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Northern California Racer Steers Into Stunning Upset In 100th Indy 500Alexander Rossi, an IndyCar rookie born and raised in Northern California's Gold Country, stretched his fuel to the finish Sunday to pull off an upset victory in Sunday's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Muscle Cars Aren't So Strong In Crash TestsMuscle cars may look cool, but they don't offer the best protection in a crash. The Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger didn't get the highest ratings in new tests.
DA Clears Palo Alto Police Officers In Fatal Christmas Day ShootingTwo Palo Alto police officers who shot and killed a man who charged at them screaming with a 9-inch kitchen knife on Christmas Day last year were cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Tuesday, which found that the officers had acted lawfully in self-defense.
California To Crack Down On Disabled Parking Placard AbuseCalifornia is cracking down on the disabled parking placard program, and it’s not just drivers.
Toyota Invests In Uber, Offers Lease Deals To DriversToyota is investing in Uber, making it the latest car company to put money in a ride-hailing app.
SF Police Task Force Targeting Car Break-Ins Finds Task DauntingA newly-formed San Francisco police task force seeks to reduce the number of car break-ins in the city - about one break-in about every 20 minutes.
Latest Fatal SFPD Shooting Raises Use Of Force QuestionsThursday's deadly shooting in the Bayview is raising new concerns about the use of force by SFPD, including the question of whether police should be allowed to shoot into a moving vehicle.
Police Investigate Firebombing At Google HeadquartersAn incendiary device ignited a fire late Thursday night at the offices of digital giant Google, damaging a Google Earth demo car and leaving a large singe mark on one of the buildings.
Safety Advocates Say Fatal Car Seat Failures Are 'Public Health Crisis'Safety advocates say automakers and regulators have acted with "criminal" negligence in failing to remedy a long-acknowledged auto safety flaw that watchdogs say has played a role in hundreds of deaths, creating a "public health crisis."
Uber Begins Testing Self-Driving CarBay Area-based Uber is testing a self-driving car on public streets in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
New Ad Technology Begs Question: Is Big Brother Selling You Out?With today's billboards, you can literally be a target on the road. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Detroit's Automakers, Sensing A Threat, Embrace MobilityFor Detroit, the days of simply making cars are over.

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