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    Video: Paraplegic woman suing GM over 3rd degree seat-heater burns [w/video]
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    A quick Google search for "danger of heated seats" reveals any number of news stories about burn risks and the potential for damage to the, um, potency, of men. For most of us, though, we know when a heated seat gets too hot. 26-year-old Emma Verrill doesn't have that luxury. Verrill has been a ...

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    Featured: Does Dollar Rent A Car routinely swindle customers via insurance scam? [w/video]
    Elderly And Foreign Visitors Especially Targeted, According To Lawsuit 1408477500

    In retrospect, Eileen McMonigal believes she looked like the perfect target for a scam. She had recently fractured an ankle, so when her flight arrived in Tampa, Florida, she needed a wheelchair to get around the airport. A young escort helped collect her belongings, which included carryon ...

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    Report: Russia may respond to sanctions by banning car imports
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    The Iron Curtain may be lowering on Russia again, at least when it comes to the country's auto industry. The government there is reportedly considering a ban on imported cars as a response if the West puts more sanctions in place. However, even if the restrictions materialize, domestically built ...

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    ETC: This Decepticon-themed Maserati ticketed for imitating a police car
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    States have different laws about how closely your car can mimic the look of a police car, which this Massachusetts driver might've wanted to have look into. Even though he's driving a Maserati GranTurismo in homage to the Transformer Barricade and it reads "Decepticons" and "To punish and ...

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    Report: Pope Francis chauffeured around Korea in a Kia Soul
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    Korea is not without its domestic automobiles that would be suitable for transporting a visiting head of state: the Hyundai Equus comes to mind. Failing that, a Genesis sedan would do the trick. Maybe even a Kia K900 or a Renault Samsung SM7. But those familiar with Pope Francis and his taste in ...

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    Report: Tony Stewart could face criminal charges in Kevin Ward Jr case [w/poll]
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    The tragic case of Tony Stewart striking and killing Kevin Ward, Jr. in a sprint car race earlier this week has been dividing opinions, with some screaming for Stewart's head and others saying that Ward brought it upon himself. But while local law enforcement did not initially arrest Stewart or ...

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    Ex-CEO of red-light camera company indicted on corruption charges
    Feds Allege Redflex Executive Bribed City Officials In Chicago 1408020300

    A former chief executive officer of one of the world's largest makers of red-light traffic cameras was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, along with two city officials in Chicago. A federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment against the three, alleging that ex-Redflex CEO ...

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    Report: Google testing the autonomous motorcycle waters in California [UPDATE]
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    Apparently not content to field a fleet of four-wheeled autonomous cars, reports are floating in that the Internet giant has petitioned the State of California to allow the testing of autonomous motorcycles, as well. The team at Google, apparently led by engineer Anthony Levandowski, has designed ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.8.14
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    Exploring the promise of electric turbos There is a revolution brewing in the world of forced-induction for your cars engine, thanks to the fast-developing technology of electric turbochargers. (Yes, we know that they're kind of/sort of superchargers... got it covered). Promising tremendous ...

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    Official: Hyundai fined $17.35 million for late Genesis recall
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has slapped Hyundai with a $17.35 million fine for delaying a recall on the 2009 to 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan back in 2013. The recall grew from the original figure of 27,500 units to 43,500 sedans in November of last year, and focused on brake ...

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    Featured: New Jersey may shield drivers from other states' red light, speed cameras
    Proposed Bill Finds Early Bipartisan Support Among Lawmakers 1407524340

    The bill targets any speed-control devices that are capable of automatically producing a recorded image of an alleged violation. New Jersey may soon prohibit other states from issuing traffic citations to its residents for alleged violations that were caught on speed or red-light ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit is ready to serve and protect
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    Okay speed freaks, it's time to update your cheat sheet of police headlights, as Dodge has just unveiled the new 2015 Charger sedan's police variant, the Pursuit. Like previous Charger Pursuits, the 2015 model is based on a modified version of the civilian sedan, featuring the same basic batch ...

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    Report: What was this plane doing in a National Guard exercise?
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    This is the Scorpion, a jointly developed project from Textron and AirLand, that purports to be an ultra-affordable light attack fighter that can be used mainly on intelligence, surveillance and recon (ISR) missions. As for why it's at an exercise for the National Guard, that's slightly more ...

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    ETC: Man jailed 180 days for drunk driving with 100 chickens [w/video]
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    Some crimes just make you shake your head in disbelief in wonder of how a human being even gets in such a position. Take the bizarre example of Luis Motola-Palacio in Nebraska, who was recently sentenced to 180 days in the slammer for driving drunk with 100 chickens in the back of his SUV. He ...

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    Featured: What's in a trademark? Sometimes, the next iconic car name
    Supra, Chevelle And Barracuda All Live For Different Reasons 1407447900

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office is a treasure trove for auto enthusiasts, especially those who double as conspiracy theorists. Why has Toyota applied to trademark "Supra," the name of one of its legendary sports cars, even though it hasn't sold one in the United States in 16 ...

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    Report: Suspect in Schumacher medical record theft found dead in cell
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    The man suspected of attempting to sell Michael Schumacher's medical records to the media has been found hanging dead in his Swiss jail cell. There was no indication that anyone else was involved, according to officials, and the man's name hasn't been released. The case began when Schumi's ...

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    Report: Suspected drunk driver in fatal crash posts photo of car on Facebook
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    Social media sites need to come with a set of instructions teaching people the ethics of using them​ so that we can avoid having to hear about terrible stories like this one. A man in Minnesota is accused of causing a crash that allegedly took the life of a 16-year-old boy. To make this sad tale ...

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    Report: Colorado motorist fatalities near historic lows since marijuana legalization passed
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    The argument regarding the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has its fair share of both supporters and detractors. Some point to a drop in violent crimes and big bumps in tax revenue, while others will point to an increase the number of people driving under the influence. ...

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    Report: Tesla trademark suit in China ends with settlement
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    After years of fighting, Tesla has finally put its trademark dispute in China with businessman Zhan Baosheng behind it, thanks to an undisclosed settlement. The news comes at a perfect time for the automaker, which is still setting up its dealers there. According to an email from Tesla cited by ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.5.2014
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    Autoblog readers share unpopular opinions Last week Autoblog editors went on record with some of our most unpopular opinions about cars and driving. In response our never-shy readership presented an awful lot of interesting and controversial opinions of their own. Here, we choose some of the ...

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