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North America

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Top North America Articles

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  • Officials urge taking precautions against return of West Nile virus

    While SARS dominated public attention during the past weeks, the discovery in March of a dead blue jay and two dead sparrows in Louisiana signaled the reawakening of another looming public health threat - West Nile virus. The mosquito-borne illness swept...
  • BMW is latest luxury automaker to announce Mexico factory

    MEXICO CITY Most Mexican-built autos that U.S. consumers see in showrooms are compact cars like the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sentra and Honda Fit. But soon premium automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan on rolling luxury vehicles off assembly...
  • The mysterious 'train song' from the Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night'

    The mysterious 'train song' from the Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night'
    There’s growing debate in Beatles fan circles over whether an untitled, unidentified recording that’s been available for half a century is or isn’t the work of the Fab Four themselves. The track in question, featured prominently in the...
  • Is America's wild horse an invasive species, or a reintroduced native?

    Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses. The fans of today’s wild horses are...
  • Starz, FremantleMedia North America Developing Neil Gaiman 'American Gods' Series

    Starz is developing an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's urban fantasy novel "American Gods" with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for FremantleMedia North America. The pilot script will be penned by Fuller ("Hannibal") and Green ("The River"). If the project...
  • GM recalling 8.4M cars, 8.2M related to ignition problems

     
    Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, SUV, Truck, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Pontiac, Saab General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly,...
  • 2014 American-Made Index: Fewest Cars Ever

     
    A steady decline in cars with high domestic-parts content had us wondering when the American-Made Index would have fewer than 10 cars. This year, that nearly happened. For the 2014 model year, there are no "honorable mentions"; all 10 that......
  • Shale gas, the silent revolution

    Remarkable. But typical. This administration has just released a 42-page advertisement for itself that it calls a report. In it, Barack Obama & Co. take more than full credit for the dramatic change in this country's energy prospects -- from the long...
  • Honda, Nissan and Mazda recalling 3 million vehicles for airbag inflators [UPDATE]

     
    Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota UPDATE: Honda, Mazda and Nissan have all issued statements about the airbag issue, which you can now find below. Interestingly, only Honda is actually using the word "recall" in its statement,...
  • 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is not a minivan

    2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is not a minivan
    Three decades ago the minivan appeared as a viable replacement for the stodgy station wagon. Now, Ford thinks it has a viable alternative to the stodgy minivan: the Transit Connect Wagon.  Just don't call it a wagon around anyone wearing a Ford logo....
  • Anglican Church of North America will pick successor to founding archbishop

    PITTSBURGH There won't be any white smoke coming out of the chimney, but they're calling it a conclave, similar to a papal election. Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America a breakaway denomination formed by conservatives dismayed by liberal...
  • Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows

    Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows
    North America, now the world's biggest market for personal wealth, will be overtaken in 2018 by an Asia-Pacific region that is producing an increasing number of millionaires, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group. In the firm's annual review...