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2 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest for record

An American teenager who was trying to set a world record for flying around the world was killed and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night, the boy's family said.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Oceania, American Samoa

6 hrs ago | NewsCenter 25

Man accused of mowing his lawn while naked enters plea of no contest

A man accused of mowing his lawn while not wearing any clothes entered a plea of no contest in court.


Related Topix: Entertainment

9 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Six new GM recalls of 717,950 vehicles

General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles.


10 hrs ago | USA Today

Porsche, Jaguar, Audi top most appealing list

Porsche, Jaguar and Audi are the brands that seem to delight new buyers the most, says a new study released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates.


Related Topix: Porsche Boxster, Porsche, Convertible, JD Power and Associates, Advertising

11 hrs ago | USA Today

Car dealer gives refund in thousands of pennies

A woman who filed a complaint against a car dealership here was surprised when she went to pick up her refund: It was mostly in coins.


11 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Avoid the rush! Some ERs are taking appointments

Michael Granillo went to Northridge Hospital Medical Center in California because of intense back pain three times in one week.


Related Topix: Reseda, CA, Healthcare Law, Law, Marketing, Stanislaus County, CA

12 hrs ago | Autoblog

How cars are being exported individually and why carmakers are upset about it

Cars are expensive in China, especially if they happen to wear the badge of a prestigious manufacturer.


Related Topix: US Secret Service, US News

13 hrs ago | Jalopnik

Two Ukrainian Attack Jets Reportedly Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Two Ukrainian Su-25 attack jets were reportedly shot down over a rebel-controlled area in Eastern Ukraine early today, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry .


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine

14 hrs ago | NewsCenter 25

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

18 hrs ago | NewsCenter 25

University clinic pays $190 million in pelvis exam pix settlement

Since she found out her practitioner of 20 years, Dr. Nikita Levy, had been using tiny cameras to secretly record his patients' genitals, she said, "I can't bring myself to go back."


Related Topix: Suicide

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Automotive News

New F-150's fuel economy will improve, but can it best Ram 1500?

The 2015 F-150, which weighs 732 pounds less than the current model, will start with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 283 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, Ford said today.


Related Topix: Ford F-150, Ford, Truck, Ram 1500, Dearborn, MI

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Tree dedicated to Beatle killed by beetles

A tree dedicated to the memory of Beatle George Harrison, whose solo career included the hit "What is Life," has met a grisly end to its life from the jaws of voracious bark beetles.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, George Harrison

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Chrysler recalling up to 792,000 SUVs over switchesChrysler recalling ...

Chrysler Group is launching a massive recall involving ignition switches on older model SUVs.


Related Topix: Chrysler Group


Buick Envision CUV displays full-frontal nudity

Earlier this month, Shanghai GM gave us a glimpse of the production version of the Buick Envision concept revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show back in 2011.



Tesla halts production to prep for Model X

That darling of the electric car world, Tesla , is idling production at its factory in Fremont, CA, for the first time in order to expand the factory in preparation for its future Model X crossover.


Related Topix: Fremont, CA


Subaru facing class-action suit over excess oil use

A recently filed lawsuit in federal court against Subaru of America and its parent Fuji Heavy Industries claims that several recent models burn an excessive amount of oil.


Related Topix: Coupe, Wagon, Subaru Impreza, Hybrid, Hatchback, Subaru XV Crosstrek, Subaru, SUV, Sedan


No heads have rolled at NHTSA over GM ignition switch recall scandal

At this point, there's little question that General Motors deserves the bulk of the blame for not recalling the millions of vehicles affected by the ignition switch problem earlier than it did.


Related Topix: General Motors, Automakers


Life-Sized Ninja Turtles 'Pizza Thrower' Hits 75 MPH, Shoots Real Pizza

Did you have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Pizza Thrower" toy? I did, along with joyous memories running around my parent's house shooting the shit out of my friends with it.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza

NewsCenter 25

Sheriff: 4 dogs in roaming pack shot in Saginaw

Four dogs believed to be part of a pack roaming a vacant industrial and nature area in Saginaw have been shot.


Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Wildlife


Smart highlights safety of new Fortwo by crashing into much bigger brother

Smart is just getting ready to launch its new Fortwo and Forfour minicars, riding on a completely different platform, and the diminutive brand wants to show that its latest creations can stand up to some serious abuse.



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