NEW YORK (AP) - Americans were laughing at Hyundai's cars when John Krafcik joined the company eight years ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) - New cars and light trucks would have to have override systems to prevent unintended acceleration when the gas pedal and brake are applied at the same time or accelerator control systems disconnect, under new federal regulations proposed Thursday.
DETROIT (AP) - Americans are buying record numbers of hybrid and electric cars as gas prices climb and new models arrive in showrooms, giving the vehicles their greatest share yet of the U.S. auto market.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tolls are increasingly being diverted to pay for transportation projects and other expenses unrelated to roadways, bridges and tunnels used by the motorists who pay the fees, the nation's largest auto club said Wednesday.
By looks alone, Ford appears to have a major hit on its hands with the new generation Fusion and that seems even more likely when the new technologies and fuel efficiency is factored in.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Shadowbox with a silhouetted Muhammad Ali. Grab a bat and take a few swings in a batting cage at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Dig into a Hot Brown at the place where the savory sandwich was created. Sip Kentucky bourbons at a hotel where Al Capone played blackjack.
Manteca resident Michael Lamb has decided to travel the United States with his wife Jody after she retires this year from the Manteca Unified School District.
When Phil Waterford wakes up in the morning, he has expectations that great things are going to happen.
Last weekend, MC Hammer celebrated his 50th birthday in style at a star-studded birthday bash at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Many celebrities and dignitaries, including the Mayor of San Francisco, were in attendance.
Sales started out sluggish at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford & Exotic High Line last weekend as the rain and the wind kept most people indoors. When Phil Waterford arrived at his North Main Street Ford dealership his showroom was filled with customers. However, they had no sales reported for the day.
As it turns out, Hilary Rosen was wrong about Ann Romney not working a day in her life. She's plainly working right now, as a strategist for her husband's campaign, not a stay-at-home mom. For all the shock and chagrin about Rosen's comment (which was, of course, poorly put, but was an effort to address the question of whether the Romneys could understand the problems of "people like us," as pollsters usually ask it), it turns out that Mrs. Romney wasn't insulted at all. She considered it an "early birthday gift," a strategic opportunity for her ...
President Barack Obama calls his proposed tax on millionaires the "Buffett rule," based on financier Warren Buffett's claim that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. Obama claims that the "Buffett rule" asks millionaires to "do their fair share" by paying the same income tax rate that middle-class families pay.
BOSTON (AP) - Mike Napoli hit two of Texas' six home runs and the Rangers romped past the Boston Red Sox 18-3 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
RIPON - Julie Silva and Heidi Clark - the Wednesday, May 2, Ripon Garden Club's 10 a.m. meeting speakers - have deep roots in knowledge of plants and related subjects. The meeting takes place at the American Legion Hall, 206 Stockton Ave.
By STEVE KNELL
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
BERKELEY (AP) - Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Damien went on a big run in the fourth quarter to beat Campolindo 70-57 in the CIF Division III boys state basketball championship on Friday.
BERKELEY (AP) - Gigi Garcia scored two straight baskets and Alex Washington added a late layup and two free throws to lead McClatchy (Sacramento) to a 65-61 double-overtime win over Serra of Gardena in the Division I girls state basketball championship on Friday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to their 60th win - tying a franchise record - 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina beat North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.
NEW YORK (AP) - It was a tempest in a coffee cup.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops.
SCHOOL AIDE BARRICADED SELF IN CLASSROOM; TOOK OFF CLOTHES: LEMON GROVE . (AP) - Authorities say an afterschool program assistant kept 14 children inside a California classroom while appearing to be hallucinating on drugs.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The number of inmates in California's county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves like Marin and San Francisco far less likely to lock up criminals than conservative places like Kings, Lassen and Tuolumne counties.