Breakfast Buzz: Honda Recall


Honda is recalling 350,000 Civic vehicles, because their parking brakes may not work correctly. That story tops this morning’s Breakfast Buzz.

The company says a software glitch may prevent the electronic parking brakes from engaging in some cases, which could cause a car to roll away and potentially lead to injuries. But Honda says that so far no accidents or injuries have been reported. The problem affects some of the 2016 Civic Coupes and Sedans. Honda will start notifying their owners next month and dealers will fix the glitch for free.

United Airlines says it has resolved a problem that caused nationwide flight delays Thursday night. A statement from the airline says there was an issue with its weight-reporting system. But, United says the issue has been fixed. It says it’s now working to get passengers affected by the delays to their destinations. An airline spokesperson says the company doesn’t have any information on how bad the delays are.

For the first time, Playboy Magazine is being made available in the iTunes App and Google Play stores. Readers can pay either $5.99 for one issue through the app or subscribe for the year for $19.99. Playboy’s digital initiatives are geared toward resonating with younger, more tech-savvy readers as it transitions toward a men’s lifestyle brand. Earlier this year, Playboy debuted another first by ditching nudity in its pages.

Another retailer announced it will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Office Depot is the latest retailer to announce it will close its stores for Thanksgiving, after opening on the holiday last year. The office supplies chain says shoppers will still be able to get deals online on its website, but its stores won’t open until Black Friday at 6:00 a.m. Several stores that were not closed last year have announced they will close for Thanksgiving this year,

A record-breaking 13 foot alligator was caught in a small Texas town Wednesday morning. After six hours out on Champion Lake, the Gator Country crew hauled in the gigantic monster. The alligator is a Texas state record, measuring at 13 feet 8 inches long. It weighs more than 900 pounds. The gator was taken to a new home in Gator Country.

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