Cove Palisades brushfire explodes; two homes lost

A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday and quickly spread east in the Culver area, burning at least two homes as residents were evacuated and crews battled to stop the flames.

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Army picks new vehicle to replace Humvee

The Army this week selected the company to build its much-anticipated new vehicle to replace the Humvee -- a multibillion dollar contract.

Oshkosh Corporation, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, won the $6.7 billion contract to produce the Joint Light Ta...

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New Tesla breaks Consumer Reports scoring system

Tesla's new Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' scoring system.

Consumer Reports rates vehicles on a zero-to-100 scale, but Tesla's high-performance, all-wheel-drive car scored 103.

"Consumer Reports had to make changes to its scoring me...

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Pope Francis' American ride: A Jeep Wrangler

When crowds throng to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States next month, he'll be riding high in an American-made Jeep.

The Vatican confirmed to CNNMoney that the pope would be riding in a modified Jeep Wrangler.

Wranglers, built in a ...

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Regulators won't investigate unintended acceleration in Toyota, Lexus cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rejected a request to look into unintended acceleration in certain models of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

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Report: Audi to unveil electric SUV

Audi says it will unveil an electric-powered SUV with a range of more than 300 miles, which tops rival carmaker Tesla's Model S and upcoming Model X.

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Over 26,000 Ford trucks recalled for seat belt issue

Some 26,400 Ford heavy duty trucks are being recalled because their seat belts may not be anchored in the correct position, reports The Detroit News.

Morgan Stanley really, really loves Tesla

Morgan Stanley really, really loves Tesla.

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Traffic deaths jump 14% in 2015

Traffic fatalities are up 14% so far in 2015, according to new data from the nonprofit National Safety Council.

That puts the year on pace to be the deadliest for drivers since 2007.

There were more than 18,600 motor-vehicle deaths from January through...

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Volkswagen hid a car hacking flaw for two years

Researchers just revealed that technology used in 126 types of cars makes them easier to steal, and that Volkswagen went to court two years ago to keep their discovery a secret.

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Ford shifts truck production from Mexico to Ohio

Ford's heavy duty pickup trucks which used to be built in Mexico started rolling off an assembly line in Ohio this week.

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Volkswagen recalling 461,300 cars over potential air bag glitch

World's largest carmaker Volkswagen has announced the recall of 461,300 cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a fault that could prevent air bags from deploying, according to a Reuters news post.

Tesla will sell $500M in new stock; Musk to pony up $20M

Tesla Motors is selling $500 million in additional stock, and CEO Elon Musk says he'll be one of the buyers.

Tesla announced the new offering Thursday, saying it would use the proceeds to fund some of its major and costly initiatives. Musk said he int...

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