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The five greatest cars killed by the 1970s

Ahh, the 1970s, or what some would call the Automotive Dark Age: Gas prices were rising, emissions laws and fuel economy regulations were tightening, and the economy was stagnant. Enter the rise of the disco culture and underpowered, boxy vehicles and wave goodbye to the production of luxurious land yachts and burly muscle cars. Every automaker was affected by the ...

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Obama makes a pit stop at Austin's Torchy's Tacos

President Barack Obama greets employees during an unannounced stop at Torchy’s Tacos in Austin on Friday. There are several Torchy’s in North Texas. Obama traveled to Austin, to speak at SXSW. (AP) Sorry Franklin Barbecue.   It looks like Barack Obama has moved on to tacos as his food of choice while in Austin. The President made a stop to get ...

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Corona beer bottles recalled, may contain glass particles

On Thursday Constellation Brands announced a voluntary recall of select bottles of its Corona Extra beer due to concerns that the bottles may contain small pieces of glass. Select 12-pack and 18-pack bottles may be affected but according to Fox 40, the recall only impacts less than one-tenth of 1 percent of Corona Extra 12-ounce clear bottles. There have been no reports ...

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NY City unveils flashy new high-tech buses

If you’re a public transportation user in NY City who prefers to stay overground than underground when getting around, then the experience is about to become a whole lot more comfortable. The city announced Tuesday it’s to introduce 2,000 “state-of-the-art” buses, with the first ones rolling onto the streets in April. The $1.3 billion investment means many of the city’s ...

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High court rejects appeal in Batmobile copyright case

The Supreme Court is staying out of a copyright dispute involving a California man who produced replicas of the Batmobile for car-collecting fans of the caped crusader. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said the Batmobile’s bat-like appearance and high-tech gadgets make it a character that can’t be duplicated without permission from DC Comics, the copyright holder. Mark Towle ...

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This is the best way to boil an egg

In the middle of a busy day of cooking here in the Epicurious Test Kitchen I often forget to actually eat, and a boiled egg “protein snack” can be a life saver. I’ll make a batch for everyone in the kitchen when I sense blood sugar levels and moods dropping. The other day my colleague Kat was watching as I ...

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Early data suggests pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, police and emergency crews respond to the scene of a car accident along Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, after a woman drove her car into a crowd of tourists outside the Planet Hollywood and Paris casino-hotels. Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, ...

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