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Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails

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Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed– making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional. The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for Read More

Boeing refuses to compete for Pentagon’s multibillion-dollar ICBM program

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Boeing has decided not to participate in the Pentagon’s program to replace the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), leaving Northrop Grumman as the sole bidder for the massive contract. Friday was the last day for the two companies, which were awarded with contracts for ICBM replacement by the US Air Force in 2017, Read More

Sarepta shares surge after surprise approval of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy drug

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(Reuters) – Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT.O) soared 31% on Friday after U.S. regulators shocked Wall Street by approving the company’s treatment for a muscle-wasting disorder less than four months after rejecting the drug over safety concerns. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seen in Silver Spring, Read More

U.S. prosecutor calls on UAW to cooperate, probe may widen

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DETROIT (Reuters) – The U.S. Attorney leading the investigation of corruption within the United Auto Workers (UAW) told Reuters on Friday the union’s leadership still is not fully cooperating with the government, but that individuals are giving federal investigators tips that could expand the probe. FILE PHOTO: United Auto Workers (UAW) acting president Rory Gamble Read More

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid rated at impressive 36 mpg

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The 2020 Toyota Highlander is putting up some big numbers. The all-new utility vehicle has a starting price of $35,720, which is $2,770 more than the outgoing model, but comes with a higher level of standard equipment that includes Toyota’s latest active driver aid system, with automatic emergency brakes, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and other Read More

U.S. business inventories rebound in October

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WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. business inventories increased in October, lifted by stocks at retailers, suggesting inventory investment could again contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday that business inventories rose 0.2% after slipping 0.1% in September. Inventories are a key component of gross domestic product. October’s increase was Read More

Ford recalls 547,538 Super Duty pickup trucks on post-crash fire risk

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FILE PHOTO: Ford logo is pictured at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Friday it would recall 547,538 of its Ford Super Duty pickup trucks across the United States, Canada and Mexico, citing the risk of a post-crash interior fire. Read More

Man killed by Lexus car being remotely started

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A New York man has died after being crushed by an empty car accidentally started by remote control. Michael Kosanovich, 21, had been standing between two parked 2002 Lexus IS300s, on 6 December, when one of them had been started remotely by its owner, police said. The car rolled forward and he was pinned between Read More

Lyft expands rental car program in San Fran Bay Area, Los Angeles

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(Reuters) – Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc on Thursday said it is offering rental cars to a wider group of users in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. <img src="https://s2.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20191212&t=2&i=1463400133&r=LYNXMPEFBB22G&w=450" aria-label="FILE PHOTO: A Lyft logo is seen in the Driver Hub in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson”> FILE PHOTO: A Read More

Local, federal agencies say March chemical fire near Houston began with mechanical breakdown

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – A March fire at a petrochemical terminal that spread a blanket of black smoke across Houston began when part of a manifold, which includes a pump and motor, on one storage tank broke, according to a report by local and federal agencies. The report by the Harris County Fire Marshal and the Read More