‘Slap on the wrist’: Drug dealer who raped dying schoolgirl gets less than 3yrs in jail

A prison sentence of 34 months given to 20-year-old drug dealer was the legal maximum, despite his admitting to overdosing and raping an 18-year-old schoolgirl, as well as allowing her to die and trying to dispose of her body. Snohomish County Judge Linda Krese was “surprised” and “outraged” by the deficiency in Washington’s state law […]

Piston Slap: JK-ing Around With LED Headlight Upgrades?

TTAC Commentator Anchorman33 writes: Sajeev, I’ve read with great interest your columns on aftermarket HID conversions for various cars that have composite headlights. I have a similar, related question that hopefully has enough daylight (pun intended) between those responses and this question that it’s worth your time to answer. I’ve recently married into a Jeep […]

Man Utd slap £200m price tag on Paul Pogba as Jose Mourinho feud reaches new low on camera

The toxic relationship between the manager and his star player, made worse in recent weeks, is threatening to wreck United’s season. Pogba wants to leave Old Trafford for Barcelona and Mourinho, who it is understood has been informed of that desire, appears happy to push him closer to the exit. But until the January transfer […]

Piston Slap: We NEED Questions! (And a Shafted Pacifica)

Folks, I need automotive queries for publication on Piston Slap, my inbox is almost empty! Email sajeev@thetruthaboutcars.com so the TTAC community can help.  And yes, ask anything except for car purchasing advise for aforementioned reasons. – SM Stefan writes: Sajeev, here’s the latest news regarding our Chrysler Pacifica: it is gone! My son and his wife bought a Ford […]

Smuggling Ivory Into the US Got This Couple a $500 Slap on the Wrist

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China to slap US with up to 25% bigger import tariffs in trade war retaliation

Beijing is hiking up tariffs on more than 128 US imports, including fruit and pork, as part of a tit-for-tat response to US President Donald Trump’s $ 60 billion package of tariffs imposed against China. The additional fares, which range from 15 to 25 percent, will take effect on Monday, the Chinese Finance Ministry said […]

Raging human drivers slap, body slam innocent self-driving cars

Enlarge / A Chevrolet Bolt AV self-driving test car like this one was involved in two incidents in San Francisco. (credit: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Since the beginning of the year, six collision reports involving autonomous vehicles have been officially filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Of those, two involve humans mildly attacking […]