• NBC November 8, 2019 8:03 pm

    Actor Charles Levin's Decomposed Body Found Partially Eaten by Vultures

    The badly decomposed body of television actor Charles Levin was found at the bottom of a remote hill in Oregon, according to police documents obtained by NBC News. The 70-year-old actor apparently became lost while driving his Fiat on June 28 in Cave Junction, Oregon, eventually leaving his car and falling down a steep slope, NBC News reports. Authorities didn’t...

  • actor July 15, 2019 8:29 am

    Remains Found in Oregon Believed to Be Actor Charles Levin

    Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “Night Court.” Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. He owned an...

  • China May 27, 2019 5:19 pm

    New Auto Giant? Fiat Chrysler Wants to Merge With Renault

    Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France’s Renault to create the world’s third-biggest automaker, worth $40 billion, and combine forces in the race to make electric and autonomous vehicles. The merged company would reshape the global industry: it would produce some 8.7 million vehicles a year, leapfrogging General Motors and trailing only Volkswagen and Toyota. Shares of both...

  • director February 6, 2019 2:27 pm

    Fire Rages in San Francisco After Gas Line Explosion

    They were thrilled to simply see Pope Francis. Pushed up against a silver-aluminum barrier at Philadelphia International Airport Saturday morning, the Keating Family looked on as the pontiff planted his feet in Philadelphia under gray skies. It was the last stop on his historic U.S. tour. They listened as Chuck Keating, the family’s patriarch, directed the Bishop Shanahan High...

  • NBC September 25, 2018 12:57 pm

    Arrest Made for Allied Gardens Fires

    A woman was arrested for allegedly setting fire to homes in Allied Gardens. NBC 7’s Audra Stafford has more.

  • United States July 25, 2018 6:51 am

    Sergio Marchionne, Who Saved Fiat and Chrysler, Has Died

    Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding leader who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The Exor holding company of the Fiat founding family Agnelli announced Marchionne’s death in Zurich in a statement. “Unfortunately what we feared has come to pass,” Fiat heir John Elkann said. “Sergio Marchionne,...

  • NBC May 25, 2018 6:39 pm

    Local Students Help Design Paint Jobs for New Ford Cars

    Students at Morse High were involved in a top secret shadow training program with Ford. NBC 7’s Alex Presha is at the school’s auto shop with the story.

  • driver May 28, 2018 6:44 pm

    Fiat Chrysler Warns 4.8 Million: Don't Use Cruise Control

    Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control. The company is warning owners not to use cruise control until the cars, SUVs and trucks can be fixed with a software update.

  • United States March 17, 2018 6:23 pm

    US Probes 4 Deaths in Hyundai-Kia Cars When Air Bags Failed

    Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s investigating problems that affect an estimated 425,000 cars made by the Korean automakers. The agency also is looking into whether the same problem...

  • CEO February 6, 2018 9:48 am

    General Motors Union Workers to Get $11K Profit-Sharing Checks

    General Motors announced Tuesday it made $12.8 billion in pre-tax profits in 2017, and the company said union-represented workers will receive profit-sharing checks of $11,750. The company reported a net loss of $3.9 billion, driven primarily by a $7.3 billion accounting charge related to the recent tax reform and $6.2 billion charge related to the sale of Europe’s Opel unit....

  • driver January 15, 2018 10:44 am

    Accord, Navigator, XC60 Take Top Prize at Detroit Auto Show

    Automotive journalists crowned the Honda Accord the North American Car of the Year on Monday, a first for the longtime model that’s twice flirted for the top honor as a finalist. The 10th-generartion Accord edged out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry for the award, which was announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The award program,...

  • NBC September 26, 2017 7:50 pm

    Freeway Accident Leads to Recall Repair Runaround

    Roy said a recalled part on his truck caused his vehicle to start spinning when he lost control on the 905 freeway.

  • Egypt April 29, 2017 7:46 pm

    Pope's Timely Egypt Visit Comforts Grief-Stricken Christians

    Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants. Military helicopters flew overhead and police fanned out in force as Francis...

  • DONALD TRUMP March 28, 2017 11:28 am

    Trump Appears to Take Credit for Ford Investment Announced in 2015

    Ford on Tuesday outlined new details for a planned $9-billion investment in the United States. The automaker’s investment push was first announced in 2015, but President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter that the “big announcement” was related to his effort to grow jobs in the U.S., CNBC reported. Ford said Tuesday it would invest $1.2 billion into three Michigan plants....

  • General Motors Co. December 19, 2017 10:09 am

    Tech Troubles Dent Car, Truck Reliability, JD Power Study Finds

    Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners. Lexus and Porsche tied for the top spot, leading all brands for dependability in the survey released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power. But electronic problems caused trouble across the industry, pushing the...

  • United States January 12, 2017 3:11 pm

    US Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Cheating on Emissions

    The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a “notice of violation” to the company that covers about 104,000 vehicles including the 2014 through 2016 Jeep...

  • Detroit December 19, 2017 10:12 am

    Chevy Bolt Gets Top Car Award at Major Auto Show, Honda Ridgeline Top Truck

    The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, an important milestone for a car General Motors hopes will finally get Americans hooked on electric vehicles. The Honda Ridgeline grabbed the honor for top truck. Utility vehicles were honored separately for the first time, with the Pacifica minivan from Fiat Chrysler snagging that award. The honors were announced...

  • United States December 19, 2017 10:13 am

    US Eyes 1M Ram, Durango Gearshifts for Rollaway Risk

    The U.S. auto safety agency has opened an investigation into complaints that another 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles can roll away after the owners shift transmissions into park, a problem similar to the one being blamed in the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. The investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers Fiat Chrysler’s top-selling vehicle, the...

  • Mexico September 14, 2016 5:02 pm

    Ford to Move Production of Small Cars From US to Mexico

    Ford says it will move its entire small car operation from America to Mexico, NBC News reported. “Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small car production to Mexico,” CEO Mark Fields said at an investor conference in Detroit on Wednedsay, assuring investors that his company maintains a healthy profit margin in its...

  • Attorney August 2, 2016 7:38 pm

    Parents Sue Over Crash That Killed ‘Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin

    The parents of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin on Tuesday sued the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, an SUV that was under recall when it crushed and killed the 27-year-old. Victor and Irina Yelchin filed the wrongful-death and product-liability lawsuit against automaker Fiat Chrysler in Los Angeles Superior Court roughly six weeks after their son was killed. Their attorney...

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