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    Report: Man shoots friend trying to prevent him from driving drunk
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    Alcohol can bring out the stupid in people, so naturally, there are a few things you shouldn't attempt to do while imbibing, such as: open-heart surgery, sewing a button, tightrope walking, handling firearms and driving. It's those last two that Scott Campbell, a 40-year-old Clevelander (not ...

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    Report: Mercedes leads in US luxury car thefts
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    Mercedes-Benz makes some fine automobiles. The Silver Arrow'd cars are so good, apparently, that thieves can't help but try to steal them. The German brand is at the top of the charts for luxury car thefts in the US, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, with New York City leading the ...

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    Video: Gun-rigged car used in assassination attempt in South Africa
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    As car people, there's a certain degree of delight that comes with watching an old James Bond movie and seeing Desmond Llewelyn describe the accoutrements of an MI6-modded Aston Martin or Lotus, all while saying, "Oh grow up, 007." But in reality, a car with concealed firearms, a hallmark of ...

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    Video: Thieves stealing Porsche headlamps for marijuana grow lights
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    Well this is something you don't see every day. Thieves in Amsterdam have been preying upon unsuspecting Porsche models recently. That may not be unusual in and of itself, but the burglars are not attempting to make off with the entire car. Rather, they are stealing only the HID headlights. But ...

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    Report: Honduras outlaws motorcycle passengers to... curb shootings?!
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    We've seen some pretty strange legislation crop up when it comes to curbing crime, but Honduras has reached new extremes. According to the BBC, the country has outlawed passengers on motorcycles in an effort to fight a homicide epidemic. Honduras has the world's highest murder rate, with 82 ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Honda releases boatload of new CR-Z shots... in Europe
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    2011 Euro-Spec Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has officially flooded the interwebs with a wave of photos of the Euro-spec CR-Z Hybrid. Surprisingly enough, our cousins across The Pond will be able to get their hatchback hybrid as a 2+2 like their JDM counterparts, ...

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    Spoon developing parts for Honda CR-Z
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    Spoon Honda CR-Z – Click above for image gallery
    With Honda's in-house parts department in the game and Mugen developing it's own line of kit for the CR-Z, the tuner trifecta is almost complete with the release of Spoon's performance parts for Honda's hybrid hatch. While we thought bright ...

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    REPORT: TMZ, KABC erroneously link tuner's custom Benz to VH1 murder case
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    As has been extensively reported, VH1 "Megan Wants a Millionaire" reality show contestant Ryan Jenkins has been charged with murdering his wife, Jasmine Fiore. As the news story spread, celebrity gossip site TMZ reported that Jasmine Fiore's "2007 white Mercedes, with very large black rims (24") ...

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    Reason #6,342 why manual transmissions are better than automatics
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    Ha ha ha! Look, what kind of carjacker are you if you can't drive a stick? The only one that pops to mind is Vincent Gallo's character in Buffalo 66 when he tried to unsuccessfully steal Christina Ricci's car, "I'm used to luxury cars. Have you ever heard of a luxury? That's what I drive. I drive ...

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    Rolex Series driver behind Ponzi scheme that bilked fellow drivers out of $5.4M?
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    Henri Zogaib (pictured, right) raced for and helped support the Samax Motorsport team that raced in the Rolex Series. The support came in the form of cash and good living that supposedly came from investing in iron ore, but apparently the monies actually came from a Ponzi scheme. And as the Orlando ...

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    Three Nebraska auto execs disappear... along with 81 cars
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    Perhaps it began as an innocent experiment among dealer personnel: what would happen if three dealership executives all disappeared on the same day and 81 of the dealership's cars showed up at auto auctions in two other states? The answer to that question is that the FBI went bird-dogging on the ...

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    New police pursuit-ending device inspired by Spiderman, squid
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    Click above for a walk-through of how the SQUID works
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate has been working with a research firm in Arizona that has come up with the Safe Quick Undercarriage Immobilization Device (SQUID). The SQUID is designed to safely, ...

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    Al Unser Jr., extortion victim?
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    According to a grand jury indictment, a New Mexico prostitution ring mastermind was trying to extort two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Jr. for $750,000 over a videotape. Bobby McMullin, the ringleader, allegedly had an unflattering video of Unser that he promised to release to the public ...

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    Steve McQueen's stolen Cadillac recovered
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    A busted car theft ring has turned up a vintage Cadillac once owned by one of the Magnificent Seven. The five-finger-discount drivers out of Colorado, headed by Jeffrey Earle Piper, would steal expensive rental cars, change their VIN numbers and "sell" them. The new "owner", who was in on the whole ...

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    Hyundai boss receives pardon from South Korean president
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    In South Korea, economics trumps justice. Chung Mong-koo, the head of Hyundai who recently received a suspended sentence for embezzling and bribes has -- along with 341,000 other businessmen, bureaucrats, and politicians -- been given a full pardon. President Lee Myung-bak, who said he was ...

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    11-year-old charged with DUI
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    Last week in Orange Beach, Ala., a police officer spotted a speeding Monte Carlo, threw on the blue lights and started an 8-mile, 100-mph chase that ended with the Monte upside down.With his gun drawn, the officer says he approached the car to find an 11-year-old girl behind the wheel. Sorry, an ...

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    Further idolatry: Looking to TV and movie stars to learn respectful driving
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    Because they're such stellar role models with cutting, well-educated insight on all matters, we should follow the lead of our favorite television and movie characters when on the road. We've been so impressed by the well-informed and thoroughly considered stances that many movie and television ...

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    All your license plates are belong to us: System developed that scans plates on the fly
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    Bad guys beware, there is new technology that will hunt you down and have you singing the jailhouse blues faster than ever before. Harnessing the power of computers, the ALPR (Automatic License Plate Recognition System) allows police to be far more efficient, by no longer relying on just their ...

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    Mazda3 may be vulnerable to break-ins
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    var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/security/Got_a_Mazda_3_It_can_be_broken_into_by_just_punching_the_passenger_door'; We debated on posting this because we always seem to get nailed in the comments for advertising a new way to break the law, but we feel it's important information for Mazda3 ...

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    $450K show car gets Grand Theft Auto treatment: $5K reward for return
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    It’s one thing when thieves outside a 7-11 nab your winter beater. It’s another whole thing when low lifes hijack your $450,000 vintage 1937 Ford convertible show car along with the 1999 Ford F350 and trailer in which it was being transported. This one-of-a-kind vehicle nicknamed ...

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