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Saturday 18 August 2018

Toyota fights throttle claims

Toyota has moved to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits over claims stemming from sudden acceleration in its vehicles. The auto giant has filed a motion with a federal court in Santa Ana, California, saying attorneys for Toyota drivers had failed to identify any defects in the vehicles.

The auto giant has filed a motion with a federal court in Santa Ana, California, saying attorneys for Toyota drivers had failed to identify any defects in the vehicles.

Hundreds of lawsuits were filed against Toyota after the automaker began recalling millions of vehicles because of acceleration problems in several models and brake glitches with the Prius hybrid.



Terror suspect 'faking illness'

A judge says a terror defendant has been faking mental illnesses, causing a two-day delay in the trial of four men accused of plotting to bomb New York City synagogues and military airplanes.

Judge Colleen McMahon ruled yesterday after hearing a prison psychologist testify about Laguerre Payen.

He was brought to court in a padded wheelchair.

The judge ordered the trial to continue.

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