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Ford's Voodoo V-8: A Tech Primer – Feature

From the September 2015 issue<p>The new rev-happy 5.2-liter V-8 in the Mustang Shelby GT350 is one of the most compelling reasons to visit a Ford dealership in 2016. Code-named Voodoo and sharing its basic architecture with the Mustang GT’s 435-hp, 5.0-liter Coyote engine, this new powerplant is an …

Ford GT Test Mule Spotted on Detroit Freeway

YouTuber “Dr. Scandalous” caught a pretty amazing sight during what would otherwise have been an everyday Detroit commute: A gnarly looking Ford GT test mule cruising among regular traffic. This is something you don’t see every day—and something that pretty much nobody outside of Ford’s skunkworks …

Ford gets dirty testing the 2017 Raptor

Want to hear the sweet sound of turbochargers spinning merrily away underhood of a 2017 Ford Raptor pickup truck test mule? Of course you do. And we're happy to oblige. Fortunately for you, those aren't the only sounds you'll hear when you watch the video above. We noted plenty of birds and …

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Key things to know about China's market meltdown

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> It's a stock market crash that just won't stop.<p>Almost 10 weeks into a hot and troubled summer and the Shanghai market has taken another lurch downwards -- it has now lost nearly 40% of its value from its peak on June 12.<p>But this time the sell-off is not an isolated incident in …

Carson calls for drone strikes on border 'caves'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ben Carson says he wouldn't use drones to kill undocumented immigrants -- but he'd order strikes on the caves used to transport people across the United States' southern border.<p>"There are caves that they utilize. Those caves can be eliminated. There are a number of possibilities …

U.S. reviews war plan for defending South Korea amid North Korean buildup

<b>(CNN) —</b> A North Korean buildup and partial mobilization of military forces since late last week caused so much consternation at the Pentagon that top U.S. commanders reviewed the U.S. war plan for defending South Korea in case there was a sudden indication that North Korea was going to begin a war, …

Why does the only black presidential candidate insist the US is post-racial?

It’s not racist, or even controversial, to point out that black people in the US face systemic hardships and prejudices, from increased poverty rates to higher police brutality. But as that observation, notably via the Black Lives Matter movement, has begun to attain broader attention and more …

Chris Christie Features ISIS Propaganda In New Campaign Ad

The ad marks a growing trend among Republican presidential hopefuls and candidates seeking to attack Obama.<p>A new presidential campaign ad for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) features images taken from Islamic State propaganda videos, marking a growing trend among Republican candidates seeking to …

Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice …