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Pot lab rules: Who is testing the testers?

There are now five medical marijuana dispensaries in Central Oregon that are licensed and fully legal. But the labs testing the medicine do not have to be state licensed.

Taxidermist under fire

Retiring Redmond taxidermist under fire

A taxidermist in Redmond is surrounded by controversy at the close of his nine-year career. Kelly Wooldridge, a veteran and owner of Bar W Taxidermy is under fire by customers who's stuff was stolen from his trailer.

Evangelical Catholic Church opening in Bend

Ousted Bend priest finds new calling

A new denomination of Catholicism is coming to Bend, and the leader is the very priest ousted by the the Diocese of Baker, the governing body that oversees St. Francis of Assisi Church.

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Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast

PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.6 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

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One week left to apply through Cover Oregon

Oregonians have one week left to apply for health insurance through Cover Oregon to avoid a potential federal tax penalty for not having health insurance. Applications must be submitted to Cover Oregon with a postmark no later than Wednesday, April 30.

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FDA releases proposed e-cigarette regulations

The Food and Drug Administration is making another attempt at regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon commission has ordered a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after learning it might be using the remains of aborted fetuses from British Columbia to generate electricity.

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Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon are urging a federal judge to strike down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Marijuana use linked to heart problems

Young people who use marijuana may be at risk for heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems, a new study suggests.

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Police: 3 in Eugene hit by darts from passing SUV

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene, Ore., say three people have been hit by 4-inch darts shot from a dark-colored SUV in separate attacks this month.

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Oregon updates online map of landslide areas

More than 46,000 known landslide locations are now included in a statewide database that helps increase Oregon's understanding of where future landslides may occur.

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Enviro Center to seek $5 million 'energy prize'

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The Environmental Center in Bend took an important step toward expanding its mission to embed sustainability into daily life…

How about 'Beer Camp' in - where else? - Bend

Bend Beer Camp Website

The first ever Bend Beer Camp has been announced for June 19-22.  "Think of Bend Beer Camp as your beer concierge,…

Oregon Senior Games coming to Bend

Oregon Senior Games Website

Active, competitive and/or athletic seniors, ages 50 and over have a new excuse to visit Bend: The Oregon Senior Games,…

Same-sex marriage supporters rally in Bend

Same-sex marriage rally

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear oral arguments over Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. Foes of the ban held vigils…

Prineville family talks of scoutmaster's alleged abuse

Former Prineville scoutmaster arrested on sex abuse

A former Prineville Boy Scout leader arrested on sex abuse charges is out on bail, but a family accusing him of child…

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What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

Cliven Bundy

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada…

Same-sex marriage supporters rally in Bend

Same-sex marriage rally

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear oral arguments over Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. Foes of the ban held vigils…

Prineville family talks of scoutmaster's alleged abuse

Former Prineville scoutmaster arrested on sex abuse

A former Prineville Boy Scout leader arrested on sex abuse charges is out on bail, but a family accusing him of child…

Some chain restaurants have hard time in C.O.

Chain restaurants have hard time in CO

Bend's economy is doing well. According to the Bend Chamber, 91 percent of businesses that open their doors in Bend stay…

After 125 years, ship found at bottom of bay

City of Chester

For more than 125 years, the City of Chester passenger ship has been at the bottom of San Francisco Bay.

MH370 search: Object not from plane

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 search

A metal object that washed ashore on Australia's coast wasn't from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said.

Detailed…

Authorities search ferry owner's offices

South Korea ferry search

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday, prosecutors…

FDA releases proposed e-cigarette regulations

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The Food and Drug Administration is making another attempt at regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Marijuana use linked to heart problems

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Young people who use marijuana may be at risk for heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems, a new study…

Russia's Lavrov: U.S. 'running show' in Kiev

Pro-Russian protesters, Luhansk, Ukraine

The Ukraine crisis simmered Wednesday, if not with actual fighting, then with fighting words from the key outside players in…

Dutch fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

Russian Bear bombers

Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a…

Mount Everest climbers' grieve for Sherpas

Mount Everest

To set foot on Mount Everest is to risk death. Mountaineering tourists and their native Nepali guides both have this on…

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Will GOP's health law focus pay off in 2014 midterms?

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Nonpartisan political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said Sunday it's hard to imagine Republicans can run entirely on a…

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of…

Sebelius: ACA hits 7.5 million sign-ups

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The number of people enrolled in the Affordable Care Act stands at 7.5 million -- an increase of 400,000 since the Obama…

Poll: Rate of uninsured Americans drops

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A new survey indicates 15.6 percent of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.

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Pay it Forward: Ochoco Elem. library needs books

Pay it Forward Ochoco Elem Library gets boost

Students at Ochoco Elementary spend time every day reading in the library. But what do the kids do when some of the shelves are bare and the books are outdated? In this segment of Pay it Forward, we help give the Mustangs a little library makeover.

Pay it Forward: 'Carly's Kids' have outdoor fun

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Pay it Forward is NewsChannel 21’s segment bringing awareness to the good things happening around us every day here in Central Oregon. This month’s unsuspecting “target” is dedicated fifth-grade teacher Sandy Phillips – not for her classroom activities, but her efforts to support kids outside of the classroom.

Pay it Forward: 'Backpacks in Bend' feeds kids

Pay it Forward Backpacks in Bend

Imagine being a child going to school hungry Monday morning. That's the reality for hundreds of Central Oregon students, but "Backpacks in Bend" is helping solve the problem -- and this year's "Pay it Forward' selection.

Pay it Forward: 'Kits for Kids' helps homeless students

More than 20,000 Oregon students are homeless, and many live in Central Oregon. But one Bend organization is working to help make things a little easier for those kids.  

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Apple shares soar on increased buyback

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Shares of Apple soared 8% in after-hours trading on Wednesday after upping its share buyback and dividend. The company also…

Facebook profit triples on mobile growth

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Facebook has figured out mobile. The social networking giant said Wednesday that mobile ads accounted for 59 percent of its…

Many low-wage workers not protected by minimum wage

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President Barack Obama's push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, coupled with recent state-level…

800,000 baby monitor batteries recalled

Summer Infant video baby monitor

About 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in the Summer Infant infant video monitors are being recalled because of burn…

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More drug offenders eligible for clemency

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More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department…

Georgia law OKs guns in schools, bars

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents…

Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about…

Mitt Romney's new starring role

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Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California -- the latest sign…

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Marijuana use linked to heart problems

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Young people who use marijuana may be at risk for heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems, a new study…

New migraine treatments show promise

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There are few treatments available for the millions of people who suffer from migraines. New early-stage research offers…

Death toll from Ebola outbreak goes up to 142

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A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.

Veterans languish, die on a VA's secret list

VA Medical Center

At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom…

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Michigan affirmative action ban upheld

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision…

Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

Rand Paul

Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school…

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die

College, university students

Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on their loan -- often a parent or…

How some colleges are offering free textbooks

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Open textbooks are catching on among educators and institutions looking to save students money.

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This selfie is out of this world

Selfie in space

Have you seen this selfie yet? It's out of this world. ... Literally.

Facebook profit triples on mobile growth

Facebook

Facebook has figured out mobile. The social networking giant said Wednesday that mobile ads accounted for 59 percent of its…

NYPD Twitter campaign backfires in a big way

Twitter, tweet, social media

It's hard to imagine how the campaign could have gone more wrong for New York police -- a social media push that backfired…

MLB takes a swing at the video game business

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Major League Baseball is throwing gamers a curveball.

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Enviro Center to seek $5 million 'energy prize'

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The Environmental Center in Bend took an important step toward expanding its mission to embed sustainability into daily life…

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL…

Can Mr. Poo stop public defecation in India?

Toilet

India has an unlikely new public health hero: a giant, anthropomorphic turd that chases people to squat in toilets.

What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

Cliven Bundy

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada…

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Real edge Bayern in Champions League thriller

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Real Madrid came closer to scratching their 12-year Champions League itch with a 1-0 home victory over defending champions…

Gattis' pinch double helps Braves beat Marlins

Baseball home plate

Evan Gattis continues to torment the Miami Marlins for the Atlanta Braves.

Report: Pacers' Vogel 'coaching for his job'

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Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel, despite a 56-win season that secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, is…

Report: Knicks owner Dolan already creating turmoil

Phil Jackson, New York Knicks press conference

New York Knicks owner James Dolan said last month he willingly and gratefully ceded control of the front office to bring in…

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Man leaves $1,000 tip for dog's surgery

Christina Summitt tip dog surgery

Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist.

Lawsuit: 'abnormally dangerous' duck attacked

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon duck accused of having "abnormally dangerous propensities" finds itself at the center of a…

Nearly 60 cats rescued from Newberg apartment

Rescued Newberg cats OHS

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Humane Society says nearly 60 cats and kittens that had been living in a Newberg, Ore.,…

Prosecutor: Pair used cat to defraud owner

Woman face defraud charges

A once fat cat is now almost broke, literally. Not the Wall Street-type, but the four-legged, furry variety.

A 7-year-old…

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GM: Changes could have prevented recall crisis

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General Motors on Tuesday restructured its engineering and quality departments, saying the changes could have prevented its…

GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy

GM, General Motors

Lawyers pressing cases against General Motors say the automaker concealed the controversial ignition defect when it "took…

Tesla to build cars in China

Tesla Model S

Tesla is planning to build its electric cars in China.

Reports: Ford decides CEO succession

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Ford Motor will formally tap Mark Fields as its next CEO and reveal a formal retirement date for CEO Alan Mulally,…

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Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby

Jason Sudekis Olivia Wilde

Actress Olivia Wilde proudly announced the birth of her baby boy on Wednesday, tweeting a photo to share the news with her…

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

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Surprise! Jodie Foster's now a married woman.

Chris Brown trial in Washington delayed

Chris Brown

Chris Brown must return to California the same way he got to Washington, D.C. -- in chains on the grueling "Con Air" inmate…

HBO shows coming to Amazon ... not Netflix

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer in True Blood

Non-HBO subscribers will soon be able to watch some of the network's old TV shows, like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire," on…

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'80s movie gadgets you know you wanted

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There are just some gadgets from '80s movies that as soon as they showed up on the screen, everybody wanted them. Don't…

5 movies that had us rooting for bad guys

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You probably don't find yourself rooting for criminals and outlaws in real life, but in movies anything goes. Here are five…

5 greatest last lines in movie history

Vivien Leigh, Gone With The Wind

These movie last lines not only put the icing on the cake of these beloved films, but became pop culture fixtures in the…

James Franco through the years

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James Franco -- who celebrates his birthday this weekend -- has enjoyed a diverse career. Take a look at images of the…

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Man leaves $1,000 tip for dog's surgery

Christina Summitt tip dog surgery

Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist.

Man wants 'murder' tattoo removed before murder trial

Jeffery Chapman murder tattoo

A man who has been charged with first-degree murder has requested that he be allowed to cover up or remove his massive neck…

Woman finds bird leg in bagged spinach

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An Ohio woman says she's disgusted after finding a bird leg in her Dole bagged spinach.

Woman serves KFC with a smile for 52 years

KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken

A KFC restaurant in Michigan is home one of the franchise's longest-serving employees.

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MH370 search: Object not from plane

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 search

A metal object that washed ashore on Australia's coast wasn't from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said.

Detailed…

Stowaway was tired, quiet after jet's landing

Hawaiian Airlines stowaway

Teriyaki meatballs, rice, cookies and a bottle of water.

That's what authorities gave a hungry teen stowaway who survived a…

Teen stowaway signals 'big security breach'

San Jose to Maui

If a teen carrying nothing but a comb can do it, who else could breach airport security and hop aboard the bottom of a…

Wrigley Field still 'home' 100 years later

Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs

Living near Wrigley Field has always felt magical to diehard Chicago Cubs fan Deb Gordils, who was born and raised in…

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KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a…

World's best pizza not in Italy

Johnny Di Francesco

Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.

McDonald's fights back with free coffee

McCafe Premium Roast Coffee

It's another salvo in the ongoing fast-food breakfast war: McDonald's announced Friday that it will offer customers…

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

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Mother’s Day gift ideas for grandma

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Get grandma something special this Mother’s Day with these ideas.

Mother’s Day gifts kids can make for mom

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Sometimes the best gifts are the homemade ones. This Mother’s Day, consider having your little ones use these ideas to make…

Unusual celebrity baby names

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What do the words Bear, North and Blue Ivy have in common? They're both names given to the children of famous celebrities -…

Know the origins of Mother's Day?

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Mothers have been revered throughout history, from ancient pagan celebrations to church holidays to present-day Mother's Day.

Must-have items for baby

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If you're a mom-to-be, take a look at these must-have baby items.

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Children with ADHD may have symptoms into adulthood

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, lifelong condition. Get tips on how to control it as your child ages.

Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

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Is there a difference between organic and regularly grown food when it comes to nutrition, safety and price? Find out here.

Drinking enough water important for kids and adults

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It's just as important for kids to drink enough water each day as it is for adults. Find out why here.

Should you give your kids fruit juice?

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Are fruit juice drinks healthy for your kids, or should you avoid them because of their high sugar content? Find out here.

Ideas to encourage your kids to eat well

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Use these tips to help your kids eat healthier.

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Pronghorn, in the News

It's been named home to one of the top golf courses in the United States. And now, Pronghorn Resort is getting bigger --…

Winter Cycling

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When winter comes to Bend it’s no reason to stop mountain biking. I think you will find some of the nicest conditions of…

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Russia's Lavrov: U.S. 'running show' in Kiev

Pro-Russian protesters, Luhansk, Ukraine

The Ukraine crisis simmered Wednesday, if not with actual fighting, then with fighting words from the key outside players in…

Dutch fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

Russian Bear bombers

Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a…

Ukraine calls for more anti-terror measures

Biden meets with leaders in Ukraine

Ukraine's acting President called on law enforcement agencies to renew anti-terror measures across the country, citing the…

Fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine ups tension

Ukraine-Russia unrest

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up…

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Latest Chevrolet SUV goes small

While Chevrolet has a history of building good full-size trucks and SUVs, the company's latest offering lands on the small…

Take a virtual tour of the new BMW X4

BMW is using this week's New York Auto Show for the world debut of its all-new BMW X4.

Pictures of the all-new Acura TLX

The all-new Acura TLX replaces two other sedans in the Acura lineup with one premium ride.

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Jeep's latest offering may be smaller than other Jeeps, but just as capable.

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