This factory once made gas-guzzling Hummers now it’s making electric cars

June 23, 2017

Electric cars are in, Hummers are out at an Indiana plant.Image: Getty Images for Go Ultra Low A U.S. auto plant that once made giant gas-guzzlers will now make cars that don’t need gas at all. AM General, which previously built the Hummer H2, sold its factory in South Bend, Indiana to the electric carmaker SF Motors, both firms announced Thursday. SF Motors will pay $110 million to produce “intelligent electric vehicles,” according to publicly available filings. It will spend …

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Celine Dion wore a good T-Shirt

June 18, 2017

Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images Oh what do you know, Celine Dion did something perfect. The icon, who has a storied history of wearing graphic sweatshirts, took the stage in Copenhagen Thursday night wearing a fun tee scribbled with messages like “love,” “the biggest prick,”and “your soul?” It’s torn in just the right places, like a shirt that’s dealt with a lot of pricks. SEE ALSO: Celine Dion dancing to Cher backstage is a freakin’ …

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

… tribute to West’s portrayal of the “Bright Knight” on Thursday night. The West family encouraged fans who are unable to attend the ceremony to make a donation to either the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Camp Rainbow Gold. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Toolkit OTO (lifetime) 600+ Premium Themes and Plugins with Developers Rights WP Toolkit is a simply massive library of Premium WordPress Tools, offered at …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

(CNN)The congressional boys of summer ditched partisan hardball for seven innings of healing Thursday at their annual baseball classic just 36 hours after a horrifying gun rampage at a Republican batting practice. And while rattled lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill instinctively drew together after the shooting, sitting together at the game, that doesn’t mean their constituents and attack dogs in warring partisan media establishments will heed a moment of Beltway …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… democracy. The Congressional Baseball Game has never been about Republicans against Democrats. It’s about Republicans and Democrats. It’s about Americans coming together to support a good cause. The game is going ahead Thursday night. We will not give in to fear, violence or hate. We will play for those affected by these despicable and cowardly actions, to support local charities (including the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the …

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Blue plaques: Who did you nominate for an award? – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… will also be commemorated at Hull’s Paragon Station – from where they took the train to meet the Thin White Duke in the 1970s. Q&A with Alfie Boe BBC Music Day is an annual celebration that aims “to unite communities and generations through their love of music”. More than 200 events will take place this Thursday, including a co-ordinated, country-wide bell-ringing performance at 19:00 BST. Schoolchildren in Bradford and Portsmouth will attempt to break …

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Facebook’s Instant Articles are getting more ads after publishers began to flee

June 9, 2017

Image: facebook The Guardian is out. So is The New York Times. SEE ALSO: Facebook is going to do something about those terrible ads on your website Facebook has failed to keep the two of the most reputable newspapers on board with Instant Articles, the publishing platform where articles are uploaded directly to the social network. But Facebook is not giving up. On Thursday, the social network added more ad placements in Instant Articles. Any publisher can now insert ads in the related …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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News Daily: General election special – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… and Surbiton – both seats were seized by the Conservatives at the last election. Home Secretary Amber Rudd held on to her seat – in Hastings – after a recount, as did Lib Dem leader Tim Farron in Westmorland and Lonsdale. Pound down amid the uncertainty Currency markets had predicted a comfortable victory for Theresa May, so it’s not a surprise that sterling has fallen sharply overnight against the dollar. At one point it was down two-and-a-half cents on its Thursday …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

… Schumer said Thursday. Yet the most intriguing takeaway of Comey’s performance for the ages, despite his scalding indictment of Trump, was that Republicans came away with more than they had hoped for to bolster their defense of the President. Republicans previewed a logical alternative thesis of the President’s actions based on Comey’s explosive testimony that Trump tried to convince him to go easy on Flynn. It’s a case that ultimately could serve as an argument …

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People are getting drunk for the Comey hearing because America cant be enjoyed sober anymore

June 8, 2017

Image: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Nothing says “good morning” in Trump’s America better than gathering at a bar with a bunch of strangers before 10 a.m. to drink Russian vodka and watch a Senate hearing … apparently. On this upcoming, beautiful Thursday, people all over America will wake up, get dressed in their end-of-week finest, and attend one of the many bar parties being thrown across the country for the sole purpose of watching former FBI Director James Comey testify …

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Here’s a Twitter list for Comey’s Senate testimony

June 8, 2017

… Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. That’s the group leading the Senate probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Twitter will be inundated during the Senate testimony with #ComeyHearing, #Comey, and #ComeyTestimony tweets, so here’s a breakdown to get the most out of the online chatter. We made a list filled with politicians, journalists, experts, and more to make it easier to cut through the noise, …

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James Comey claims his moment at hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)Fired FBI Chief James Comey seizes center stage in a compelling national political drama Thursday as he delivers congressional testimony that has grave implications for the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency. His testimony represents a pivotal moment in the saga of Russian election hacking and alleged collusion by Trump aides that has cast a dark shadow over the opening months of the new administration. …

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Trump casually pre-games climate announcement with jazz band

June 3, 2017

While the world anxiously waited to hear whether or not President Trump would pull out of the Paris Agreement, a jazz band outside the White House kept things chill AF. After much anticipation, Trump announced on Twitter that he would be making a statement about the country’s future with the major climate agreement on Thursday in the White House Rose Garden. They’re playing smooth jazz in the Rose Garden ahead of the president’s announcement on the Paris climate accord …

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As Trump’s Aides Touted His Alliance-Building, European Leaders Mocked And Disparaged Him

May 31, 2017

… criticize the president of the United States and Merkel is notoriously measured in her public remarks. For her, this is the equivalent of running around screaming with her hair on fire, Berman said of Merkel. She does not blurt things out, she does not make extreme statements, she does not say things that veer from past statements easily. When they gathered at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, European leaders expected Trump to reaffirm the idea of collective security and maybe …

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Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… he said to them: “I just want to say how incredibly proud I was to be Mancunian this week. “Hearts were broken on Monday. And what I’ve seen of this city and you lot will stay with me for the rest of my life.” He recalled a woman who sang Oasis’s Don’t Look Back In Anger after the one-minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square on Thursday, with the rest of those present gradually joining in. Inspired by that woman, Fray played the song that has now become …

May 28, 2017
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Here’s a sneak peak into Southeast Asia’s first ever Apple store

Image: yvette tan/mashable Apple’s first destination in Southeast Asia? Singapore. The doors of the two-storey high store, which features a stunning glass facade spanning 120 feet, opened briefly on Thursday for a media preview into the store. SEE ALSO: Apple shares photos and video of its fancy new store in Dubai Inside, the store embodies the sleek designs Apple is well-known for. Image: YVETTE TAN/MASHABLE Image: YVETTE TAN/MASHABLE The stairs, leading up to the second …

May 27, 2017
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Walkers Crisps social media campaign for free soccer tickets takes a dark turn

Gary Lineker smiling with Walkers Crisps.Image: REX/Shutterstock What started innocently enough as a giveaway of free soccer tickets to the UEFA Champions League final took a turn for the worse thanks to a handful of online trolls. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Walkers, the snack company that brings the UK its flavored crisps and other treats, started a social media campaign Thursday, asking fans who wanted to win tickets to tweet a selfie with …

May 26, 2017
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U.S. Stocks Advance, Bonds Mixed as Oil Tops $51: Markets Wrap

… meetings in Europe. Minutes from the last Federal Reserve policy meeting will be released Wednesday, offering more clues to the path of interest rates. OPEC will meet in Vienna on Thursday, with major oil producers edging closer to extending an agreement to curb output. South Korea, Canada, South Africa and Thailand set interest rates this week. And here are the main moves in markets: Stocks  The S&P 500 climbed 0.2 percent to 2,398.42 at 4 p.m. in New York. It rose as high as …

May 25, 2017
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Now it’s Jeff Sessions’ turn to get trolled with projections on D.C. buildings

… similar projections on Thursday night. Hashtags are everywhere Image: Robin Bell/Storyful Projected on to the FBI’s D.C. headquarters and the Department of Justice, the projections included one that read “#SessionsMustGo” and another that cited an infamous Sessions quote about the KKK and marijuana (which Sessions later claimed was a joke), both accompanied by an image of Sessions in a KKK robe. Another round of hits against the Trump administration via projections …

May 21, 2017
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Facebook’s still buying up sports rights now including baseball

… companies have been slowly but surely buying into streaming rights for live sports just as those companies are also investing in live video. The biggest splash came in 2016 when Twitter won the rights to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games. Since then, Twitter has also made deals for baseball games. Amazon jumped into the scene this year by grabbing those Thursday NFL rights. Sports leagues, meanwhile, are figuring out how to best make money from their live events as TV viewership …

May 19, 2017
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CrossFit brings its live competitions to Facebook

… the social network, especially as it competes for live sports deals and audience attention with Twitter and Amazon. Twitter recently lost out to Amazon for the digital rights to stream NFL’s Thursday night football games. Few things bring people together like live sports events, so we look forward to fans on Facebook rallying around CrossFit’s biggest moments, Dan Reed, Facebooks head of global sports partnerships, said in a statement. WATCH: This might be the cutest and tiniest …

May 18, 2017
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