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Vigil held for Tennessee man shot by fugitive task force

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Relatives and friends of a Tennessee man who was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals during an attempted arrest have held a vigil for him. News outlets report that a large group of people gathered to remember the life of 20-year-old Brandon Webber in Memphis late Friday. Family members spoke about Webber and Read More

$10M claim says Phoenix police violated family’s rights

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PHOENIX – A $10 million legal claim was filed against the city of Phoenix that says police officers committed civil rights violations by pointing guns and profanely yelling commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters because one of the children, unbeknownst to the parents, had shoplifted a doll at a store. Read More

PSA to assemble batteries for hybrid, electric cars in Slovakia

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TREMERY, France (Reuters) – French carmaker PSA, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, will start assembling batteries for its hybrid and electric cars at its plant in Trnava, Slovakia, and later at its plant in Vigo, Spain. The company also expects to assemble batteries at some of its other factories as sales of Read More

U.S. retail sales rise solidly in May; April data revised up

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased in May and sales for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending that could ease fears the economy was slowing down sharply in the second quarter. FILE PHOTO: The inside of the Gadsden Mall is pictured in Gadsden, Alabama, U.S., December 10, 2017. Read More

Awake at the wheel: Automakers tap VR to banish boredom in autonomous cars

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Audi, Nissan and other car makers are banking on talking cartoon characters and other virtual reality experiences to keep drivers and other occupants of future autonomous vehicles entertained, auto industry executives said. A screen shows Audi China President Thomas Owsianski as he introduces Audi connect, an open app ecosystem, at the CES Read More

Volkswagen to float 10% of truck unit, seeks to raise 1.9 billion euros

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen aims to raise up to 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) by listing truck unit Traton, it said on Friday, scaling back earlier ambitions to list up to a quarter of the unit by opting to float a 10% stake. FILE PHOTO: Visitors stand at the booth of Volkswagen’s truck unit Traton Read More

Volkswagen aims to raise 1.9 billion euros from truck unit IPO

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Volkswagen carmaker is seen at the entrance of a showroom in Nice, France, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen said on Friday that it aims to raise up to 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) by floating a stake of at least 10% in its Traton trucks Read More

Fiat Chrysler signs EV charge point deals with Enel, Engie

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FILE PHOTO: A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sign is seen at its U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S. May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Carmaker Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has signed an agreement with European utilities Enel and Engie to help offer its customers charging points for electric vehicles (EV) it is Read More

‘Intimidation attempt… against defenseless states’: US Marines put on a show of air power

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The recent ‘elephant walk’ of US Marine Corps helicopters and Osprey tilt-rotors is an impressive display of air power, but will likely intimidate only small countries without air defenses, a military expert tells RT. In what the USMC called a “dynamic display of strength,” aircraft from the Marine Aircraft Group 16 in Miramar, California staged Read More

U.S. denies Tesla, GM, Uber 25% Chinese tariff relief

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting ride-hailing company Uber’s petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters and at least 50 separate requests by General Read More