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Surveillance video shows car of interest in father's killing

Oct. 18, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

CINCO RANCH, Texas (AP) — Investigators are showing the public surveillance video of a car they think contained two men who broke into a suburban Houston family's home and shot and killed a 29-year-old father. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Brenton Estorffe was killed early...

Man indicted after driving through suburban Chicago mall

Oct. 18, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall has been indicted on charges of terrorism and criminal damage to property. The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports Cook County prosecutors announced the indictment Friday against 23-year-old Javier Garcia of...

US agency plans to update auto safety ratings next year

Oct. 16, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The government's highway safety agency says it plans a significant update to its automobile crash test ratings next year, and it will look at including new technology to make roads safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will study new test procedures and updates to...

Edmunds compares 2020 Kia Soul and Jeep Renegade

Oct. 16, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

Sales of subcompact crossover SUVs have surged by 60% over the past few years, according to Edmunds' transaction data. Two of the more popular models powering this trend are the Kia Soul and the Jeep Renegade. The Soul and the Renegade have different strengths and weaknesses, though both offer a kind of charisma...

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...