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Utah and Colorado to increase smoking age to 21

2014-02-24 12:08

Utah and Colorado have voted to treat tobacco like alcohol and increase the smoking age to 21 because so many smokers start as teens.

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Shooting at MIT in Boston

2013-04-19 09:14

Gunfire and explosions have been heard at MIT University in Boston after a police officer was killed in a shooting at the campus. See the latest pictures.

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Leaf price slashed in Europe

2013-01-28 09:11

Nissan has slashed the price of its Leaf electric car in Europe in an attempt to make the zero-emissions vehicle "more affordable".

Toyota settles deadly lawsuit

2013-01-18 12:03

Toyota has settled what was to be the first in a group of hundreds of pending wrongful death and injury lawsuits involving sudden, unintended acceleration by Toyota vehicles.

BMW recalls 5000 X5's in SA

2012-12-07 10:56

BMW is recalling 5000 X5's in South Africa as part of a global problem with a bolt on the the power-assisted steering.

2012 US GP: Second practice

2012-11-17 00:02

Red Bull continues to set the pace with Sebastian Vettel topping the time sheets during the second practice session ahead of the US Grand Prix.

F1 hopes for happy US return

2012-11-15 07:42

The eyes of the motor racing world will be on Texas as Formula 1 makes its return to the USA. In a land where NASCAR is King, are Americans interested in F1?

Bankrupt Suzuki to exit the US?

2012-11-06 12:20

The sole US distributor for Japanese automaker Suzuki has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Ford boost in US, crashes in Europe

2012-10-31 09:19

Ford posted a third-quarter profit in the US driven by higher vehicle prices and record profit margins but European operations lost R8-billion.

2013 MotoGP races revealed

2012-10-17 08:27

The International Motorcycling Federation has published a provisional, 19-race calendar for 2013 which sees the US hosting three races.

US jobless claims at lovest level since 2008

2011-12-22 16:21

Weekly claims for US unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since April 2008 last week, says the Labor Department

Obama warns US 'running out of time'

2011-07-16 22:54

President Barack Obama has pressed lawmakers to avert what he called economic Armageddon by forging a deal to prevent a US debt default without delay.

US debt talks collapse

2011-06-23 20:17

US budget negotiations have fallen apart after Republican negotiators walked out, throwing doubt on whether the government can avoid a debt default.

Bernanke vows Fed will act

2010-08-27 22:55

US Federal Reserve chairperson Ben Bernanke says the economic recovery has weakened more than expected and the Fed stands ready to act if needed to spur slowing growth.

World Cup 'a triumph for SA'

2010-06-13 13:04

SA is breathing a sigh of relief as day three of the World Cup begins: no major incidents have been reported and fans are having a great time.

Corks, pillows remedies for oil spill?

2010-05-06 14:32

Government officials are being inundated with homespun remedies as they try to prevent the nightmare scenario of oil washing up all over the Gulf Coast.

Groundhog day eagerly awaited

2010-02-02 15:31

Thousands of people are expected to gather in western Pennsylvania to await a weather forecast by the world's most famous groundhog.

No decision yet on troops

2009-05-31 21:41

A US general says it is still unknown how many American troops will remain in Iraq's cities 30 days before their deadline to withdraw from urban areas.

 

Road deaths: SA is not alone

2013-05-06 13:33

South Africa isn’t the only country constantly battling to bring down road-death figures; the US has the same problem.

Alfa 4C heralds return to the US

2013-01-31 11:28

Italian automaker Alfa Romeo will return to the US in style when its stunning coupe is presented at the 2013 Geneva auto show. Check out spy images of the new 150kW 4C.

Man sues over 'GAYGUY' plate ban

2013-01-24 09:28

An Atlanta man is suing the state of Georgia, US after his application for a vanity license plate which described his sexual orientation was denied for being "offensive". The state however approved plates such as LOVWINE, GUNLUV and EROTIKA...

Mid-size cars kick luxury butts

2012-12-20 10:19

Luxury cars, it seems, aren't always safer. A study has revealed that mid-sized vehicles come out on top in certain crash tests - see which brands ranked highest...

BMW recalls 5000 X5's in SA

2012-12-07 10:01

BMW is recalling 5000 X5's in South Africa as part of a global problem with a bolt on the the power-assisted steering.

Sneak peek: Next RAV4 for SA

2012-11-16 09:45

Toyota is gearing up to launch its fourth generation RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show in November. What's more, it will be arriving in SA in 2013!

I want more F1 races - Bernie

2012-11-14 13:01

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has said he wants more US grands prix on the sport's calendar.

Hurricane Sandy bites US sales

2012-10-31 12:13

While hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc in the north-east US automakers in there are doing damage control not only on buildings, but also on sales.

2013 MotoGP races revealed

2012-10-17 09:36

The International Motorcycling Federation has published a provisional, 19-race calendar for 2013 which sees the US hosting three races.

Three MotoGP races for US

2012-10-04 08:31

The United States will host three MotoGP races during 2013. Championship organisers Dorna announced the Austin circuit in Texas will be added to the list of hosts.

Fed says it can do more to boost US

2011-08-30 21:06

The US Federal Reserve is prepared to take additional steps to boost economic growth if needed, documents show.

Obama warns on debt

2011-07-13 12:05

President Barack Obama has warned that elderly Americans could suffer first from a debt default, raising pressure on lawmakers as prospects for a deal to lift the debt ceiling appear far from each other.

China's Hu extols 'progress' in US ties

2010-09-08 12:24

President Hu Jintao has extolled "fresh progress" in China-US ties as he met a White House delegation that held talks on thorny issues including North Korea, Iran and trade.

SA rejoices at Ghana victory

2010-06-28 09:38

South Africans have welcomed Ghana's victory over America, becoming the third African team ever to make the World Cup quarter-finals.

Arab-American wins Miss USA

2010-05-17 14:24

Lebanese immigrant Rima Fakih has beaten out 50 other women to take the title of Miss USA, despite nearly stumbling in her evening gown.

Spat over out-of-this world rock

2010-02-03 20:15

An out-of-this world rock has become the centre of a down-to-earth dispute over who its rightful owner should be.

Obama to meet Tsvangirai

2009-06-09 08:35

US President Barack Obama is set to meet the Zimbabwean PM to discuss the difficult road ahead in Zimbabwe, including how the US can support forces of reform in the country.

Habib US visa lawsuit delayed

2009-05-28 10:39

A Boston judge has delayed a lawsuit involving SA scholar Adam Habib, who was denied a visa to the US because he denounced the Iraq war.

 
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