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GM, doubling down on big SUVs, unveils longer Chevy Tahoe, Suburban

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:42

General Motors Co could expand the lineup of vehicles using its large truck and sport utility vehicle architecture and sees big opportunities in over-the-air software updates, President Mark Reuss told Reuters on Tuesday. GM, which controls about 70% of the large sport utility market in North America with six models, unveiled the redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the first of a new generation of large SUVs whose profits will help fund development of electric vehicles that the automaker promises for the future. The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, revealed at the arena where the Detroit Red Wings hockey team plays in downtown Detroit, is 6.7 inches longer than the current Tahoe and can carry as much as 122.9 cubic feet of cargo.

'Obstruction of Congress:' Trump's stonewalling becomes basis for impeachment

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 17:49

It's a simple dispute, easy for Americans to digest: Democrats say Trump must comply with congressional subpoenas. He calls it a partisan inquiry.

A Florida sheriff office's captain told a deputy to act like a 'white supremacist' and a 'Nazi' when stopping a black murder suspect

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:38

The comment made by Monroe County Sheriff's Capt. Penny Phelps was recorded by a deputy's body camera during a conversation in late 2017.

Here's who will be onstage for the December Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico, and how to watch

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:11

Seven candidates have qualified for the next debate, which PBS NewsHour and Politico will co-host on December 19 in Los Angeles.

How Saturn Cracked Open Enceladus's Icy Surface

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:59

The origins of one of the moon's most unique mysteries has been revealed.

Newlyweds burned by volcanic eruption on New Zealand honeymoon cruise

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:44

Lauren and Matt Urey were touring the White Island volcano Monday on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Ovation of the Seas when it erupted.

UPDATE 1-Iran foreign ministry issues travel advisory for citizens not to visit America

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:24

Iran warned its citizens, particularly scientists, on Tuesday not to visit America, saying Iranians there were subjected to arbitrary and lengthy detention in inhuman conditions. "Iranian citizens, particularly elites and scientists, are requested to seriously avoid traveling to America, even to take part in scientific conferences and even having an invitation," a travel advisory on the foreign ministry website said. It cited, "America's cruel and one-sided laws toward Iranians, especially Iranian elites, and arbitrary and lengthy detention in completely inhuman conditions" as reasons for the travel advisory.

The Best War Movies on Netflix

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 14:00

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Thunberg a 'brat'

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:21

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a "brat" on Tuesday after she criticized mounting violence against indigenous people in which two Amazon tribesmen were shot dead three days ago. The teen activist retorted by changed the biographical description on her Twitter account to "Pirralha".

Justices seem to favor insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:18

The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to rule that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. Several justices indicated their agreement with arguments from the insurers that they are entitled to the money under a provision of the "Obamacare" health law that promised the companies a financial cushion for losses they might incur by selling coverage to people in the marketplaces created by the health care law. The program only lasted three years, but Congress inserted a provision in the Health and Human Services Department's spending bills from 2015 to 2017 to limit payments under the "risk corridors" program.

Greenland's ice is melting 7 times faster than it did in the early 90s — suggesting scientists' worst-case predictions may come true

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:09

As our planet and its oceans warm, the polar ice sheets are melting at accelerated rates. Greenland's average yearly ice loss is 262 billion tons.

TikTok's chief cancels planned meetings with US senators amid concerns over privacy and app's ties to China

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:05

TikTok told Business Insider the meetings were postponed until after the holidays "to ensure these conversations are as productive as possible."

Trump impeachment explained: What is the president being charged with and what happens next?

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:26

House Democrats have unveiled articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in a historic rebuke of the president's demands for political probes from a foreign government.The two articles of impeachment followed a historic investigation into Mr Trump stemming from a whistleblower complaint about his 25 July phone call with Ukraine, in which the president was accused of demanding political investigations into one of his 2020 political rivals, Joe Biden.

US sanctions individuals suspected of human rights abuses

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:06

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed economic sanctions on more than a dozen individuals suspected of human rights violations in six countries and banned two others from entering the United States, including a former Saudi official in Turkey for his alleged role in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Treasury Department's announcement, made on International Human Rights Day, sanctioned individuals from Myanmar, Pakistan, Libya, Slovakia, South Sudan and the Congo. The action blocks all property and interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction that are owned or partially owned by those sanctioned.

Why the Marines Love Their LAV-25 "Destroyers"

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:59

A spunky and useful vehicle.

Supreme Court rejects a challenge to free speech about Berkeley cellphone law

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:31

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a free speech challenge brought by a trade group against a regulation issued by the California city of Berkeley that requires cellphone retailers to tell customers of certain radiation risks.

Cities are criminalizing homelessness by banning people from camping in public. That's the wrong approach, report says

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:57

More cities are criminally punishing homeless people for sleeping in public, a new report shows, amid an increase in Americans living on the streets.

New 'Varsity Blues' charges: Georgetown mom pleads guilty to cheating in son's online classes

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:52

In a new twist in the "Varsity Blues" admissions scandal, a California woman agreed to plead guilty to paying $9,000 to have someone take online classes for her son so he could graduate from Georgetown.

Belgian boy, 9, terminates his studies at a Dutch university

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:46

A 9-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world's youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible graduation date.