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High Desert health officials weigh in on Ebola

C.O. health officials weigh in on Ebola virus

Medical experts say the odds of contracting the Ebola virus in the U.S. are close to zero. But if a similar event hit Central Oregon, would we be prepared?

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Ore. health officials prep for Ebola, say risk is low

State public health officials said Wednesdasy they are ready to respond in the unlikely event a person ill with Ebola infection arrives in Oregon, but they emphasize that risk of exposure remains low.

Apartment where Ebola patient stayed

REUTERS/Mike Stone

'Mistake' in how hospital handled Ebola case?

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil went to the emergency room last week, but was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia.

"A travel history was taken, but it wasn't communicated to th...

School welcomes displaced family

Bend school welcomes hurricane-hit family

Hurricane Odile tore through the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas over two weeks ago, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. One family that came to Bend has been welcomed by Seven Peaks School.

Oregon Dept. of Forestry keeps fire limits in place

After the parched summer, the recent rainfall in Central Oregon was heartily welcomed by local residents. But it wasn't enough to end wildfire danger, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Secret Service officer in front of White House

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Security lapses lead to shakeup at top of Secret Service

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovering other security lapses.

Mohamed Osman Mohamud

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Ore. man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded holiday event in Portland's town square in 2010.

Complaint: Racial slurs, threats at Daimler plant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a complaint against Daimler Trucks North America, alleging that five employees at its Portland plant were subjected to racial slurs and threats.

Whychus Creek Canyon

Deb Quinlan

Land trust launches new Whychus Creek campaign

The Deschutes Land Trust announced Wednesday it has embarked on a three year, $15 million comprehensive campaign to complete its core conservation strategy for Central Oregon’s Whychus Creek.

Federal judge upholds water for Klamath salmon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a federal water agency did not violate the law when it made special reservoir releases last year to help salmon in Northern California's Klamath River survive the drought.

Protestors Hong Kong  Oct. 1

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Protesters target Hong Kong's leader

Pro-democracy activists took their fight Thursday to the doorstep of Hong Kong's chief executive, sitting down outside his office gates to express their dissatisfaction with him and the central government in Beijing.

Some demonstrators say the next st...

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Calif. police officer pulls gun during Bend dispute

California officer in downtown Bend fight

NewsChannel 21 obtained exclusive video filmed just seconds after five men were involved in a fight in downtown Bend early…

Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver…

Lost hiker rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness

Deschutes sheriff's SAR logo image

A North Bend man who took a short hike off-trail without his pack became disoriented Tuesday in the Three Sisters Wilderness…

'100+ Women Who Care': Giving back to C. Oregon

100 Women Who Care gives back

Tired of fundraising with bottle drives, silent auctions and bake sales? So were a group of Central Oregon women, and…

Bend OKs OSU-Cascades campus: What's next?

OSU-Cascades fight not over yet

The Bend City Council unanimously approved the controversial OSU-Cascades Westside four-year campus plans on Monday. So…

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Calif. police officer pulls gun during Bend dispute

California officer in downtown Bend fight

NewsChannel 21 obtained exclusive video filmed just seconds after five men were involved in a fight in downtown Bend early…

Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver…

Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and…

Bend council OKs Westside campus - with misgivings

OSU Cascades Hearing pic

At the close of a nearly 5-hour appeal hearing Monday afternoon, the Bend City Council unanimously affirmed a hearings…

'Mistake' in how hospital handled Ebola case?

Apartment where Ebola patient stayed

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil went to the emergency room last week, but was released from…

Thomas Eric Duncan: From healthy to Ebola

Thomas Eric Duncan Ebola victim

Thomas Eric Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man.

Protesters target Hong Kong's leader

Protestors Hong Kong  Oct. 1

Pro-democracy activists took their fight Thursday to the doorstep of Hong Kong's chief executive, sitting down outside his…

Airstrikes pound ISIS targets in Iraq, Syria

Airstrikes against ISIS

A day after Britain's military launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, the question is: Who will be next to join…

Michael Dunn found guilty of Fla. teen's murder

Michael Dunn

Jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.…

Officer on leave after using stun gun on woman

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A Florida police department is investigating one of its officers after he shot a 62-year-old woman in the back with a Taser…

Drone used in search for Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham missing UVA student

The search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham now includes the use of an aerial drone -- the first…

Security lapses lead to shakeup at top of Secret Service

Secret Service officer in front of White House

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper…

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Merkley, Wehby talk student debt

Merkley Wehby talk student debt

Sen. Jeff Merkley paid a visit to COCC on Wednesday to talk about his proposal to cut student debt; challenger Monica Wehby…

Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver…

Plagiarism allegations focus of new Merkley ad

Decision 2014 logo

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has turned plagiarism accusations against his Republican rival, Monica…

Wehby suggests 3 Portland debates

Decision 2014 logo

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby says she's accepted three invitations for debates in Portland.

Marijuana industry makes political donations

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors.

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Pay it Forward: Laundry Love

Pay it Forward Laundry Love

This month, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal presents the $500 to a woman who wants to help Laundry Love, a Redmond organization that helps those in need get their clothes clean.

Pay it Forward: Affordable Auto Repair

Pay it Forward Affordable Auto Repair

This month's Pay it Forward recipient gets to bring $500 to Affordable Auto Repair, Skip Black's Redmond business that helps out people in need

Pay it Forward: Camp Courage

Pay it Forward Camp Courage

NewsChannel 21's Bob Shaw is on hand as Camp Courage receives a 'Pay it Forward' gift of $500 for its program that helps kids who have experienced a loss.

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.

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Facebook will loosen policy for drag queens

Facebook

Facebook issued an apology for its "real name" policy -- and announced that it will loosen restrictions for the drag…

GM promises higher profits, dividends

Mary Barra testifies

General Motors announced aggressive profit and sales targets in a meeting with investors Wednesday, and pledged to return…

Corvette Z06 among fastest cars on earth

Corvette ZO6

General Motors' new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, expected to go on sale early next year, can launch itself from a dead stop to…

Skittish investors cause stocks to plummet

Stocks file

This isn't September 2008. No Wall Street firms are in danger of going belly up.

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Who is Julia Pierson?

Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

Julia Pierson became the first female director of the U.S. Secret Service in March 2013, tapped to change the culture of an…

Boston Herald apologizes for Obama cartoon

The Boston Herald and its cartoonist apologized Wednesday for a cartoon that quickly drew criticism on social media for…

The great American freakout

People wait for NYC Subway

Late Thursday morning, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a group of reporters in New York that his country had…

Accused WH fence jumper pleads not guilty

Omar Gonzalez

The man who allegedly jumped a White House fence last month and breached the mansion's doors pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

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Thomas Eric Duncan: From healthy to Ebola

Thomas Eric Duncan Ebola victim

Thomas Eric Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man.

C.O. health officials weigh in on Ebola virus

High Desert health officials weigh in on Ebola

Medical experts say the odds of contracting the Ebola virus in the U.S. are close to zero. But if a similar event hit…

Ore. health officials prep for Ebola, say risk is low

Ebola MGN graphic

State public health officials said Wednesdasy they are ready to respond in the unlikely event a person ill with Ebola…

Four patients with enterovirus D68 die

Enterovirus

Samples collected from four patients who recently died have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Centers…

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Cop killer chosen as commencement speaker

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Maureen Faulkner learned Tuesday that her husband's convicted killer was selected as the commencement speaker for a…

Be smart about the admissions process

College lecture hall

Technology puts more information than ever at college applicants' fingertips. But experts say the best advice for tackling…

Sex on campus: Only 'yes' means 'yes'

University of California Berkeley

Thousands of freshmen at the University of California-Berkeley swiped their student cards last week at the doors of…

Censoring US history in Denver schools?

Denver history protests stueents

One poster said "Censoring history = No Education."

Another read "We deserve to know the truth."

The signs were just a few…

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Facebook will loosen policy for drag queens

Facebook

Facebook issued an apology for its "real name" policy -- and announced that it will loosen restrictions for the drag…

New streaming films, TV shows in October

Netflix

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and iTunes are adding titles to their streaming options in October.

From horror films to documentaries…

'Twilight' lives again as a short film series on Facebook

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart

Like its vampires, "Twilight" lives once more. This time, however, only on Facebook.

FBI: Hackers stole $100M of US military, Xbox tech

Microsoft sign on building

Federal officials have accused four men of hacking into computer networks of the U.S. military and Microsoft and stealing…

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35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaska beach

Walrus haul out

Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses…

World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

Wildlife population decline

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

The…

California bans plastic grocery bags

Plastic bag

California has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags.

Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday…

Earthships, new homes made from old junk

Earthships built from scraps

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships.

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Michigan's Hoke to start Gardner at QB

Michigan NCAA football

Michigan coach Brady Hoke, still reeling for allowing quarterback Shane Morris to return to the field after he showed…

MLB to test rules to speed up games

Baseball stadium, fans, sports

Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that experimental speed-up rules will be tested during games at the 2014 Arizona…

NASCAR Driver Capsules, Oct. 1

Racing generic, winners flag

Capsules for the 12 drivers remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Reports: Raiders might court Gruden

Oakland Raiders

With the Oakland Raiders searching for a new head coach, their gaze might turn to a name from their past.

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Dog rescued after being stuck in hot tar

Dog rescued from hot tar

A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a…

Dog chases bear out of Tenn. home

Dog chases bear

If you live near the Smokies, seeing a bear in the area isn't unusual, but seeing a bear in your home certainly is.

Portland pit bull likely going back to Colorado

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The pit bull that killed another dog last week on a Portland street car will likely be returned to its…

Rescue dog finds boy, 5, safe at bottom of ravine

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NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Coos County sheriff's office says a search and rescue dog found a missing 5-year-old autistic…

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GM promises higher profits, dividends

Mary Barra testifies

General Motors announced aggressive profit and sales targets in a meeting with investors Wednesday, and pledged to return…

Corvette Z06 among fastest cars on earth

Corvette ZO6

General Motors' new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, expected to go on sale early next year, can launch itself from a dead stop to…

Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

Ford C-Max Solar Energi

Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

GM fixing problems with Corvette's 'nanny cam'

GM is warning Corvette drivers that using the car's "nanny cam" feature could be illegal.

General Motors recently sent…

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What we know about Mrs. Clooney

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin in Venice

Amal Alamuddin may have just accomplished what many believed was the impossible: snagging Hollywood's most notable bachelor.

Taylor Swift: Dating is last thing on my mind

Taylor Swift, 2014 Grammys

Taylor Swift has a "new sick beat." The crooner, whose name has been synonymous with songs about heartbreak, has turned a…

New streaming films, TV shows in October

Netflix

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and iTunes are adding titles to their streaming options in October.

From horror films to documentaries…

Cullen brings boom to Optimus Prime's voice again with new 'Transformers'

Peter Cullen Optimus Prime

Legendary voice actor Peter Cullen talks about voicing Optimus Prime in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," new on Blu-ray…

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In theaters: October movie releases

The Judge

Find out what movies are coming to a theater near you in October.

Potential 2015 Oscar contenders

Gone Girl police station

As "Gone Girl" opens in theaters, take a look at some movies that could get some Oscar buzz this awards season.

Tyler Perry's most successful movies

Producer Tyler Perry

As Tyler Perry appears in "Gone Girl," take a look at the 10 top-grossing movies he's directed and produced.

Gold standard: Celebrated animated films

The Boxtrolls

As "The Boxtrolls" opens in theaters this week take a look at some of the top animated films of the last decade.

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Toddler rescued after getting potty stuck on head

Bathroom, toilet

Emergency services were called to release a child after she got a toilet-training potty stuck on her head.


Reports: 10,000 doves searched by police in China

Pigeon

The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony for China's National Day underwent full body cavity searches in an effort to prevent…

Accused doughnut truck thief drops pastry, surrenders

Doughnut truck thief

A man driving a van full of stolen doughnuts led police on a chase through southeast Portland before he eventually stopped,…

Bank robbery suspect's happy mug shot going viral

Michael Whitington mug shot

This could be the happiest mug shot ever.

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How Hong Kong protests are affecting travel

Hong Kong protests

With an efficient subway, multiple inexpensive taxis and a good public bus system, Hong Kong is normally one of the world's…

Air traffic control fire suspect in court

Brian Howard courtroom sketch

A contract employee accused of setting a fire at a key Chicago air traffic control center made his first court appearance…

Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

Passengers in line, Chicago O'Hare

If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline.

Thousands of flights into and out of Chicago's two…

Chicago-area incident still snarling flights

Chicago airport during ground stop

The effects of an employee's alleged sabotage of the Illinois air traffic control center where he worked continued to be…

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

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…

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Fritos Chili Pie

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

Nestlé releases candy bars linked to cash

Nestlé Kit Kat UK

It may sound like the next "Willy Wonka" movie, but the maker of KitKat chocolate bars says it has hidden global…

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry keeps fire limits in place

After the parched summer, the recent rainfall in Central Oregon was heartily welcomed by local residents. But it wasn't enough to end wildfire danger, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

First fall prescribed burns set to begin

C.O. Fire Management Service

Fuel specialists in Crescent are planning a series of burns near Cascade Lakes Highway that could happen as early as Wednesday, if weather conditions remain favorable.

Deschutes County lifts fire-use restrictions

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With cooler weather at hand, Deschutes County commissioners have rescinded their fire use restrictions on unprotected lands in the unincorporated county.

C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

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The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

Some High Desert fire danger levels lowered

Fire danger levels drop to low

It has been a wet and cool start to fall in Central Oregon, and that is good news for those monitoring fire conditions.  As of midnight Thursday, fire danger levels are dropping from extreme to low on federal public lands.

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5 ways you can help fight breast cancer

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Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to make a difference when it comes to something as overwhelming as cancer. But there are plenty of ways to help in the battle against breast cancer.

Celebrities who have battled breast cancer

Cynthia Nixon Sex in the City 2 premiere

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Celebrities such as Edie Falco, Christina Applegate and Richard Roundtree have fought against breast cancer.

Are the things you eat linked to cancer?

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Besides the usual suspects we worry about when it comes to our diets, should cancer be something we should add to our list of food worries?

Groups support minority cancer patients

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Cancer rates are higher in some minority groups, but some organizations now offer aid specifically to people with those backgrounds.

Ways to be proactive against breast cancer

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If you think you are at risk for breast cancer there are some things you can do to try to be proactive against the disease.

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Fall can be great time for bass fishing

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Fall is one of the best times of the year to go bass fishing. Find out why here.

Tips for golfing in colder temps

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As the temperatures start to fall, get tips on how to still enjoy a round of golf before the season ends.

How to prepare days before a race

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With the start of the fall season comes various running events. When getting ready to run your race make sure you are properly prepared by following these tips the days leading up to the event.

Mountain biking basics

Mountain biking

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For those looking to change up their workout routine, mountain biking can be a fun cross between hiking and cycling. Before you hit the trails take a look at these basic tips.

How to enjoy running in the fall

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As fall nears, it can be a great time to run. For many, fall can be one of the best times of the year to run with comfortable temperatures and pretty autumn scenery.

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

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Find out what foods you should avoid during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

How to treat hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand foot mouth disease

Mayo Clinic News Network

With school back in session, kids are at risk for various contagious illnesses, including hand, foot and mouth disease.

15 healthiest foods for your kids

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A healthy diet is extremely important for kids' development. Check out 15 healthy food options for your children.

How is autism spectrum disorder diagnosed?

Kids, children

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Find out how autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed in children, and what tests and observations are commonly done.

Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet

Wheat grain

Find out why it's important to include whole grains in your 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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