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At BMW, the Hybrid Future Prevails

The skeptics within BMW, those that question the merit of electrification and downsizing, and that define rear-wheel drive and straight-six engines as the core of the brand, seem to be losing out. Their cars still exist, but direction initiated by former CEO and current advisory board chief Norbert …

What is the best Canadian city to live in, if you’re a woman?

When you're a Canadian woman, all cities are not created equal.<p>In the country's capital, women, on average, get the biggest paycheques. They live the longest in Vancouver. They're the least likely to be poor in Calgary.<p>But, according to a new study of the 20 largest cities in Canada, the best place …

Teen Rushed To Hospital After Party At 24 Sussex Drive

An 18-year-old girl was rushed to hospital in the wee hours of Sunday morning with suspected alcohol poisoning after a party at 24 Sussex Drive, the …

Iggy Azalea Stopped Crowd Surfing Because 'People Try To Finger' Her

Australian musician Iggy Azalea stopped by New York City radio station Hot 97 on Tuesday, April 22, and told a disturbing story that explains why she had stopped crowd surfing at her shows. Apparently, her fans think it's fair game to sexually assault the rapper and try to slip their fingers into …

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Barrick invites Newmont to restart merger talks

Barrick Gold Corp. has formally asked Newmont Mining Corp. to resume merger talks after their negotiations hit an impasse late last week, according to a person familiar with the situation.<p>The North American-based gold miners had come close to agreeing on an all-stock deal, but their discussions …

Boy and girl on Korean ferry drowned with life jackets tied together | News Home | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn’t float apart.<p>A mother whose teenage child was onboard the capsized Sewol …

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FORTUNE — Warren Buffett called Coca-Cola’s (KO) controversial compensation plan excessive, but said he declined to vote against it.<p>The plan — which will pay Coke managers generously with shares of the company if they achieve specific performance goals — passed on Wednesday at Coke’s annual …

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms

Changing Planet<p><b>Overfishing is still the most important threat to Mediterranean underwater ecosystems, “more than pollution, invasive species, or climate change”, says Enric Sala, one of the authors of the most comprehensive study made of the sea, published this week in the science journal PLoS …

2014 Volkswagen Models With 1.8T Engine Recalled for Leaky O-Ring

The stop-sale Volkswagen ordered on models equipped with the new 1.8-liter turbo engine has resulted in a voluntary recall, which addresses an O-ring on the transmission oil cooler that could leak. The recall affects 26,452 models, though only 1655 of those are in the hands of customers.<p><b>The …

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Australia, Malaysia vow to keep searching to solve plane mystery

PERTH, Australia – Australia and Malaysia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost …

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

Dealership Survey | Electric Cars - Consumer Reports News

Overall, many dealership salespeople were not as knowledgeable about electric cars as you might expect. While we discovered several very …

blogs | Toronto Raptors

August 08, 2017<p>The Raptors organization was well represented at NBA Africa 2017. In the second ever game played on the continent, Kyle Lowry, Serge...<p>…

Aboriginals In Toronto Dying At Average Age Of 37: Report

Indigenous people living in Toronto are dying much sooner than the city's non-aboriginal population, according to a new health report.<p>And while its …

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FORTUNE — Apple (AAPL) just announced that it will do a 7-1 stock split, alongside an increased dividend (to 8%) and an increased stock buyback (from $60 billion to $90 billion).<p>Who could object to such a thing? Well, except for a past incarnation of Apple CEO Tim Cook.<p>During a shareholder meeting …

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept Heads to Beijing with Around 400 HP

Here’s a concept that should worry Subaru WRX STI and Mercedes CLA45 AMG owners. Set to debut at the 2014 Auto China show in Beijing is the Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept, which, as the name suggests, puts out 400 (metric) horsepower from its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four.<p>Rumors about another …

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No Getzlaf, no Selanne, no funny tweet, no dice for Ducks

With no Ryan Getzlaf, no Teemu Selanne and not much in the way of goaltending, the Western Conference champion Anaheim Ducks have squandered a …

Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game ban for knee assault | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been slapped with a seven-game suspension for using his knee to injure Colorado’s Tyson Barrie, the NHL announced on Wednesday.<p>Apr 21, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke (24) hits Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden …

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2015 Subaru Outback First Look

For the Even Greater Outdoors<p>The Subaru Outback has always been beloved by outdoor enthusiasts, but the newly designed 2015 Outback will urge them to wander farther, thanks to a copious amount of improvements. The Outback, which Subaru has always called the world’s first sport/utility wagon, has …

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New Google Maps feature lets you travel back in time

A new Google Maps feature will let you watch condos rise over Toronto's Lakeshore or witness the transformation of Vancouver's skyline in the lead-up …

Honda HR-V Name Confirmed for U.S.-Market Fit-Based Crossover

Honda confirmed at its 2014 New York auto show press conference that the upcoming Fit-based compact crossover will indeed be called HR-V for the U.S. market when it arrives this winter. No other details were shared, but three images of the U.S.-spec model were revealed, and as you’d expect, the CUV …

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Top Performance Cars of the 2014 New York Auto Show

New York City isn’t exactly known for its car culture but that isn’t stopping a handful of automakers from unleashing their latest and greatest performance cars at the 2014 New York auto show this week. With power outputs ranging from a quaint 160 hp, to a frankly mad 625 hp, we thought it was …

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Uber launches in Beijing, eyes more growth overseas (Q&A)

Uber hit its 100th city Wednesday with its launch in Beijing, marking a milestone for the hot mobile startup that's shaken up the transportation industry.<p>The company, which started as an on-demand, luxury black car service in 2010, has since expanded to provide a range of car options, including …

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Holy Hemihelix! Scientists Discover a Bizarre Twist

Researchers have figured out how to create a natural helix that looks like the tangle in a telephone cord — and that discovery could lead to new kinds of nanocircuitry.<p>The new twist is called a "hemihelix," and it's not really that new. All you need to do to create a hemihelix is twist your phone …

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Tiny iQ? Borrow a Toyota: Scion to Roll Out Complimentary Rental Program

Sure Scions are cute, quirky, and in the case of the FR-S, sporty, but nobody inks a deal on a car from Toyota’s youth brand with heavy hauling in mind. So it’s entirely logical that, according to a recent report in Automotive News, the maker is hatching a plan to help owners handle the load when …