Zach Korbel

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NASCAR legend Buddy Baker dies of cancer

The Daytona 500 winner and popular broadcaster was 74.<p>Buddy Baker, a longtime popular NASCAR driver and commentator, died early Monday morning from lung cancer. He was 74.<p>Standing 6'6, Baker was nicknamed the "Gentle Giant" and regarded for his ability on superspeedways. In a career that spanned 34 …

Elon Musk: Ford Is 'Killing Sex'

Even in the dry world of trademark enforcement, sometimes jokes just write themselves.<p>At Tuesday’s Tesla shareholders meeting, Elon Musk joked that Ford is “killing sex.” But Tesla’s billionaire founder and CEO didn’t mean the Detroit automobile behemoth is literally putting a halt to lovemaking. …

VooDoo Zip Line Opens in Las Vegas With Views of the Strip

Officials at the Rio casino are celebrating the grand opening of a zip line that runs between two of the resort’s towers and offers views of the Las …

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

How to Change a Tire: 7 Tips to Get Rolling Again – Feature

It’s inevitable: If you drive a vehicle often, sooner or later you’re going to get a flat tire. While advances in tire technology have reduced the likelihood of experiencing random catastrophic tire failure, road hazards like nails, glass, and cavernous potholes are still omnipresent and capable of …

No Upgrade, But a Happy Surprise on British Airways: The New Premium Economy Cabin

For years, I've been booking premium economy tickets when traveling to Europe, almost always on British Airways: My wife and I love London and use it as our hub for other travel. Why pay extra for premium economy (which BA calls World Traveller Plus)? It enables us to upgrade to business class …

Bye Bye American Airlines, Bye

Dear American Airlines,<p>We had some good times. You are Dallas based. So is my family. I am New York based. It only made sense for me to get an AAdvantage card way back in 2006 and accrue miles in order to dart back and forth for free once a year. I didn't even mind the $75 annual fee. Once, I flew …

Quadriplegic racer will drive a Corvette using only his head

When Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt crashed in 2000 and became a quadriplegic, many assumed that his driving days were over. However, technology is about to put him back on the track. Arrow Electronics has developed the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project, a modified 2014 Corvette …

Widow of Driver in Paul Walker Crash Sues Porsche

Porsche is responsible for the deaths of Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas—or so alleges a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by Rodas’ widow. The incident occurred late last year, when the Carrera GT Rodas was driving—and Walker was riding in—left the road and slammed into a lamppost and several …

This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

There’s little question as to why Oyeyiola, who is taking his finals in the next two weeks, would devote so much of his extra-curricular time and …

Phoenix International Airport Had Its Busiest Month in History in March

More than 4 million passengers passed through Phoenix’s international airport during the month of March, setting a record.<p>City officials announced …

Virgin Galactic Rolls Out SpaceShipTwo's Mothership

Virgin Galactic rolled out its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane for a test drive on Tuesday as part of a gearing-up process that could put the company's founder, Richard Branson, into outer space as early as this year.<p>"Great day to be back on the runway with WhiteKnightTwo!" Virgin Galactic tweeted …

Russia Makes Plans to Kill Space Station in 2020 Due to Sanctions

MOSCOW — Russia cast doubt on the long-term future of the International Space Station, a showcase of post-Cold War cooperation, as it retaliated on Tuesday against U.S. sanctions over Ukraine.<p>Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Moscow would reject a U.S. request to prolong the orbiting …

Electric aircraft are on the way: Stylish Airbus plane makes its first flight

While electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the automotive world, the aviation industry is also looking into ways to clean up its act.<p>French firm Airbus is best known for its large passenger jets — including the double-deck Airbus A380 — but its latest project is rather smaller.<p>The E-FAN is a …

Bangladeshi navy ships search Bay of Bengal for traces of Flight 370

Three Bangladeshi navy ships have begun searching the Bay of Bengal for traces of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but have yet to find anything, a commander said Friday.<p>The ships are operating off a tip from an Australian company that claims to have found possible traces of an underwater …

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

Amazon said to be testing its own shipping network

Amazon appears to be aiming for delivery domination. In addition to fresh grocery and dry goods deliveries, and even possible deliveries by drone, the world's largest Internet retailer is now reportedly testing its own shipping network, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>Going up against giants …

India votes on second biggest polling day

Millions of Indians have voted in the sixth phase of the multi-phase elections, with the ruling Congress party struggling to retain its support base because of economic slowdown and corruption.<p>Voters across 117 constituencies in 11 states - Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, …

FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.<p>While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular …

2015 BMW M4 Convertible: Heavy Metal

What price toplessness? Weight, for starters.<p><b>Update 4/18/14:</b> <i>BMW has announced that pricing for the 2015 M4 convertible will start at $73,425. That represents an increase of $8300 compared with the 2015 M4 coupe and $1750 versus the 2013 M3 convertible. Additional pricing information will be</i> …

Australia Casts Doubt on Debris Finding in Malaysian Jet Search

The debris that washed ashore on the coast of Australia is unlikely to have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials said Thursday.<p>The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has examined "detailed photographs" of the material picked up six miles east of the town …

Teen stowaway survives, but how? 'Boy's body went into a frozen state'

Aviation experts and authorities say they are baffled at how a teen stowaway survived a 5-1/2-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jetliner wheel well and appeared to emerge unscathed.<p>Stowing away in a plane wheel well does not usually end well, experts say. Those who do so may fall to their …

'High Degree of Confidence' Pings Are from Jet, Aussie Leader Says

Australia’s prime minister said Saturday that there is a “high degree of confidence” that acoustic signals picked up in the hunt for wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are coming from the jet’s black boxes deep in the Indian Ocean.<p>“There have now been numerous transmissions from what we are …

MH370: Malaysian leader assured everything is being done to find plane

The former military chief overseeing the search for flight MH370 has told the Malaysian prime minister Australia is doing everything it can to find any wreckage.<p>Najib Razak arrived in Western Australia on Wednesday night to meet with his Australian counterpart, the prime minister, Tony Abbott, and …