Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY

Chris Woodyard

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Hawaii volcano poses a new threat: Acid from Kilauea's lava, called 'laze,' pouring into the ocean

After destroying dozens of houses, lava from the Kilauea volcano has now reached the ocean, presenting a new health threat to Hawaiians. Civil defense authorities on Hawaii posted a warning to stay clear of any lava stream that is flowing into the ocean. When the super hot lava hits the cooler sea → Read More

Royal wedding a chance to show off Britain's best cars

Rolls-Royce, Jaguars and others are dusted off at the royal garage for the occasion → Read More

Royal wedding is the stage to display the best British cars like Rolls-Royce, Jaguars

If the earlier wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William is any indication, the nuptials between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be a chance to display the best of the royal garage. Rolls-Royce, Jaguars and others are dusted off. → Read More

Buy this $85M N.Y. condo and get a free trip to outer space

The swanky 45th floor condo in New York comes with a pair of Rolls-Royces and a lot more. For a mere $85 million, not only can you pick up a home with breathtaking views, but a yacht, a chef and butler for a year and, yes, a trip to outer space. → Read More

'It's America': Video of man's racist tirade at NYC restaurant goes viral

This time, it's about workers at a New York restaurant who spoke Spanish in his presence. The man's criticism then morphs into alleging the workers are in the U.S. illegally and that his taxes are supporting all of them. → Read More

As Trump blasts illegal immigrants, video captures man's N.Y. rant about Spanish speakers

The viral video was shot at a New York restaurant where the man went after Spanish speakers and illegal immigrants → Read More

Coffee shop refuses to serve man who confronted Muslim woman

In a video posted online, a man turned to a woman wearing a headscarf while inside a California coffee shop and asked, 'Is it Halloween or something?' → Read More

Coffee shop refuses to serve man who confronted Muslim woman

In a video posted online, a man turned to a woman wearing a headscarf while inside a California coffee shop and asked, 'Is it Halloween or something?' → Read More

Coffee shop refuses to serve man who confronted Muslim woman

In a video posted online, a man turned to a woman wearing a headscarf while inside a California coffee shop and asked, 'Is it Halloween or something?' → Read More

Islamophobic? Coffee shop refuses to serve man who confronted Muslim woman in niqab

Another coffee shop confrontation caught on smartphone video is causing a stir on social media. A barista at a coffee shop in Riverside, California, refused to serve a man after he appears to insult the woman, who is wearing a black niqab, a headscarf that covers most of the face except her eyes. → Read More

Islamophobic? Coffee shop refuses to serve man who confronted Muslim woman in niqab

Another coffee shop confrontation caught on smartphone video is causing a stir on social media. A barista at a coffee shop in Riverside, California, refused to serve a man after he appears to insult the woman, who is wearing a black niqab, a headscarf that covers most of the face except her eyes. → Read More

Crazy 1950s Golden Sahara II show car, now a faded dream, to be auctioned

The car that started as a 1953 Lincoln attracted huge crowds in the 1950s with its gold plating and crazy features → Read More

Rolls-Royce created a rugged new SUV, but at a shocking price

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its first modern SUV, the Cullinan, which has caused a stir among purists at the very thought of the world's leading super-luxury brand making anything but a car. The SUV can go off road and is powered by a big V-12 engine. → Read More

Rolls-Royce reveals Cullinan SUV at a price of $325,000

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its first modern SUV, the Cullinan, which has caused a stir among purists at the very thought of the world's leading super-luxury brand making anything but a car. The SUV can go off road and is powered by a big V-12 engine. → Read More

BMW says this 617-horsepower M5 beast is most powerful ever

Sure the M5 competition can go zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds and top out at 155 mph, but it doesn't come cheap → Read More

Death on foot: Pedestrian fatalities skyrocket in U.S.

Almost 6,000 U.S. pedestrians died in 2016, the latest in a string of increases. The question for policy makers and others is what explains the dramatic increase. → Read More

Death on foot: Pedestrian fatalities skyrocket in U.S.

Almost 6,000 U.S. pedestrians died in 2016, the latest in a string of increases. → Read More

Carter's baby 'penguin' outfit recalled due to choking hazard

A button can pull loose the a baby or infant can choke on it. Three cases have been reported, but no injuries → Read More

Kiev car show brings out U.S., Soviet vehicles

Whether it is a Soviet-made GAZ M-20, an old Chevrolet truck or a German army half-track, this show has it all → Read More

Kiev car show brings out U.S., Soviet vehicles

Whether it is a Soviet-made GAZ M-20, an old Chevrolet truck or a German army half-track, this show has it all → Read More