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  • Drones to protect airliners from missiles?

     
    Visitors pass an unmanned aerial vehicle system made by Northrop Grumman defense corporation, at the Farnborough, England aerospace show, July 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) by Frank James The threat of shoulder-fired missiles being fired at...
  • McCain's brother: Let McCain be McCain

     
    By Paul West John McCain has few stronger supporters than his younger brother Joe, who recently got himself into hot water when he described the fiercely contested Northern Virginia suburbs as "communist country." But that remark pales beside Joe's...
  • Jeep Patriot is Safer Than Originally Stated

     
    For all you Patriots fans out there ??? the car, not the team ??? here are some more reasons to love your crossovers. In a rare omission, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has revised the 2008 Jeep Patriot???s frontal......
  • Davie crash fee goes into ditch

     
    I???m so glad Davie finally smartened up and junked its idea to charge a crash fee for those involved in auto accidents. It means I can still go to La Spada???s for a lunchtime sub or Nova Southeastern University for......
  • Today's News From the Cars.com Family

     
    Today???s questioner at Ask.cars.com asks whether the upcoming four-cylinder 2009 Toyota Highlander is available with a third row. Plus, MotherProof.com???s Chief Mom hosts a video at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety???s crash-test facility that...
  • Small Cars Safer Than Ever

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested seven more 2009-model-year small cars and has now found that 11 of the 21 small cars it has tested have earned the top rating of Good in side crash tests. That???s up......
  • Muslim family's airline saga and apology

     
    by Cynthia Dizikes After helping to deliver the District of Columbia's first baby of 2009, Dr. Kashif Irfan boarded a flight to Orlando with his wife, three children and other relatives to participate in a retreat on the peaceful practice......
  • Recall Alert: 2005-09 Nissan Pathfinder, Frontier, Xterra

     
    Nissan has issued a recall for 242,720 Pathfinders, Frontiers and Xterras from the 2005-09 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall involves a crash sensor that deploys the airbag in an accident. The...
  • Bush's final presidential flight: For father

     
    by Mark Silva and updated. President George W. Bush made his last expected journey aboard Air Force One as president today, traveling to Norfolk, Va., for the christening of an aircraft carrier named for his father, the 41st president -......
  • Obama spurs security...and fashion

     
    Snapshots from the run-up to the inauguration. There's only a trickle of passenger traffic at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on the eve of the Martin Luther King Day holiday. But a knot of people fills the waiting area near Gate B10. As Southwes....
  • Citigroup: No TARP funds used for jet

     
    by Frank James In a Monday post, I wrote that Citigroup had better have a good explanation for Congress for the company;s controversial deicision to accept delivery of a $50 million corporate jet after receiving $45 billion in taxpayer bailout......