Share Tweet Share Share Email Reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest for Mercedes in the first French Grand Prix practice in a decade on Friday with the session halted after Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson suffered a fiery crash. Hamilton, a point behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after seven races, complained about his car’s handling over the radio but still put in a best time of one minute 32.231 seconds. His Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas, also with a new Mercedes engine in his car, was second fastest in 1:32.371 as France made its return to the F1 calendar for the first time since 2008. The 90 minute session was red-flagged with a minute remaining when Ericsson lost control at the Beausset corner, spun and hit the barriers hard, with the Sauber car then catching fire. The Swede worryingly remained in the car, with flames licking the airbox, before marshals arrived with an extinguisher and he clambered out from underneath the halo head-protection … [Read more...] about Hamilton fastest in France FP1 as session end with Ericsson’s fiery crash
opinion The Detroit News Published 3:09 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 Tonight isn’t the first time the leading Republican gubernatorial candidates have skirmished, but it’s arguably the most important clash. That’s because Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will share the stage with their Democratic counterparts, who are locked into their own fierce contest. The debate, held in the Grand Hotel on the sidelines of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference, comes as absentee voting begins in a couple weeks’ time. Casual observers would be mistaken if they thought this was a GOP get-together. Yes, many of the attendees lean Republican, but the annual confab on Mackinac Island is more about big business and influence-peddling than main street. Democrats always have a strong presence here. In fact, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm and then-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick were fixtures during their overlapping … [Read more...] about Column: What to watch in Mackinac gov debate
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will help German firms with business in Iran where it can, but cannot entirely shield them from the U.S. decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran, the economy minister told a newspaper. German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier delivers a statement regarding the Trump Administration's steel and aluminum tariffs outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2018. REUTERS/ Leah Millis European companies conducting business in Iran face U.S. sanctions after President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord between six major powers and Iran. EU officials say there is no easy way to protect EU firms and banks from the extraterritorial nature of the U.S. sanctions. Asked how the German government could assist German firms feeling nervous in the wake of the U.S. decision, Altmaier told the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper that Berlin would help them assess the situation and developments … [Read more...] about German firms can’t be totally shielded from U.S. Iran move: minister
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.