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Under the hood is the same 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, but it's been dialed up from 315-hp and 350lb-ft of torque to 335-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. A 12-speaker B&O Play system from Harman will handle audio. "It's not just a sporty color or badge", said Jonathan Crocker, the 2019 Edge ST engineering manager.
  • Rain on tap but watch out for Friday night

    Rain on tap but watch out for Friday night

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    South wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. Morning fog is anticipated Wednesday and a slight chance of freezing drizzle is expected after 4 p.m., as a mild high of 38 degrees provides the last vestiges of this January thaw fueled in part by a south wind with gusts up to 20 miles per hour.
  • Kia Niro EV shoots for 200-plus-mile range

    Kia Niro EV shoots for 200-plus-mile range

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    Kia reckons that today's drivers view cars as merely "vehicles"; a big box to transport humans and dogs and empty crisp wrappers and old boxes and so forth. Kia has adopted what it calls a "boundless" vision of future mobility, wherein the auto is no longer just a means of transportation, and developed the "ACE" action plan, which involves producing more Autonomous, Connected and Electrified cars over the course of the next decade.
  • US Teacher Handcuffed During Board Meeting For Questioning Boss's Raise

    US Teacher Handcuffed During Board Meeting For Questioning Boss's Raise

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    A Louisiana teacher was handcuffed and escorted out of a school board meeting after she questioned the superintendent's $38,000 raise, according to KATC . She said that it was unfair that he was being given a performance-based raise when it was the teachers and students who were "doing the work" to meet those goals.
  • Alligators stick snouts through ice to survive freezing conditions, swamp park says

    Alligators stick snouts through ice to survive freezing conditions, swamp park says

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    That's why, when a North Carolina park featuring gators froze over in recent days, they can be seen seemingly stuck in the ice. "It is not abnormal for them [the alligators] to do this because they know they have to breathe". Alligators will go into a state of brumation . The 65-acre park and sanctuary has a dozen alligators, all of them "rescues" that were previously kept in captivity.
  • Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in NY

    Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in NY

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    Trump was in Washington, where he has lived since he was elected president. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" he posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. The president was at the White House when fire engines with flashing emergency lights clogged the streets around his Fifth Avenue luxury building during the morning rush-hour.
  • Gov. Inslee issues statement on death of Pierce Co. sheriff's deputy

    Gov. Inslee issues statement on death of Pierce Co. sheriff's deputy

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    McCartney was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma where he died. "He was one of the people in our agency who stepped up and stepped forward", said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor, according to KOMO. Deputies are doing a K-9 track in the area and have closed Canyon Road at 176th Street South all the way to the end of the road. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie and is believed to be armed.
  • Egypt's ex-PM Shafik says won't run for presidency

    Egypt's ex-PM Shafik says won't run for presidency

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    Incumbent Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has not yet said whether he will run for reelection but for the moment there are no candidates that could challenge him successfully. Sisi himself has yet to declare if he will run but is widely expected to do so. Upon his arrival, Shafiq said that he had 'the chance to investigate more and see exactly what is needed' in Egypt prior to announcing his final stance.
  • India to rethink colonial-era law criminalising gay sex

    India to rethink colonial-era law criminalising gay sex

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    Section 377 , modelled on a 16th-century British law, bans "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal", and is punishable by life imprisonment. In addition to the advocacy and discussion that followed that setback, subsequent rulings in favor of transgender equality and, most recently, establishing privacy as a fundamental right have help set the stage for the Court to revisit the law.
  • President Trump to Announce 'Fake News Media' Awards Monday

    President Trump to Announce 'Fake News Media' Awards Monday

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    As you can see in the tweet above, the president is citing interest that "is far greater than anyone could have anticipated" as a possible reason for the date change. Not to be outdone by Colbert, Noah not only purchased a billboard in Times Square but took out a full-page ad in the New York Times promoting The Daily Show as "political propaganda disguised as entertainment" and "monotonous...liberal dogma".
  • Meet the Activists Who Walked the Golden Globes Red Carpet

    Meet the Activists Who Walked the Golden Globes Red Carpet

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    Variety is reporting that Emma Stone , Susan Sarandon , Meryl Streep , Michelle Williams , Emma Watson , Shailene Woodley , Amy Poehler , and Laura Dern will be accompanied by notable activists. Sarandon, a nominee for " Feud: Bette and Joan ". Woodley is set to bring Calina Lawrence , a Suquamish Tribe member and activist for Native American treaty and water rights.
  • Man dies in Stockholm metro station blast

    Man dies in Stockholm metro station blast

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    According to a Swedish police report published past year, Sweden is the European country where criminal gangs use the most grenades, often from stocks from the former Yugoslavia. The report quoted police sources as saying that there was no indication that the explosion was directed against any individuals or property. Police also called for witnesses to step forward with any information.
  • Four policemen killed, two injured in J&K's Sopore IED blast

    Four policemen killed, two injured in J&K's Sopore IED blast

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    The IED planted underneath a shop exploded with a big bang and killed the four men on the spot. The place was cordoned off and a search operation is underway, a police officer told news agency IANS . JeM said its "Afzal Guru Squad" carried out the attack. The report quoted a source as saying that the IED was planted beneath a shop. They had asked people to give decent burial to the ultra.
  • Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Reach More Than $1 Billion Combined

    Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Reach More Than $1 Billion Combined

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    The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for 11 p.m. ET on Friday, and the next Powerball drawing is Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. And even if they do know, people often don't bother to check their tickets once they hear there was no jackpot victor or the winning ticket was bought out of state.
  • American plane disappears from radar over Gulf of Mexico

    American plane disappears from radar over Gulf of Mexico

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    I was out [at] a public restaurant. High-profile doctor Bill Kinsinger was headed to the Austin, Texas area when his plane veered off course and started flying over the Gulf of Mexico. He's been doing it for years and his reason behind it was noble - for his brother. The Coast Guard identified the pilot as Bill Kinsinger. Hypoxia refers to a lack of oxygen, which could happen if the plane was not sealed properly or did not have emergency oxygen.
  • Sessions Marijuana Legislation in New Mexico

    Sessions Marijuana Legislation in New Mexico

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    And he expects Sessions' action, while not unexpected, will again prompt those conversations. "It's not amusing; it's not something to laugh about". Sessions cited a return to " the rule of law " but emphasized leaving discretion up to individual U.S.
  • White House requests $13bn to build Trump's border wall

    White House requests $13bn to build Trump's border wall

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    But members of Congress have not yet agreed to spending any money on the wall, and Mexico has repeatedly said it won't foot the bill. Lawmakers face a 5 March deadline to find a legislative fix for the young immigrants after the Trump administration rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or Daca, the Obama-era program that offered legal status to roughly 800,000 younger undocumented migrants.
  • Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in fodder scam case

    Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in fodder scam case

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    The CBI special court in Ranchi was expected to award the quantum of punishment for RJD chief Lalu Prasad and 15 others on January 3, but due to the sudden demise of an advocate, the announcement was first deferred to January 4 and then January 5.
  • Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan

    Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan

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    A regional affiliate of the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had targeted the police. All of the dead were police. In December alone, IS claimed three attacks that killed dozens of civilians. At least 11 people were killed and 25 others were wounded in the latest violent act to rock the Afghan capital .
  • Fire Destroys Home of Roy Moore Accuser in Alabama; Investigated as Arson

    Fire Destroys Home of Roy Moore Accuser in Alabama; Investigated as Arson

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    A fire has destroyed the home of a woman who accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. Al.com reported that Johnson's home in Gadsden, Alabama, burned down Tuesday morning. Multiple neighbors witnessed a young man known for public intoxication walking around the house during the time of the fire. "He's been trouble in the neighborhood for a while", said Tallant, who lives across the street from Johnson and her family.
  • Sears adds 103 stores to closure list

    Sears adds 103 stores to closure list

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    Close-out sales will begin January 12. Sears Holdings has announced that a local K-Mart location will be closing in 2018. There were 3,510 six years ago, according to BI. Kmart stores remain open in Allentown, Doylestown, Shillington, Wilson, Walnutport and Wind Gap. In addition to the Kmart in Cumru Township, the company once operated stores in Exeter and Muhlenberg townships, with the Muhlenberg Kmart being among dozens that closed in 2016.
  • United States freezes over $1 bn military aid to Pak over terror inaction

    United States freezes over $1 bn military aid to Pak over terror inaction

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    New York-The US is suspending most aid to Pakistan because of its failure to curb terrorism enforcing President Donald Trump's repeated warnings to Islamabad , State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced on Thursday. "The Trump administration decision has abundantly vindicated India's stand as far as terror is concerned and as far as the role of Pakistan is concerned in perpetrating terrorism", according to minister of state in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh, NDTV ...
  • Call for 'latte levy' to cut cup waste is backed by MPs

    Call for 'latte levy' to cut cup waste is backed by MPs

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    Government sources said ministers were "open" to the idea of a coffee cup charge if evidence shows it would change behaviour. "Now there's no way this horrendous and avoidable problem can be put back to sleep". The committee last month recommended the government introduce a plastic bottle deposit scheme to cut plastic waste and leakage into the oceans. "We are encouraged by industry action to increase the recycling of paper cups with some major retail chains now offering discounts to ...
  • Man accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Spirit Airlines flight

    Man accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Spirit Airlines flight

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    To note, the victim told investigators that she woke up to find her trousers and shirt unbuttoned and the man's hand inside her trousers. Two flight attendants told federal investigators that the victim was crying and that her shirt was untied and that her trousers were unbuttoned when she had reported the alleged attack at about 5:30 a.m., 40 minutes before the plane's landing, Jawad said.
  • Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots top a combined $800 million

    Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots top a combined $800 million

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    Lottery players have a chance at winning two giant jackpots this week that together amount to more than $800 million. The drawing is at 10 p.m. today. The lottery jackpot numbers just keep climbing. That took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. The drawing for Powerball is Wednesday night.