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US cars and trucks hit record gas mileage in 2012

DETROIT (AP) — New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to […]

12/12/2013

Heidi Lappetito pedals her cargo bike while making a delivery of frozen salmon into Port Townsend, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cargo bikes the new minivan for cycling families

SEATTLE (AP) — One fisherman uses a bike to deliver hundreds of pounds of salmon to local markets. A mom who regularly shuttles her two kids around town once tried to haul a twin mattress […]

12/06/2013

Cars are lined-up in a dealership lot. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

AUTO SALES LIVE: Industry momentum rolls on

The holiday weekend and an ongoing shift from cars to small SUVs boosted the auto industry in November. Buyers took advantage of Black Friday deals, and analysts say the late-month surge likely boosted November sales […]

12/03/2013

This May 22, 2013 file photo shows customer at a Hobby Lobby store in Denver. The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.  (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Supreme Court weighs new health law dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is headed for a new Supreme Court showdown over companies’ religious objections to the law’s birth-control mandate. Amid the troubled rollout of the health law, and […]

11/27/2013

91 freeway crash caused when man grabbed steering wheel

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a 25-year-old man and a 7-year-old boy were killed in a crash caused when the man grabbed the steering wheel while his girlfriend was driving on a Southern California […]

11/26/2013

Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management at BMW AG, introduces the 2014 BMW 428i at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Hot cars at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday after two days of media previews. Here are some of the most buzz-worthy vehicles being introduced at this year’s show: BMW […]

11/20/2013

Photographers shoot pictures of the new Porsche Macan Turbo interior at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Hot cars at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday after two days of media previews. Here are some of the most buzz-worthy vehicles being introduced at this year’s show: PORSCHE […]

11/20/2013

LA jury awards $150M in wrongful death case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has determined a trucking company and one of its drivers should pay $150 million in damages to a 13-year-old girl who watched her family burn to death in a […]

10/29/2013

This Jan. 19, 2012 file photo shows entertainer Dolly Parton during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Dolly Parton suffers minor injuries in car crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is home resting after being treated and released for minor injuries she suffered in a car crash she described as “a fender bender.” Kirt Webster says Parton was already […]

10/21/2013

Black Bear (AP Photo)

Police break SUV window to release bear stuck inside

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Truckee police say they had to break the window out of an SUV over the weekend after a bear locked himself inside. Police say the incident late Sunday night in Glenshire […]

10/15/2013

Craig Wright, right, stands in court with his attorney Mitchell Elman in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  Wright, 29, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment, police said, for his involvement with an encounter between a group of bikers and the driver of a sport utility vehicle on Sept. 29.  (AP Photo/Jefferson Siegel, Pool)

NYC cop surrenders in motorcycle-SUV assault case

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York Police Department undercover detective apparently seen on video pounding on an SUV during a melee with motorcyclists has surrendered. Police spokesman John McCarthy confirmed Tuesday the undercover […]

10/08/2013

Christopher Cruz appears in criminal court in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  Cruz, 28, of New Jersey, was charged Wednesday with reckless driving after prosecutors said he touched off a tense encounter with the driver of a sport utility vehicle and a throng of other bikers that ended with blood and broken bones on a Manhattan street. He was also charged with unlawful imprisonment. His bail was set at $1,500 cash.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NY SUV driver’s wife: We were in ‘grave danger’

NEW YORK (AP) — The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody weekend confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in grave danger and feared for the life of his family inside when […]

10/03/2013

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