Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY

Chris Woodyard

USA TODAY

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • The Shreveport Times
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • North Jersey News
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Past:
  • Ventura County Star
  • Statesman Journal
  • KARE 11
  • WGRZ
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Detroit Free Press
  • KHOU
  • CNBC
  • NBC Charlotte
  • WWL-TV
  • and more…

Recent articles by Chris:

Tesla fighters: The latest challengers in the luxury electric car market

Rivals aren't sitting still as Tesla continues to produce hot, long-range electric cars → Read More

Giant 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska; damage reported even at Sarah Palin's house

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 has struck near Anchorage, Alaska, causing widespread damage, triggering rock slides and alarming office workers who plunged under their desks. → Read More

Strong earthquake strikes near Anchorage, tsunami warning issued

No initial reports of damage, but assessment was underway. → Read More

Ukraine bars visits from Russian men as tensions rise

Fallout continues from Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian vessels last week and capture of their crews → Read More

7 fun things to know about Jeep's crazy Gladiator off-road pickup truck

The midsize pickup will be able to go where few other can → Read More

This Honda hybrid honored as Green Car of the Year

The Honda Insight was cited for being but thrifty, but attractive and affordable → Read More

LA Auto Show: Kia's Soul morphs into three models

Kia's compact SUV gets a design makeover that could improve its appeal to drivers of all ages, not just the young. → Read More

LA Auto Show: Armie Hammer, Maria Sharapova greet new, powerful Porsche 911 sports car

The eighth version of Porsche's most recognizable sports car gets a big makeover → Read More

Tech takes center stage at L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES -- The biggest buzzword in the automotive world these days isn't cars, trucks or autos. It's mobility. Self-driving and electric cars are just the start. It includes everything from scooters to "smart" parking meters that can help drivers find empty spaces. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened Tuesday, the focus is on all the technology not only being poured into vehicles, but… → Read More

Will those holiday boxes actually get recycled? Um, maybe

The holiday season comes as the recycling industry is still in crisis, reeling from China's crackdown on what it's willing to accept → Read More

What to do about scooters? Officials try unique solutions as problems go on

Cities are trying to come up with regulations and new solutions as electric scooters become more accepted as transportation alternatives. → Read More

California's fire dilemma: Rebuild knowing same homes will burn again?

Some experts are starting to say enough is enough: It makes no sense to rebuild homes again in brushy areas that are repeatedly swept by wildfires. → Read More

California's fire dilemma: Rebuild knowing same homes will burn again?

Some experts are starting to say enough is enough: It makes no sense to rebuild homes again in brushy areas that are repeatedly swept by wildfires. → Read More

S. California fires: 177 buildings destroyed; fire crews brace for high winds Sunday

Some evacuations lifted Saturday in Ventura, Simi Valley → Read More

'The Bachelor' mansion survives California wildfire 'unscathed'

'The Bachelor' house survives California wildfire → Read More

'The Bachelor' mansion survives California wildfire 'unscathed'

Despite being in the the dangerous path of the California wildfires, the mansion featured on the popular ABC show "The Bachelor" escaped destruction. → Read More

California wildfires roar unchecked, drive 250,000 people from homes

Fire officials report zero containment of a fire in Malibu, while blaze that destroyed the town of Paradise still burns out of control → Read More

Malibu fire update: Mandatory evacuation order forces residents to flee beach paradise

Malibu, one of California’s most fabled playgrounds, was under threat Friday of a massive wildfire. → Read More

Malibu fire update: Mandatory evacuation order forces residents to flee beach paradise

Malibu, one of California’s most fabled playgrounds, was under threat Friday of a massive wildfire. → Read More

Malibu fire update: Mandatory evacuation order forces residents to flee beach paradise

Malibu, one of California’s most fabled playgrounds, was under threat Friday of a massive wildfire. → Read More