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Automobility's Russo Sees China Continuing as EV Market Leader

Automobility founder and CEO Bill Russo weighs in on the future of plug-in electric vehicles, and talks about autonomous driving. He speaks on …

Electric Vehicles

Buff book leak gives us an early look at the baddest Chevrolet Corvette yet

Chevrolet planned a big surprise for this weekend. It released a short, dark teaser video announcing the imminent arrival of a new member of the …

How to Build a Wall Without Being Politically Divisive (or Breaking the Bank)

Need an extra room and wondering how to build a wall? Throwing up just one extra barrier in your home can save you the hassle and expense of building …

Woodworking

Yemen Is at Risk of 'Balkanization,' Warns the U.N.'s Human-Rights Chief

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Why Your Trip Computer Isn’t Giving Accurate MPG Readings (And How to Fix It) – Feature

In our April 2013 issue, we took the EPA to task for its unrealistic fuel-economy assessments of hybrids. But is it possible that the EPA isn’t the only one prevaricating about fuel economy? This is a subject near and dear to your author. Every time I fill up my 2007 BMW 335i, I record the gallons …

Ann Arbor

Tread Rightly: What To Know Before Buying a Set of Replacement Tires – Feature

If you love the way your car drove when it was factory fresh, or if you want to experience how your used car drove when it was new, you may want to replace your tires with the ones that came on the car. But replacing your tires with the original rubber may not be as straightforward as you think. …

Fuel Efficiency

Kenya violence: Survivors' tales

<b>For some, the Great Rift Valley is an exotic holiday destination.</b><p>But for the 500 residents of the Kihoto camp, what started as a temporary refuge has become a bleakly permanent residence.<p>"On the 27th of December, 2007, I cast my vote," says Geoffrey Mwaura, who remembers well the circumstances that …

Africa

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

The good news: your sex life will get back to normal. The bad news? It’s gonna take a long-ass time and a lot of patience.<p>It's time for This Week in Chrises!<p>Here's what the famed producer has been eating on tour.<p>Put an end to gas and diarrhea once and for all.<p>4 simple tips for people avoiding …

Paula Deen Sobs Over 'Horrible Lies'

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Angry Chinese Workers Resort To Direct Action

When Chinese workers have a grievance, they are increasingly taking dramatic and direct action.<p>As we've reported, an American executive at a Chinese factory has been prevented by workers from leaving the plant since Friday. Chip Starnes of Specialty Medical Supplies says it's a misunderstanding …

'Sordid details': Ariel Castro's alleged kidnapping victims want case to be over

The three young women allegedly held captive for a decade in a Cleveland home where they were raped and tortured want to get the case to court as quickly as possible, their attorneys said on Wednesday, adding that they want “this whole thing behind them.”<p>Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle …

Mexican journalist urges U.S. to act cautiously when beefing up border security

The U.S. Senate is building momentum toward passing an immigration reform bill that includes a major increase in funding for security along the southern border.<p>Some $30 billion would be spent to increase patrols and fencing on the border between the United States in Mexico — funding that's viewed …

Police clash with protesters in Brazil

Brazilian protesters and police have clashed near a stadium hosting a Confederations Cup soccer match, with police using tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets to disperse thousands of demonstrators.<p>Anti-government protesters, angered by the billions spent in World Cup preparations, picked up …

Edward Snowden 'not likely to gain asylum in Ecuador for months'

Ecuador has said it could take months to decide whether to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, potentially confining the US whistleblower to the halls of …

Associated Press News

Student loan deal close but likely to miss deadline

Negotiators say agreement may be reached after July 4 break.<p>WASHINGTON—Congress is about to miss a July 1 deadline to head off an impending doubling of college loan rates. But key negotiators say a deal is within sight and likely to be reached after Congress returns from the July 4 break.<p>"We'll …

Associated Press News

Queen's income set to rise for second year running

<b>The Queen will receive a 5% rise in her income after the Crown Estate, from which she is paid, reported an increase in its profits.</b><p>The Sovereign Grant, which funds the Queen's spending as Head of State, will rise in 2014 from £36.1m to £37.89m.<p>The grant is calculated as a percentage of profits from …

Coastlines

Venezuelan President: We Would 'Almost Certainly' Grant Asylum To Edward Snowden

"If he asked us for it, we would think about it and we would almost certainly give it to him, because political asylum... is an international human rights institution to protect the persecuted," Maduro said at a public event in central Venezuela.<p>"Have you asked yourselves what this young man did? …

Hagel calls on Russia to return Edward Snowden to answer for 'serious security breach'

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on Russia on Wednesday to ship professed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden back to the U.S., saying his alleged disclosures had done "damage ... to this country."<p>In his first public remarks on Snowden since The Guardian and The Washington Post …

Associated Press News

Tunisia frees Femen topless protest activists

<b>A court in Tunisia has freed three European feminists jailed for staging a topless protest, their lawyer has said.</b><p>Bahri Souhaib said their sentences had been suspended, and that they would leave Tunisia as soon as possible.<p>The members of the activist group Femen - two French and one German - were …

Tunisia

US ambassador to China visits Tibet amid wave of self-immolations

The US Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, is in Tibet this week—the first visit by an American ambassador to the restive region since 2010. A spokesman said that Locke is on a three-day trip with members of his family and several embassy staff to meet with residents and government officials and raise …

China

Rand Paul: On Gay Marriage GOP Needs to 'Agree to Disagree'

(Bill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images)<p>Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told ABC News he believes the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act was …