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    Study: Is it illegal to use the Apple Watch while driving?
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    In conjunction with the typical Internet feeding frenzy that goes hand in hand with the announcement of each new iPhone, Apple has been cited in countless headlines this week after its debut of its new Apple Watch on September 9. The so-called "smartwatch" is far from an industry first – ...

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    Followup: Dodge Viper saved from crusher by students, but will it last?
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    The saga of the Washington state community college hoping to keep its allegedly pre-production Dodge Viper out of the maw of the crusher is going strong. Not only does the school still have the car, but there's a chance that the college might even get to keep it. The whole situation flared up in ...

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    Report: Tony Stewart case to be presented to grand jury
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    Upon my review of all of the information contained in the entire investigation, I have made the determination that it would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken in this matter. Accordingly, the evidence developed in the ...

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    Video: Dangerous driver banned after being caught on camera
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    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-462275{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-462275, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-462275{width:630px;height:384px;display:block;} We've seen some pretty dangerous drivers caught on dash cam before, but the video ...

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    Report: Police officers using controversial network to keep tabs on motorists [w/video]
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    Critics Question Constitutionality Of Nationwide Program Information includes details like motorists' social security numbers, addresses, identifying tattoos and hunches about which drivers to stop. Law enforcement officers across the United States have been using a private intelligence ...

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    Report: Meet the man accused of stealing same Ferrari twice
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    Cars get stolen all the time. It's an unfortunate reality, but a reality nonetheless. It's just unusual when the same guy steals the same car twice, but that's what apparently occurred recently in Fontana, CA. That's where one Earnie Hooks was arrested late last month driving a black Ferrari 458 ...

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    Report: Can a DUI be beat by drinking after a crash?
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    Years ago I was watching one of the endless streams of legal dramas flashing across my television. The story revolved around a man who had been drinking and then got into an accident. He immediately called his lawyer, who asked him if he had a bottle in the trunk, then advised him to immediately ...

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    Report: Thinking of buying a used police car? Here's how to do it
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    Back in college, I was the house and risk manager for my fraternity. As you can imagine, this was a stressful job, as I was forced to monitor not only the many idiotic whims of my brothers, but the potential impact those ideas had on our house. My least-fond memory of those hazy years involved a ...

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    Report: Biker in Scotland liable for accident involving motorcycle he sold
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    A man in Scotland could be saddled with thousands of dollars in bills caused by a motorcycle crash that he had nothing to do with. The tragic incident occurred when Paul Duffy sold his bike, and the new owner was in a fatal accident on it a few days later. However, the rider didn't have any ...

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    Followup: Gender-nonconforming teen sues South Carolina DMV over driver's license photo
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    Back in June, we reported on the case of 16-year-old Chase Culpepper, a gender-nonconforming teen from South Carolina who was told that he had to remove his makeup – his "disguise," as the DMV employees called it – before being able to take his licence picture. Now, he's suing the ...

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