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Ford, Mahindra alliance reflects pressures on automakers

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:56

By Swati Bhat and Joseph White MUMBAI/DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and Indian vehicle maker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd said on Monday they will launch a strategic alliance to counter challenges posed by fast-changing technology and global competition. The agreement, which builds on a former alliance that was unwound in 2005, is another sign that Ford's Chief Executive Jim Hackett, who took over in May, has begun to steer the automaker in a different direction. Ford and other global automakers are under pressure as policymakers demand they shift their product lines entirely to electric vehicles over the next two to three decades.


Conservative Analyst Scottie Nell Hughes Sues Fox News Over Handling Of Rape Allegation

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:26

Conservative analyst Scottie Nell Hughes is suing Fox News for allegedly retaliating against her after she came forward this past summer with allegations that she’d been raped by network anchor Charles Payne.


Bride's Wedding Party Holds Rescue Puppies Instead Of Bouquets

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:13

Weddings are a great place to meet a potential partner ― but one Iowa wedding was also a wonderful place to find a pet.


Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:13

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops battling the Islamic State militant group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour on Monday, threatening a potential faceoff with the U.S.-backed forces operating there.


Officer in nurse arrest was reprimanded for sex harassment

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:59

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah officer caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and handcuffing her was previously reprimanded for sexually harassing a female co-worker, according to police documents released amid investigations into the arrest that became a flashpoint in the debate over police use of force.


That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake News

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:41

WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, likes to make noise about the liberal media’s coverage of climate change, often dismissing it as “fake news.”


6 Bad Carbs That Are Actually Good For You

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:20

Some natural foods that rank high in carbohydrates can also provide essential nutrients. Here’s a list of our favorites.


Clinton: Trump's bathroom quip showed he's a 'very emotionally strange man'

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:16

Clinton offered a scathing analysis of Trump’s psyche during a Monday interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, calling him “a very emotionally strange man.”


Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Laments Racial Divisions Between 'Reds' And 'Yellows'

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:40

Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore appeared to use racially insensitive language to refer to Native Americans and Asian-Americans, according to footage obtained by The Hill newspaper on Monday.


Amid Cheating Claims, Kevin Hart's Ex Claims He Was With Current Wife While Still Married to Her

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:39

Inside Edition spoke exclusively to Hart's ex-wife, Torrei.


Immigration Activists Protest Pelosi Over Trump Deal: 'We Are Not Your Bargaining Chip'

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:37

A group of young undocumented immigrants interrupted an event hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)


Arizona Governor Endorses Obamacare Repeal, In Apparent Message To John McCain

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:24

Arizona’s governor has endorsed a last-minute effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, potentially giving a key skeptic of past repeal efforts, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), more reason to vote yes this time.


Police release man questioned over slayings of two black men in 'possibly racially motivated' crimes

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:01

A man questioned about two possibly racially-motivated homicides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been released on bail after a drug arrest, reports say. Mr Gleason was arrested on suspicion of drug possession unrelated to the killings. Kenneth Gleason, 23, posted his $3,500 bail and was released from prison, according to the Advocate, a newspaper in Baton Rouge.


Three dead, 16 hurt after buses collide in New York City

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:53

Three people were killed and at least 16 injured when a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens, spinning around before slamming into a building, fire officials said. Firefighters pulled passengers from the wreckage after the city bus collided with a Dahlia tour bus in the Flushing neighborhood shortly after 6 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT), according to the New York City Fire Department. The tour bus was traveling east on Northern Boulevard when the city bus, which was carrying 15 passengers, tried to make a right turn on the same street, police said.


PayPal is offering a free one-year ShopRunner membership right now

Macworld - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:45

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This is a pretty good deal, as ShopRunner memberships usually costs $79.95 per year, though there are other ways you can get a free account. American Express and select Mastercard cardholders, for example, get complimentary access to ShopRunner as part of their credit card accounts.

If you've never heard of it, ShopRunner is a multi-retailer alternative to Amazon Prime. With ShopRunner you also get free, 2-day shipping, free return shipping, and members-only deals. ShopRunner service works with all kinds of retailers that include technology shops like Newegg, MacMall, and Staples.

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Climate change not as threatening to planet as previously thought, new research suggests

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:15

Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts predicted, giving countries more time to get a grip on their carbon output. An unexpected “revolution” in affordable renewable energy has also contributed to the more positive outlook. Experts now say there is a two-in-three chance of keeping global temperatures within 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Paris climate change deal: Moment agreement announced 00:55 They also condemned the “overreaction” to the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, announced by Donald Trump in June, saying it is unlikely to make a significant difference. According to the models used to draw up the agreement, the world ought now to be 1.3 degrees above the mid-19th-Century average, whereas the most recent observations suggest it is actually between 0.9 to 1 degree above. We're in the midst of an energy revolution and it's happening faster than we thoughtProfessor Michael Grubb, University College London The discrepancy means nations could continue emitting carbon dioxide at the current rate for another 20 years before the target was breached, instead of the three to five predicted by the previous model. “When you are talking about a budget of 1.5 degrees, then a 0.3 degree difference is a big deal”, said Professor Myles Allen, of Oxford University and one of the authors of the new study. Published in the journal Nature Geoscience, it suggests that if polluting peaks and then declines to below current levels before 2030 and then continue to drop more sharply, there is a 66 per cent chance of global average temperatures staying below 1.5 degrees. The goal was yesterday described as “very ambitious” but “physically possible”. Another reason the climate outlook is less bleak than previously thought is stabilising emissions, particularly in China. A revolution in renewable energy has improved the picture Credit: PA Renewable energy has also enjoyed more use than was predicted. China has now acquired more than 100 gigawatts of solar cells, 25 per cent of which in the last six months, and in the UK, offshore wind has turned out to cost far less than expected. Professor Michael Grubb, from University College London, had previously described the goals agreed at Paris in 2015 as “incompatible with democracy”. Outrage at Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement 01:54 But yesterday he said: "We're in the midst of an energy revolution and it's happening faster than we thought, which makes it much more credible for governments to tighten the offer they put on the table at Paris." He added that President Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement would not be significant because “The White House’s position doesn’t have much impact on US emissions". “The smaller constituencies - cities, businesses, states - are just saying they’re getting on with it, partly for carbon reduction, but partly because there’s this energy revolution and they don’t want to be left behind.” At a glance | Paris climate accord The new research was published as the Met Office announced that a “slowdown” in the rate of global temperature rises reported over roughly the first decade of this century was now over. The organisation said the slowdown in rising air temperatures between 1999 and 2014 happened as a result of a natural cycle in the Pacific, which led to the ocean circulation speeding up, causing it to pull heat down in the deeper ocean away from the atmosphere. However, that cycle has now ended. Claire Perry, the climate change and industry minister, claimed Britain had already demonstrated that tackling climate change and running a strong economy could go “hand in hand”. “How is the time to build on our strengths and cement our position as a global hub for investment in clean growth,” she said.


Are Nicole Kidman's Scientologist children forbidden to speak to her? Emmys speech leads to speculation

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:02

Nicole Kidman's impassioned acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the Emmys -- but careful listeners noticed something both telling and troubling.


Correction: Georgia Tech Student Killed story

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:38

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about the death of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Schultz's mother as saying her oldest child had twice attempted suicide. Lynne Schultz told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Schultz had attempted suicide two years ago.


Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus Leader

Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:34

Family members of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz say they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit after the 21-year-old was fatally shot by campus police on Saturday night.


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