McLaren's super news for supercar fans

McLaren's super news for supercar fansOn Wednesday UK supercar firm McLaren officially confirmed that a successor to the Ferrari 488 GTB-baiting S650 is coming this year. Despite only launching the first model in the series in 2014, McLaren is getting ready to unveil the 650S's replacement at the Geneva Motor Show this March. "Super Series is the core of the McLaren business and pers...
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The 7 most exciting innovations I saw on Faraday Future’s FF 91

The 7 most exciting innovations I saw on Faraday Future’s FF 91To say Faraday Future has gotten off to a rocky start over the past couple of years may be the understatement of the year, and it's only January. The company debuted its FFZERO1 concept supercar amid a whirlwind of buzz at CES 2016, but the press quickly dismissed the car as vapor. A year full of turmoil with Faraday's main financier, lawsuits...
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Five Indian states go to polls in test for Modi

Five Indian states go to polls in test for ModiFive Indian states representing more than 160 million voters will go to the polls in the next two months, officials said Wednesday, a key test for the prime minister after his shock currency move. The elections will begin on February 4, nearly three months after Modi announced he was scrapping nearly 86 percent of all Indian currency, a move aimed...
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More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raidSuspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, authorities said. The attack added to a long history of daring jailbreaks in the southern Philippines, home to a decades-old Muslim separatist insurg...
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S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China

S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to ChinaSouth Korea is committed to deploying an advanced US missile defense system this year despite opposition from China, a minister said Wednesday, even as opposition lawmakers headed to Beijing with a different message. Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the South after a string of North Ko...
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Israel's "flying car" passenger drone moves closer to delivery

Israel's "flying car" passenger drone moves closer to deliveryBy Elana Ringler YAVNE, Israel (Reuters) - After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020. The Cormorant, billed as a flying car, is capable of transporting 500kg (around half a tonne) of weight and travelling at 185...
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Fiji Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Warning

Fiji Earthquake Triggers Tsunami WarningThe tremor struck 176 miles south of Fiji. No damage or casualties were initially reported.Original link
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Haiti certifies presidential win for businessman candidate

Haiti certifies presidential win for businessman candidatePORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A businessman from northern Haiti who has never held political office was certified as the official winner of the November presidential election Tuesday following a ruling by an electoral tribunal that found no evidence of large-scale voter fraud.Original link
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Divers looking for Colorado boy, 6, find body in frozen pond

Divers looking for Colorado boy, 6, find body in frozen pondAURORA, Colo. (AP) — Divers looking for a 6-year-old boy who apparently wandered away from his suburban Denver home on New Year's Eve found the body of a child in a frozen pond Tuesday.Original link
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Fighting puts Syria peace negotiations at risk

Fighting puts Syria peace negotiations at riskA dozen Syrian rebel factions have suspended talks on new peace negotiations, accusing President Bashar al-Assad's regime of violating a four-day-old ceasefire with attacks near Damascus that continued Tuesday. The rebels' decision threatens the process sponsored by regime ally Russia and rebel backer Turkey, which began with a truce and is meant ...
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Mom of Boy Who Pushed Dresser Off Twin Reveals Moment She Saw Rescue: 'It Was Just Heart-Wrenching'

Mom of Boy Who Pushed Dresser Off Twin Reveals Moment She Saw Rescue: 'It Was Just Heart-Wrenching'Little Bowdy is being hailed as "Superboy" for his amazing strength.Original link
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Photos of the day — January 3, 2017

Photos of the day — January 3, 2017A mountain of bottles awaits processing at a glass recycling plant after Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations, in Gameren, Netherlands; people wearing masks dance in a square amid heavy smog during a polluted day in Fuyang, Anhui province, China; and the sister of Elias Wardini, a Lebanese man who was killed in the New Year’s Eve Istanbu...
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U.S. fines TransUnion, Equifax for deceit over credit scores

U.S. fines TransUnion, Equifax for deceit over credit scoresA U.S. regulator on Tuesday ordered credit reporting agencies TransUnion and Equifax Inc to pay more than $23.2 million in fines and restitution for deceiving consumers about the usefulness and cost of credit scores they bought. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the payments also resolve charges that TransUnion and Equifax lured...
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Paul Ryan greets the new Congress: ‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

Paul Ryan greets the new Congress: ‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered an optimistic and enthusiastic speech Tuesday to representatives — suggesting that they are uniquely positioned to help the American people. With newly elected men and women in attendance, Ryan, 46, said it’s easy to question the durability of the republic when caught in tempestuous, hard-fought electi...
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Congress remains overwhelmingly Christian as U.S. shifts: survey

Congress remains overwhelmingly Christian as U.S. shifts: surveyBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress taking office on Tuesday remains almost as overwhelmingly Christian as it was in the 1960s even while the share of American adults who call themselves Christians has dropped, according to Pew Research Center analysis. A report from the nonpartisan group said that 91 percent of lawmakers in t...
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Texas lawmaker shot in head on New Year’s Eve plans bill to combat ‘celebratory gunfire’

Texas lawmaker shot in head on New Year’s Eve plans bill to combat ‘celebratory gunfire’A Texas lawmaker who was struck in the head by a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve plans to introduce a bill aimed at preventing celebratory gunfire. “If my legislation could help save a life, you know, then definitely that’s what we’re gonna be looking at doing,” Rep. Armando Martinez, a Democrat from Weslaco, Texas, to...
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Re-print of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' takes Germany by storm

Re-print of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' takes Germany by stormSales of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" have soared since a special edition of the Nazi leader's political treatise went on sale in Germany a year ago, the German publisher has said. The book outlines Hitler's ideology that formed the basis for Nazism and sets out his hatred of Jews, which led to the Holocaust. "These sales figures have taken us by ...
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Ultra Funky Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle

Ultra Funky Johammer J1 Electric MotorcycleUltra Funky Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle The latest entry on the eMoto menu comes from Austrian engineer Johann Hammerschmidt. The Johammer J1 , claiming the title of the first production electric with a 200-mile range, features an aluminum chassis andOriginal link
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2017 Ford Escape Maintains Athletic Appeal

2017 Ford Escape Maintains Athletic AppealThe Ford Escape is one of the most entertaining-to-drive small SUVs on the market. Add to that a long list of desirable and high-tech options, and the Escape feels like a competitor to luxury-bra...Original link
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Megyn Kelly to leave Fox News for new role at NBC

Megyn Kelly to leave Fox News for new role at NBCFox News host Megyn Kelly is leaving the conservative cable news giant for a new position at NBC News. The news of Kelly’s leap to a new network after 12 years at Fox News was first reported by the New York Times and later confirmed in a statement by NBC. It had been rumored for months that Kelly was seeking a salary upwards of $20 million ...
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