Rare Rides: A Buick Dealers’ Delight – the 1984 Bitter SC

Buick’s on again, off again relationship with the Opel brand is currently very much on, as two Opels badged as Regals tempt buyers, and one Opel badged as Cascada tempts rental companies. But these recent exercises in marketing are somewhat tame in comparison to the experiment General Motors conducted in the 1980s with a little company […]

Health officials warn that a rare polio-like disease affecting children continues to spread, growing to a suspected 127 cases in 22 states

WSB-TV Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like illness affecting mostly young children, is spreading across the US. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday the number of confirmed and suspected cases has spiked in the last month, with now up to 127 cases in 22 states. AFM affects the nervous system, causing paralysis that […]

In search of the rare Ethiopian wolf on the rooftop of Africa

Lizzie Pook October 15, 2018 Share this article Ethiopia’s wolves are one of the most endangered animals on the planet—even rarer than China’s giant panda. Travel writer Lizzie Pook crosses the remote Bale Mountains in hope of a glimpse. “I had a wolf named after me once,” says my guide Ayuba as we clomp towards […]

Ajit Pai faces rare criticism from GOP senator on rural broadband failures

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an FCC oversight hearing held by the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) US Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) yesterday blasted the Federal Communications Commission, saying it has failed to prevent budget cuts in funding for rural broadband. “It has been […]

Rare Rides: A 1983 Audi Ur-Quattro – the Start of it All

The Rare Ride seen here represented an important turning point in the history of all things automotive. A single vehicle which changed rallying and simultaneously made four-wheel drive a more realistic prospect for passenger cars. Presenting the Audi Quattro. Audi’s idea to add four-wheel drive to a production car came about in 1977, when one […]

Mike Woods achieves rare Canadian cycling feat at road race worlds

Mike Woods, the second Canadian to win a Spanish Vuelta stage earlier this month, became the country's first cyclist to reach the podium at the road race world championships in 34 years with a third-place finish on Sunday in Innsbruck, Austria. In 1984, Canada's Steve Bauer won a bronze medal at the road world championship […]