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Colorado woman puts injured bobcat in vehicle with her child

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Officials have issued a warning after a Colorado Springs woman put an injured bobcat in her car, inches from where her child was in a safety seat: Don’t pick up wildlife. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Bill Vogrin says the woman spotted the injured adult male cat (shown above) while driving, [...]

California governor signs protections for Uber, Lyft drivers and other gig workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s governor on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft and to as many as a million workers across other industries. The closely watched proposal could have national implications as lawmakers, businesses and unions confront the [...]

Nutella — 44,000 pounds of it — spills in Indiana truck crash

The Detroit Free Press reports that a tractor-trailer headed west out of Ontario ran into misadventure on I-94 in Indiana Monday night, just west of the Michigan state line. Driver Chuhar Singh told Indiana State Police a vehicle in front of him slammed on its brakes, forcing Singh to take evasive action. When Singh — [...]

GM’s pledge in UAW talks: $7 billion investment, electric pickup

DETROIT — An all-electric pickup truck and an advanced battery system will be part of the $7 billion that General Motors has pledged to invest in the United States as parts of contract talks with the United Auto Workers. The automaker and the union were continuing talks late on Monday to resolve a strike by 49,000 hourly workers [...]

Markus Duesmann set to become next Audi CEO

BERLIN — BMW's engine development and purchasing expert, Markus Duesmann, is set to become the CEO of Volkswagen's Audi premium brand, after BMW dropped its opposition to his early departure, a German newspaper reported on Saturday. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung cited a person with knowledge of the appointment as saying Duesmann will start as Audi [...]

Kamala Harris asks watchdog to review DOJ antitrust probe of automakers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Friday asked a government watchdog to look into the Trump administration's decision to launch an antitrust probe into four automakers cooperating with California on tighter greenhouse gas emissions limits that Trump is trying to eliminate. She asked the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate the antitrust division's decision to probe Ford, [...]

This electric Mustang hits 60 mph in just 3.99 seconds

Filed under: Green,Autoblog Minute,Videos,Original Video Electrified 1967 Mustang Fastback. London based Charge Automotive is selling custom-built electric Mustangs. Charge specializes in developing luxury and high-performance vehicles. Their newest addition is an electric version of the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. The car keeps its classic look on the outside but gets a modern upgrade under the [...]

Ship crew awaited rescue in hellish darkness: ‘They were being cooked’

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Four crew members trapped in the belly of an overturned cargo ship waited for nearly 36 hours in pitch darkness and oven-like heat, perched on pipes and railings above deep water before they were pulled to safety, coordinators of the rescues said Tuesday. The South Korean sailors emerged Monday from a hole [...]