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'Polite' Bend bank robber gets 30 months

A Deschutes County judge tried and convicted a 46-year-old Mitchell man Tuesday, then sentenced him to 2 1/2 years in prison in the June holdup of a northeast Bend bank.

Police detain protester

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Ferguson streets were calm until bottles fly

Police chased young men down Ferguson's streets and made arrests, as bottles flew again shortly before midnight.

Protesters locked hand in front of the police line, while some urged the crowd to remain peaceful.

The police presence rose significantly,...

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Michael Brown case: Holder to visit Ferguson

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to visit Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, a grand jury may also begin hearing evidence in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Bend La-Pine School Projects wrapping up

Finish line: Bend La-Pine school projects on schedule

With about two weeks left before ushering in the new school year, a few Bend-La Pine schools still look more like a construction site, with torn-up halls, heavy equipment and a track stripped to the bare ground.

Trail signs vandalized in Bend

'One-way' signs vandalized along, near Phil's Trail

A total of 18 one-way trail signs have been tampered with or vandalized over the past four months along or near the popular Phil's Trail mountain-biking area west of Bend, according to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance said Tuesday.

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Prineville police Capt. Michael Boyd retires

There is another change in the ranks of the Prineville Police Department, as Capt. Michael Boyd has announced his retirement.

Bend PD pedestrian sting

Bend PD conduct pedestrian safety 'sting'

Bend police issued eight tickets and gave 12 warnings during a two-hour pedestrian safety operation Tuesday -- and also witnessed a rear-end crash involving a vehicle stopped at the crosswalk.

Proposed Paved Trail Causes Backlash

Sisters-Black Butte Ranch trail plan draws critics

A planned paved trail that would start right on the outskirts of Sisters and go seven miles along Highway 20 to Black Butte Ranch would pass a quiet community where some neighbors aren't very happy about it.

Construction affects businesses on Reed Market

Reed Market Rd. work affecting SE Bend stores

Southeast Bend's Reed Market Road construction project enters its third phase on Sept. 8th. It has been going for over a year now, and businesses in that area are being affected in varying ways by the detours taking place.

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Prosecutor: Gunman, others dead after shooting

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon prosecutor says it appears a gunman first lured his father to a remote campsite and killed him, then drove to a beach where he shot five cars in a parking lot, killing a Michigan man who was sleeping in his vehicle. The gunman then killed himself.

Peanut butter spread

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Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination.

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New wildfires emerge in thunderstorms' wake

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About 30 new smoke reports have come in to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center over the last 24 hours as a result…

Ore. DOJ: No criminal charges against Eric Bush

Investigative report slams Prineville police chief

An Oregon Department of Justice investigation found insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against fired Prineville…

Officers' use of deadly force not always reported

Stats unclear on police shootings

After an unarmed Missouri teenager was shot and killed by a police officer, the question now is: Was the officer justified…

Vintage WWII bomber flies into Madras

WWII history flies into Madras

As the Airshow of the Cascades approaches next weekend, a special vintage visitor landed Monday at the Madras Airport, and…

NW Riverside Blvd. reopened after gas leak

Bend natural gas leak

A city crew working to fix a water leak hit a natural gas line Monday morning in northwest Bend, and the resulting leak…

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2 cougar cubs killed; Prineville neighbors on alert

Not one, but two cougar cubs were roaming a southeast Prineville neighborhood over the weekend. Because of the danger,…

Lines hold on La Pine wildfire despite winds' return

Firefighters worked Sunday to hold and improve the lines on the 168-acre Burgess Road Fire near La Pine and officials said…

Extensive search locates missing SE Bend man

Searchers find missing Bend man

Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue volunteers were called out and  automated emergency phone calls were made late…

Deschutes County Jail escapee captured


A Deschutes County Jail inmate who escaped from a work crew working outside the jail Sunday evening, running through the…

111-year-old from Japan is now world's oldest man

Sakari Momoi

Guinness World Records has officially named a Japanese man the oldest man in the world.

4 remaining hostages rescued in Ill. standoff

Harvey hostage situation

[Breaking news update, posted at 10:45 a.m. ET]

Police say they rescued four hostages -- two children and two women -- and…

First plane with U.N. aid lands in Iraq

Iraq map

A plane carrying the first load of humanitarian aid as part of a multiday operation to help hundreds of thousands of…

Strikes, counter strikes resume in Mideast

Israel targets Hamas Aug. 20

Strikes and counter-strikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell…

James Foley: 'Brave and tireless' journalist

James Foley CNN

When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour,"…

Michael Brown case: Holder to visit Ferguson

Ferguson protests

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to visit Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, a grand jury may also begin hearing…

Purported beheading of James Foley recalls past horrors

James Foley in bushes

The purported beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus…

Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

Michael Brown memorial

While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are…

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Pot campaign announces $2.3 million in TV ads

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults says it's buying…

Richardson claims $350,000 in one month

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Dennis Richardson's campaign says the Republican has raised $350,000 for his gubernatorial…

Deschutes Commission candidates debate

Deschutes Commission candidates debate

Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone faced off with challenger Jodie Barram at debate hosted by COCC students.

Group launches ads in Oregon Senate race

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A conservative political group is attacking Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley over spending and budget…

House Dist. 54 candidates square off in early debate

Candidates for State house square off in debate

The two candidates fighting for Central Oregon's seat in the Oregon House squared off Tuesday night during a debate at…

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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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Macy's to pay $650,000 for racial profiling


Macy's must pay a $650,000 fine to settle complaints that it's staffers wrongfully accused minority shoppers of stealing.


The babysitter costs HOW much?

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It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a…

Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

Peanut butter spread

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots…

Ballmer cuts ties with Microsoft, but still owns 333 million shares

Steve Ballmer meets Clippers fans

Steve Ballmer quit being Microsoft CEO last year, and now he's stepping down from the company's board of directors.

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George W. Bush takes the ice bucket challenge

George W Bush ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone presidential.

Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder…

Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

Police in Ferguson

The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some…

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords dies

Jim Jeffords

Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he bolted from the Republican Party in 2001, died on…

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Ore. judge's ruling big win for autism community

Big win for autism community

A federal judge in Portland ruled this week that health care providers cannot deny coverage to autistic children for applied…

Springfield mill fire spread debris, including asbestos

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A fire at a Springfield plywood mill last month spread debris and ash to a few dozen residential…

'Living Well with Diabetes' classes offered

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Do you or someone you know, live with diabetes or pre-diabetes?  Does their diabetes affect their daily life? Workshops to…

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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Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

School lunch cafeteria

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

Starbucks trucks are coming to campus

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Here's something that will make returning to school less painful for some college students: Starbucks is launching food…

Drunk students on display via 'pass-out page'

Arizona State University

Dozens of pictures of Arizona State University students are showing up on the internet, showing them passed out from…

The awkward transition to middle school

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Studies have shown that the jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents

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Microsoft considers new name for Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Microsoft is thinking about changing the name of Internet Explorer.

Bakery to Google: Take 's---' out of our logo!


Greggs, the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom, woke up to an unfortunate Google problem Tuesday.

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…

New record for Apple stock

Apple store in mall

Apple's mojo isn't just back, it's on fire.

The tech behemoth's stock hit the highest price in the company's history --…

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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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La Russa: Report of Gibson's return 'inaccurate'

Baseballs, sports, MLB

Struggling through a disappointing season, there was a report the Arizona Diamondbacks were expected to retain Kirk Gibson…

NFL to musicians: Pay us for Super Bowl gig

Rihanna, Today Show

Halftime at the Super Bowl is arguably the largest stage available to a performer.

Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel in QB derby

Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns, August 2014

Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh.

NBA roundup: Veteran ref Bavetta retires

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Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta is hanging up his whistle after 39 years.

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Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

Police lights file

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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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…

Ford recalls 83,000 vehicles

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Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles for potential problems with the halfshaft and linkshaft.

Most expensive car ever - Ferrari GTO sells for $38 million

Ferrari GTO Berlinetta

A 1962-63 Ferrari GTO Berlinetta was sold in California on Thursday for $38,000,000, the most ever paid for a car at auction.

Consumer Reports puts some dings in Tesla's reputation

Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports has called the Tesla Model S the best car it ever tested. But perfect, it's not.

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Taylor Swift releases new song and video

Taylor Swift, 2014 Grammys

Are Taylor Swift and country music never, ever, ever getting back together?

Gisele Bundchen is top-earning model of 2014

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen is more than just a pretty face. According to Forbes, she is the highest-earning model of 2014.

Letterman pays tribute to Robin Williams

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David Letterman paid tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams in a 10-minute segment on Monday's "Late Show With David…

Don Pardo, voice of 'SNL,' dead at 96

Don Pardo

Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at…

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Images of Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Take a closer look at Amy Adams, who celebrates her birthday Aug. 20.

Bruce Willis through the years

Bruce Willis, Emma Heming

As Bruce Willis stars in "The Prince," take a look back at the actor's life and career over the years.

Jessica Alba through the years

Jessica Alba, waving

As Jessica Alba stars in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For", take a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

'The Giver' stars receive valuable insight from Jeff Bridges

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush in 'The Giver'

"The Giver" stars Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush talk about their roles in the big-screen adaptation of the classic novel.

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Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

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A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a residence, charging a man ironically named…

Man fakes death to avoid marriage

Wedding, engagement rings

OK, we know some view marriage as a "death" of sorts. But one man took things a little too far.

Rare pale-headed crocodile kills man in Australia

American crocodile

A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern…

Lion-ripped jeans sell for $1,500

Zoo Jeans

Fashionistas take note: the latest in haute couture could be distressed jeans that have been ripped by lions, tigers and…

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9 great new US beach hotels

Hotel Zamora

Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in. From Rhode Island to Santa Barbara, South Beach…

No charges for accused airport security scammer

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A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be…

World's best cycling cities

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If you're taking a strict view on the world's most bike-friendly cities, the eventual list would mainly take in a smallish…

Ebola fears lead to bans in Kenya


Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the…

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Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow


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…

Kellogg's echoes rival in green initiative


Two weeks after rival cereal maker General Mills, Kellogg's says it, too, wants to help save the environment.

The company…

Orders pour in for retirees' hickory syrup

Falling Bark Farm hickory syrup

Travis and Joyce Miller might have the most fragrant garage in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Pole Creek Fire still zero-percent contained

Pole Creek firefighter Mackenzie Wilson

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More heavy winds pushed the day-old Pole Creek Fire southwest of Sisters to 4,300 acres on Monday, officials said late in the day – but fortunately, winds were pushing the fire primarily into the Three Sisters Wilderness, not toward populated areas; Tuesday morning update released.

Lines hold on La Pine wildfire despite winds' return

Firefighters worked Sunday to hold and improve the lines on the 168-acre Burgess Road Fire near La Pine and officials said it didn’t grow, with full containment expected at 8 p.m.

New wildfires emerge in thunderstorms' wake

Lightning SE Bend Donovan Childers 817-3

Donovan Childers

About 30 new smoke reports have come in to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center over the last 24 hours as a result of Sunday's thunderstorms, and while most have been stopped at less than an acre, crews were fighting two Tuesday.

Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires

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As firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the West, a group of scientists is claiming that climate change is fueling the costly blazes and the costs of fighting them.

Wildfire picture quiets down, but danger remains

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James Heaton

Few reports have come in for new fire starts over the last 24 hours, the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center reported Sunday, but the fire danger remains high.

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How to plan a successful canoe trip



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.

Walking: Is it enough for weight loss?

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Can you lose weight if the only exercise you do is walking? Find out here.

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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



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.

How to fit carbs into your family's healthy diet

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Not all carbs are bad. Find out how to fit good carbs into your family's healthy diet.

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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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