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  • Watts up with electric bikes?

    Watts up with electric bikes?
    Electric bikes are slowly picking up speed. Already booming in Europe and Japan, these bike-path legal bicycles combine a normal drivetrain with an electric motor, which is usually embedded in the rear hub. You decide how much to juice your pedaling with the motor, allowing you to fly up steep hills or commute to work without huffing and puffing, then push it manually when you want a workout. There are two types of electric bikes: a "pedal-assist" that kicks in only while you are pushing the pedals, and a throttle-actuated motor that works without pedaling. Electric bikes aren't light (typically more than 50 pounds) or cheap ($2,000 to $4,000 for a model with a 36-volt or 48-volt motor and a lithium-ion battery good for 500 to 1,000 charges). But they're far cheaper than a moped or motorcycle and are invaluable for anyone who wants the joys of cycling with less of the sweat.
  • Florida man arrested in 1972 death of Palm Springs prostitute

     
    Riverside County Sheriff's Department arrests Florida man in connection with 1972 homicide.

    'American Idol' recap: Some spirited auditions in St. Louis

     
    A recap of 'American Idol's' St. Louis auditions, in which we met Johnny Keyser and Lauren Gray.

    Florida precious metals telemarketer shut down for allegedly defrauding senior citizens

     
    The dramatic rise in the value of precious metals was a golden opportunity for a Florida telemarketing firm to allegedly scam senior citizens and other consumers out of more than $37 million, the Federal Trade Commission said. A federal judge...

    J&J accepts $4B Carlyle offer for diagnostics unit

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm the Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. J&J said Monday that the deal for the blood-testing unit should close...