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Redmond-area stolen-car chase leads to arrest

A car stolen in Bend on Monday was spotted in Redmond Tuesday afternoon but the driver refused to pull over, sparking an eight-minute high-speed chase. The car soon was found abandoned and a Deschutes County sheriff’s K-9 found the fleeing driver, who was arrested.

Hwy. 26 crash

Oregon State Police

Update: Two Warm Springs girls improve; one critical

Two Warm Springs teens were in improving condition at a Portland hospital on Tuesday but one in Bend was in critical condition, the day after OSP says their car left Highway 26 southeast of Madras and flipped several times.

F-15C crash

Garrett Beck

F15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia

A pilot is missing after an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Virginia's Augusta County, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear whether the pilot ejected, Air Force Col. James Keefe, 104th Fighter Wing commander, told r...

Service dog loopholes

Service dog law has loopholes

NewsChannel 21's Katie Higgins investigates how some people are cheating the system of service dogs.

Sheriff s Association sponsors marijuana talks

Madras 'drug summit' plans spark controversy

What was meant to be an educational conference on marijuana, alcohol and other drugs in Madras in turning into a big controversy -- but a big donation from the state's sheriffs is keeping almost-scrubbed plans moving forward.

Girl kills gun instructor

Mohave County Sheriff's Office

No charges after girl, 9, kills gun instructor

A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.

The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late...

Douglas McAuthur McCain, 2003 booking photo

Anoka County Sheriff's Office

Claim: 2nd American killed fighting for ISIS

Douglas McAuthur McCain is not the only American killed while fighting for ISIS in recent days, a coalition of Syrian opposition groups said Wednesday.

A second American was killed in a battle with rival opposition groups as well, said the coalition, ...

Foam blobs spark curiosity in SE Bend

Foam blobs spark curiosity in SE Bend lot

A mysterious sight Tuesday morning in a vacant lot in southeast Bend prompted some calls into the NewsChannel 21 newsroom. We took a closer look.

High Desert goes Dave Matthews crazy

Dave Matthews Band hits the High Desert

One of the biggest acts to ever hit the High Desert, the Dave Matthews Band performed Tuesday night at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.

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Sunriver owners OK Deschutes River boat ramp

A proposal to construct a boat ramp on the Deschutes River in Sunriver was approved by 86 percent of members of the Sunriver Owners Association who cast ballots in SROA’s Aug. 9 election.

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No Oregon ballot measures get GOP support

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party is not recommending a "yes" vote on any of the seven measures on the ballot in November.

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C.O. Suicide Awareness Week events planned

Oregon suicide hotline calls top drug-alcohol help

September 8 through 14 is National Suicide Awareness Week. To build awareness and work toward preventing suicide-and…

Oregon sheriffs give Madras drug summit bit boost

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Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche isn't taking cancellation of a drug education summit in Madras lying down -…

Should school start later so teens get more sleep?

Doctors principal react to late school start times

High schoolers: How would you like to sleep in and start school a little later every morning? Now some doctors are…

Transient arrested in Bend stadium pro shop burglary

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More than $10,000 worth of merchandise was stolen Sunday from the Vince Genna Stadium Pro Shop in southeast Bend. But…

Prineville boy, 6, faces brain surgery

Prineville boy could use help

If you're a regular NewsChannel 21 viewer, you probably know the name Stryder Doescher. We've shown you the 6-year-old…

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Bend-area home-prices jump 8th-fastest in nation

Bend construction Barney

Bend-area (Deschutes County) home prices continue to rise at a pace that puts the area in the top 10 of the nation, up 14…

Should school start later so teens get more sleep?

Doctors principal react to late school start times

High schoolers: How would you like to sleep in and start school a little later every morning? Now some doctors are…

Oregon sheriffs give Madras drug summit bit boost

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche isn't taking cancellation of a drug education summit in Madras lying down -…

Citizen panel opposes Oregon food labeling measure

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A citizen review panel is narrowly opposing an Oregon ballot measure to require labeling of genetically…

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Apple store in mall

Tick-tock! Clear up some space on your wrist. It might finally be iWatch time on September 9.

F15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia

F-15C crash

A pilot is missing after an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Virginia's Augusta County,…

No charges after girl, 9, kills gun instructor

Girl kills gun instructor

A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon…

Captive's mom: 'He's an innocent journalist'

Steven Joel Sotloff

A mother's plea to the terrorists holding her son hostage: No individual should be punished for events he cannot control.

CDC worker back after possible Ebola contact

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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff member has returned to the United States from West Africa by charter…

Syrian Islamists seize Golan Heights crossing

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Islamist militants battling the Syrian government seized control of the Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the…

Claim: 2nd American killed fighting for ISIS

Douglas McAuthur McCain, 2003 booking photo

Douglas McAuthur McCain is not the only American killed while fighting for ISIS in recent days, a coalition of Syrian…

Retailer pulls shirt reminiscent of Holocaust

Zara stripped pajamas

Spanish fashion retailer Zara has apologized for selling a striped T-shirt bearing a yellow star that drew criticism for its…

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Madras 'drug summit' plans spark controversy

Sheriff s Association sponsors marijuana talks

What was meant to be an educational conference on marijuana, alcohol and other drugs in Madras in turning into a big…

No Oregon ballot measures get GOP support

Oregon Republican Party logo

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party is not recommending a "yes" vote on any of the seven measures on the ballot…

Recall fails over medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical marijuana (MGN graphic)

GOLD HILL, Ore. (AP) — Four city councilors in the Jackson County city of Gold Hill have survived a recall vote over…

Oregon sheriffs give Madras drug summit bit boost

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche isn't taking cancellation of a drug education summit in Madras lying down -…

Citizen panel opposes Oregon food labeling measure

GMO tomato

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A citizen review panel is narrowly opposing an Oregon ballot measure to require labeling of genetically…

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Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen surprised Dee Ann Lewis and the Giggles Learning Center of La Pine.

Pay it Forward: Ken's Bikes

Pay it Forward Ken s Bikes

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen on Tuesday surprised Ken Cardwell of Redmond, who rebuilds and restores bikes to donate to those in need.

Pay it Forward: A Redmond girl's lasting legacy

Pay it Forward A young girl s legacy

In this month's Pay it Forward, we're honoring the memory of one very special Redmond girl after she lost her battle to leukemia in October.

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.

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Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Apple store in mall

Tick-tock! Clear up some space on your wrist. It might finally be iWatch time on September 9.

Cooler raises $10.5M -- a Kickstarter record

Coolest Kickstarter

It's official: The Coolest Cooler is living up to its name.

Should you buy ISIS? No, not that one

ISIS Pharmaceuticals

You might think that a company called Isis Pharmaceuticals would be itching to change its name in order to avoid confusion…

Burger King buying Tim Hortons

Burger King

Burger King announced that it has reached a deal to buy Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base itself in Canada, a…

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151 years later, Medal of Honor for hero

Medal of Honor for hero at Gettysburg

More than 151 years after his heroic service at Gettysburg during the Civil War, 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the…

First-week sales of Paul Ryan's book slow

Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan's first solo book sold 6,266 copies in its first week of publication, according to Nielsen Bookscan data…

New French government announced

Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler

A new French government was announced Tuesday, one day after it dissolved amid turmoil among top ministers.

Bill Gates, wife give $1 million to gun control

Bill and Melinda Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun…

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CDC worker back after possible Ebola contact

Ebola virus

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff member has returned to the United States from West Africa by charter…

Mosaic Medical names chief operating officer

After an extensive nationwide search, Mosaic Medical has named Allison McCormick as Chief Operating Officer for the…

Inside the Ebola 'quarantine zone'

Liberia quarantine zone

A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.…

Should school start later so teens get more sleep?

Doctors principal react to late school start times

High schoolers: How would you like to sleep in and start school a little later every morning? Now some doctors are…

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Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

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On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the CDC.…

Founder of University of Phoenix, 93, dies

John Sperling

The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo…

10 areas with the highest private school enrollment

Apple on top of school books

Wealthy, educated Catholics are more likely to send their kids to private schools. This is according to a new study…

Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

School lunch cafeteria

Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today.

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Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Apple store in mall

Tick-tock! Clear up some space on your wrist. It might finally be iWatch time on September 9.

Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

Solar system NASA graphic

Ever feel like you live in a bubble?

You do. We all do.

Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who…

TiVo goes after cord-cutters with new device

Roamio TiVo

Did you cut your cable but miss recording your favorite shows? TiVo might have the answer.

HP recalls 6 million computer cords for fire risk

HP recalls computer cords

HP is warning customers: Check your laptop charging cord to see if it's at risk of overheating.

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

Oil pump

Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take shape.

On Monday, President Enrique Pena…

Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

Dead zone, Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

General Mills

The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for business.

So General Mills has unveiled…

WH: Major costs to delaying climate change policy

Pollution, smoke stacks

If lawmakers delay taking action now on climate change it could cost taxpayers exponentially more in the future to deal with…

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Sherman fight sparked Seahawks investigation

Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks, 2013 NFC Championship Game

The NFL has fined the Seattle Seahawks $300,000 for violating the collective bargaining agreement provision on offseason…

Browns WR Gordon suspended one year

Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns, October 2013

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended for one year by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's…

Report: Cowboys, WR Bryant near deal

Dez Bryant blurb

Jerry Jones said he wants to make wide receiver Dez Bryant a part of the Dallas Cowboys for life, and the Dallas Cowboys…

Angels pursuing pitching

Baseballs, sports, MLB

With Garrett Richards out of the season, the Los Angeles Angels are kicking the tires on multiple veteran pitchers ahead of…

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Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

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It wasn't a typical stolen goods recovery for police.

Pit bull recovering after being shot by arrow

Pit bull shot by arrow

A pit bull in Utah is recovering after being shot in the abdomen by an arrow and is lucky to be alive.

Cat survives 9-story fall from apartment building

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If it's true that cats have nine lives, this cat just used all nine -- one for every story he fell after slipping of an…

Springfield police shooting of dog sparks protest

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — The police shooting of a dog drew more than 30 protesters to the Springfield Police Department.

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GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

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General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for victims of its massive recall, and so far,…

Highway with the top speed limit is ...

Highway, traffic

As America gets ready to head out on the highway next weekend for Labor Day, it might be a good thing to remember those…

Honda changes Fit bumpers after crash tests

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Honda is going to change the front bumpers on 12,000 Honda Fit subcompact cars so that they match those on a car that just…

New Corvette lets you spy on garage valets

Chevy Corvette Stingray

When you hand over your Chevrolet Corvette keys to a parking garage valet, you might worry that those guys will be tempted…

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Inside the world's biggest record collection

World's largest record collection

Strolling between shelves crammed with his records, Zero Freitas pauses and finds another piece of music that he just must…

Miley Cyrus' 'homeless' VMA date faces arrest

The young man Miley Cyrus chose to represent homeless youths at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday faces arrest in Oregon…

How Chelsea Handler said goodbye

Chelsea Handler last E!

Chelsea Handler has made a clean break from E!. Or at least we assume it was clean, since Handler's final "Chelsea Lately"…

Springfield, Ore., unveils 'Simpsons' mural

Springfield Oregon Simpsons mural

There's much debate about which Springfield is the home of "The Simpsons." One Oregon town is staking its claim.

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Movie star siblings

Elle Fanning Maleficent

Sometimes talent runs in the family. Take a look at some movie star siblings here.

Actors who make us laugh

Melissa McCarthy, March 2012

As Melissa McCarthy celebrates her birthday, take a look at some of the best comedy actors and actresses of all time.

Famous fathers who raised famous children

Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus

As Billy Ray Cyrus celebrates his birthday, take a look at other celebrity dads who raised equally famous kids.

'If I Stay' new awakening for Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz in 'If I Stay'

Acclaimed actress Chloë Grace Moretz talks about tackling yet another movie genre with her role in the teen drama "If I…

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Family angry after airline 'loses' elderly mother

Southwest Airlines jet

A woman is upset after she says that Southwest Airlines failed to keep track of her 85-year-old mother, leaving her…

World's most expensive hot dog costs $169

Most expensive hot dog

You could buy a lot with $169 -- including the world's most expensive hot dog.

Panda may have faked pregnancy for more food

Giant panda file

A giant panda slated to be the star of the first-ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after…

Brazilian man declared dead wakes up in body bag

Grave, headstone, dead, obituary

The family of a Brazilian man who was pronounced dead by doctors was shocked to learn that he was actually alive and…

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Flight diverted over man's 'Knee Defender'

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A United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver is diverted after a fight over a device called a "Knee Defender."

American, US Air sever ties with Orbitz

American Airlines

The nation's largest airline is cutting ties with online booking agent Orbitz.

American Airlines and US Airways, which…

Watching the watchers: Spy guide to Berlin

Germany-2

At the former headquarters of the East German secret police, cheerful American and British tourists scan maps and chatter…

Napa Valley wineries reopening after quake

Winery earthquake aftermath

It's harvest time in Napa Valley, and it appears that the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California did not…

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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

Happy Meal

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

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Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the…

Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

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Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight with his candy business that prints…

'Pink slime' is back and headed for your burger

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The maker of the beef filler dubbed "pink slime" by critics is reopening a plant that it shut in the face of bad publicity…

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Oregon hunters warned: Beware of fire danger

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With wildfire danger still high and hunting season looming (deer and elk archery seasons kick off Saturday, the message from state forestry officials is clear: “Be part of the solution, not the problem.”

Oregon wildfire season fading? Not so fast

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Dry lightning potential may fade as fall approaches, but human-caused fires still threaten as dry conditions continue over much of Oregon, the state Department of Forestry warned Monday.

Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes

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WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses.

Small actions can reduce wildfire risks

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SEATTLE (AP) — As wildfires burn hundreds of homes and thousands of square miles across the West, fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks could make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground.

Warm Springs woman admits sparking 51,000-acre wildfire

Hefty bill for Warm Springs fire

A Warm Springs woman who admitted tossing a lit firework out of a car last summer to create some work for her bored firefighter friends -- igniting a wildfire that eventually blackened over 51,000 acres and forced evacuations -- is due for sentencing Sept. 3, prosecutors said Friday.

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Fishing methods for using artificial lures

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When fishing with artificial lures, take a look at some fishing methods that can help you succeed on your next fishing trip.

How to plan a successful canoe trip

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Going on a canoe trip can be a great summer getaway. Before you head out take a look at these tips for a successful trip.

Tips for biking to work

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Biking to work is a great way to get to work, benefit the environment, and get you outside before you start your work day.

How to prevent overheating while rock climbing in the summer

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Rock climbing can be a great summer activity. Follow these tips to make sure you stay hydrated during your climb.

How to shave strokes off your golf game

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Recreational golfers have the option of switching to better equipment to better their golf score.

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Back to school: Develop good dental hygiene

Make sure your kids are following proper dental hygiene to reduce their risk of oral infection.

Keeping kids in sports

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To fight childhood obesity it's important for kids to be involved in sports. But occasionally, kids might lose interest and want to quit. See tips here on how to keep your kids in sports.

Back to school: Healthy lunch line, after-school snacks

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As kids prepare to head back to school, take a look at some healthy snack options.

Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet

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Find out what foods you should be feeding your kids, as well as what nutrients -- and what amounts -- kids should be getting at various ages.

Stay safe in sun by knowing the best sunscreen options

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To keep your family safe in the sun this summer take a look at these tips from the experts on how to properly use sunscreen.

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Running with the dogs

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Ever notice things dogs do on trail runs that would be weird if humans did them?

Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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Kia Soul now plugs in

2015 Kia Soul EV

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version doesn't have a gas tank, or a fuel…

Big Subaru sedan gets big changes

2015 Subaru Legacy

Subaru has big plans for its big sedan.

New F-150 is key to Ford's future

Ford showed off the next generation of America's best-selling vehicle Monday morning at the Detroit Auto Show.

Corvette Z06: Now wiith even more umph

Do you want a Corvette with even more power? Then take a look at the all new Z06.

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