| Mar 16, 2011
| 5:07 PM
I understood the theory of what could go wrong in a nuclear power plant.
Seeing it go wrong in Japan is another matter.
It's also quite relevant, given plans by Progress Energy to build two more nuclear reactors on the state's west coast, about 90 miles...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 8:50 AM
The most expensive part of designing and building a new vehicle is not what you see -- the body and the interior -- but what's underneath: The basic platform, consisting of the chassis, the engine and the transmission.
Consequently, most manufacturers...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:49 AM
Somewhere between the introduction of the pioneering Chrysler minivan in 1984 and today, we lost the "mini" in minivan. The original base-model Dodge and Plymouth minivans were 175.9 inches long. Now, the best-selling minivan is the maxi-sized Honda...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 11:28 AM
For those keeping count, the all-new 2012 Honda Civic is the ninth generation of Civics to grace America’s roads. The car has been a top seller in its class since being introduced in 1973 and was often the benchmark competitors used to chart their...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:41 AM
While a U.S. bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics still seems very unlikely, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun didn't completely rule it out in responding to a question during the teleconference after Tuesday's USOC board meeting.
Blackmun's point was...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman is preparing for a trade mission to Japan.
She is leading a delegation of business and community leaders on a jobs mission. Among her scheduled events is speaking at the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association meeting in Tokyo....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Why 2012 is a good year to buy
By Jim Gorzelany
New-vehicle sales could rise by as much as six to seven percent during 2012 according to Automotive News, due largely to the effects of a stabilizing economy and pent-up consumer demand....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:59 AM
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Wednesday, according to theU.S. Geological Survey.
The Japanese Meteorological agency issued a tsunami advisory, warning of a half-meter wave.
The quake was centered about 270 kilometers (170 miles)...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 6:54 PM
The year before the Olympics is traditionally when athletes emerge into the spotlight that will follow them through the next Summer or Winter Games.
Performances at world championships in the pre-Olympic year reveal new faces or make us more familiar...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:39 AM
A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami alert for the Indian Ocean.
The quake struck about 434 kilometers (270 miles) southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 8:46 AM
If you’re still wondering why crossover utility vehicles have replaced SUVs in your neighbors’ driveways, drive a Toyota Highlander.
The Highlander has the room and flexibility for carrying passengers and cargo that made SUVs so popular a...