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Edmunds offers a peek at 2020's most notable vehicles

Oct. 9, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

The automotive landscape evolves every year, with various brands and models pushing the envelope in new directions. We're rounding up the most significant vehicles for 2020, presented in alphabetical order. These are cars, trucks and SUVs that reveal major trends and shifts in the industry. 2020 CHEVROLET...

Edmunds: Higher trims on used cars get better value

Oct. 2, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

Americans tend to want all the "bells and whistles" on their new cars. Today's shoppers are opting for higher trim levels and costlier option packages, according to Edmunds' analysis. These upgrades now add just over $10,000 to the base price on average, whereas a decade ago that figure was closer to $6,500. Even...

China's 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests

Oct. 1, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country's global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack...

Shawn Langdon races to NHRA Funny Car win

Sep. 29, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Shawn Langdon beat Kalitta Motorsports teammate J.R. Todd in the Funny Car final Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway. Langdon, a former Top Fuel season champion, is the second driver in NHRA history to win in both nitro classes at the St....

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two finish at Russian Grand Prix

Sep. 29, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton coasted to a comfortable victory and led a Mercedes one-two finish at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday to tighten his grip on a sixth World Championship. In a calamitous few laps for Ferrari, the Italian team threw away a possible one-two finish of its own after...

70-year-old John Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying

Sep. 28, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — John Force powered to the No. 1 spot in Funny Car on Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. The 70-year-old Force had a 3.842-second pass at 334.40 mph in his Chevrolet Camaro in the final run for his fourth No. 1 qualifier this season and 159th overall. The 16-time...

Robert Hight tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying

Sep. 27, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Robert Hight topped Funny Car qualifying in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Worldwide Technology Raceway. A year after breaking his collarbone during a crash in the final round, Hight had a 3.877-second run at 334.90 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro. He's seeking his ninth No. 1...

Wells Fargo hires New York Mellon's Scharf as its new CEO

Sep. 27, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo named its third CEO in as many years as it attempts to move on from a series of scandals. The bank said Friday that Charles Scharf, chief executive of the Bank of New York Mellon, will take over for C. Allen Parker, who has led Wells Fargo since March. Parker will remain in...

Washington State Patrol buying hybrid SUVs

Sep. 27, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol will buy three 2020 Ford Interceptor hybrid SUVs - the first purchase of hybrid vehicles for the agency. KOIN reports the purchase of the hybrids is a pilot project to see how well the vehicles perform and evaluate any possible savings. Washington State...

Edmunds examines today's top heavy-duty pickups

Sep. 25, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

Until recently, heavy-duty trucks have been the reserve of ranchers, horse owners and your neighbor who owns a paving company — tough trucks for people who do tough work. But the latest heavy-duty pickups deliver new heights of towing and hauling performance while also offering as many high-end features as...