Toyota Corolla

Afghan Forces Retake Control of Kabul Hotel; 4 Gunmen Killed

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials declared that a 12-hour gun battle at Kabul’s largest hotel had ended on Sunday, with security forces killing the four assailants who had trapped more than 100 guests and terrorized the country’s capital.<p>Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said …

Afghanistan

The 20 best-selling cars and trucks in America

• <b>About 17.2 million cars and trucks were sold in the US last year, according to Kelly Blue Book.</b>• <b><br>The top-selling vehicle was Ford's F-Series.</b>• <b><br>The best-selling SUV was the Toyota Rav 4.</b>• <b><br>And the most popular sedan was the Toyota Camry, though its sales dropped from 2016.</b>• <b><br>Americans continue to favor SUVs</b> …

Trucks

A Pre Holiday Checklist for First Time Travelers

When it comes to planning a holiday, most people aim to tick off the essentials – tickets, accommodation and itinerary. However, in order to truly …

Travel Insurance

Teens stalk woman, 81, around Walmart before stealing her car at gunpoint

<b>Three teenagers stalked an 81 year-old woman around Walmart before stealing her car at gunpoint.</b><p>Shocking video footage shows the trio watch as the …

Crime

Ford Shifting Focus Away From Focus Is a No Brainer

In the first eight months since taking the helm of the second largest U.S. automobile manufacturer, Ford Motor Co. (F) CEO Jim Hackett has spoken …

Automotive Industry

Boys Town police looking for missing priest

Boys Town police are looking for Father Clifford Stevens, who they say was last seen on Thursday.<p>Stevens, 91, was reportedly driving to a Jesuit …

Crime

1 dead and 2 injured in violent crash on Sprinkle Road

KALAMAZOO, MI - One person died and another was critically injured when a car collided with a minivan Friday afternoon on Sprinkle Road at East Main …

Michigan

They tailed her into Walmart. Then waited until she was done shopping to steal her car.

Three teens followed an elderly woman into a Lauderdale Lakes Walmart and then waited for her to return to her car in the parking lot and stole it, …

Crime

1 killed, four hurt in head-on crash in North County

A woman was killed and four people were injured in a head-on crash in North County Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.<p>Three vehicles were involved …

HeadOn

Police: Mother left 2 children inside freezing car while she talked to friends inside mall

File image<p>×<p>Police: Mother left 2 children inside freezing car while she talked to friends inside mall<p>File image<p>INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman left her …

Crime

1 Dead in Head-On Crash on Escondido Roadway

One person was killed when two cars crashed head-on in San Diego’s North County Wednesday afternoon.<p>Crews responded to the collision near the …

HeadOn

What is EcoSport? A historical perspective on Ford’s newest SUV

When Ford introduced the EcoSport in the U.S.

Trucks

This Guy May Have Built An Indestructible Toyota Corolla AE86

The old “hachiroku” Toyota Corolla AE86 is one of the most beloved cars in the automotive world. Simple, light, rear-wheel drive and not much else. …

Autos

SUV Review: 2018 Nissan Qashqai SV FWD

OK, so Nissan named the Qashqai after some mountain people living in southwestern Iran. I’m not sure why. It’s an appellation that doesn’t exactly …

Trucks

SAF officer found dead on SLEX

An officer of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) was found at a side of the road of South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Muntinlupa on Wednesday …

Policing

Hyundai i30 sales ‘not as strong’ as expected, Go variant to help

<b>Hyundai Australia</b> says it’s not happy with the sales of its <b>i30 hatch</b>, despite the vehicle claiming the prize of fifth most popular car for 2017.With …

Autos (Australia)

Prosecution, defense debate Minneapolis grandmother killer's intent as trial opens

The defendant, 21-year-old Joshua Ezeka, faces a slew of charges, including first-degree premeditated murder.

Crime

Police: Witness reports argument, shots fired in Southeast Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Police Bureau is investigating a shooting that occurred in Southeast Portland Sunday night.<p>Officers responded to a report …

Portland, OR

Top 10 dream cars: List starts with Mustang, Tesla, Jeep

Women rank the Jeep Wrangler as their top "dream car," while men opt for a Tesla Model S, according to a new survey of 2,000 car owners in the U.S.<p>The runner-up car for women is Mustang, while men go with Corvette.<p>“We were surprised that the top five dream cars in the survey were all …

Money

Consumerism’s Dirty Little Secret: Are We Buying All the Wrong Things?

I have some terrible news…<p>You’re stranded in the desert!<p>For three days, you’ve traveled in the heat without food or water. Your eyelids are heavy and …

Psychology

New 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Grows in Size but Shrinks in Price

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta shows the automaker is committed to making its entry-level sedan a more viable alternative to mainstream rivals like the …

Consumer News

CCW Weekend: The Perfect Handgun Just Might Be Any Decent .22LR Pistol

By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters<p>Okay, maybe “perfect” is a little strong. Nothing in this world is perfect, after all. It could be that there are …

Guns

Does shutting off accessories before shutting off engine preserve the battery?

<b>Q: After Christmas dinner my brother and I had a disagreement regarding if it is best to turn off all accessories in the car before turning off the car. My sister-in-law and I both turn off the heater, radio, etc. before turning off the car. Who is right?</b><p><i>— P.H., Chicago</i><p>A: Your brother wins. When …

Toyota

Serious collision in southern Alberta sends two to hospital

Two people are injured, one seriously, after a serious two-vehicle collision Saturday morning in southern Alberta.<p>Around 10:15 a.m., Raymond RCMP, …

Toyota

This Week in Car Buying: Camry vs. Accord incentives - Kelley Blue Book

Perhaps one of the most watched head-to-head rivalries in the industry is between the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Both models were totally …

Autos

Jesus Take The Wheel: A Nurse’s Hit-And-Run Victim Brought Into The Same Hospital She Works At

A Hit-And-Run Victim Ends Up Dead At Same Hospital Of Woman Who Hit Her<p>A nurse in Queens, New York claims she had a “weird feeling” that the ice she …

African-American Culture

2020 Toyota Corolla doesn’t look like much yet in these spy photos

That’s ok. The Corolla doesn’t sell on looks alone.<p>The Toyota Corolla is, if you count all the different vehicles sold under that nameplate together, a wildly successful car. The current Corolla is also an excellent commuter, practical and inoffensive, which returns decent economy with simple …

Autos

Police investigate report grandmother's coffin swapped for pine box before cremation

The family of Janice Cecilia Valigura claim her $1,700 silky oak coffin was switched and letters placed on her heart thrown out<p>Police are investigating an alleged fraud after a central Queensland family accused a funeral home of switching a grandmother’s $1,700 silky oak coffin for a cheap pine box …

12 Cars Built For Your New Year's Resolutions

Your New Year's resolution is in its first stages, but there are cars, trucks, vans and SUVs that can get you to its conclusion.<p>Marist Poll …

Entertainment Industry

Business Highlights

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country after announcing earlier that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers. The world's largest private employer said it was closing 63 Sam's …

Business