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Redmond Pumice Place house fire

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Family of 7 escapes burning Redmond home

A family of seven, including an infant, fled their burning rental home in southwest Redmond Thursday evening before firefighters stopped the blaze, which caused $30,000 damage.

Bend PD investigates series of burglaries

Pricey Bend bike's theft echoes store's earlier hit

A price tag is all that's left behind of a $6,000 bike at Pine Mountain Sports on Bend's Westside -- the store's second such theft in less than a year. The last one was solved, and the store hopes to repeat that, with the public's help.

Weddel names Oregon H.S. Principal of the Year

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Bend's Weddel named Oregon HS Principal of Year

Bend Senior High School Principal H.D. Weddel was named Oregon’s 2014 High School Principal of the Year in front of a packed, cheering auditorium of students and staff Thursday afternoon.

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Redmond manhunt: Fugitive found hiding in garage

A 30-year-old fugitive was spotted at a home in southwest Redmond Thursday but ran just before police arrived, prompting an extensive manhunt that found him hiding in a garage, police say.

Grieving mother, South Korean ferry

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Arrest warrant issued for 3 in ferry sinking

An arrest warrant has been issued for the captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, an accident that killed 28 people and left nearly 270 missing.

Local kombucha maker goes national

Bend brewing big on the kombucha map

What was once known as Kombucha Mama is no more. That's because it is now known as Humm Kombucha.

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ODOT to repave rutted Bend-Redmond Hwy. 97

An Oregon Department of Transportation project to improve U.S. Highway 97 between Redmond and Bend will get underway this weekend, and the agency advised motorists to be aware of traffic pattern changes that will come with the task.

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Killing prompts review of Bend off-leash dog areas

Bend Park and Rec District officials said Thursday they are considering making changes to dog parks following an attack that killed a dog at Pine Nursery's off-leash dog park.

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Redmond teens show off elaborate "promposals"

Remember when you went to prom - and all it took was the simple question, "Will you go to prom with me?" Not any more! Teens are going to extremes for what's called "promposals."

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Deschutes joins move to halt immigration detainers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities. Several counties, including Deschutes, have moved to stop such holds.

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28 Oregon sheriffs oppose driver-license measure

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of Oregon sheriffs is opposing a move to grant driving privileges for people who can't prove they're legally in the United States.

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Dog killed at Bend's Pine Nursery Park

Bend dog killed in off-leash park

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies say a bulldog killed a smaller dog Tuesday afternoon at Bend's Pine Nursery off-leash…

La Pine man arrested after brief chase, crash

An attempted traffic stop in La Pine late Wednesday night led to a brief pursuit, crash and the arrest of a La Pine man,…

Bend man pleads guilty to failing to file tax returns

A Bend man and former Wisconsin resident who co-founded three self-help and personal development companies there pleaded…

Craigslist full of deals - and scams

How to be safe on Craigslist

Buying things off Craigslist is just a click away, but many people on the High Desert have learned the hard way that there…

Flaherty, Hummel trade more jabs in third forum

Flaherty Hummel trade more jabs in third forum

In their first two debates, Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty and  challenger John Hummel went back and…

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Bend to take closer look at downtown parking

Downtown Bend parking in focus

On Wednesday night, Bend city councilors directed staff to move forward with crafting plans for a new study of parking…

Craigslist full of deals - and scams

How to be safe on Craigslist

Buying things off Craigslist is just a click away, but many people on the High Desert have learned the hard way that there…

Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a…

Dog killed at Bend's Pine Nursery Park

Bend dog killed in off-leash park

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies say a bulldog killed a smaller dog Tuesday afternoon at Bend's Pine Nursery off-leash…

Arrest warrant issued for 3 in ferry sinking

Grieving mother, South Korean ferry

An arrest warrant has been issued for the captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, an accident that…

Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

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The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk on Friday defied an international…

Police: Man bought pot candy, shot wife

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A man accused of killing his wife while she frantically spoke to a 911 operator bought marijuana candy just hours before the…

71-year-old recalls how stranger saved her

South Korean ferry sinks, search efforts

Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with…

MH370: Drone scans ocean; frustration builds

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A drone submerged Friday in the Indian Ocean for its fifth trip in search of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of the…

South Korea ferry: Survivors' likelihood

Missing passengers' families, South Korean ferry

As rescuers take on the daunting task of finding survivors, family members of the missing passengers are pinning slim hopes…

Anger in S. Korea amplified by misinformation

Missing passengers' families, South Korean ferry

With at least 28 people dead and hundreds still missing from the unexplained South Korean ferry disaster, here's how…

Kansas City highway shooting suspect arrested

Kansas city highway suspect

For the last few weeks, Marisol Sanchez took pains to drive miles out of her way to avoid highways in the Kansas City,…

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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.

HHS secretary: Work is far from over

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius showed her appreciation to her department's employees after more than…

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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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NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

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Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise…

Stocks end week up over 2%

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Investors were ready for the long weekend, and it showed. Trading meandered around the breakeven mark for much of the day.…

Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

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A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday.

'A scammer stole my tax refund'

Pamela Knighton

Pamela Knighton, a 51-year-old social worker from Cuthbert, Ga. who earns less than $25,000 a year, had been really looking…

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Clinton memoir gets a title: "Hard Choices"

Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's much anticipated next memoir will be titled "Hard Choices," the book's…

Amy Kremer to resign from Tea Party Express

Amy Kremer

Amy Kremer, the chairman of the Tea Party Express who's played a major role in elections since 2009, is resigning, she…

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.

The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton…

Obama would cut deficits by another $1 trillion

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The official nonpartisan take on President Barack Obama's 2015 budget proposal is in: He would curb deficits even more than…

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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…

Water from Portland reservoir tests clean

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a Portland…

Salmonella cases down, but beware of other bacteria

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You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar.

The rise of college 'study drugs'

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Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out…

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The rise of college 'study drugs'

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Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out…

Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

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Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday…

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT

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The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a…

Distressed parents: Prom dresses too sexy

Shopping for prom dress

For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread…

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NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

Kepler 186f planet

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that…

Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

Michaels crafts

A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday.

Facebook launches friend-tracking feature

Nearby Friends on Facebook

Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.

3-D printing the human body

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The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing,…

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U.N.: To slow warming, no 'business as usual'

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Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon emissions to "near zero" by the end of the…

New volcanic island eats its neighbor

Japan island eats another island

One Japanese island has swallowed another.

Chinese residents line up for bags of fresh air

Chinese line up for bags of fresh mountain air

Whatever the motive behind the event, it made for some powerful images of some China residents' desperation for better air.

Climate change could cost $100 billion a year

Drought affected corn in Missouri

Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more than $100 billion a year, a United…

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Avalanche rally past Wild to win in OT

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Center Paul Stastny scored at 7:27 of overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in Game 1…

Steen, Blues slip past Blackhawks in 3OT

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Left winger Alexander Steen scored 26 seconds into the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 win over the…

Twins cap doubleheadeer sweep of Jays

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Clutch with their bats so far this season, the Minnesota Twins simply left them on their shoulders Thursday in the second…

NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

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Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise…

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University opens pet-friendly dorm

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The University of Northern Colorado is rolling out the welcome mat for students … and their pets.

Killing prompts review of Bend off-leash dog areas

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Bend Park and Rec District officials said Thursday they are considering making changes to dog parks following an attack that…

HSCO urges: Give chocolate bunnies instead

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is reminding people to avoid the impulse purchase of live rabbits, chicks or ducklings…

Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped

Kittens found in box

Two kittens are safe after they were found inside a box that was shipped from Los Angeles to a Cox Communications office…

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Judge won't force GM to issue 'park it now' order

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A federal court judge denied an emergency motion Thursday that would have required General Motors to tell recalled car…

GM's recalled Cobalt a failure from the start

Chevy Cobalt accident, tied to ignition system

The Chevrolet Cobalt, the car at the center of the General Motors recall crisis, was a losing bet from the start.

All-new Acura TLX bows in New York

After seeing the concept version earlier this year, Acura is now showing off the production version of its all-new 2015 TLX…

BMW melds SUV, coupe in new X4

Whether you think it's an SUV, a hatchback or a coupe, the new BMW X4 is definitely distinctive.

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Paul Walker's mom drops custody bid for granddaughter

Paul Walker's mom wants custody of daughter

Paul Walker's mother has dropped her court bid to take guardianship of the late actor's daughter, a lawyer for Cheryl Ann…

James Franco critiques NY Times theater critic

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When James Franco doesn't like something, you'll know about it.

Wife accuses actor Columbus Short of violence

Columbus Short from Scandal

Columbus Short's wife swears the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill her and himself with a knife last week.

Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies in car wreck

Cheo Feliciano

Puerto Rican salsa legend Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of the genre, died in a car crash early Thursday morning in…

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Johnny Depp through the years

Johnny Depp, 2011 Golden Globes

Actor Johnny Depp has played an array of characters throughout his career. With his latest movie, "Transcendence" opening in…

5 actors who haven't aged well

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Remember those celebrities of the '80s we all drooled over? Turns out reality hit a lot of them hard, including these five…

Wayans talks second 'Haunted House,' embracing success, failures

Gabriel Iglesias and Marlon Wayans in 'A Haunted House 2'

Actor-filmmaker Marlon Wayans talks about his latest parody, the horror movie spoof "A Haunted House 2."

Emma Thompson through the years

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As she celebrates her 55th birthday, take a look at images of Emma Thompson throughout her career.

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NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

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Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise…

Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped

Kittens found in box

Two kittens are safe after they were found inside a box that was shipped from Los Angeles to a Cox Communications office…

Police: Man licked cop’s eye during arrest

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Police say a man licked a police officer's eye while resisting arrest.

Texting driver who hit cyclist: 'I just don't care'

Texting and driving

A texting motorist who slammed into a bicyclist in Australia has some regrets -- about her car.

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Best Easter egg hunts around the world

Easter Egg Hunt, Roof Gardens

Searching living rooms and closets for your eggs may be fun the first six times, but if the novelty's wearing thinner than…

10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas

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Not many cities evoke as many instant associations as Las Vegas.

Cruise companies on hunt for China's tourist dollars

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Royal Caribbean Cruises will base its newest ship in Shanghai, the latest move in a race to capture big tourism dollars…

Great Easter hotels for chocoholics

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

Easter is upon us and, like clockwork, hordes of brightly wrapped chocolate bunnies and eggs have begun their domination of…

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Ham and cheese-stuffed French toast

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After you open presents, have a fantastic Christmas brunch!

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…

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

Workouts for mom, child to do together

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Trying to find time to work out and spend time with your kids can be difficult. One way to keep you and your child healthy…

25 healthiest cities for women

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From "greenest" to happiest to safest, check out the healthiest spots for women in the U.S.

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We pay tribute to some of the best known moms from television.

Top cities for working moms

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Forbes ranks the top cities in the U.S. for working moms based on earnings, safety and school districts.

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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.

Why well-baby visits are essential

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You should always be sure keep your well-baby visit appointments with your baby's pediatrician because the visits help your doctor check on the growth and development of your child.

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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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Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

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The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk on Friday defied an international…

Ukraine talks: Call for end to violence

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Diplomats meeting for emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine issued a joint statement Thursday aimed at de-escalating the…

Diplomats agree on steps for Ukraine

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Diplomats who met to discuss the crisis in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland issued this joint statement Thursday:

Ukraine military push appears to stall

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Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed…

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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.

Images of the 2015 Jeep Renegade

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

New Jeep takes small package off road

Jeep is hoping its new small SUV with global roots will be a big hit here at home.

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