2019 Honda Passport crossover SUV teased ahead of LA revival

After rumors swirled at the start of 2018 over a reborn Honda Passport, the brand has confirmed the nameplate’s revival. Honda teased the forthcoming mid-size crossover SUV on Thursday (#ThrowbackThursday) and announced the model will make its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The brand didn’t reveal much about the 2019 Honda […]

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Baseball owners extend Manfred’s contract, TV deal with Fox

ATLANTA (AP) – Baseball owners have extended the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred and signed off a new television deal with Fox after two days of meetings in Atlanta. The owners put off any decision Thursday on changes that might speed games. Manfred says they prefer to reach a consensus with the players’ union. Manfred […]

New cruise ship Carnival Horizon: Dr. Seuss and bargain fares

In a crowded corner of Carnival Horizon’s pool deck, I ate my first lunch of the day at BlueIguana Cantina’s burrito bar. My made-to-order burrito contained lime-cilantro rice, black beans, charred corn, grilled chicken and a medium-spicy pico de gallo — no refried beans, thank you very much. At the Pasta Bar, I ordered farfalle […]

A Canadian first – Truck News

MONTREAL, Que. – Truck platooning has been successfully demonstrated on Canadian public highways for the first time. The tests took place between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2, and were conducted by PIT Group, Transport Canada, Auburn University, and Minimax Express Transportation. Highways around Montreal, Lu Tuque, Trois-Rivieres, and Blainville, Que., were used for the demonstration. […]

Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) – An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice fell during the day […]

Iconsiam, Bangkok’s dazzling retail and dining complex, opens

Bangkok (CNN) — Pack your travel bags, grab your credit cards. Bangkok’s biggest new attraction, the long-awaited Iconsiam is finally open to the public. Built at a cost of US$1.65 billion, this 750,000 square meter riverside complex is made up of retail, dining, entertainment and residential spaces. According to the developer — a joint-venture made […]

Lewis Hamilton clarifies India ‘poor place’ comments

In an interview with the BBC, the five-time world champion said he felt “conflicted” attending the Indian Grand Prix, which ran on the Formula One calendar from 2011 to 2013. “I’ve been to India before to a race which was strange because India was such a poor place yet we had this massive, beautiful grand […]

The best things to do in Hong Kong

Insider’s tip: The museum offers free guided tours in English every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday at 3pm, on a first come, first served basis. To join, go to the ‘docent stop’ at the ground floor Gallery 1 entrance. Contact: 00 852 2724 9042; hk.history.museumOpening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, Sun, public holidays, 10am-7pmNearest metro: […]

Southern California fire scorches huge swath of public lands

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The Woolsey fire has charred more than 83 percent of National Park Service […]

Ski down hotel’s roof in Switzerland

(CNN) — Until now, skiing off hotel roofs has been an exploit reserved for James Bond stunt doubles and drunken fools with a penchant for plaster casts. That’s going to change when the Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers opens its doors. At this new hotel, due to open 2020, guests will be able to ski […]