US safety regulators have tracked 303 deaths after airbags failed to properly deploy in vehicles recently recalled by General Motors, a consumer watchdog group said. The Center for Auto Safety commissioned a review by the Friedman Research Corporation into GM air bag failures from 2003 to 2012. GM is currently at the center of multiple investigations by US authorities because it was too slow to react to a defective ignition switch which would turn off while the car was in motion. GM linked the ignition problem to 31 accidents and 12 deaths in its 2005-7 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2003-7 Saturn Ion models.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Niels Giffey scored a career-high 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, as No. 21 UConn finished off a season sweep of 19th-ranked Memphis by routing the Tigers 73-53 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.