Toyota accused of misleading public over recalls

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 A 2007 Toyta Camry. Image: OSX. Toyota has been accused by a U.S. House of Representatives committee with misleading the public and investigators over its recent recalls. The accusations, in a statement from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, claim that Toyota both relied on a flawed study in its assessment […]

Author Amy Scobee recounts abuse as Scientology executive

Monday, October 11, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Amy Scobee about her book Scientology – Abuse at the Top, and asked her about her experiences working as an executive within the organization. Scobee joined the organization at age 14, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005. She served as […]

New ‘Star Wars’ film to be released in August

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise. Image: Joey Gannon. George Lucas has announced that there will be one last Star Wars movie to end the saga, but it won’t have any actors visible. Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated film is scheduled to be released into theaters on […]

Car driven into Glasgow International Airport

Saturday, June 30, 2007 Glasgow International Airport in Renfrewshire, Scotland was evacuated after a green Jeep Cherokee struck the airport’s terminal building and burst into flames at 1511 BST. An eyewitness told the BBC that “[A] man was on fire.” All flights are grounded, and two men have been arrested and the United Kingdom has […]

British painter Lucian Freud dies aged 88

Saturday, July 23, 2011 Lucian Freud Image: procsilas. Lucian Freud, the painter and grandson of the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, died Wednesday at his London home following a short illness. He was 88 years old. Freud, the elder brother of the late comedic writer and broadcaster Clement Freud, was born in Berlin in 1922 […]

Fitzgerald to announce new evidence against Libby

Sunday, May 14, 2006 Federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald announced on Friday that he would introduce new evidence in the perjury and obstruction of justice case against former Vice Presidential chief of staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby. Learn more about Plame affair on Wikipedia. One of the new pieces of evidence consists of handwritten notes that Vice […]

Several large explosions reported in Xinjiang, China

Sunday, August 10, 2008 Authorities say that “violent terrorists” attempted to blow up sites in the Xinjiang province of the country. Police say at least 11 people were killed, all except one were reported to be the attackers responsible for the blasts. Police say three more were arrested and another three are “still at large.” […]

Michael Schumacher returns to Formula One to replace injured Massa

Thursday, July 30, 2009 File photo of Michael Schumacher (2005) Image: Chris J. Moffett. Seven-time world Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher announced his plans to replace Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari car in the FIA Formula One 2009 European Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain. It is true that the Formula 1 chapter has […]

Several groups seek to purchase Saturn auto brand

Thursday, May 7, 2009 Penske Automotive Group, Inc., an Ohio-based investment group and Telesto Ventures have indicated separately that they are interested in purchasing the Saturn auto brand from General Motors (GM). According to The Wall Street Journal, Nissan-Renault is interested in purchasing Saturn. Bloomberg, however, indicated that Nissan-Renault may be a partner of Penske’s […]

Wikinews Shorts: September 29, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for┬áMonday, September 29, 2008. Contents 1 Iceland nationalises second biggest bank Glitnir 1.1 Sources ┬áContribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one. Retrieved from “,_2008&oldid=778357”