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2017 Honda Ridgeline (Photo by Ross Hamilton)

2017 Honda Ridgeline is smooth, easy

What I know about the new Honda Ridgeline include its a smooth and easy ride, it’s a mid-size pick-up and it has been fully redesigned for 2017. That’s a lot for this Honda re-introduction plus the fact that you can also haul to your heart’s content since the 2017 Honda Ridgeline can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

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2016 Toyota Prius: An eco-friendly smart car

Go green in the perfect eco-friendly head turner. The 2016 Toyota Prius is not only long on great fuel economy, but also it looks good and behind the wheel it feels even better than ever before. The Prius has been redesigned for 2016 and you will definitely notice it is a quieter ride with a refined vibe both inside and out.

Jeff Gordon gestures during a media conference prior to the qualifying session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Sonoma, Calif. Jeff Gordon is open to succeeding Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa's new "Live" co-host, so long as he could continue his new job as a NASCAR analyst. Gordon is calling his final race of the season Sunday for Fox Sports and then will head into the first significant downtime of his professional career. The four-time NASCAR champion is in his first year in the broadcast booth. He insisted Saturday he'll be back next year when Fox resumes coverage of the first half of the season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Jeff Gordon could replace Earnhardt at Indy

- Associated Press

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon could come out of retirement next weekend and drive the No. 88 Chevrolet if Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not cleared to race.

2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn

Car review: 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn

Indulge me (and yourself) just a little as you read my column because I am going to describe to you the details of the 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn. If you have an extra $400,000 laying around, then don’t hesitate to take one of these immaculate driving machines home with you. Otherwise, put it on your bucket list.

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FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Michael Strahan attends IWC's "For the Love of Cinema" event during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Strahan is leaving, "Live! With Kelly and Michael," the daily talk show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa to work full-time on “Good Morning America.” ABC said Tuesday, April 19, that a search for Strahan’s replacement will begin in the fall. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

Michael Strahan leaving daytime's 'Live'

Associated Press

Former football star Michael Strahan is leaving the daily talk show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa to work full-time on "Good Morning America."

New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

- Associated Press

New Mexico is suing Volkswagen and other German automakers over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide, the first state to do so but almost certainly not the last.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, second from left, speaks as auto executives listen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Foxx said Thursday that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also will develop a model policy for states to follow if they decide to allow autonomous cars on public roads. That policy — which will be developed within six months — could help form the basis of a consistent national policy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Obama admin pledges $4B toward self-driving cars

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration on Thursday pledged $4 billion toward a 10-year plan that would fund research and development projects related to autonomous automobile technology in hopes of putting self-driving cars on American streets during the next decade.

The Volkswagen Passat is displayed during a reveal event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York on Sept. 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pressure grows on Volkswagen as bad news piles up

- Associated Press

Investors and regulators put more pressure on Volkswagen on Wednesday after the company said it had understated the carbon dioxide emissions for 800,000 cars, widening its scandal over cheating on U.S. engine tests.

In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, BMW introduces the X6 M during the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Car hacker finds flaws in Mercedes, BMW, Chrysler systems

- The Washington Times

Two weeks after a security researcher revealed how he could remotely control upwards of millions of GM automobiles by exploiting a vulnerability with its OnStar navigation systems, the hacker now says that cars sold by Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Chrysler are similarly susceptible to attack.

Gigi Stetler (Miami Herald)

Female CEO proves her mettle in business

- The Washington Times

With fearless female CEOs like Gigi Stetler -- who was stabbed and left for dead early in her career -- it's not surprising that the most successful businesses tend to have women in charge.