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Illinois No. 2 in Thanksgiving-cooking claims

(State Farm photo)

Setting your house on fire is sure way for your Thanksgiving Day to end up a turkey. But it happens every year.

Bloomington-based State Farm alone says that during the past five years it has received more than 160 damage claims related to Thanksgiving cooking accidents. Of the 10 states with the most claims, Texas ranks first, with 33 claims in that time period, while Illinois and Ohio round out the top 3, with 22 and 18, respectively. Get the full story »

Ferrari recalls all 458 Italias over fire risk

Fiat President Luca di Montezemolo introduces the Ferrari 458 Italia in Frankfurt in 2009. (AP file)

Ferrari is recalling its new 458 Italia model after several vehicles were reported to have burst into flames.

A Ferrari spokesperson told has that the supercar is being recalled to modify the wheelhouse assembly.

“In rare instances the heat shield could become deformed, bringing it too close to the exhaust system and igniting,” a Ferrari spokesperson said.

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