WASHINGTON — The overworked inspectors responsible for identifying safety shortcomings in cars failed to note problems with ignition switches in GM cars and lack the resources and protocols to pinpoint future safety problems, according to a new report and congressional testimony Tuesday by the Department of Transportation’s top watchdog.
The United States and the European Union are finalizing further sanctions against Russia that could be imposed if Moscow takes additional military action in Ukraine, senior U.S. administration officials and European diplomats said Thursday.
More federal personnel records have been hacked than previously reported and U.S. officials are weighing responses ranging from new counterintelligence initiatives to destroying the data in the intruders’ servers, according to people briefed on the investigation.
From a distance, they almost look like a massive mosaic swimming-pool cover. They are photovoltaic panels, half-millimeter thick silicon wafers that are erected over reservoirs. Their function: Generate power while also conserving water.