National news: Ford urges owners of some Lincoln SUVs to park outdoors, can catch fire

Ford urges owners of some Lincoln SUVs

to park outdoors, can catch fire

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is telling owners of more

than 140,000 SUVs in the U.S. to park them outside

because they can catch fire even when the engines are

turned off. The company is recalling certain Lincoln

MKC SUVs from the 2015 to 2019 model years. Ford

says a short-circuit can develop in the 12-volt battery

monitor sensor. It can overheat and cause an engine

compartment fire while parked or in motion. Owners are

urged to park away from structures until the recall repair

is made. The sensors can be damaged when the battery

or related electrical parts are serviced.

Bug in Chase Bank online banking causing

double transactions, fees

NEW YORK (AP) — Customers of Chase’s online

banking services were seeing double transactions, fees

and/or payments in their accounts, with the situation not

immediately being resolved as of early afternoon on Friday.

Numerous Chase customers were posting on social

media that their rent or bill payments were taken out of

their accounts twice and reporting hold times with customer

service approaching more than an hour. The New

York-based bank is one of the country’s largest financial

institutions with millions of online customers. Transactions

over Zelle, the bank’s own peer-to-peer payment

service, were also being impacted with Chase customers.

Federal government lawsuit accuses Wis.

town of trespassing on tribal reservation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice

has filed a lawsuit to force a northern Wisconsin town

to pay unspecified damages for failing to renew access

easements on American Indian tribal land. U.S. Attorney

Timothy O’Shea filed the action in Madison on Wednesday

seeking a declaration that without easements the town

of Lac Du Flambeau is trespassing within the Lac Du

Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s reservation.

It seeks unspecified damages. The town’s attorney, Greg

Harrold, didn’t respond to an email from The Associated

Press seeking comment Friday.

Stretch of NJ Garden State Parkway

reopens as firefighters battle blaze

BASS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A long stretch of New Jersey’s

Garden State Parkway reopened Friday morning as

firefighters worked to contain a 5,000-acre forest fire spewing

thick plumes of smoke. About 25 miles of the heavily

traveled toll road, the state’s major north-south highway,

was reopened shortly before 11 a.m. The fire — which had

burned nearly 8 square miles –broke out Wednesday night

in the Bass River State Forest, along the border of Burlington

and Ocean counties in southern New Jersey.

Oath Keeper convicted in Jan. 6

Capitol riot gets 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who stormed

the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right Oath

Keepers group was sentenced Friday to three years in prison

for seditious conspiracy and other charges — the latest in a

historic string of sentences in the Jan. 6. 2021 attack. David

Moerschel, 45, a neurophysiologist from Punta Gorda, was

convicted in January alongside three other members of

the antigovernment extremist group for their roles in what

prosecutors described as a violent plot to stop the transfer

power from former President Donald Trump to President

Joe Biden after the 2020 election.


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