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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...

SC man wins thousands in scratch-off lottery game

Oct. 8, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man won $125,000 in a scratch-off lottery game. The South Carolina Education Lottery says the man, whose name was not released but he's from Blacksburg, is planning to buy a new pickup truck with his winnings. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports the winning ticket...

Arizona woman has baked her way to state fair for 45 years

Oct. 5, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — While many visitors will be going to the Arizona State Fair for the fried food, Mary Jane McHenry will be bringing food such as cookies, muffins and focaccia made with rosemary from her garden. The longtime Phoenix resident is entering the fair's culinary competition in multiple categories...

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...

Lawsuit accuses used car dealer of racial bias in loan terms

Sep. 30, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland used car dealership racially discriminated against black customers by offering them less favorable terms on auto loans than white customers, the Justice Department claims in a lawsuit filed Monday. The department's lawsuit accuses Glen Burnie, Maryland-based Guaranteed Auto...

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....

Coastal Maryland town's mayor says car fans brought trouble

Sep. 29, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A big gathering of car enthusiasts in coastal Maryland prompts a resort town's mayor to insist there won't be a repeat next year. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan tells The Daily Times of Salisbury on Sunday that thousands of visiting fans raised havoc, disrupted lives and defied law...

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...