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BMW Electric Offered With Spare SUV to Ease Range Anxiety

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I’m kind of a car buff — it’s just a natural result of being born and raised in the Motor City. If you live in the Metro-Detroit area, you’ve probably had a relative in the car industry. In my case, ...

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Barge involved in wedding-party accident on NY’s Hudson just a hint of river traffic to come

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The barge that was involved in the Hudson River collision that killed a bride-to-be and her fiance’s best man is just a hint of the heavy construction traffic that will challenge boaters during the building of ...

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Flood waters from Vegas to Philly; Hawaii next

Severely soggy weather soaked the East Coast to the West over the weekend, stranding travelers, washing out roads and claiming two lives. And while the U.S. mainland cleared, Hawaii braced Monday for Tropical Storm Flossie, as the weakening, but still ...

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2 Swiss passenger trains collide; 35 injured

  At least 35 people were injured, five of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, police said. One person had yet to be recovered from the wreckage. The crash happened near the ...

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FBI raids in 76 cities save 105 kids forced into prostitution; 150 others arrested

WASHINGTON — Authorities rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pimps and others in a three-day law enforcement sweep in 76 American cities, the FBI said Monday. The victims, almost all girls, range in age from ...

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A bus trip back to an Indianapolis church ended in tragedy Saturday afternoon with bloodied bodies

(CNN) — A bus trip back to an Indianapolis church ended in tragedy Saturday afternoon with bloodied bodies, luggage strewn everywhere and three dead, in addition to at least 19 injured, after the vehicle flipped over. The smashed bus teetered on ...

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Australia Adopts Tough Measures to Curb Asylum Seekers

SYDNEY, Australia — Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia moved Friday to curtail the record number of people attempting the dangerous boat journey to claim asylum, pledging that no one who arrives in Australia by boat without a visa will ...

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After tumbling from top of auto industry into financial ruin, Detroit files for bankruptcy

  DETROIT — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles that put the world on ...

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Apple hires fresh talent for ‘iWatch’

Apple has embarked on a hiring spree to tackle design problems with its “iWatch” wrist computer, bringing in fresh expertise amid concern that the launch of its first new product since the death of Steve Jobs could be at least a ...

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Froome Reasserts His Dominance in Tour De France

VAISON-LA-ROMAINE, France — With a burst of power on the steep final slopes of the imposing Mont Ventoux, Chris Froome of Sky Procycling won the 15th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, re-establishing the dominance that had been predicted for ...

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Hatch Says House Should Pass Immigration Reform

Sen. Orrin Hatch appeared on Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” to talk about gridlock in Washington. Hatch said he was “counting” on the House to pass immigration reform after the Senate was able to push the measure through. “But let me ...

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Apple’s new 11-inch MacBook Air (Mid-2013)

Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of its hot-selling MacBook Air lineup at WWDC 2013, taking somewhat of a gamble in concentrating on greatly extended battery life in lieu of a more conventional performance boost. But did that bet pay off? ...

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Snowden to meet rights groups at Moscow airport

MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the alleged National Security Agency leaker, will meet with human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Friday, reports said. The meeting is planned for later Friday early evening local time, according to the Russian state ...

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Bombing suspect heads to 1st public court hearing

BOSTON (AP) — Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing will watch as the young man who could face the death penalty for the attack appears in court for the first time since he was found bleeding and hiding in a ...

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Volkswagen XL1, wheeling a 262-mpg orb: Motoramic Drives

  Since the dawn of the combustion age, true car nuts have disdained gas mileage as the obsession of the weak-minded and unskilled; there’s no bigger punchline in the business than theToyota Prius. The success of the Tesla Model S ...

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White House refuses to make Egypt ‘coup’ determination

As the violence raged in Egypt, Jay Carney at the White House called for “maximum restraint” The White House has refused to describe Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s removal as a coup, saying that term carries “significant consequences”. Spokesman Jay Carney ...

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Toronto rainstorm leaves 300,000 without power

Toronto rainstorm leaves 300,000 without power Footage shows widespread flooding across Toronto A heavy rainstorm in Toronto has left some 300,000 people without power and flooded parts of Canada’s largest city. More than 90mm (3.5in) of water – more than ...

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Lac-Megantic train blast: Searchers comb rubble

Lac-Megantic train blast: Searchers comb rubble It is feared the crash could be Canada’s worst rail disaster in 50 years Investigators have begun gaining access to parts of a Quebec town levelled when a runaway crude oil train exploded on ...

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Costa Concordia: Captain Schettino to face trial

Costa Concordia: Captain Schettino to face trial 9 July 2013 Last updated at 06:18 GMT The trial of the captain of the Costa Concordia – the cruise ship that struck rocks off the coast of Italy in 2012 – is due to ...

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Asiana pilot was on a training flight

The pilot tried to abort the landing 1.5 seconds before crash. SAN FRANCISCO — Asiana Airlines says the pilot of the ill-fated Boeing 777 that crashed Saturday had little experience flying the aircraft and was landing one for the first ...

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