Subaru Crosstrek Prices Rise Just a Tad for 2019 (As Sales Leave Earth’s Atmosphere)

In a repeat of last year, Subaru of America plans to inflate the price of its 2019 Crosstrek models by a dollar figure that’s small and manageable. Wouldn’t want those buyers to feel used, and with good reason. As the automaker rolls out MSRPs for next year’s physically unchanged models, it’s enjoying record sales for […]

One in 10 millennials refuses to leave a tip when dining out, survey says

Cindy Ord/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE One in 10 millennials routinely do not leave any tip when dining out, according to a new survey.  Almost one-third of millennials surveyed said they leave less than 15% of their check as a tip for servers.  Many factors play into how much people are willing to tip on […]

Kanye West says he told Kim Kardashian she could leave him after she was upset about his slavery comments

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Kanye West addresses the fallout over his slavery comments on his new track “Wouldn’t Leave.” He says Kim Kardashian West screamed at him and thought they could lose everything. West claims in the song that he said she could leave him, but she wouldn’t.   Kanye West’s new album “Ye” includes personal […]

US warns against attacking its troops after Assad says they’ll leave Syria ‘one way or another'

US troops are not leaving Syria and any attempt to remove them by force will be met with an armed response, a top Pentagon official said, reacting to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s RT interview. “Any interested party in Syria should understand that attacking US forces or our coalition partners will be a bad policy,” Director […]

Dark matter halos may leave twinkling wake in galaxies

Enlarge (credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Mutchler (STScI)) The Universe, according to cosmologists, is divided into three unequal portions. In the big bargain bin near the exit aisle you’ll find dark energy. Dark energy’s job is to push everything apart. There’s lots of it, and no one knows why. Then, next to to dark energy, […]

NASCAR’s high-tech world: Leave any preconceptions behind for this deep-dive

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—For various reasons, this article is long overdue. We’ve looked at motorsport at Ars on many occasions, in many different forms. But a look through the archives finds barely a mention of NASCAR, admittedly an error on my part. Stock car racing is more popular in the […]

A little-known part of Italy’s constitution makes it almost impossible for the country to leave the euro

Reuters/Tony Gentile Article 75 of the Italian constitution forbids referendums dealing with international treaties. That means that the country’s constitution would need to be changed before a referendum could be held on EU and euro membership. A two-thirds majority in the lower house of Italy’s parliament is needed to change the constitution. Such a majority […]

‘Back me or leave’: Mourinho’s stern ultimatum to players

JOSE Mourinho told his Manchester United players in the final weeks of the season: Back me or leave. The United manager grew increasingly frustrated with his team’s inconsistent performances as the campaign drew to a close. It prompted a fiery address to the misfiring stars, in front of first-team staff, telling them that anyone who […]

Sluggish exports leave India needing to curry favour with investors

More like these, please IN THE spring of 1991, Indian officials desperate to fend off a balance-of-payments crunch secretly airlifted 20 tonnes of gold confiscated from smugglers into the vaults of UBS, a Swiss bank. That crisis prompted liberalising reforms that helped integrate India into the global economy. By 2013 India’s exports as a percentage […]