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  • No End in Sight for Gas-Price Free Fall

     
    Sure, the federal government has been shut down for more than a week, but look on the bright side: Gas is cheap right now and is only expected to get cheaper. By every measure ??? day, week, month and year......
  • Feds Propose Distracted-Driving Guidelines to Automakers

     
    Citing more than 3,000 highway deaths from distracted driving in 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a set of distracted-driving guidelines today. The auto industry and the public will have 60 days to comment on the proposal ??? the......
  • 50th anniversary of John Glenn's Friendship 7 flight

     
    From the Sun's print edition:Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell offers this post: "Godspeed, John Glenn." Fellow astronaut Scott Carpenter spoke those words 50 years ago on Feb. 20, 1962, during the launch of Mercury spacecraft "Friendship 7." On bo.....
  • Power broker Bill Scherer cashing in on Rothstein's crimes

     
    Here's one of the best plotlines of the ongoing Scott Rothstein Ponzi saga: the man who stands to gain the most from Rothstein's downfall is a power broker whose star was eclipsed briefly by Rothstein. That would be Fort Lauderdale......
  • Seat Belt Reminders Could Come to Backseat

     
    You know that somewhat annoying seat belt reminder you hear go off when your front passenger hasn???t buckled up, even just a few seconds after starting the car? That chime could triple if a government proposal to equip backseats with......
  • 2013 Ford Mustang: First Drive

     
    PORTLAND, Ore. ??? Last Thursday morning, "The Today Show's" Al Roker crooned about summerlike temperatures across the country: 82 degrees in Washington, D.C., 72 in Chicago, 67 in Minneapolis. NBC???s telecast then segued to the local forecast: Forties...
  • Oops! Presidential Limo Filled With Wrong Fuel

     
    President Barack Obama is in Israel today, but he's not going anywhere. The presidential limo, which was brought from Washington, D.C., for the visit, was disabled because it was accidentally filled with the wrong type of fuel. Multiple sources have......
  • Auto Safety Group: Airbag Failures in Two GM Ignition-Switch Recall Vehicles Have Killed 303

     
    Thursday evening, The New York Times broke the latest news on GM's ignition-switch recall. After reviewing federal crash data, the Center for Auto Safety, a private watchdog group based in Washington, D.C., claims 303 people have died when airbags failed....
  • Study Ranks Owners' Ability to Afford Their Cars by City

     
    Can you afford your car? Obviously, the answer to that question is more complicated than "yes" or "no." But far more often than you might imagine, it's the latter, according to a study of the nation's 25 largest metropolitan areas......
  • Study: Traffic Worst in Los Angeles

     
    As you gradually slip into gridlock-induced madness this week during your daily commute, try to think of it this way: At least people have jobs to go to. According to INRIX, an international provider of traffic information and driver services,......
  • AAA: Gas Price Increase Is Temporary

     
    Despite a nominal increase in the national average price of gas since the first week of October, AAA still anticipates a continued downward trend, possibly leading to the cheapest gas prices in nearly three years. As of Monday, the average......