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Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:16 pm

'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threatHurricane Barry, quieted to a tropical depression Monday, remained a dangerous storm that threatened flooding, tornadoes and snakes.


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Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:43 am

A 31-year-old man died in the Dominican Republic, reportedly after drinking a soda that tasted offTracy Jerome Jester, 31, died on the island on March 17. The official cause of death was "respiratory illness."


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Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:29 am

The Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 Will Still Be Called StingrayChevy has published images of the C8's redesigned logo, which confirm the name Stingray.


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Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:45 am

Trump news: AOC, Ilhan Omar, Pressley and Tlaib slam 'hateful actions' of 'racist, xenophobic' presidentDonald Trump began the week embroiled in a racism row after attempting to exploit divisions among the opposition by telling young progressive congresswomen like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”, demanding an apology from the victims in his latest round of tweets.Despite boasting of a 94 per cent approval rating among Republicans, the president found himself lagging behind Democratic 2020 challengers Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in a new poll conducted for NBC News/Wall Street Journal.As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents began mass deportations raids on at least 10 American cities, Mr Trump also hit out at media coverage of vice president Mike Pence's visit to a border detention centre in McAllen, Texas, on Friday, insisting the facility in question was “well run and clean” despite evidence to the contrary.During a press conference, Ms Ocasio-Cortez, Ms Omar, and their colleagues Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib all denounced the president's attacks on them, which he doubled down on Monday afternoon at the White House.Ms Ocasio-Cortez, finishing up her remarks, called the president "weak", and said he focuses on personal attacks because he cannot debate issues."Weak minds and leaders challenge loyalty to our country in order to avoid challenging and debating the policy," Ms Ocasio-Cortez said."This president does not know how to defend his policies, so what he does is he attacks us personally, and that is what it is all about. He cant look a child in the face and he can't look Americans in the face and justify why this country is throwing them into cages," she continued.Meanwhile, the House of Representatives announced it would hold a vote to condemn Mr Trump's "xenophobic" remarks.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load


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Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 am

Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-NazisItalian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces.


TheCarConnection.com
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:30 am
2020 Chrysler Voyager2020 Chrysler Voyager van will cost $28,480 The revived Chrysler Voyager minivan costs less than rivals from Toyota and Honda, but lacks standard active safety features found on many other vans. 2020 Lincoln Navigator adds smartphone key, active safety features to luxury SUV Lincoln's luxury hauler adds new standard features including heated and...
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:00 am
2019 Ford RangerSome 2019 Ford Ranger pickups will be recalled for a seat belt defect. The automaker said Friday it will recall 7,580 Ranger extended-cab models for a right-front seat belt assembly issue. The recall only affects Ranger SuperCab models. Trucks that feature the faulty seat belts may not hold passengers in place properly in a crash, which may...
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:33 am
2020 Chrysler VoyagerFor 2020, the Chrysler Voyager minivan returns and we know it will hit dealership lots with a starting price of $28,480, which includes destination. Prices come from early ordering guides reported Wednesday CarsDirect. The $28,240 figure nets buyers a Voyager L base model, while the LX sees the price climb to $31,290. An LXi model is available for...
Yahoo Automotive
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:45 am

A NASA Intern Bought Apollo 11 Videotapes for $218. Now They're Going to Auction for MillionsThey are 'the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk'


TheCarConnection.com
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:00 am
2019 Chrysler Pacifica HybridWe hear it all the time: "Car seats don't actually expire. That's just a ploy by the manufacturers to get you to spend more money and buy new stuff." It doesn't matter how many times we hear it; it's still not true. Car seats expire, and your kid's safety could depend on you recognizing that fact. We trust car seats to keep our little ones safe in...
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:54 am

Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push backThe simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab. With every step, she risks harassment or even arrest by Iran's morality police whose job is to enforce the strict dress code imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The hijab debate has further polarized Iranians at a time when the country is buckling under unprecedented U.S. sanctions imposed since the Trump administration pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers last year.


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Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:02 am

'I've had enough': Tom Homan sounds off after being attacked by Democrats at border hearingFormer ICE Acting Director Tom Homan reacts on 'Fox & Friends' to fighting back against attacks by House Democrats on Capitol Hill.


TheCarConnection.com
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:00 am
2020 Lincoln NavigatorThe SUV with an old-school take on luxury has learned some new tricks. On Monday, Lincoln announced that its 2020 Navigator would add as standard a smartphone-based key and a suite of active safety features including blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and active lane control. The 2020 Lincoln Navigator will...
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR CongoThe first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday. "Given that the patient was quickly identified, as well as all the passengers on the bus from Butembo, the risk of the disease spreading in the city of Goma is low," the ministry said.


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Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:01 pm

Report: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be an Economic DisasterJust in time for next week’s likely House vote on a federal $15 minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has come out with a caustic report on the consequences of the policy.The report confirms what even liberal economists caution: A $15 minimum wage would “risk undesirable and unintended consequences” and lead to a survival-of-the-fittest labor market, where only the highest-skilled workers come out on top.  Democrats are under the illusion that the government can force employers to artificially increase wages with no adverse consequences for American workers. But that’s like saying the government could double families’ mortgage and rent payments without any consequence.Here are six ways this new report exposes the minimum wage proposal as bad policy.1\. It would be a job-killer.The Congressional Budget Office report estimated that a $15 minimum wage would lead to 1.3 million lost jobs by the year 2025, with job losses rising over time due to compounding negative impacts.The exact number of job losses are highly uncertain, but the report says losses would most likely range between zero and 3.7 million, with a not-insignificant chance that losses could exceed 3.7 million.A 2011 Heritage Foundation estimate was even bleaker. It estimated a $15 minimum wage would lead to 7 million lost jobs.


TheCarConnection.com
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:00 am
Lyft, Aptiv to provide rides for blind individalsRidesharing company Lyft and self-driving car startup Aptiv want to make sure that blind or visually impaired people can still get where they need to go. Both companies said this week they have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind to provide rides to blind or visually impaired people. The partnership will ensure transportation is...
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:30 am
2019 Chevrolet EquinoxChevy shelves slow-selling diesel Equinox model for 2020 The diesel-powered Chevrolet Equinox won't return due to relatively low fuel costs and a high premium for the optional engine. BMW and Daimler announce partnership for self-driving cars The two automakers aim for a semi self-driving car to hit the road around 2024. Drivers ed isn't enough...
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:00 am
2017 Hagerty Teen Drive GoldenAmericans agree on one thing: when it comes to driver's education, the system is seriously lagging. The Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Volvo found the majority of Americans believe the standard driver's license test is outdated, at a minimum. More than half of the respondents said they feel the driver's ed system is outdated, while 9 in 10...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:00 am
BMW Vision iNext conceptBMW and Daimler joined forces to develop self-driving car technology. The two typical rivals said in separate announcements last week that the partnership is a long-term contract to help bring autonomous vehicle technologies to market quicker. Specifically, the agreement aims to put Level 4 self-driving cars on the road as early as 2024. Level 4...
TheCarConnection.com
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 am
2019 Chevrolet EquinoxChevy won't sell a turbodiesel-powered Equinox crossover for 2020, the automaker confirmed this week. Chevrolet spokesman Kevin Kelly told The Car Connection on Thursday that the slow-selling model won't return. "We did discontinue the diesel engine option in the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox due to low demand," Kelly said in a statement. The Chevy...