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Toronto police stumped by mysterious tunnel

TORONTO (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in …

Toronto

Watch a Mustang drift through China's abandoned ghost city

Vaughn Gittin marks the end of the Year of the Horse by bringing a pony car to Ordos.<p>The Year of the Horse just drew to a close—last week began the Year of the Goat—and Ford figured it was time to celebrate.<p>No, the Dearborn automaker didn't crank out a special-edition Ford F-150 Billy Goat or …

Watch: McLaren P1 GTR and F1 GTR Dice on the Racetrack

While the liveries draw a direct line between the race-prepped F1 GTR and the track-ready P1 GTR, they also illuminate just how far top-spec McLarens have come. The P1 GTR is a technological marvel, lacking perhaps the mechanical purity of the old F1 but making up for it with an overabundance of …

Hellcat Driver Who Lost Drag Race To Tesla P85D Ready For Rematch

Last month, a Tesla Model S P85D electric car stormed silently to a drag-race victory over a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and became the talk …

The Bugatti Veyron Finally Sounds Like Your Brain Thinks A Quad-Turbo W-16 Should: Video

If you’ve ever seen one of the many examples of the Bugatti Veyron in real life, and heard it drive past, you may have been impressed, but you were …

18 terms you should know before leasing a car

Dealers exploit the complex maze of leasing terms to enhance their profits. Study up and come out on top.<p>Leasing is more confusing than buying. Purchasing a vehicle comes down to the terms of financing and a negotiation on price. In a lease, you're basically paying for the vehicle's loss of value …

Hobbyist hand-builds a tiny, running W32 engine

It took 2,500 hours to build from scratch, and runs so smoothly you can balance a coin on it.<p>Think it's nerve-wracking to assemble a freshly-rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that's cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and …

Russian vigilantes take on idiots who drive on sidewalks

"Stop a Douchebag" kids shame people who drive on the sidewalk, slapping giant stickers on their windshields. It gets ugly.<p>In Russia, apparently some drivers steer for the sidewalks when there's too much traffic on the roads. A youth movement called "Stop a Douchebag" takes on those reckless …

Incredible 50-foot 'dragon' dinosaur unearthed by Chinese farmers

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Paleontologists have discovered a 50-foot "dragon" dinosaur species in China that may have roamed the earth 160 million years ago during the Late Jurassic period.<p>The long skeleton was found in 2006 by farmers digging for a fish pond in Qijiang city in the southwestern Chongqing …

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2015 Koenigsegg One:1

Driving the world's most powerful production car and trying not to crack it.<p>From the February 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Everything is going fine until we reach 150 mph. And then, very suddenly, it’s not.<p>Just sitting in the passenger seat of the Koenigsegg One:1 (we explain the silly name later) as …

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Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang appears at EAA Oshkosh

Ford is back at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, WI, on July 31 auctioning off its seventh Mustang for charity, and this is one seriously mean looking 2015 'Stang. All of the money from the sale goes to give free introductory flights to young people to get them …

Where Is Amelia Earhart's Plane?

"Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done."<p>-Amelia Earhart<p>"Check out the video at the end to solve the mystery."<p>-Richard Bangs<p>A couple of years ago, while visiting Belfast, I took a Titanic walking tour run by a charismatic chap, Colin Cobb. He took me to the edge of the …

Beached Semi Gets Pulled to Rescue by Ford F-150

Beaches end up with a lot of huge things stuck on them. Whales come to mind, as do ships that have run aground. But what about a semi tractor? While we have no idea why one of those would be on a beach—the party-hearty rep of South Padre Island, the scene of this incident, might explain things—it …

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215-Pound Alligator Gar Not Eligible for Louisiana State Record

A Louisiana bowfisherman could have easily broken the state record for alligator gar when he arrowed an 8-foot, 215-pound fish. The gar is 36 pounds …

Here's an 1800-hp Gallardo catching fire at 200 mph

That fire-suppression system? Solid investment.<p>At the Texas Speed Syndicate's 2014 King of the Street competition, a green Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo recorded the highest-ever speed to date—214 mph—in the contest's 60-mph roll-on showdown. Second place went to the orange UGR Gallardo …

Ukraine helicopter hit by grenade taking off

A Ukraine helicopter has been crippled in a grenade attack as OSCE monitors are feared missing in volatile east<p>Following the incident there were fears that the situation had taken a sinister new turn when Germany said it feared a group of military observers operating in eastern Ukraine had gone …

Koenigsegg planning $650k entry-level supercar?

"Entry level" is a relative term. For Nissan, for example, that means a $12k Versa. For Mercedes, it means the $30,000 CLA. For Porsche, the $50k Boxster. In Ferrari terms, that translates to the $200k California. But what does it mean for Koenigsegg, a company that makes supercars that sell for …

Classic locations for prespawn bass

Throughout the country, spring is prime time to cash in on numbers of aggressive bass emerging from their deep water winter haunts. However, if you …

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What's up with this Bugatti Veyron spied at the Nürburgring?

It's been sixteen years since Volkswagen acquired the Bugatti name and started showing off successive concept cars to preview the Veyron that followed. It's been eleven years since the first Veyron prototype started testing, and nine years since it entered production. But soon – probably sometime …

Birmingham's new food truck laws preventing church from feeding homeless [w/video]

New regulations in Birmingham, AL set higher standards for food trucks operating in that community – namely that they must obtain permits from the local health department. The regulations, on the books since January 1 of this year, have also had the unintended consequence of preventing at least one …

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Write Best Caption, Win a Cabela's Trail Camera

Happy spring, and what better way to celebrate the (supposed end) end of a long, nasty winter than scoring a new trail camera? Sure bucks are weeks …

These 5 sedans are V8-powered supercars in disguise

Supercar performance, raucous V8 engines, and four doors.<p>These five sedans don't look like supercars. They have no carbon tubs or active aerodynamic tricks that make them look like low-flying spacecraft. They fit human beings in their front and rear seats. They have cushy suspensions and seat …

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Red Bull pits F1 car against RAAF Hornet fighter jet

Red Bull Racing dominated the 2013 season in Formula One, but it had an awful time in Australia last weekend with Sebastian Vettel retiring from the race and Daniel Ricciardo being disqualified. Before the grand prix ended with such a whimper for the team, though, there was apparently some time to …

Maoist rebels kill Indian police in Chhattisgarh ambush

Maoist rebels have killed at least 15 members of India's security forces in an ambush in restive Chhattisgarh state, less than a month before the country is due to hold elections, according to police.<p>Security officials and police sources said up to 200 rebels attacked a patrol in forests to the …