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    Report: Hyundai in trouble for overstating fuel economy numbers at home, too
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    Hyundai is, understandably, "very confused by the fine and the different results." The South Korean government is investigating Hyundai and Ssangyong, alleging that the two manufacturers overstated the fuel economy figures on some of their crossovers. But while the initial investigation is ...

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    Followup: The long history behind Monday's massive airbag recalls
    Moisture Is Only Latest In Long Line Of Explanations For Takata's Problem 1403900940

    The latest details of a troubling safety trend arrived Monday, when seven automakers issued eight recalls for cars that may contain airbags that could kill drivers instead of saving their lives. BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota all announced recalls of cars that contain ...

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    Video: These ads are how Colorado and Washington are combating their pot DUI problem
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    Consider our buzz harshed. Legal pot use in Washington and Colorado has had a number of benefits – the Highest State has seen a 2.5-percent drop in violent crime and a big bump in tax revenues ($10 million during the first third of 2014). Washington, meanwhile, is expecting a $190-million ...

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    Report: FTC urged to halt 'deceptive' CarMax ads over recalled car issue
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    Safety groups and a prominent politician are taking aim at CarMax, the country's largest used car chain, over allegedly deceptive advertising, and they're hoping to prompt a major shift in the way that pre-owned vehicles are sold in the US, as well. In two letters filed with the Federal Trade ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan's Ghosn called out by Deltawing's Panoz in print ad
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    When the Nissan ZEOD RC limped to the side of the Circuit de la Sarthe a mere five laps into this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, we imagine that a certain American motorsports figure at least smirked a little. Don Panoz's ongoing feud with Nissan probably means he wasn't sorry to see the ...

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    Video: FL deputy canned after letting drunken pals heckle public in patrol car
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    A police officer took a pair of drunken friends on a cruise through a major bar district and made the spectacularly poor decision of handing over his patrol car's PA mic to one of his intoxicated passengers. The incident happened in the early morning hours in Broward County, FL (did you really ...

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    Report: Plaintiff in COPSLIE vanity plate suit now running for state representative
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    Child right's advocate Marian Wright Edelman once said, "If you don't like the way the world is, you change it." We're guessing David Montenegro is a firm believer in that idea. You'll recall that Montenegro, better known by his legal name of Human, is the New Hampshire man who fought and won a ...

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    Read This: Why the $10B class-action lawsuit against GM is bunk
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    Oh, lawyers. Don't ever change. That Washington State firm that filed a "potentially precedent-setting" lawsuit against General Motors has just had a few of its primary arguments shot full of holes in a new story from TheDetroitBureau.com. As you'll recall, the $10-billion suit was filed by ...

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    Report: Czornobaj found guilty of two motorists' deaths after stopping car to save ducks [w/video]
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    Sometimes being an animal lover can get you into serious trouble, especially if you're not thinking of your fellow man. In 2010, Emma Czornobaj stopped her car in the left lane of a Canadian highway south of Montreal to rescue a group of ducklings. However, a motorcyclist riding with his daughter ...

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    Report: French police charge 10 for warning motorists of speed cameras via Facebook
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    Yesterday, we reported on a man in Ohio who was ticketed for holding a sign alerting other motorists of a DUI checkpoint. Apparently, the French take their speed cameras every bit as seriously as we take drunk driving. The local prosecutor in the Aveyron department of France is charging 10 people ...

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    Report: Truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash was speeding, ignored construction signs
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    A new report into the crash that critically injured funnyman Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James McNair has revealed that the Peterbilt semi that caused the accident was traveling at 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. It's also alleged that the truck driver behind the wheel of the semi ...

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    Report: OH man ticketed for holding sign warning of DUI checkpoint [w/videos]
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    An Ohio man is in trouble with police after attempting to warn drivers of an upcoming drunk-driving checkpoint with a sign that read "DUI checkpoint ahead! Turn now!" Douglas Odolecki took to a street corner in Parma, OH to warn drivers, although police quickly intervened, ticketing him for his ...

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    ETC: Watergate 'Deep Throat' parking garage to be leveled for real estate project
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    It isn't usually news when a parking structure is torn down. Then again, few parking structures have the significance of 1401 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, VA. That's because the twin, 12-story structures are where Washington Post reporter and legend of journalism Bob Woodward met his contact in ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating Chrysler for airbags, ignition switches
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    Chrysler is being targeted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a pair of actions that focus on over 1.2 million Jeeps, minivans and crossovers. The first is a "preliminary investigation" that focuses on an airbag issue afflicting the Jeep Commander built in model years 2006 ...

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    Congressional probe of GM's ignition switch recall continues
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    "We're hearing there may be up to 100 deaths linked to this." – Rep. Diana DeGette A member of the US House of Representatives said Wednesday there may be as many as 100 deaths linked to General Motors' decade-long failure to recall millions of defective cars. Rep. Diana DeGette ...

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    Report: General Motors sued for $10B over potentially lost resale value
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    General Motors has one more recall-related lawsuit to add to its growing stack, but this time it isn't about the company's ignition switch fiasco. The latest case claims owners lost value on vehicles dating back to 2009, including those that the automaker never recalled. The law firm filing the ...

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    Report: SC DMV orders gender-nonconforming teen to remove makeup for driver's license photo [w/video]
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    Like so many people around the country, 16-year-old Chase Culpepper of South Carolina is preparing for a fight with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Culpeper's case, though, is more troubling than the norm. You see, Culpepper is gender-nonconforming. He was born a male, and identifies as one, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #385
    Jonathon Buckley from Translogic, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Tesla Opens Patents, Ford Lowers Fuel Economy 1403041500

    Episode #385 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Michael Harley talk about the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, Tesla opening its patents, and Ford lowering fuel economy ratings for several vehicles. We also had a chance to chat with Jonathon Buckley, the host of ...

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    Report: GM has fixed 150k of 2.6M ignition-switch recall cars
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    Four months into the General Motors ignition switch recall, the embattled Detroit automaker has repaired approximately six percent of the 2.59 million vehicles afflicted by the problem, which has already claimed at least 13 lives. That troubling statistic comes from a memo, obtained by Bloomberg, ...

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    Official: Fiat board makes Chrysler merger official, approves $5.4B bond sale
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    Fiat's board of directors has officially approved the merger plan that will see the conglomerate's automotive operations merged with Chrysler into the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The plan essentially provides a road map for the structure of the new company. It includes provisions for Fiat ...

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