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VW engineer pleads guilty to federal charges
The guilty plea by James Liang is the first in the wide-ranging investigation into Volkswagen's effort to skirt emission regulations.        
70 points by Detroit Free Press | Internal combustion engine Diesel engine Volkswagen Air pollution Plea Rudolf Diesel Automobile Volkswagen Group
Man wounded after firing at deputies expected to survive
LOMITA, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a man who fired at deputies and was wounded by return fire is expected to survive. The shooting occurred Thursday evening in Lomita after deputies tried to stop a vehicle for traffic violations. The department says the motorist tried ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Automobile United States Coroner Sheriff
3-wheeled electric car could hit roads by 2017
A three-wheeled electric vehicle could be on the road later this year in the U.S. and Canada.         
15 points by Detroit Free Press | Automobile Vehicle Electric car Electric vehicle Lithium Internal combustion engine Canada Copyright
Nissan recalls more than 120,000 vehicles after fluid leaks cause fires
Nissan is recalling more than 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires.  The company says that in some cases, owners should park their vehicles outside until they are repaired.  The recall covers certain 2015-17 Murano SUVs and 2016-17 Maxima large cars that...
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Nissan recalls 120K vehicles for fluid leaks
Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Copyright Automobile 2016 Associated Press All rights reserved Vehicle Brake
Baby manatee, mother rescued after being stranded by Hurricane Hermine

185 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Manatee Conservation biology Crystal River Florida Biodiversity Automobile Crystal River Citrus County Florida Wildlife management
Nissan recalls 120K vehicles; fluid leaks can cause fires
DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases owners should park their vehicles outside until they are fixed. The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Automobile 2016 Vehicle Brake Plumbing United States Electrical engineering
Police: Man shot while driving on SB Lodge in Detroit
The man was driving around 12:20 a.m. when he heard shots and exited at the Livernois exit on the city’s west side       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Automobile English-language films Transport Police Traffic Michigan State University Driving
Virginia officer charged in shooting fired into car 7 times
HENRICO, Va. (AP) - New details have emerged in the case of a Virginia police officer who's been charged after shooting a passenger in a car he was checking on. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports prosecutor Shannon Taylor revealed during a hearing Thursday that Henrico County police officer Joel ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Richmond Virginia Virginia Police Legal professions Automobile Richmond Times-Dispatch Henrico County Virginia Constable
She torched wrong car: Craziest crimes of the week
Some parents a little too enthusiastic about the first day of school and a bank robbery with an odd motive also among the strangest crimes stories of the week.         
28 points by Arizona Republic | Automobile Woman Crime Female Leo White Jess Robbins Honda Civic Police
Crash at rural Cass County intersection kills Fargo man
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo man is dead after a two-vehicle crash at a rural Cass County intersection. The Highway Patrol says the 52-year-old man was driving a van that failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. He was ejected during the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films 1996 Cannes Film Festival British films Surgery Click consonant French language Automobile
Authorities identify man killed in crash with garbage truck
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have identified a driver who was killed after crashing into a garbage truck in northern New Jersey. Police say they saw a car traveling at a high rate of speed before it smashed into the garbage truck in Union City early Thursday. The car ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey Hudson County New Jersey New York City Glass Van Automobile Jersey City New Jersey North Bergen New Jersey
Robo-tractor: Slick self-driving vehicle heralds remote-control farming (VIDEO)
The future of tractors is looking sleek and glossy and more akin to a Transformer than the reliable Massey Ferguson that has served farmers for decades. The only snag? The machines are taking over. Read Full Article at
801 points by Russia Today | Future Time Farm Case Corporation Tractor English-language films Automobile Case IH
Mystery Surrounds Car With Gas Containers Found in Paris Near Notre Dame
The car did not contain detonators, but the police have arrested four people — all suspected of being Islamist extremists — in connection with the case.
222 points by The New York Times | Paris Notre Dame de Paris Peugeot Seine France Police Automobile Police officer
Martha’s Vineyard burglar paints pet dog before being collared by police (PHOTO)
A Massachusetts man suspected of robbing a house has left a bizarre calling card - painting the homeowner’s dog purple before fleeing in a stolen car. Read Full Article at
19 points by Russia Today | Theft Crimes Criminal law Automobile Police Cruelty to animals Crime Burglary
Car loans now top $1 trillion as delinquency rates rise
Americans are borrowing more than ever for new and used vehicles, and 30- and 60-day delinquency rates rose slighty last quarter         
1241 points by Arizona Republic | Debt Personal finance Subprime lending Loan Credit score Automotive industry Automobile Credit
Boy charged with stealing truck from Woodstock driveway
A boy, suspected of additional vehicle thefts, is charged with stealing a Chevy truck from a driveway in northwest suburban Woodstock.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Mobil Theft Crime Larceny Motor vehicle Burglary Robbery
Police Officer Stabbed in Paris Terrorism Sweep
A French police officer was stabbed and a suspect shot as authorities detained three women Thursday in connection with a terrorism investigation into a car found in Paris loaded with cooking gas canisters.
30 points by The Wall Street Journal | Notre Dame de Paris Paris Automobile Police Constable Île de la Cité Gothic architecture French Revolution
Chicago leads nation in catalytic converter theft
Chicago leads the nation in catalytic converters stolen from vehicles. Thefts of the pollution control devices, which are constructed of precious metals such as platinum, palladium or rhodium, have increased 23 percent nationwide between 2008 and 2015, according to a new report by the Des Plaines-based...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Catalytic converter Platinum Palladium Rhodium Metal Precious metal Automobile Exhaust system
Activists point fingers at police over suspicious death of Ferguson protester Darren Seals
The violent murder of Ferguson Uprising protester Darren Seals, who was found shot and burned in a charred car Tuesday near the US city of St Louis, has raised “a lot of red flags” for activists, who question the official version of events released by his “enemies,” the police. Read Full Article at
825 points by Russia Today | Police Automobile Constable Jury Prosecutor Sheriff Activism Indictment
Sandy Springs landscapers robbed while working

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Judge sentences 15-year-old Park Ridge car thief to probation
A Park Ridge teen accused of stealing multiple cars across the city — including one with an elderly woman in the back seat — will spend the next three years on probation, authorities said. The boy, now 15, pleaded guilty on Aug. 29 to three counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, said Tandra...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Automobile Cook County Illinois Crime Criminal law Leaning Tower of Niles Touhy Avenue Vehicle Motor vehicle
Bike lanes give cyclists free ride at expense of drivers, urban planning
Have we reached "peak driving"? It's the question of the year among urban planning and transportation wonks. Car sales remain strong, yet when corrected for population gain and other factors it turns out the average American family for the first time in decades possesses fewer than two cars, drives...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Road Chicago Automobile Train station Driving Bicycle Transport Driver's license
2 rescued after car goes over cliff in Tacoma park
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people have been rescued after their vehicle went over a cliff at a park in Tacoma. Tacoma Fire said on Twitter that crews responded to reports of a car that had gone over an embankment at Point Defiance Park Thursday afternoon. Authorities say ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Automobile Tacoma Washington Point Defiance Park
3 women arrested for planning 'imminent and violent' attack
Three young women who were planning an "imminent and violent" attack were arrested near Paris on Thursday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
1139 points by CNN | Notre Dame de Paris French Revolution Paris Automobile Île de la Cité Gothic architecture Van Roman Catholic Marian churches
15-year-old boy arrested after car chase in Colorado Springs
A 15-year-old boy whom Colorado Springs authorities say was behind the wheel of a stolen sports utility vehicle was arrested Thursday morning after a police chase that ended with a crash in the eastern part of the city.
1 points by The Denver Post | Four-wheel drive English-language films Automobile United States Sport utility vehicle Station wagon Summer of Love SUVs
Seattle's core carbon emissions drops 6 percent since 2008
SEATTLE (AP) - A new city report finds that Seattle's core greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 6 percent between 2008 and 2014 even as the city's population grew by 13 percent. The report released Wednesday says nearly 3.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions were released in 2014 from transportation, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Greenhouse gas Carbon dioxide Natural gas Automobile Climate change Emission standard Methane Global warming potential
The Latest: Shooting victim followed before entering freeway
PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on a fatal shooting on Phoenix freeway (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Police say a woman fatally shot while driving on a Phoenix freeway Wednesday night said during a 911 call that a white work truck began following her on a local street several miles ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Phoenix Arizona Arizona State Route 101 Maricopa County Arizona Interstate 10 in Arizona Interstate Highway System 9-1-1 Arizona Automobile
Door latch recall to cost Ford, cut into full-year profits
DETROIT (AP) — A pesky and growing recall of vehicles with door latches that can pop open while being driven will be so costly that Ford Motor Co. is reducing its estimate of pretax profits for the full year.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States The Doors Recall election Door Rocket Automobile Ford Motor Company Vehicle
Kin of Tiarah Poyau, killed at J’Ouvert, raises close to $8G
Donors kicked in close to $8,000 to help the family of slain J’Ouvert victim Tiarah Poyau bury the beautiful grad student.
66 points by Daily News | Wheel English-language films Tire Automobile Axle Victim Murder United States of Tara
Kin of Tiarah Poyau, killed at J’Ouvert, gets $8G in donations
Donors kicked in close to $8,000 to help the family of slain J’Ouvert victim Tiarah Poyau bury the beautiful grad student.
66 points by Daily News | Wheel English-language films Tire Automobile Axle Victim Murder United States of Tara
Clifton woman dies after Federal Heights shooting
A 35-year-old woman found sitting in a car and bleeding from a gunshot wound to her head last week in Federal Heights has died, officials say.
20 points by The Denver Post | Police Automobile Sheriff Colorado Criminal Investigation Department Pickup truck Autopsy Grand Junction Colorado
Ford recalls 1.5 million cars for faulty door latches
It’s an expansion of an earlier campaign that called back 830,000 cars        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Ford vehicles 2000s automobiles Ford Transit Connect Front wheel drive vehicles Ford Focus Automobile Ford Transit
5 Interstate 94 crashes in Fargo area snarl morning traffic
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Five crashes on Interstate 94 in the Fargo area in a span of 20 minutes snarled morning traffic. The Highway Patrol says the incidents began shortly before 8 a.m. when a motorcycle rear-ended a pickup truck. Traffic delays followed the initial crash, causing four additional chain-reaction ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Interstate Highway System Pickup truck Fargo North Dakota Interstate 94 Automobile Truck Interstate 90 Interstate 69
Elderly man in critical condition after own SUV backs into him
An 80-year-old motorist was clinging to life after his SUV backed into him on the Cross Bronx Expressway Thursday morning, officials said.
89 points by Daily News | American films The Bronx Automobile English-language films Independent films Cross Bronx Expressway Major Deegan Expressway Bronx River Parkway
Danish army to receive Leonardo-Finmeccanica's GVA mission system
Geoff ZiezulewiczROME, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Leonardo-Finmeccanica has signed a deal with the Danish military to provide its GVA mission system for the army's land vehicle fleet, the company announced.
10 points by UPI | United Press International Amphibious vehicle William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Vehicle Automobile Stryker
Cops: Mom smoked pot to celebrate 1st day of school
When cops pulled over a car speeding in a school zone on Tuesday morning, a telltale scent wafted from the window,       
251 points by USA Today | Cannabis Cannabis Smoke Driving Psychoactive drug Automobile English-language films American films
Charges filed in break-in at home of dead punter's brother
GREELEY, Neb. (AP) - Charges have been filed against a man suspected of burglarizing the home of the brother of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who died in a car crash this summer. Court records say 38-year-old Scott Davis, of Lennox, South Dakota, is charged with two felony counts of theft, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Associated Press Interstate 80 Bowl Championship Series Automobile County Nebraska English-language films Count
Report: 2 dead after train hits truck in Wayne
Police say the crash happened as the truck tried to go around crossing gates that were down.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Amtrak Michigan Automobile Chicago Detroit WWJ Illinois Report
Report: 2 dead after Amtrak train, truck collide in Wayne
Police say the crash happened as the truck tried to go around crossing gates that were down.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Amtrak Michigan Automobile Chicago Detroit WWJ Illinois Report
12 hurt in Woodlawn bus crash
Twelve people were hurt in a bus crash Tuesday afternoon in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Truck Diesel engine Hyde Park Chicago University of Chicago Chicago 'L' Barack Obama Automobile Birmingham
Bicyclist critically injured in Portage Park crash
A bicyclist was critically injured in a Portage Park neighborhood crash Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side.
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Sustainable transport Cycling Blue Line Transport Lake Michigan Chicago Bicycle
Texas shooting suspect says he planned crime with the devil
Kody Lott says he was upset he didn't have a girlfriend and planned the shooting of two teen girls with the devil. Kody LottWichita Falls Police via Twitter  WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- A man accused of shooting two teen girls as they walked home from school, killing one, told police that he planned the crime with the help of the devil, reports say. The Wichita Falls Times Record News obtained the arrest warrant affidavits for Kody Lott, 20, who has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in connection with last week's shooting. (The affidavits can be seen below. Mobile users can see them here.) In the affidavit, police say Lott confessed to shooting Lauren Landavazo and Makayla Smith, both 13, on Sept. 2. The two girls were walking home from school when Lott reportedly pulled up in his car and fired at least 15 shots from a .22-caliber rifle. Lauren was hit 14 times and was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. Makayla was wounded but survived.  Lott was arrested a day later after police received a report of a person acting suspiciously and were given the license-plate number from Lott's vehicle. Officers searched Lott's vehicle and found a spent casing from a .22-caliber rifle. Police say Lott thought Lauren was attractive but knew she had a boyfriend, and Lott was angry he didn't have a girlfriend. He told police he went to his father's apartment and retrieved a .22-caliber rifle and waited for Lauren and Makayla to walk by. Lott told police he was upset that the killing had been described in the media as "senseless," say he had planned the shooting while speaking with the devil. Lott is being held in jail on a $4 million bond. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the crime and courts comments section.  Kody Lott's Arrest Affidavits by orlando_floresjr on Scribd
186 points by The Plain Dealer | Walking Crime Assault Arrest Automobile English-language films Arrest warrant Rifle
Michigan may not require a human in self-driving test cars
Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under bills up for a vote in the Legislature ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States Driverless car Automobile Personal rapid transit Autonomous robot Michigan
Woman dead after freight train hits car in Pennsylvania
HALIFAX, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was killed in a collision between a freight train and a car at a railroad crossing in central Pennsylvania.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Transport Harrisburg Pennsylvania Dauphin County Pennsylvania Automobile Walking English-language films Freeway
Car slams into culvert, goes airborne, flips; woman killed
HENRY CLAY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - A car crash in a small Pennsylvania township has killed a woman.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Brazil Pennsylvania United States Automobile Fayette County Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Utah Driving
Study: More cars will get automatic software updates
Your car may soon get regular software updates to fix problems, improve performance and add new features.         
86 points by Arizona Republic | Automobile Better Vehicle Vice President of the United States Automotive industry Vehicles Names of large numbers
1 killed after truck hits tree in South Jersey
One person was killed after a pickup truck crashed into a tree in Burlington County early Tuesday. The crash happened just before 4:45 a.m. on Riverton Road near Chatham Court in Cinnaminson, Burlington County dispatchers said.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Burlington County New Jersey Cinnaminson Township New Jersey Riverton New Jersey Palmyra New Jersey Pickup truck Trailer Automobile Truck
Man, 69, killed in Delco crash
A 69-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning in a car crash in Upper Darby, police said.The victim was behind the wheel of Lexus about 6:30 a.m. when he pulled out from Belfield Avenue onto Township Line Road (Route 1) to make a left hand turn.
7 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Truck Pickup truck English-language films Dodge Ram Dodge Inspector Automobile Dodge Dakota
Passenger surge leads to SEPTA rail delays
SEPTA says service is back to schedule after advising regional rail riders that they could face delays of up to 30 minutes due to "heavy passenger load."
106 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Bullying Commuter rail Rail transport Automobile Defamation Obscenity Human rights