WATCH: Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Auto Reliability Survey announcement


AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Consumer Reports magazine announced its findings from its 2016 Annual Auto Reliability Survey. In this video, watch for remarks from Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports. Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the top three reliable automotive brands, according to the C.R. survey. Meanwhile, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and Ram ended up dead last.    

Lear Corporation Opens New Innovation Center in Detroit


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, opened a world-class Innovation Center today in downtown Detroit located at 119 State Street in historic Capitol Park. At this Center, Lear plans to develop new automotive products and technologies, incubate non-automotive business opportunities, collaborate with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) on the next generation of automotive seating and vehicle interiors and work with the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Engineering to develop applications for connected cars and alternative energy vehicles. Lear’sRead More

PHOTOS: A Tour of the San Diego Automotive Museum — Part Two

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the San Diego Automotive Museum during his trip to Balboa Park. A nostalgic look at the icon of the 20th-century features more than 80 historic autos and motorcycles. Includes Frank Sinatra’s 1967 Austin Petrol Hire Car and Louie Mattar’s Fabulous $75,000 Car. Special exhibitions every two or three months display other fine vehicles and famous autos. San Diego county residents receive free admission on select Tuesdays each month. For more information about the San Diego Automotive Museum, visit  

Superhero Sunday: Official Teaser Trailer of ‘Logan’


Time may be on the Wolverine’s side, but this will be the last time for Hugh Jackman as the X-Men fan favorite superhero known as “Logan” with the official teaser trailer slicing its way of the Wolverine with the voice of the late Johnny Cash singing “Hurt”.  And hurt is what always defines Logan as the Wolverine, who is the best at what he does – but it isn’t always very nice, even if he’s now Old Man Logan. “Logan” marks the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/ProfessorRead More

EXCLUSIVE: Win a copy of the new Waylon Jennings album “The Lost Nashville Sessions”


AmericaJR has teamed up with Country Rewind Records to give you the chance to win a copy of Waylon Jennings’ new album “The Lost Nashville Sessions.” The musical gem features 14 never-heard-before tracks originally recorded at Scotty Moore’s Music City Recorders (July 1970) as part of a U.S. military recruitment radio program. The 15-minute recorded shows hosted performances by, and banter with, popular country artists (Jennings, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette to name a few). Created to encourage recruitment, the shows were distributed for “promotional-use only”Read More

CHEST Foundation and BREATHE LA invite Angelenos to the Lung Health Experience


LOS ANGELES — The CHEST Foundation, in partnership with BREATHE California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA), will be hosting a free “Lung Health Experience” during the CHEST Annual Meeting 2016 on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles. Open to the public, the free event aims to build awareness of lung health, screen for COPD, promote healthy lung habits and provide patient education on lung health conditions. Lung health in Los Angeles is a serious concern. Of the estimated 550,000 adultsRead More

PHOTOS: Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI – Part One


AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Greenfield Village for the Hallowe’en festival.  The celebration of Halloween dates back long, long ago at the end of summer and the harvest season.  Cornstalks, witches, ghosts and goblins were everywhere. We had the chance to walk the pumpkin-lined streets.  I hear there were over 1,000 pumpkins along the entire route, and I believe it.  Spooky thrills awaited us as we headed toward The Top Hat Sideshow.  Two magicians asked for a volunteer to put his head in a guillotine.  Uh oh…….SwallowingRead More

AAPD and U-M Partner for a Successful Rx Take-back Event


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Ann Arbor Police Department and the University of Michigan Division of Pain Research combined efforts on Oct. 8 to offer the community a safe way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. In this, the pair’s fourth venture, 192 community members returned unused and unwanted medications from their homes.  According to U-M, among Washtenaw County residents ages 21 or younger, unintentional or undetermined opioid pain reliever overdoses more than doubled from 2014 to 2015. Prescription pain relievers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, are most commonly abused.Read More

PHOTOS: ALDI opens for business on Haggerty Road in Commerce Twp., MI

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the new ALDI grocery store in Commerce Township, Mich. Hey Commerce Township, it’s nice to meet you. We’re ALDI, your new neighbors. Since we already love it here so much, we’re throwing a big grand opening bash full of great prizes, free samples and of course, our big savings. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Come join the fun at our new location: 2155 Haggerty Rd., Commerce Township, MI 48390 For more information about the new ALDI store, visit

Television: First photo of ‘Supergirl’s Mehcad Brooks as the Guardian


From being Superman’s pal to being stronger together with CW’s “Supergirl”, James Olsen has been part of the never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American Way with the Man of Steel and his cousin.  Now, he is about to suit up and be on the front lines as well as on the front pages, as Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg announced that James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) will become the Guardian. “These next few episodes are going to make [James] realize that being a photographer is not enough for him,Read More