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Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:15 am
2020 Porsche Cayenne CoupeThe 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe that broke cover Thursday blurs the already fuzzy line between crossover SUVs and sports cars. With its standard active rear spoiler that extends at highway speeds to increase downforce and available carbon fiber roof, the Cayenne Coupe has as much in common with the automaker's sports cars as it does the high-riding...
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Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:35 am
2019 Toyota Tundra crash testA round of crash-test results released Thursday by the IIHS show that even the newest pickup truck designs aren't as safe for front-seat passengers as they are for drivers. Most of the new trucks tested by the IIHS, including the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra, produced eyebrow-raising results in the small-overlap crash...
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Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:30 am
Volvo in-car camera systemVolvo's in-car cameras will spot, slow, or stop drunk or distracted drivers New Volvos built within the next five years may include cameras pointed at the driver to spot drunk or distracted driving and potentially stop the car, the automaker announced Wednesday in Sweden. 2020 Hyundai Palisade rated at 21 mpg combined The EPA last week released...
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:18 am

Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of enslaved people, descendant claims in lawsuitA descendant of enslaved people has sued Harvard University, alleging that the Ivy League institution has “shamelessly” profited from photos of her ancestors. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, claims that Harvard has ignored requests to surrender images of a man named Renty, whom she says is her great-great-great grandfather, and his daughter Delia. Lanier is suing Harvard for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of the images, asking the university to return the photos to her, pay unspecified damages, and recognise her ancestry.


TheCarConnection.com
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:00 am
2019 Hyundai KonaSmall crossovers are a big deal. The 2019 Ford Ecosport and 2019 Hyundai Kona are entry-level crossovers for new buyers or empty-nesters looking for a tall ride height with a low price. Both cost less than $20,000 to start and offer all-wheel drive, a sizable cargo area, and room for up to five adults in a pinch. But that’s about all the two...
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Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:00 am
Final Chevrolet Cruze built at GM Lordstown plantA Cleveland car dealer reportedly proposed a plan that would have kept a now-idled General Motors new-car factory in Ohio humming for at least another five years. Bernie Moreno, a Cleveland-based car dealer who owns dealerships across the U.S., reportedly approached GM with a plan to purchase hundreds of thousands of cars per year to use for an...
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Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:00 am
2019 Ford F-150Walking into a Ford dealer and picking out a pickup truck isn’t easy anymore. The 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size truck and 2019 Ford F-150 full-size pickup overlap in more ways than some shoppers might expect. Overall, we rate the 2019 F-150 and 6.5 and the 2019 Ranger at 5.8 on our scale that rewards the bigger truck for its spacious interior...
Yahoo Automotive
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:15 am

I hope Joe Biden runs for president. After Donald Trump, we need a compassionate leader.Biden is the greatest threat and contrast to Trump. He doesn't have to pretend to show empathy. He doesn’t need a note card prompting him to care.


Yahoo Automotive
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:01 pm

Some Pickups Lag in Passenger Crash ProtectionCrash Tests Show Some Pickup Trucks Lag in Passenger Protection Most pickup trucks fall short when it comes to protecting passengers in certain types of crashes, according to new findings from t...


Yahoo Automotive
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:37 pm

Citigroup to sell Venezuelan gold in setback to President Maduro: sourcesMaduro's government has since 2014 used financial operations known as gold swaps to use its international reserves to gain access to cash after a slump in oil revenues left it struggling to obtain hard currency. Under the terms of the 2015 deal with Citigroup's Citibank, Venezuela was due to repay $1.1 billion of the loan on March 11, according to four sources familiar with the situation. Citibank plans to sell the gold held as a guarantee - which has a market value of roughly $1.358 billion - to recover the first tranche of the loan and will deposit the excess of roughly $258 million in a bank account in New York, two of the sources said.


Yahoo Automotive
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:04 pm

Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selectionThe Supreme Court's senior justice, who seldom speaks during oral argument, broke a three-year silence to ask questions in a race discrimination case.


TheCarConnection.com
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:31 am
Volvo in-car camera systemNew Volvos built within the next five years may include cameras pointed at the driver to spot drunk or distracted driving and potentially stop the car, the automaker announced Wednesday in Sweden. Volvo safety engineers said it may be automakers that are ultimately responsible for curbing fatal crashes that involve impaired or distracted drivers...
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:30 am

Turkey's Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New ZealandANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has sparked an acute diplomatic spat with far-off New Zealand and Australia, referring to a key World War I campaign and the more recent Christchurch mosque shooting as targeting Islam.


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Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:35 am
2020 Hyundai Palisade first driveThe EPA last week released fuel-economy estimates for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade. At 19 mpg city, 24 highway, 21 combined with optional all-wheel drive, its estimates match that of its Kia Telluride cousin, but neither is not thrifty as some of their rivals. The 2020 Palisade uses a 3.8-liter V-6 engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission...
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Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:30 am
Mercedes-Benz C-Class production in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaMercedes-Benz to build $200K Maybach luxo-SUV in Alabama The Mercedes-Maybach GLS-Class could be the most expensive car built on an assembly line in the U.S. when it goes into production by early next year at a factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe debuts with more power, tech, and updated looks The updated 2020...
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:25 am

Apple's Week of Surprises Continues With Updated AirPodsAfter it announced surprise updates for the iPad and Mac lineups


Yahoo Automotive
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:19 am

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri LankaGlyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as "probably" being carcinogenic. A California court on Tuesday found that Roundup was a "substantial factor" in Edwin Hardeman, 70, getting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after spraying the weedkiller on his garden for decades.


Yahoo Automotive
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:50 am

Trump changes his mind on Electoral College, now wants to keep itIn a not-totally-unexpected reversal of policy, President Trump, who before being elected president called the Electoral College “a disaster for democracy,” now says it’s “far better for the U.S.A.”


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Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:00 am
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:00 am
2019 Audi TT 20 Years special editionThe 2019 Audi TT is a style statement in coupe or convertible form that ranges from comfortable toy to rip-roaring mini-supercar. With four seats, a hatchback, and a humble VW platform, the TT may seem practical on paper, but its specs can be deceiving. For its style, tech, and driving fun, we give it 6.2 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we...