Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press Updated 1:03 pm CST, Monday, January 7, 2019 File- This May 23, 2018, file photo shows Cyntoia Brown appearing in court during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Several Democratic Tennessee lawmakers are urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to a woman convicted of first-degree murder as a teen. Newly elected Nashville Sen. Brenda Gilmore led a group Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, calling for 30-year-old Brown’s freedom. less File- This May 23, 2018, file photo shows Cyntoia Brown appearing in court during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Several Democratic Tennessee lawmakers are urging ... more Photo: Lacy Atkins, AP Photo: Lacy Atkins, AP Image 1 of / 27 … [Read more...] about Clemency granted to woman sentenced to life at age 16
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SPECIALIST sports car maker and tuner Lister has unveiled the LFP - the fastest-ever SUV. Built from a Jaguar F-Pace, the car has been souped-up to produce 670bhp with a 200mph top speed. It will accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds - and although the record-breaking Tesla Model X P100D can do the same in 2.5 seconds when in Ludicrous mode, it has a limited top speed of 155mph. The carbon-fibre-laced car is expected to cost from £140,000, but the price tag will inevitably rocket once customers begin adding bespoke details. "Considerable" interest has already been lodged by prospective buyers ahead of the LFP's full reveal later this month, according to Lister - who also previously turned the Jaguar F-Type sports car into its own LFT-666. The book is already open for LFP orders and customer deliveries will begin in October. Meanwhile, Jaguar's highest-spec F-Pace model, the SVR, is almost half the price of the LFP, starting from under £75,000. It has a top speed of 176mph … [Read more...] about The world’s fastest SUV has been revealed as Lister amps up the Jaguar F-Pace to roar at 200mph
Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 1:20 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 New York — Like the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle, the New York City E-Prix's circuit is laid out on the public streets of Brooklyn, with Manhattan skyscrapers forming a majestic backdrop across the river. The world's top drivers come here to race state-the-of-art, open-wheel cars at the limit just inches from makeshift barriers and adoring fans. The difference is the cars barely make a sound. Formula E is the world's premier battery-powered auto racing series with 11 stops around the globe, including the streets of Hong Kong, Paris, Rome and New York. As some governments consider outlawing the internal combustion engine, manufacturers from Audi to Jaguar to Nissan are rushing to the new race series to accelerate battery development and excite potential buyers about electric vehicles. Like other race series that have tried to capitalize on government … [Read more...] about Electric-car makers amped on Formula E racing
BEIJING (Reuters) - Long accused of protectionist tactics that make it a difficult place for foreign firms to operate, China is trying to reverse that narrative amid an escalating trade war with the United States, green-lighting huge investments and portraying itself as a champion of openness. FILE PHOTO: A Tesla car charges at a charging station in Beijing, China, April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo But critics argue that despite its attempt to claim the moral high ground as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to apply more tariffs on Chinese imports, Beijing’s recent moves to make it easier for foreign businesses to set up operations also effectively acknowledges that it has had discriminatory market barriers. This week, China agreed to a $10 billion petrochemicals project by Germany’s BASF (BASFn.DE) that will be the first such plant in China that is wholly foreign-owned, not a joint venture. It also approved a huge new wholly-owned Shanghai … [Read more...] about As Trump amps up trade war, China plays nice with foreign investors
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments National by Scott Wilson by Scott Wilson Email the author May 19 at 4:50 PM Email the author National Guard Col. Charles Anthony takes readings of sulfur dioxide gas May 18 near a fissure on Kupono Road in Pahoa, Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano, on the Big Island, has been increasingly active. (Linda Davidson/For The Washington Post) PAHOA, Hawaii — The earth cracked open beneath Leilani Estates in middle-of-the-night … [Read more...] about The earth cracked open. Walls of lava encroached. That’s just life on a Hawaiian volcano.