based Carrier Air Wing 8 flew its F/A 18 SuperHornet ...news.yahoo.com
Keselowski confident he can recover from huge NASCAR penalty
Brad Keselowski was optimistic he can overcome a knee-buckling penalty that potentially ended any championship chances a mere five races into his first season as a Cup team owner. NASCAR this week said an inspection at its North Carolina facility uncovered an illegal modification to the No. 6 Ford — a major infraction under tightened rules for the new Next Gen racecar. The Next Gen is primarily a spec car comprised of vendor-supplied parts and NASCAR will not permit any tinkering.news.yahoo.com
US urges Canada to use federal powers to end bridge blockade
The Biden administration urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government Thursday to use its federal powers to end a truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions that is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, General Motors and other car companies to shut down plants or otherwise scale back production on both sides of the U.S. border.
Ford is betting that solid-state batteries will cut EV costs
Ford has raised its stake in a manufacturer of solid-state batteries — a move that its chief product and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, says will strengthen the company’s effort to increase the range and reduce the costs of its next generation of electric vehicles.
Kind notes of support dropped off for migrant teen arrivals in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Catholic Charities says the 500 migrant teens who arrived in the city on Monday are being welcomed by people who care in the San Antonio community. “They’re bringing personalized gifts with notes that say, ‘We love you, and we’re praying for you, and we hope you’re well,’” said Tara Ford, spokeswoman for Catholic Charities. AdShe said about 1,000 people already have offered to volunteer, but more are needed since more migrant arrivals are expected over the next several weeks. “We’ll understand a little bit more over the next few days about what is needed,” Ford said. “We’re very grateful to our community in San Antonio for stepping up and always serving with us,” Ford said.
Global semiconductor shortage forces automakers to build vehicles without some computers
A global semiconductor shortage and a February winter storm have combined to force Ford to build F-150 pickup trucks without some computers. The move is the latest ripple from the global semiconductor shortage, which also forced Honda and Toyota to announce production cuts at some North American factories. General Motors also has been forced to build pickups without some computers and install them later. Industry officials say semiconductor companies diverted production to consumer electronics during the worst of the COVID-19 slowdown in auto sales last spring. Global automakers were forced to close production plants to prevent the spread of the virus.