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BMW and Daimler team up on ride hailing and sharing BMW and Daimler team up on ride hailing and sharing
- March 29, 2018

Under the terms of the deal, which includes car-sharing units Car2Go and DriveNow as well as ride-hailing, parking and charging services, Daimler and BMW will each hold a 50 percent stake in a joint venture. So far, electric cars have only a small market share due to higher cost, limited range and lack of places to charge. On-demand car-rental competitors ReachNow and Car2Go will soon become one and the same company. (more...)
Singapore Airlines investing US$350 million to equip initial 787-10s Singapore Airlines investing US$350 million to equip initial 787-10s
- March 29, 2018

SIA also unveiled its next generation regional cabin products at the ceremony, which will be made available on the new 787-10 aircraft. This new version of the Dreamliner is basically a bigger version of the 787-9, measuring 18ft longer, and able to seat 330 passengers (compared to the 787-9's 290 passengers). (more...)
Missing Girl Found Safe After Tip from 'Live PD' Missing Girl Found Safe After Tip from 'Live PD'
- March 29, 2018

Mariah was 8 at the time. The investigator had obtained a court order to remove the children from their parent's custody due to allegations of child abuse, but they were unable to track the family down. On Jan. 17, 2017, police were notified as to the whereabouts of two of the children. She was featured in this Live PD segment on Friday, March 23. Their mother, Amanda Martinez, was also located and arrested. (more...)
Kerala kids keep caste, religion out Kerala kids keep caste, religion out
- March 29, 2018

Over one lakh children in Kerala have left columns relating to caste and religion blank in school admission records in Kerala previous year, education minister C Ravindranath told the state assembly on Wednesday. Congress legislator V T Balaram and CPI (M) MP M B Rajesh were in news a year ago for not filling designated columns while enrolling their children at schools. (more...)
Vice President Pence Visits Fargo Vice President Pence Visits Fargo
- March 29, 2018

Republican U.S. Representatives Erik Paulsen, Tom Emmer and Jason Lewis are scheduled to participate. Pence said he brings greeting from someone who loves Minnesota, President Donald Trump. However, make no mistake, this is also a chance for Pence to help campaign for fellow Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. "It takes from hardworking Minnesotans to give massive tax breaks to the wealthy". (more...)
Fight in San Francisco Leads to Hit-and-Run That Injures 4, Kills 1 Fight in San Francisco Leads to Hit-and-Run That Injures 4, Kills 1
- March 29, 2018

All five people were taken to a hospital. Another victim was in fair condition, San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew said. All five victims were hospitalized, with four of them suffering life-threatening injuries, Linnane said. (more...)
Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday Public holiday Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday Public holiday
- March 29, 2018

Snow and freezing temperatures could return to parts of the United Kingdom in time for Easter if the "Beast from the East" strikes for a third time. We suggest using the saved time to enjoy some Reese's or Cadbury Eggs . Enjoy some Easter-themed cinema this weekend, with screenings of the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, to get you in the mood for a sugar-filled few days. (more...)
Ecuador stops Assange communicating from its London embassy Ecuador stops Assange communicating from its London embassy
- March 29, 2018

Ecuador's Government says it has cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet access at the nation's London embassy after his recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalonian separatist leader. In 2016, Ecuador briefly suspended Assange's internet connection for posting documents online that were seen as having an impact on the United States presidential election. (more...)
N Korean leader ready to hold talks with U.S., S Korea: China
- March 29, 2018

It did not cite specific sources. At first wrapped in secrecy, the announcement of Kim Jong Un's visit soon became the third-most discussed topic on China's Weibo microblogging site, although many state media outlets blocked their comments sections. (more...)
Edward Norton's Production Company Sued for $7M After Deadly Fire Edward Norton's Production Company Sued for $7M After Deadly Fire
- March 29, 2018

They said that they believed that the production company "maintained certain equipment, including highly flammable equipment in the basement" and that the fire broke out there due to their "recklessness, carelessness and negligence". Representatives for Class 5 have yet to respond to the legal action, but in an Instagram post on Saturday (24Mar18), Norton heaped praise on the firefighters for their bravery, and applauded his crewmembers, specifically his assistant director, for spotting the ... (more...)
Washington Law Enforcement Steps up Patrols for Distracted Driving Washington Law Enforcement Steps up Patrols for Distracted Driving
- March 29, 2018

For drivers over 18, the law allows the use of Global Positioning System devices and reading and selecting or entering a telephone number or name for the objective of making a phone call. The heightened emphasis will happen from April 2 to 14, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. In addition, all information on cell phone infractions is now available to insurance companies. (more...)
Senior al-Qaeda leader killed by U.S. airstrike in Libya Senior al-Qaeda leader killed by U.S. airstrike in Libya
- March 29, 2018

AFRICOM added no civilian casualties were registered in this strike. The Saturday strike had hit on the outskirts of the city of Ubari and was carried out in coordination with the internationally recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli. (more...)
Ethiopia's Ruling Party Chooses Abiy Ahmed to Lead the Party Ethiopia's Ruling Party Chooses Abiy Ahmed to Lead the Party
- March 29, 2018

Abiy Ahmed as the leader of the party", the government-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said. EPRDF's Council has 180 members comprised of 45 members each from the four major parties that make up the ruling party: the Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization (OPDO), the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM), and the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF). (more...)
Iraq vows to secure Sinjar boarder region, after Turkish warning Iraq vows to secure Sinjar boarder region, after Turkish warning
- March 29, 2018

Erdogan spoke after talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Varna . So far this incentive has not been realised and Erdogan stressed the issue during the talks. Erdogan has repeatedly expressed fury in particular that the visa-free travel has not been permitted. (more...)
Seoul says it can't confirm North Korean visit Seoul says it can't confirm North Korean visit
- March 29, 2018

North Korea's provocations also took a toll on relations with Beijing . It is understood that Defense Secretary Mattis has been "on overdrive" for the past nine months working on options created to decapitate the North Korean regime in such a manner that "significant damage does not get caused" to U.S. (more...)
Supreme Court puts gerrymandering in the spotlight Supreme Court puts gerrymandering in the spotlight
- March 29, 2018

The state Supreme Court drew the new maps and, despite an emergency appeal from Republicans, who claimed the court overstepped its authority, the maps were upheld by the Supreme Court . Then there's the question of political party. And the new case relies exclusively on the First Amendment, while the older one was pursued largely on equal protection principles. (more...)
Grace Mugabe under probe for ivory smuggling Grace Mugabe under probe for ivory smuggling
- March 29, 2018

Mutsvangwa was a year ago hounded by Mugabe's wife leading to him losing his job as a minister as well as his parliamentary seat. In an interview he said he chose to launch the investigation after hearing rumours about Mugabe's complicity in trade during several years reporting on wildlife crime in Africa. (more...)
Former Disney Channel Actress Joins Trump White House Staff Former Disney Channel Actress Joins Trump White House Staff
- March 29, 2018

Her relatively low-profile hiring came after President Donald Trump hired CNBC host Larry Kudlow to lead the White House National Economic Council, as well as the hiring of Fox News analyst John Bolton as the next national security adviser. (more...)
Turkey Won't Expel Russian Diplomats 'Based On Allegation' - Erdogan Turkey Won't Expel Russian Diplomats 'Based On Allegation' - Erdogan
- March 29, 2018

This is also important in view of our shared objective for the successful reunification of Cyprus for the benefit of both populations on the island, for Turkey , the European Union and for EU-Turkey relations. "It would be a perilous mistake for the European Union to exclude Turkey from enlargement". "It would be a mistake for a Europe that claims to be a global power to keep Turkey outside of expansion policies", Erdogan said. (more...)
Anxious about Bolton? Pentagon chief Mattis dismisses concerns Anxious about Bolton? Pentagon chief Mattis dismisses concerns
- March 29, 2018

When asked how he viewed Russia's latest aggressions, Mattis said, "Attempted murder of a man and his daughter, how's that for starters", referring to the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and Skripal's daughter, Yulia, in Britain. (more...)
Poland signs $4.75bn deal with U.S. on Patriot missiles Poland signs $4.75bn deal with U.S. on Patriot missiles
- March 28, 2018

President Andrzej Duda said the deal for the state-of-the-art antiaircraft and antimissile systems was a "historic" move for Poland and its armed forces. Morawiecki announced on Tuesday that "the first Patriot systems will reach Poland in 2022, followed by further systems two years later, in 2024". Warsaw's decision may raise pressure on Washington to meet Baltic requests for stronger air defences. (more...)
Avery man accused of killing son to stand trial in June Avery man accused of killing son to stand trial in June
- March 28, 2018

Before sending the jury out to deliberate, Judge Smyth addressed them in her charge, which began on Friday and ended earlier today. Mr McIlroy (26), of Royal Lodge Road, Ballydollaghan, Belfast, has pleaded not guilty to one count of exposure, while Mr Harrison (25), from Manse Road, Belfast, pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice and withholding information relating to the incident. (more...)
Heavy rain to pose flooding potential throughout midweek Heavy rain to pose flooding potential throughout midweek
- March 28, 2018

You can check flooding forecasts here. Flood and flash-flood watches have been issued for most counties. Rainfall amounts of 2-5 inches will be common across the watch area, with isolated amounts of 6-7 inches. Another one to three inches of rain is possible in the warning area this morning. This means roads in low-lying areas could accumulate standing water. (more...)
Light rain Wednesday with more heavy rain Thursday
- March 28, 2018

I'll probably take a blog day off on Wednesday . Good Wednesday . It will be much warmer today with the high reaching 72 degrees, a good 5 degrees above average. Stay dry and make it a great day! Showers will end Friday morning and a partly sunny sky seems likely in the afternoon. More sunshine is expected Thursday , with highs around 62. (more...)
Father of Orlando attacker was Federal Bureau of Investigation informer Father of Orlando attacker was Federal Bureau of Investigation informer
- March 28, 2018

Sweeney also said Salman had cased Disney Springs and City Place in West Palm Beach with Mateen, spent money on luxury items with him and had a payable-on-death beneficiary account with a bank. Today an expert on false confessions will testify . He said Salman's confession was coerced and she signed it because she was exhausted and feared losing her young son. (more...)

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