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Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:07 am

Kremlin rubbishes 'stupid' claims that Trump a Russian agentRussia on Wednesday dismissed as ridiculous reports questioning whether US President Donald Trump has acted as an agent for Russia as controversy mounted over his alleged ties to the Kremlin. Trump has denied explosive news reports that he hid details of discussions with President Vladimir Putin and that the FBI investigated him as a potential national security risk who might be acting on behalf of Russia. Asked about the issue by journalists in Moscow, Putin's foreign policy advisor Yuri Ushakov said: "Why comment on something stupid?


TheCarConnection.com
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:35 am
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 2018On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz said that its new 2020 A-Class sedan will cost $33,495. Adding all-wheel drive to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A220 bumps the price $2,000 to $35,495. Either way, the A-Class is now the least-costly new Mercedes in the U.S. Both prices include a mandatory $995 destination charge. The A220 is the only model offered—for...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:30 am
2020 BMW 7-SeriesU.S. auto dealer boss: Climbing car prices "unsustainable" National Automobile Dealer Association's CEO Peter Welch said Tuesday that climbing car prices will reach a point where they're not long sustainable. At the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Welch said that he fears more American buyers will be priced out of the market. Chinese...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:56 am
Honda DealershipNational Automobile Dealer Association's CEO Peter Welch said Tuesday that climbing car prices will reach a point where they're not long sustainable. At the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Welch said that he fears more American buyers will be priced out of the market. Automotive News reported that the average new vehicle cost $35,377...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:00 am
2019 Alfa Romeo StelvioThe 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian brand’s first SUV, and the one it’s banking on to carry the sales torch. It blends Italian style, performance, and charm with luxury features, but early quality concerns warrant careful consideration. All things considered, the 2019 Stelvio receives a score of 6.6 overall. (Read more about how...
Yahoo Automotive
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:36 am

'Humiliated': World media react to British PM's Brexit defeatBritain is in "uncharted waters" after Prime Minister Theresa May was "humiliated" by the "crushing defeat" of her Brexit deal in parliament, according to scathing reactions in the British and world press on Wednesday. "May's Brexit deal dead as a dodo", Britain's biggest-selling newspaper The Sun said, with a mock-up picture of the PM as the extinct flightless bird, under the front page headline "Brextinct". The Daily Telegraph's front page read: "A complete humiliation".


TheCarConnection.com
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:00 am
GAC Entranze concept, 2019 Detroit auto showChinese automaker GAC said at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit that it plans to establish a regional headquarters in California as it prepares to launch its cars in the U.S. as soon as 2020. GAC said it registered its North American sales operations in Irvine, California, Automotive News (subscription required) reported...
TheCarConnection.com
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:00 am
2019 BMW M2The 2019 BMW M2 gets even more serious this year. It’s now called the BMW M2 Competition and commands even more attention with more power, better cooling, and active safety features. We like it even more now. It gets a 6.2 on our overall scale thanks to its power and precision on a track. Our colleagues at Motor Authority named it their Best...
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Sun Jan 16, 0033 3:47 pm

Gunmen kill 14 in Kenya hotel compound attack claimed by Somali IslamistsEight hours after the assault began at Nairobi's upscale 14 Riverside Drive complex, a burst of gunfire was heard in the area, suggesting the situation was not yet under control. Nairobi is a major expatriate hub, and the compound targeted contained offices of various international companies, in an echo of a deadly 2013 assault on a Nairobi shopping center in the same neighborhood. "The main door of the hotel was blown open and there was a human arm in the street severed from the shoulder," said Serge Medic, the Swiss owner of a security company who ran to the scene to help when he heard of the attack from his taxi driver.


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Fri Jan 16, 8065 3:47 pm

Kenya Hunts Gunmen in Fatal Hotel Attack Claimed by Al-QaedaThe attack on 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi began with an explosion targeting three vehicles in the parking lot and then a suicide-bombing in the foyer of a Dusit Hotels & Resorts Co. outlet, police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet said Tuesday in a televised briefing. Al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda based in neighboring Somalia, said it killed 47 people in the attack, according to Radio Andalus, a broadcaster that supports its insurgency. The group didn’t say how it obtained the figure, but if its involvement was confirmed it would be the Islamists’ first significant assault in Kenya since a raid on a university campus in Garissa county in April 2015 that killed at least 147 people.


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Sun Jan 16, 3887 3:47 pm

The Latest: Canada asks China to spare life of CanadianBEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-Canada tensions (all times local):


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Thu Jan 16, 4736 3:47 pm

How Government Shutdowns Affect Housing and DesignOur capital’s longest hiatus in history is hitting the housing, building, and design communities harder than expected


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Wed Jan 16, 3388 3:47 pm

40 mile-per-hour mudslides, floods: California storms could cause serious damageMudslides and flooding were closing roads in California as heavy rains and snow were forecast deep into the week.


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Thu Jan 16, 7490 3:47 pm

PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcyThe ex-PG&E CEO resigned Sunday ahead of the utility's impending bankruptcy due to potential liability for its role in recent California wildfires.


TheCarConnection.com
Sat Jan 16, 6500 3:47 pm
uberPOOL using commuter tax benefitsThe share of Americans that use ride-hailing services grew in the past three years, but the percentage of riders who use services such as Uber and Lyft daily has remained relatively flat. The results of a study conducted by the Pew Research Center published Jan. 4 showed 36 percent of U.S. adults used a ride-hailing app in 2018. The figure is up...
TheCarConnection.com
Thu Jan 16, 6200 3:47 pm
2020 Kia Telluride, 2019 Detroit auto showThe 6 most exciting new cars at the 2019 Detroit auto show Few they may have been, but most of the new cars revealed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit were crucial for their brands. 2020 Kia Telluride debuts: Finally in the big crossover SUV game The 2020 Kia Telluride that debuted Monday at the 2019 North American...
Yahoo Automotive
Tue Jan 16, 4514 3:47 pm

Netflix just announced the biggest price increase in the history of its streaming serviceNetflix increased the prices of all three of its US plans on Tuesday, some by as much as 18%, which makes this the most substantial price jump since the streaming service debuted in 2007. As reported by CNBC on Tuesday morning, the standard plan -- which offers HD video and allows users to watch from up to two devices at once -- will be subjected to the largest price hike, percentage-wise, as it climbs from $10.99 a month to $12.99 a month. As CNBC points out, that's still cheaper than HBO NOW, which costs $14.99 a month, but upping the price of its most popular plan will certainly have plenty of subscribers up in arms. As for the basic plan -- which doesn't include HD video and can only stream on one screen at a time -- the price has been increased from $7.99 to $8.99, while the premium plan -- Ultra HD and four screens -- increased from $13.99 to $15.99. The price hikes affect all new subscribers immediately, as you can see on the Netflix signup page, but current subscribers will begin to see the new prices reflected in their bills over the next three months. This marks the fourth price increase that Netflix has rolled out in the US. The last time Netflix changed its prices was in late 2017, but this is the first time a price hike has ever hit every subscriber at once. In the past, changes like these have convinced some subscribers to cancel their service altogether, and as there is no way to avoid paying more by changing to another plan, it seems likely that there will be a similar backlash this time as well. "We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience," the company said in a statement.


TheCarConnection.com
Thu Jan 16, 1400 3:47 pm
2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e XLEToyota is eager to reach owners of vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators to alert them about free replacement, so much so that the automaker confirmed Monday that it will start knocking on doors. In an e-mail to The Car Connection, a Toyota spokesperson said that the automaker's representatives will visit some owners to schedule free...
Yahoo Automotive
Sun Jan 16, 7200 3:47 pm

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.


TheCarConnection.com
Sun Jan 16, 7200 3:47 pm
2019 Audi A3One of the most affordable points of entry to the luxury car world, the 2019 Audi A3 is a high-quality, well-equipped alternative to other diminutive premium sedans. Thanks to impressive standard and optional features and a great safety record, the A3 scores 6.7 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Due to be redesigned next year...