The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 roadster is faster, more fuel efficient, bigger and yet significantly lighter than its predecessor and aggressively styled on the outside to evoke SLs of the 1950s.
MARKLEEVILLE - It's not often that a resort gets put on a map just as if it were a town, but there it was on our Rand McNally map: Sorensen's, a little berg near the intersection of Highways 89 and 88, deep in the Sierras southeast of Lake Tahoe.
Paul Richardson just joined the sales staff at Cabral Motors. If the name sounds familiar it's only because his family has owned Richardson Dodge-Chrysler in Oakdale for over three decades. He moved over to the Manteca dealership located at 1145 W. Yosemite Ave. about a week ago, in turn, bringing along nearly 20 years of experience. Richardson is thrilled with the arrival of the 2013 models, including the all-new Dodge Dart ...
I found my inner bus driver after a few days with the Nissan NV passenger van and also found that tooling around in this monstrous-looking rig wasn't as scary as it may look.
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario (AP) - Mention Niagara and most travelers think of the famous falls, which deserve their reputation as the mother of all tourist attractions. But there's another place with Niagara in its name just a half-hour drive from the falls that should be part of any visit to the area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, a lovely town known for wineries, an annual theater festival and a charming ...
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's restaurants across the country will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries.
LOHJA, Finland (AP) - An award-winning chef has opened a new restaurant in Finland that turns the idea of "pop-up" eateries upside down: it's located 80 meters (260 feet) underground.
NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a scary snack for trick-or-treaters: Candy Corn Oreos.
HONOLULU (AP) - Walk along the shops in Waikiki and it isn't hard to come across vendors selling knickknacks of a fake Hawaii - no, the Aloha State doesn't have wild monkeys or parrots. Lei aren't plastic and don't cost 99 cents - they're supposed to be made of real flowers.
If you're looking for cool factor on your next California getaway, it would be hard to beat Santa Monica, a playground for L.A. TV and movie people that is all neatly compressed into 8.3 miles strategically bordered by the Santa Monica Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.
CARLTON, Ore. (AP) - Driving southwest from Portland an hour or so through the suburbs, you hit the heart of Oregon's wine country rather suddenly. Here the mountainous Coast Range slopes to the Willamette Valley floor, which is smothered with vineyards that produce some of the best pinot noir on earth.
SECOND MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A road trip to the Four Corners region of the Southwest offers a window into Native American culture, from ruins older than any other man-made structure in the U.S., to glimpses of contemporary life amid the Navajo and Hopi. Named for the spot where the borders of four states - Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona - intersect, the Four ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More owners are reporting lost or stolen pets, but the online nation is coming to the rescue.
The Volkswagen CC is a special car in a segment of sameness.
I don't know what I expected when I got into the Fiat 500L, but it's better than I thought it would be. It feels substantial, it's fairly functional and almost fun to drive.
SONOMA - The rolling hills and vineyards of the Sonoma Valley are just part of a natural tapestry that has beckoned art-lovers and wine connoisseurs to this region for decades. Indeed, the fathers who founded missions here were growing grapes hundreds of years ago. Then, in the late 1850s, a fellow named Col. Agoston Haraszthy figured it all out.
KINTLA LAKE, Mont. (AP) - With a can of bear spray on his hip and hearing aids in both ears, Lyle Ruterbories whistles and hums as he tends to this patch of wilderness along the Canadian border.
DETROIT (AP) - Automakers expect little impact from the federal government shutdown, and they predict a fourth-quarter rebound after a rare sales decline in September.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Really, it's not that hard to spell. Just remember, there are three Us and a couple of Qs.
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