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FacePalm Friday: Drunk man dials police to help him start his car

Richmond Hill - Early Tuesday a man called police to help him start his car, but he ended up being arrested for drunk driving in King Township.

Police find car rented by wanted Paris attacks suspect

Paris - A car rented by Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam that may have been used in the preparation of the carnage was found Tuesday in a northern district of the capital, police sources told AFP.

Several Kalashnikovs found in abandoned car after Paris attacks: judicial source

Paris - Several AK47 rifles of the sort used during the attacks in Paris were found in the black Seat abandoned in an eastern suburb of the capital, a judicial source said Sunday.

Attacks on Israelis near Hebron after Palestinian killed

Jerusalem - A Palestinian was killed and three Israeli soldiers injured in two attacks near the turbulent West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday.

Russian driver throws pedestrian into canal for 'touching his car'

Sanktpeterburg - Russian prosecutors on Friday opened an attempted murder probe after a businessman threw a pedestrian that touched his car into a canal in Saint Petersburg.

This car is designed to hit 1,000 mph

The Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car is in development, with an aim of challenging the land-speed record. This week the designers put the near-complete vehicle on display in London.

Apple is looking for a testing ground for its self-driving car

Leaked documents have apparently confirmed Apple is building a self-driving car. Developed in Silicon Valley, the company is now looking for a secure location in the San Francisco Bay Area to use as a testing ground for the autonomous vehicle.

Heatwave melts car in Italy

Caorle - Italy has been experiencing some very hot weather as of lately. On Monday temperatures got so hot that a car ended up melting.

Driver crashes car, steals another vehicle before getting caught

Montreal - On Tuesday evening, a dramatic hit and run, as well as police chase, took place in the Montreal neighborhood of Rosemont.

What hackers could do to the Jeep Cherokee: Anything they want to

Two security researchers have found a way to gain total control of the Jeep Cherokee in a way that gives complete remote access to all of its systems from any location, across the Internet. That includes the throttle, brakes, engine and much more.

Out-of-control car kills pedestrian in historic California city

Vallejo - A speeding car leaped onto the sidewalk Friday on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo, killing at least one pedestrian at a bus stop and injuring several more.

Car full of bees leads to driver being cited

A car full of bees led to a man getting pulled over and ticketed in Montana. The bees obscured the view from the windshield.

Google's self-driving cars involved in several minor crashes

A report has revealed that Google's self-driving cars have acquired an abnormally high crime rate in the state of California since the company acquired a license to let the vehicles roam around free last September. A car by rival Delphi also had a crash.

A self-driving car just drove 3,400 miles across the US

A self-driving car has just successfully completed a trip across the US from San Francisco to New York City, making history and highlighting how far the technology has come in recent years.

Thousands of inmates to be transferred after riot in Texas prison

Raymondville - Efforts are being made to relocate thousands of inmates at a federal prison in south Texas after an uprising by angry prisoners left the prison seriously damaged and uninhabitable, reports say.

SUV falls 60 feet from bridge; lands upright with passengers safe

An SUV fell over 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge after avoiding another vehicle and hitting a snowdrift. Two occupants have survived with only minor injuries as the car landed upright below the bridge.

Barn find of classic cars hidden under magazines sells for £20m

A collection of classic cars found buried beneath piles of magazines and junk in a barn in France has sold at auction for over £20 million. The star of the show, an ultra-rare Ferrari 250 GT, sold for £11.8 million on its own.

BMW patches flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock cars

German car manufacturer BMW has patched a flaw in software used across its product family of cars that would have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of other peoples' cars. Over 2.2 million cars have been affected.

Uber driver gets caught with weed after crashing into cop car

Late last week, an Uber driver crashed into a police car, and then the driver got caught with weed in the glove compartment.

Male birth control, without condoms, will be here in a few years

Vasalgel, a reversible form of male birth control, is about to enter human trials. Vasalgel could hit the market by 2017.

Google's autonomous car ready to hit the road

Google has announced that the first finalised prototype of its much-vaunted self-driving vehicle is set to be tested on the road and could be hitting the roads of Northern California as early as next month.

Teen rescues police officer from burning car

Philadelphia - Seventeen-year-old Joe Chambers saw sparks flying from the bottom of a police car, and he knew the cop trapped inside didn't have that long to escape.

Dog dies in hot car after woman spends 13 hours in Walmart

Last Thursday a woman in Crestview, Florida, left her dog Waldo unattended in a hot car while she was inside a Walmart store for more than 10 hours.

They need CAR’s diamond so they use the national army

The CAR diamond situation is reaching an international level as the armed forces are going against militias in a power struggle surrounding the control of diamonds.

Toyota working on cars that hover above the roadway

After decades of science fiction movies and novels that fuelled our thinking of hover crafts in the new millenium, Toyota has finally stepped up to conquer the technological revolution of the hover car. But it still isn't what you're thinking.

Assembling the best tools for DIY auto maintenance Commissioned

As the warm weather ushers in summer, for many auto hobbyists, that means opening their garages in order to work on their cars.

Car shoppers embracing the online age

According to a new report published Tuesday, a rapidly expanding number of car buyers are now finding great deals just by shopping exclusively on the Internet.

Raven blamed for vicious attacks on cars

Police in Richmond, Maine say a raven confused by its own reflection has attacked at least three cars, causing hundreds of dollars in damage.

Student's car gets covered with 20,000 bees

George Neal, a student in Portsmouth, England, recently awoke to 20,000 bees covering his vehicle, which he had parked right outside of his home.

Volkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.
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Two were rescued with only minor injuries from an SUV that fell 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge, landing upright.
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