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The 2018 Volvo XC60 is luxurious and sexy.

2018 Volvo XC60 takes sexy to new level

If you’re a Volvo fan like most readers know, you are going to be excited about the Volvo XC60 news I have for you. Debuted back in 2010 as a luxury crossover, the 2018 Volvo folks are introducing a fully redesigned XC60 for fans to get to know.

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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.