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  • High-tech Homeland Security plans flop

     
    by Ken Dilanian A high-tech "virtual fence" to catch illegal border crossers. Next-generation nuclear detectors at ports. Tamper-proof driver's licenses in every state. These were signature Bush administration initiatives to protect the country against...
  • Recall Alert: 2008-2010 Volvo XC70

     
    Volvo has issued a recall for 679 XC70 vehicles from the 2008-2010 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects vehicles manufactured from Dec. 5, 2006, through Oct. 1, 2009, and involves incorrect...
  • GOP suffers blow in bid to regain seats

     
    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul was interviewed last night on Rachel Maddow's program. A year ago he announced his political ambitions on the same program. by Mark Z.......
  • IIHS Warns Against Allowing Low-Speed Vehicles on Roads

     
    In the wake of the gas price spike of 2008, it became trendy for states to legalize the use of low-speed vehicles on public roads. Now the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is issuing a warning that this creates a......
  • Loss of faith led to Blair's exit

     
    by David S. Cloud and Christi Parsons National Intelligence Director Dennis C. Blair announced his resignation Thursday after a rocky 16-month tenure during which he found himself on the losing end of turf battles and struggled to develop a close......
  • Top Al Qaeda leader killed, U.S. says

     
    by David S. Cloud Al Qaeda's third-ranking leader -- a close associate and relative by marriage to Osama bin Laden -- is believed to have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region, U.S. officials said. The......
  • Weekend Wrap: Back from the dead

     
    Good Monday morning from Washington. Here's a look at headlines you may have missed from the Trib's Washington bureau this weekend. * Democrats are now optimistic about passing long-stalled energy legislation, which "seemed virtually impossible a few...
  • Today's News From the Cars.com Family

     
    A reader wants to know how much safer a Toyota Camry is compared to the Toyota Corolla in a crash, and Ask.cars.com explains any differences. Then, PickupTrucks.com reports on a lawsuit filed against India-based Mahindra over its truck delays. Finally,......
  • Mileage Challenge 6.1: Subcompacts

     
    For those who want to downsize into a smaller car, there are now significantly more options to do so and not be left in a bean-sized and shaped econo-box. Enter our most recent mileage challenge where we picked four examples......
  • 'Last Comic Standing' semifinal round

     
    Tonight, the first group of semifinalists take the stage on Last Comic Standing. First up is Myq Kaplan, who riffs on being a book person. The judges agreed that he killed. Me too. But "Myq"? Really?Jamie Lee tells jokes about......
  • Cash for Clunkers Two Years Later

     
    It???s been just over two years since the federal government???s $3 billion Car Allowance Rebate System ??? better known as Cash for Clunkers ??? took 677,081 used cars off the road, spurring an equal number of new-car sales in a......