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Detroit – Fiat Chrysler To Build 3 New Jeeps, Create 2,000 Jobs In US

January 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Detroit - Fiat Chrysler will add three new Jeeps to its lineup including a pickup truck as it invests $1 billion in two U.S. factories, furthering its effort to increase production of hot-selling SUVs and pickup trucks and get out of producing small and midsize cars. The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs. The Italian-American automaker said Sunday it will modernize a factory in the Detroit...

New York – Cuomo Calls For Early Voting, Same-day Registration In NY

January 8, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Albany, NY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make registering to vote and voting easier for state residents. The Democrat announced a proposal Sunday that includes early voting, automatic voter registration through motor vehicle services, and allowing same-day voter registration on Election Days. Cuomo says the proposals would modernize the state's election system and make it easier...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Cruise Ships, Passengers, Pivot In Shooting Aftermath

January 8, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - For many flight passengers arriving Friday in Fort Lauderdale, it was supposed to be the start of an idyllic week cruising the Caribbean. Then, the deadly shooting in baggage claim happened. Cruises have gone forward — but not without delays, arrangements for traumatized travelers and some dampening of the usual atmosphere. Holland America Cruise line operates many of...

San Francisco – Uber To Help Cities Get A Better Grasp On Traffic Patterns

January 8, 2017 at 10:30 PM
San Francisco - Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service. The assistance will come in the form of a free website, called "Movement," expected to be available to the public in mid-February. Uber announced the new website Sunday, on the eve of a transportation-planning conference in...

Washington – Senate Leader Expects Obamacare Repeal This Week, New Plan ‘quickly’

January 8, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday the Senate would take the first step in repealing President Barack Obama's health care law by the end of this week and that a replacement health care plan would be in place "very quickly" after that. President-elect Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have said dismantling Obamacare would be their top priority but...

New York – Hillary Clinton For NYC Mayor? Probably Not, But Rumors Persist

January 8, 2017 at 09:30 PM
New York - In the weeks since Hillary Clinton's shock election defeat to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a rumor has taken hold among New York City's political chattering class: could she challenge Mayor Bill de Blasio's reelection bid this year? Discussion of a possible Clinton campaign intensified last week when conservative news website Newsmax reported that Democrats unhappy with de...

Los Angeles, CA – For 2017, Many See Higher Mortgage Rates, Home Sales, Prices

January 8, 2017 at 09:03 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Nate Lowenstein has been shopping for a home in Los Angeles, on and off, for more than a year. His search has been stymied by a stubbornly low roster of homes on the market and the hurdles that come with it: multiple competing bids and higher prices. "It's not a great market, from a buyer's perspective," said Lowenstein, a lawyer. "The one good thing is that interest rates...

Washington – AP: Several Trump Picks’ Ethics Reviews Incomplete

January 8, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Washington - Several of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet choices have not completed a full review to avoid conflicts of interest, the government's ethics office says, even as Republican senators move quickly to hold at least nine confirmation hearings next week. In a letter to Senate leaders, the director of the Office of Government Ethics described the current status of several...

London – AB InBev And Keurig To Develop Alcoholic Drinks Dispenser For The Home

January 8, 2017 at 07:00 PM
London - Brewer Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) and coffee maker Keurig Green Mountain have teamed up to develop a countertop appliance that could dispense alcoholic drinks in the home. The companies on Friday announced a research and development joint venture that will focus on the North American market with the aim of developing a system that could work with beer, spirits, cocktails and...

San Luis Potosi, Mexico – Ford Plant Turns ‘cemetery’ As Trump Wrenches Mexican Autos

January 8, 2017 at 06:00 PM
San Luis Potosi, Mexico - Ford Motor Co's abrupt move to scrap a planned $1.6 billion car plant in central Mexico has spooked a network of suppliers who bet on a growing customer base and dramatized the risk that Donald Trump's agenda poses to the country's broader economy. Many auto parts makers had started to expand in anticipation of Ford's plant in the state of San Luis Potosi, where...

Washington – Anarchists Threaten To Disrupt Trump Inauguration, Police Say Ready

January 8, 2017 at 05:06 PM
Washington - Anarchist groups have threatened to shut down Republican Donald Trump's swearing-in as U.S. president, but police in Washington said on Friday they believe the thousands of security officers assigned to the event will be able to head off any disruption. Dozens of activist groups plan to protest the Jan. 20 inauguration of the New York real estate developer, whose supporters are...

Washington – North Korea’s Missile Testing ‘serious Threat’ To U.S.: Defense Secretary

January 8, 2017 at 04:37 PM
Washington - North Korea's nuclear weapons capabilities and ballistic missile defense programs constitute a "serious threat" to the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday. The United States is prepared to shoot down a North Korean missile launch or test "if it were coming towards our territory or the territory of our friends and allies," Carter said during an appearance on...

Israel – Who Was The Perpetrator Of The Jerusalem Terror Attack?

January 8, 2017 at 03:47 PM
Jerusalem - Fadi al-Qanbar, 28, carried out the ramming attack in southeastern Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on Sunday, killing four soldiers and wounding 16 others. Qanbar, who comes from the nearby Jebl Mukaber neighborhood, was not a member of a “militant” organization or a violent person, a relative of his told Israel Radio. “We were surprised; he was not a member of...

Tehran – Anti Israeli, Influential Former Iranian Leader Rafsanjani Dead At Age 82

January 8, 2017 at 03:45 PM
Tehran, Iran - Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a wily political survivor and multimillionaire mogul who remained among the ruling elite despite moderate views, died Sunday, state TV reported. He was 82. Iranian media reported earlier Sunday that he was taken to a hospital north of Tehran because of a heart condition. State television broke into programming to announce his...

Jerusalem – IDF Names Victims Of Jerusalem Terror Attack

January 8, 2017 at 02:45 PM
Jerusalem - The IDF cleared for release the names of the four soldiers killed in Sunday’s deadly vehicular ramming attack in Jerusalem. The soldiers were identified as 20 year-old Lt.Yael Yekutiel of Givatayim; 22 year-old cadet Shir Hajaj of Maale Adumim who was posthumously promoted to lieutenant; 20 year-old cadet Shira Tzur of Haifa, posthumously promoted to second lieutenant; and 20...

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