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Porsche could build flying taxis, says sales chief

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 08:06

Volkswagen's sports car maker Porsche could develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen told a German magazine. If I drive from (the Porsche plant in) Zuffenhausen to Stuttgart airport, I need at least half an hour, if I'm lucky. Flying would take only three and a half minutes," Automobilwoche quoted von Platen as saying.

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 05:29

Saudi Arabia's crown prince lands in Egypt Sunday on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power. Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-day visit to Cairo comes ahead of a scheduled trip to Britain on Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and the United States from March 19-22. The son of Saudi King Salman is already seen as the country's de facto ruler controlling the major levers of government.

Police arrest Michigan college student suspected of killing parents

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 01:57

(Reuters) - A student at Central Michigan University suspected of shooting to death his parents inside a campus dormitory during a domestic dispute was arrested on Saturday, the school said, after a daylong manhunt. The suspect was seen by a bystander on a train passing through the north end of campus in Mount Pleasant, about 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Detroit, shortly after midnight and taken into custody without incident, said Heather Smith, a university spokeswoman, in a statement. The suspect was identified as James Eric Davis Jr., 19, after the two victims were found inside a residence hall at the university, police said.

5 Avalanche Victims Rescued At California's Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 00:52

A powerful avalanche Friday at Squaw Valley Ski Resort above Lake Tahoe in Northern California buried five skiers and snowboarders, injuring two, officials reported. Officials are investigating what may have triggered the avalanche.

APNewsBreak: 1st lawsuit filed in Grand Canyon copter crash

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 23:48

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a British tourist who died after the Grand Canyon sightseeing helicopter he was in crashed filed the first wrongful death lawsuit Friday related to last month's crash.

Mike Huckabee Resigns From Country Music Board After Criticism Of His Anti-LGBTQ Views

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 23:21

“If the industry doesn’t want people of faith or who hold conservative and traditional political views to buy tickets and music, they should be forthcoming and say it,” Huckabee wrote in his resignation letter, which came just one day after he was announced as the CMA Foundation’s newest member. “Until recently, the arts was the one place America could set aside political, geographical, racial, religious, and economic barriers and come together ...  At the end of the day, I’m not worth the fight, but the kids are.” The letter was published in Nashville’s The Tennessean. Although CMA Foundation Chairman Joe Galante had touted Huckabee’s “policy experience with education reform” when announcing the former Arkansas governor’s appointment to the board Wednesday, the news immediately set off a firestorm of criticism.

Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off Cozumel

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:49

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — What appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday, less than two weeks after a blast shook another ferry plying the same route.

Mennonite investigator remains jailed after court ruling

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:44

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado criminal defense investigator who refused to testify for the prosecution in a death penalty case because she says it's against her Mennonite faith will remain jailed after an appeals court on Friday ruled against her request to testify under alternative conditions.

The Latest: Chief: Deaths of officer, wife "tragic"

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:39

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Central Michigan University (all times local):

$275K going to family of each person slain in Vegas shooting

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:24

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $31.5 million victims' fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Oakland mayor says protecting the most vulnerable starts with housing

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 20:21

Oakland's mayor Libby Schaaf has been in the spotlight since the tipoff of ICE raids. Today she renewed her commitment to protecting the most vulnerable people in her city and that, she said, starts with offering them affordable housing.

The Latest: UN chief condemns terror attacks in Burkina Faso

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:07

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Burkina Faso's capital (all times local):

Seven days in Trumpland: Confusion, scandals and indictments

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:51

Even by the standards of a White House beset by multiple investigations, routine allegations of ethical lapses and an agenda that keeps news organizations struggling to keep pace, the seven-day span from Feb. 23 through March 2 stands out. 

Michigan shooting suspect at large after two killed at university

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:03

A gunman suspected of killing two people in Central Michigan University dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said. The two victims, who were not students, were found inside the residence hall at the university in Mount Pleasant, about 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Detroit, said Lieutenant Larry Klaus of the university's police force. The incident came about two weeks after 17 students and educators were killed by a 19-year-old gunman with an assault-style rifle at a Florida high school.

Equifax breach could be most costly in corporate history

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:57

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said it expects costs related to its massive 2017 data breach to surge by $275 million this year, suggesting the incident at the credit reporting bureau could turn out to be the most costly hack in corporate history. "It looks like this will be the most expensive data breach in history," said Larry Ponemon, chairman of Ponemon Institute, a research group that tracks costs of cyber attacks. Equifax on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit that topped Wall Street forecasts and disclosed that it uncovered an additional 2.4 million people whose data was stolen in the attack.

Sheriff: Indiana deputy shot during pursuit won't survive

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:46

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana sheriff's deputy who was shot in the head while chasing three suspects won't survive and was on life support for donation of his organs, authorities said Friday.

Ben Carson Cancels $31,000 Furniture Order

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:17

The HUD won't be decorated with designs by Alexa Hampton, David Phoenix, and more

Start of trial on AT&T, Time Warner merger may be delayed by one day

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:18

The start date for the trial over whether wireless and pay TV provider AT&T Inc can buy Time Warner Inc may be delayed by a day to March 20, Judge Richard Leon said on Friday. Leon, who is on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said March 19 may be needed to hear final pre-trial motions so the trial start may be pushed back. The Justice Department's Craig Conrath said he opposed any delay because witnesses travelling to Washington for the trial could be inconvenienced.

Pennsylvania Redistricting Leads To Bad Blood Among Some Democrats Forced To Shuffle Electoral Plans

Top Stories - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:10

Democrats rejoiced last month when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state’s congressional districts, ruling that the GOP had gerrymandered the map unconstitutionally. The court’s move made Democrats competitive in several more districts than they would have been under the Republican plan. Democrat Christina Hartman, an establishment favorite running there, announced Wednesday that she would be withdrawing from that race and running in the adjacent 10th District instead.


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