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General Motors is facing questions over why it took nearly a decade to recall 1.6 million cars sold in North America for defects that have been tied to 13 deaths. The world's number three automaker is now facing two official probes over the issue, one from the government's National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, and a second from a powerful congressional committee, asking why both GM and the NHTSA were so slow to move after hundreds of complaints. Republican Congressman Fred Upton said the House Energy and Commerce Committee would hold hearings in the coming weeks. That was bad news for GM, and its shares tumbled 5.2 percent to $35.18 Tuesday.
The international search for a missing Malaysian airliner has been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometres (miles) to the northwest of the original search radius, an official said Wednesday. "Yes, above Sumatra is the Andaman Sea," Malaysian civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told AFP when asked to confirm whether ships and planes were searching for missing flight MH370 there. Sumatra is a large Indonesian island south of the Andaman Sea. Vietnam said Wednesday it had suspended its air search for MH370 as it waited for Malaysia to clarify the potential new direction of the multi-national hunt.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — To prepare for a second consecutive trip to the Northeast Conference title game, Mount St. Mary's coach Jamion Christian looked back on his performance last season, when he thought he over-coached the game.