• Cars

    • An ode to internal combustion and the truth about automobile carbon footprints 2005_chrysler_crossfire-pic-3656535515053479328-1024x768

      LOS ANGELES (Herald de Paris) —  I won’t lie, I love cars.  Real cars.  Forget hybrid vehicles and whining SVT transmissions, forget flappy paddle gear shifters, and by all means, forget all electric automobiles.  My preference is for a good old fashioned internal combustion engine, a manual gearbox in my hand, and a gas tank […]

    • The Car Insurance Industry Attacks Our Story. Here’s Our Response.

      Earlier this week, we published an investigation with Consumer Reports in which we found that many minority neighborhoods pay higher car insurance premiums than white areas with the same risk. Our findings were based on analysis of insurance premiums and payouts in California, Illinois, Texas and Missouri. We found insurers such as Allstate, Geico and […]

    • Los Angeles tops USPS dog bite rankings for 2016

      The U.S. Postal Service released its dog bite rankings on Friday for 2016, when more than 6,700 bite incidents were recorded nationwide. Go to Source

    • Kia, Hyundai to recall 1.4M vehicles for potential engine problem

      Korean automakers Kia and Hyundai recalled 1.4 million vehicles for a potentially dangerous engine defect, which could undermine confidence amid sagging sales. Go to Source

    • Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk

      by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu, ProPublica ProPublica MACHINE BIAS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate   Alyssa Schukar, special to ProPublica Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk Our analysis of premiums and payouts in California, Illinois, Texas and Missouri shows […]

    • Cycle Therapy

      Three hours a week, ride it like you stole it SAN FRANCISCO (Herald de Paris) – Most people who do not ride motorcycles believe that bikes are very dangerous and you have to be crazy to motor around at freeway speeds competing, side by side, wheel to wheel with situationally ambivalent auto pilots. Some think […]

    • Mystery Science Theater 3000 Breaks Kickstarter Record

      Not only is Mystery Science Theater 3000 coming back, but it’s Kickstarter campaign proves it still very much has an audience. Go to Source

    • Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer Is Epic, Thrilling And Awesome, Watch It Now

      The aliens are back… and they looked super pissed. Twenty years after the citizens of Earth foiled the plans of an invading extraterrestrial force, a new battalion of conquering beings are coming back for revenge in Independence Day: Resurgence. Go to Source

    Dinosaurs

    • Los Angeles tops list of dog attacks on mail carriers Los Angeles tops list of dog attacks on mail carriers

      Dog attacks on postal workers jumped more than 200 in one year, from 6,549 in 2015 to 6,755 in 2016. Read more

    • Nikki Haley booed at Women in the World summit Nikki Haley booed at Women in the World summit

      U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley received an icy reception at the Women in the World summit in New York City Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Haley had delivered a harsh critique of the Russian government and its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council following this week’s deadly […]

    • Top Mexican official said to tip drug cartel about probe Top Mexican official said to tip drug cartel about probe

      MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a major embarrassment for Mexican law enforcement, U.S. prosecutors said in documents made public Wednesday that the commander of a Mexican police intelligence-sharing unit was passing information on a DEA investigation to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in exchange for millions of dollars. Read more

    • Senate Republicans praise Trump for removing Bannon from NSC post Senate Republicans praise Trump for removing Bannon from NSC post

      In January, Steve Bannon’s appointment to the National Security Council raised hackles. Now his removal from it is bringing some praise. Read more