News bites: A Volt of confidence

Your morning transportation speed-read:

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is defending the Chevy Volt as being safe after fires caused by the electric car's battery.

A Sikh man was stabbed at Fresno, Calif.'s Yosemite International Airport in a suspected hate crime.

Actor Alec Baldwin was kicked off a plane at Los Angeles International Airport.

A poll shows a majority of California would vote no now on a proposed high-speed railway there.