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  1. 3. Ex-Toyota exec Hamp to be released from custody in Japan, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Automotive News

    Tokyo prosecutors plan to release Julie Hamp, a former Toyota Motor Corp. executive, after she was arrested last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller Oxycodone into Japan, Kyodo News reported today. Japan's daily Yomiuri newspaper also reported Hamp was unlikely to be charged because prosecutors judged there was little criminal intent in the case, in which a family member had mailed Oxycodone pills to her to alleviate knee pain.

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  2. New Honda CEO Says Yes To English After Predecessor Called It 'Stupid'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Jalopnik

    Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from the Land of the Rising Sun and beyond. In today's headlines, Honda's new CEO announces a plan for Japan's third largest automaker to move entirely to English and resigned Toyota executive Julie Hamp's charges are suspended.

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  3. Maximum Altimatum: 5 Reasons to Go Maxima and 5 More to Choose...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Motor Trend

    Are you looking for a maximized midsize Nissan or an altimate Nissan sedan? The 2016 Nissan Maxima features some of the boldest styling you'll see in the semi-premium large sedan segment, but certain buyers might be better off with the Altima. Although the 2013-2015 Altima lacks the visual pizzazz of the new 2016 Maxima, the former has quite a few marks in its plus column, too.

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  4. 'Balloon man' soars in lawn chair, lands in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Daniel Boria says he was trying to get attention for his cleaning business when he tied more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and soared through the sky over his city. But soon after he opened a parachute and jumped back on the ground, police in Calgary, Canada, arrested him Sunday, charging him with one count of mischief causing danger to life.

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  5. 2016 Mercedes Amg GT S is built for speedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Philly.com

    Sleek, low and lean, it looks fast and it is fast - zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 193 miles per hour. The 4.0-liter bi-turbo V-8 is a rocket motor, producing 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

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  6. 5. Automakers say they're open to outside dealership investors, despite skepticismRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Automotive News

    Automakers historically have been loath to approve the sale of dealerships to investors from outside the industry, particularly to untested private equity groups with short-term financial horizons. But some automakers insist they are willing to take a chance on outside investors - provided they have a long-term focus and tap people with substantial dealership operation experience.

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  7. 3. Mini, Lexus, BMW stores most-improved in responding to potential buyersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Automotive News

    Mini was the biggest gainer in this year's study. Ranking ninth in 2014, it jumped 6 points to 105 to tie with Lexus for fourth.

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  8. Gas could drop to $2 per gallon with Iran dealRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Oil prices plunged nearly 8 percent and broke below $53 a barrel on Monday, the deepest plunge for crude oil since early February. American drivers may have even lower prices to smile about in the future, especially if an Iran nuclear deal is in place by this week's deadline.

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  9. Google's self-driving cars hit twice in June, but new 25 mph pods unscathedRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Ars Technica

    According to a report released by Google this month, the company's self-driving cars were involved in two human-error accidents in the month of June. In addition, Google's funny little prototype self-driving cars hit the streets of Mountain View for the first time.

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  10. Tesla's EV sales grew 52% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | TreeHugger

    Tesla is now providing sales numbers right after quarters end, so we don't have to wait for the quarterly conference calls anymore to find out how many EVs have been delivered in the part 3-month period. The latest numbers, for the April to June quarter, show that 11,507 Model S were delivered worldwide, a new record for the company.

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  11. Video shows Fsu QB punching woman at a barRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

    In one frame, Florida State University quarterback De'Andre Johnson, 19, is seen arguing with a woman at a crowded bar. Although the surveillance video was released Monday, the incident took place June 24, inside Yianni's nightclub in Tallahassee, Florida.

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  12. Wildcat, maker of the Corvette-powered Land Rover, is building a badass Light Strike VehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Digital Trends

    First, it was a Corvette-powered Land Rover that made Richard Hammond yell, "I am a driving god!" at the top of his lungs. Now, it's a fresh pair of 4x4s - one designed for track day performance and luxury while the other is suited for high-speed military duty.

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  13. Aston Martin will team up with Red Bull Technologies on a new supercarRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Digital Trends

    Hot on the heels of news that Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin could be partnering up in the world of F1, Autocar is reporting that Red Bull Technologies and Aston Martin are working on a supercar to rival the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey, who is currently employed by Red Bull Technologies, is apparently spearheading the project.

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  14. NASCAR driver Austin Dillon booked for NBC's The Today Show on TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | AutoWeek

    Want to hear what it's like to fly like Superman into a catchfence at, oh, say 200 mph? Fans will get their chance on Tuesday morning when Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon talks to NBC's Matt Lauer on The Today Show.

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  15. Palaces of the sky: the most expensive private helicoptersRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Digital Trends

    There comes a point in every millionaire's life when they need a change of perspective. After building your own island fortress and breeding a frenzy of mutant sharks, it becomes difficult to view the world the same way most people do.

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  16. Cold front brings changesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | NewsCenter 25

    Right on the heels of one of our hottest days of the year, a cold front will bring a good chance of rain along with cooler temperatures for tomorrow.

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  17. Jay Leno saddles up on an updated Royal Enfield motorcycleRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Autoblog

    Aniket Vardhan is a very gifted man. Not only can he tell a great story, but he is creating new motorcycles mostly by hand that are inspired by old designs.

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  18. Jaguar's celebrated F-Type gets manual, AWD options for 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

    The insulated, flush soft-top of Jaguar's F-Type convertible can be lowered or raised in a mere 12 seconds. The open-air motoring comes at a price as trunk space is reduced to just 7 cu.

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  19. it's on: Japan Accepts Us Giant Robot Fight ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Jalopnik

    Last week, we reported about how MegaBots , the American giant-piloted-robot-concern, finished their brute of a mech, the MegaBot Mark II, and immediately challenged the one other existing giant fighting robot, Japan's Kuratas , to a duel. Well, peoples of earth, get excited, because the Japanese accepted.

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  20. Giorgetto Giugiaro Leaves Design Firm He FoundedRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Motor Trend

    Giorgetto Giugiaro, founder of the Italdesign Giugiaro design studio, has stepped down from his position as the company's honorary chairman. The move caps Giugiaro's career in car design, which spans over 60 years and has earned him a number of awards and accolades.

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