There's a little game I like to play when I first get into a test car. It's called "Guess the Price" - and it can help or hurt the first impression. It's the dollar number that I'd pay for the vehicle - and often I'm wrong, on the low side.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The City Council in Santa Cruz, Calif., has voted to finalize a deal with the Golden State Warriors that will enable the franchise to move its NBA Development League team from North Dakota.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for the league's all-defensive squad Wednesday, while Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler didn't even crack the first team.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The buzz at the start was for Allen Iverson's ceremonial return.
Proving that you don't have to finish first to be a winner Dylan Kwasniewski, age 16 of Las Vegas, picked up a victory in last Saturday's Graham Tire "150" NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & K&N Pro Series West combination race at Iowa Speedway.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA player Reeves Nelson is suing Sports Illustrated for $10 million, citing defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress over its recent article about problems in the school's basketball program.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run double in a six-run first inning, Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run homer in the second and the Milwaukee Brewers rocked Barry Zito again at Miller Park in an 8-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Driving onto an Interstate highway? Crossing a bridge on the way into work? Taking a tunnel under a river or bay? Get ready to pay.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to cut 27,000 jobs as the growing popularity of smartphones, the iPad and other mobile devices makes it tougher for the company to sell personal computers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's fourth day of trading as a public company saw an increase in the company's stock price and shareholder lawsuits related to the social network's botched initial public offering.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota could double its oil production by 2015 to more than 1 million barrels daily, putting it on par with Texas "if everything goes our way," the state's top oil regulator told industry and government officials Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal jury ruled Wednesday that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when the Internet search leader developed its popular Android software for mobile devices.
WACO, Texas (AP) - A Muslim U.S. soldier accused of planning to bomb Fort Hood troops says he wasn't seeking vengeance but justice for people in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a recording played at his federal trial Wednesday.
SEATTLE (AP) - Alex Liddi hit the first major league grand slam by an Italian-born player since Detroit's Reno Bertoia on May 7, 1958, and the Seattle Mariners took two of three from division-leading Texas with a 5-3 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's secretary of state said Wednesday that Hawaii's official verification of President Barack Obama's birth records meets necessary requirements, meaning the president's name will appear on Arizona's ballot in the fall.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and Juan Uribe added a solo shot in the first inning off Oakland's Jarrod Parker as the Los Angeles Dodgers and A's played to an 8-all tie Monday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched five perfect innings for the San Francisco Giants on Monday, but the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 3-2 victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report.
WYLIE, Texas (AP) - Two 16-year-olds are accused of targeting and killing a classmate in what may have been a dispute over a girl, after police in Texas say they were caught trying to dump the other boy's body.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An elderly woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease lived with her husband's body for a month after he died not realizing what happened, authorities said Monday.
• VICIOUS PET CAT TRAPS OREGON COUPLE, WHO CALL 911: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.
Whether you're a parent planning for a child's education or a small business owner poised for growth, one thing is certain-there's not much you can do to control the future. The good news is, there's plenty you can do to prepare for it.
NEW YORIK (AP) - Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it.
DENVER (AP) - Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business.
NEW YORK (AP) - On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help - but no booze.
ATLANTA (AP) - It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.
George Mickeal Bristow "Too Tall", 76, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home in Manteca. He was born on September 5, 1937 in Waterford to Clarence and Bernie Bristow. In heaven George joins his adored wife Carol along with their two children Bonnie and Johnny Bristow.
• BRING HOME THE BACON: Sokha Mao 212-223-247/682, Shedrick Bryant 247, Mike Marshall 201, Patrick Dean 221, Charlie Parde 203-210, Dennis Pine 267, Brenda Pine 156/413, Jerome Carl 226, Jeff Spohn 218, Jeremy Puhlman 207, Mike Huntington 202, Pat Baron 202, Tony Long 200, Stan Rodgers 185/506, Geri Butler 196/499, Inga Perryman 183/413
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:39 am MG machine groomed 34-67 base 75 of 100 trails 75% open, 10 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR would be hard-pressed to find many fans who don't prefer the drama and intrigue of the new, knockout qualifying format over the old system of single-car runs.