'One Day at a Time' star Pat Harrington Jr. dies at 86

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Actors Bonnie Franklin (L to R), Pat Harrington Jr, Mackenzie Phillips and Glenn Scarpelli arrive for the 10th Annual TV Land Awards at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York April 14, 2012. (Reuters) Pat Harrington Jr., who memorably played the superintendent Dwayne Schneider on “One Day at a Time,” has died, his rep told FOX411. …

2017 Chevy Bolt EV, VW Diesel Delays, Electric Microbus Fast Charging: Today's Car News

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Today, we have a first look at the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, including a first drive of a development vehicle at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Meanwhile, Volkswagen struggles to find a fix for its non-compliant diesel cars that will satisfy regulators, and hints that a production electric Microbus could use Porsche’s 800-volt …

VW Diesel Reality Check: Company, Regulators Still Far Apart On Modifications

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

It’s been months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen had admitted it installed illegal “defeat device” software on its TDI diesel cars. But the company still can’t say when it plans to begin a U.S. recall of the affected cars. And it looks like customers stuck with non-compliant diesels will have …

2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Follow Ben The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up.  Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric …

Wrestling meets faith in new movie 'The Masked Saint' with Rowdy Roddy Piper

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

“The Masked Saint” will be bitter sweet for fans of the late wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper. Piper portrayed a “shady” wrestling promoter named Nicky Stone in the action packed, faith based film. Brett Granstaff, the lead actor and co-writer shared with FOX411 that even on set, Piper made time for his loyal audience. “There …

FOX411's star snaps of the day

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

FOX411’s star snaps of the day What are those kooky celebs up to now?  FoxNews.com http://www.foxnews.com/ Shelley Hennig The “Teen Wolf” walked the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles in an electric blue jumper with a serious cutout. She told FOX411, “It’s insane (to be nominated)! First of all I never …

How the 'male pill' could actually work

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Story highlights Oral contraceptives for men are in development Japanese researchers have made mice reversibly infertile Also being trialled are injections that block sperm from leaving a man’s body Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. (CNN)“The Pill” — two words synonymous with birth control. But more than …

Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014, Reversed This Year

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

As gas prices dropped and sales of less-efficient vehicles increased, improvements in U.S. new-car average fuel economy came to a halt in 2015. Two separate analyses show that the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. slowed in 2014, and decreased last year. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy of new …

144-year-old Arctic shipwreck discovered

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Story highlights The two ships got stuck in the Chukchi Sea in the 19th century The team that found the ship says climate change may have helped in the search (CNN)Archaeologists have discovered parts of two 19th-century whaling ships in the Arctic, thanks to sonar technology, intrepid divers and … climate change? “With less ice …

Volkswagen’s Future Battery Packs, EV Platform: Development Details

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Volkswagen’s Future Battery Packs, EV Platform: Development Details Email This Page Your email was sent successfully. Close Follow Bengt [% } %] [% }); %] ]]> The Volkswagen Budd-e Concept that was revealed at CES this week marks several firsts. While there are some radically different design and interface approaches (like expanded gesture controls), several …

World's most on-time airlines

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

(CNN)People who claim that traveling is better than arriving have clearly never passed through an airport in Japan. New stats published by travel analysts OAG reveal that if you’re flying into one of two major Japanese airports, you’re more likely to experience a punctual touchdown or takeoff. Osaka Itami — with a punctuality rating of …

Twitter reacts to Netflix launch in Africa

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

(CNN)On Wednesday, streaming giant Netflix made the surprise announcement that its services would be extended to cover 130 new countries. You can now watch Netflix in… South Korea, Afghanistan, Angola, Antarctica, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin… — Netflix US (@netflix) January 6, 2016 The new markets include all 54 states of Africa, and Twitter users across …

Iran: Saudi-led airstrikes hit our embassy

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Story highlights Iran’s Cabinet votes to ban Saudi imports, pilgrimages by Iranians to Mecca and Medina Iranian Embassy in Yemen was damaged and guards were hurt in airstrike, a spokesman says A Saudi spokesman says the allegation “is not credible because we have not seen any evidence” (CNN)Iran’s government accused Saudi Arabia of “intentionally” striking …

NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015 Enlarge Photo Elio Motors is still working to put its three-wheeled, “84-mpg,” two-seat car into production, which is proving to be quite a task. The company turned to a “crowdfunding” project last year to help raise the $230 million needed to start production …

Betsy Brandt: I ‘requested’ nude scene on 'Masters of Sex'

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Actress Betsy Brandt arrives at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, California January 6, 2016. (Reuters) LOS ANGELES –  Betsy Brandt, star of CBS’ “Life in Pieces,” caught up with FOX411 at the People’s Choice Awards and dished about her experience on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” Brandt revealed she requested to go nude on …

Is the fashion industry bringing modesty back?

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

A model wears a dress available on the modest fashion marketplace ModLi. (ModLi) Dolce & Gabbana caused a stir on social media with the announcement of their new clothing line of hijabs, abayas and head coverings. Does the fashion company’s decision to release a collection inspired by typical Muslim women’s garb suggests that modesty is slowly …

Lisa Vanderpump: 'Vanderpump rules' is in 'full fast and furious mode'

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Lisa Vanderpump arrives at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, California January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok – RTX21CDJ LOS ANGELES –  Lisa Vanderpump, of “Vanderpump Rules” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” stepped out Wednesday night in Badgley Mischka and spoke to FOX411 at the People’s Choice Awards. “It’s just warming up …

Dakota Meyer says he's the biological father of Bristol Palin's baby

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Jan. 26, 2015: Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer pose with Sarah Palin. (Sarah Palin on Facebook) Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer is looking to gain joint custody of his child with Bristol Palin, according to his attorney in a complaint filed Wednesday. Kimberlee Colbo, Meyer’s attorney, filed a complaint in Alaska Superior Court saying that …

Kirstie Alley talks 'Cheers' reunion and her fit figure

January 7, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

NEW YORK –  Kirstie Alley said it was “spooky” walking onto the “Cheers” set that was recreated for her new Jenny Craig ad, which features her co-stars from the hit series George Wendt and John Ratzenberger. “I had considerations that the set wouldn’t look realistic,” she told FOX411. “I thought the only way that commercial …

Volkswagen Microbus EV To Use 800V CCS Charging From Porsche?

January 6, 2016,  has blogged 7264 posts

Volkswagen Microbus EV To Use 800V CCS Charging From Porsche? Email This Page Your email was sent successfully. Close Follow Bengt [% } %] [% }); %] ]]> Volkswagen has already received a lot of attention for the driving range claimed for its Budd-e all-electric van concept at CES—373 miles on a charge, based on …