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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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In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, testifies before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about defective airbags made by Takata of Japan, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, said it will expand a recall of cars with Takata driver's side air bags to all 50 states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Takata: Evidence doesn't support national recall

- Associated Press

A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn't supported by evidence, and the government doesn't have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall.

Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

- Associated Press

Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.

On a higher plane: SkyTran is using magnetic levitation technology to build a high-speed mass-transit system. (SkyTran Inc.)

U.S. firm to build Jetsons-like highway in the sky for Israel

- The Washington Times

Cruising to work in a levitating pod 20 feet above city streets might sound like something out of "The Jetsons," but a California company is building the technology right now in Tel Aviv and thinks it could solve transportation problems in major cities worldwide.