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Ye Mystic Krewe doesn't own the name ‘Gasparilla.’ Who does?

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — What does the word “Gasparilla” mean to people? Is it a parade of pirates firing cannons and hurling beads at hundreds of thousands of screaming partiers in Tampa? Or does it describe an entire season of Gasparilla events, including a music festival, a film fest, a half...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the back yard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The settlement between the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, says the person who asked not to be identified because terms of the deal haven’t been made public. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Michigan lifts barriers to Tesla sales, settling lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 12:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan has cleared the way for Tesla to sell more electric vehicles in the state and get them serviced under a deal filed Wednesday that settles a lawsuit by the automaker. It won't be as simple as Tesla opening a dealership on a corner lot. But consumers at least won't have to leave...

This undated photo provided by Kia shows the 2020 Kia Telluride. In recent months, in-demand vehicles such as the Kia Telluride and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid have been selling for a few thousand above MSRP. It's a textbook case of supply and demand in which there are more customers than cars. (Kia Motors America via AP)

Edmunds: How to buy a high-demand car in a seller's market

Jan. 22, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Nearly every time a hotly anticipated new or redesigned vehicle first hits dealer lots, a number of enterprising dealerships will take the opportunity to make some additional profit. The good news for consumers is that there are ways around these markups. Recent examples include the Dodge Demon and the Ford...

This undated image provided by Cruise shows a rendering of an unorthodox electric vehicle called

GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept

Jan. 22, 2020 12:54 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designed to eliminate the need for human operators to transport people around crowded cities. The...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the back yard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The settlement between the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, says the person who asked not to be identified because terms of the deal haven’t been made public. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla can sell vehicles in Michigan under legal settlement

Jan. 21, 2020 5:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the backyard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The deal between the state of Michigan and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, said the person, who asked not to be...

FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, Kyle Busch heads to his garage during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Although his bid for a third championship doesn’t begin until the Daytona 500 on Feb. 16, Busch's racing season starts this weekend with a cameo appearance in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Kyle Busch has 2 NASCAR titles and an eye on at least 5 more

Jan. 21, 2020 4:09 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The way Kyle Busch sees it, there is a flaw in the championship ring NASCAR awarded him last month. It lacks any indication that the 2019 title was actually his second championship. Busch wants it fixed so it displays exactly what he's earned. He has studied the issue and knows...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo a man uses his phone as he takes a break at U.N. headquarters. Life is full of uncomfortable conversations, including talks that involve money. As tempting as it can be for many, avoiding these tough financial discussions can yield more headaches than simply facing them head on. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

Millennial Money: Mastering the awkward financial talk

Jan. 21, 2020 10:24 AM EST

Money, it’s a gas. Unless you need to borrow some from your parents. Then it’s a conversation many adults will avoid at all costs, even if it means paying for groceries with couch nickels. That’s not the only money conversation we avoid. More than 60% of millennials have never asked for a...

The MBTA is auctioning off seven vintage subway cars

Jan. 19, 2020 10:16 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — No Charlie Card required to board these MBTA trains. Just about $500 cash. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is auctioning off seven vintage subway cars. To make room for hundreds of news cars coming in the years ahead and to comply with safety laws, the MBTA removes...

Georgia agency gets $166,000 grant to buy child car seats

Jan. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia agency says dozens of counties statewide will share $166,000 in grant money to buy child car seats. The Georgia Department of Public Health said in a news release that car seats will be distributed among 107 counties using money awarded from the Child Passenger Safety Mini Grant...

FILE- This Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows the logo of the Tesla model S at the Paris Auto Show in Paris, France.  The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. An unidentified person petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation into the problem. The agency says the allegations include about 500,000 Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X vehicles from the 2013 through 2019 model years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

Jan. 17, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own. Brian Sparks of Berkeley, California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for an investigation. An...