Thursday, May 9, 2013

8:20 p.m. Declan McCullagh, CNET senior writer


BBB warns consumers of an Internet Explorer weakness that leaves them vulnerable to hackers

7:50 p.m. Christian Toto, assistant editor at Big Hollywood


Just how great is ‘The Great Gatsby’

7:20 p.m. Haley Sweetland Edwards, editor of The Washington Monthly


Martin O’Malley’s presidential ambitions

6:20 p.m. Steve Futterman, CBS News correspondent


Prosecutor will seek aggravated murder charge against Ariel Castro for forced miscarriages

5:20 p.m. – Edward-Isaac Dovere, POLITICO


Now that Mark Sanford has returned to office, does Anthony Weiner have a chance?

4:50 p.m. – Catherine Herridge, chief intelligence correspondent, Fox News


Hearings on the Boston bombing intelligence

3:50 p.m. – Gabe Shenhar, automotive engineer, Consumer Reports


Why the Tesla Model S was named one of the best cars ever tested

3:20 p.m. – Janet Bodnar, editor, Kiplinger Personal Finance


6 things you must know about identity theft

2:20 p.m. – Elizabeth Bernstein, columnist, Wall Street Journal


Why people ‘overshare’ sometimes

A cup that really stands up


WTOP’s David Burd reports

WASHINGTON – Tesla has hit it big with Consumer Reports.

The Tesla Model S, an all-electric sportscar, has earned a 99-point rating — one shy of a perfect score from the magazine.

“This car performs better than anything we’ve ever tested before,” Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ auto testing director, says in a video on the car. “Let me repeat that: Not just the best electric car, but the best car.”


A Tesla Model S is displayed after winning the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award at the New York Auto Show on March 28, 2013 in New York City. It was chosen from an original entry list of 21 vehicles from all over the world. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The magazine says the Model S is what Marty McFly might have brought back instead of his DeLorean in “Back to the Future.”

“This electric luxury sports car, built by a small automaker based in Palo Alto, Calif., is brimming with innovation, delivers world-class performance, and is interwoven throughout with impressive attention to detail,” Consumer Reports says.

CBS News says it’s the first time since 2007 a vehicle has received the Consumer Reports score of 99. Still, the car didn’t get Consumer Reports’ coveted “Recommended Buy” rating because the magazine doesn’t have sufficient data to judge reliability of the vehicle, which went on sale last year.

The car also was not without shortcomings. Consumer Reports said its drawbacks include limited range, long charging times and coupe-like styling that hinders rear visibility and crimps passenger access.

Another potential catch: Consumer Reports says the vehicle it tested cost nearly $90,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Read more here.

Below, hear more from Jeff Gilbert of CBS:

Car scores big with Consumer Reports


Jeff Gilbert, CBS News

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Commentary on the missing women in Cleveland. Do we even know our neighbors anymore?

6:50 a.m. Ginger Gibson, congressional reporter, Politico


More details from the Benghazi attacks emerge in hearing

6:20 a.m. Lisa Sturtevant, deputy director, Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University


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