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Additional U.S. troops have been flown out of Iraq for closer evaluation of potential concussion injuries from the Iranian missile attack of Jan. 8, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday. The exact number of troops flown to Germany was not immediately clear, but officials said it was a small number. Last week, 11 U.S. service members were flown from Iraq to U.S. medical facilities in Germany and Kuwait for further evaluation of concussion-like symptoms.
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WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told reporters on Wednesday the U.S. planemaker expects to resume 737 MAX production months before its forecasted mid-year return to service and said it did not plan to suspend or cut its dividend. The company announced a production halt in December, when the global grounding of the fast-selling 737 MAX following two deadly crashes in five months looked set to last into mid-2020 -- a timeline pushed back after Boeing endorsed new simulator training for pilots. "I am all in on it and the company is all in on it," Calhoun said, adding Boeing will not launch a marketing campaign to get customers to get back on 737 MAX planes.
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The 2.8 magnitude quake hit near Alberto Street in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.
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Take one of these on your next excursion to Neiman Marcus. Instead of getting a chrome-encrusted Mercedes-Benz G-Class, you can pick up an ex-military vehicle reworked to be a more civilized off-roader. That’s what Expedition Motor Company based out of New Jersey is offering to discerning American consumers, and it’s turning heads. That attention might have something to do with one of the models boasting the toughness to survive being air-dropped from a helicopter, just in case you need to stage a coup or watch your sister’s kids.Considered by many Americans to be some of the most ostentatious SUVs out there, Mercedes-Benz G-Class or G-Wagens are pretty much relegated to expeditions ending at the day spa or designer boutique. In Europe and parts of Asia, G-Wagens are rough-and-tumble off-roaders people use to get to remote areas and perform tough jobs.That air-drop-friendly model, the Mercedes-Benz 250GD Wolf, bristles with all kinds of features. Leather seats are a huge upgrade, but the retro gauges and controls are kept, with the exception of the radio. Modern lighting and heavy-duty flooring make these perfect for playing in the dirt, if you dare scratch the paint or dent a panel. There’s even a snorkel for water crossings and driving in dusty conditions. You can spec also spec these SUVs with all kinds of extra goodies. You can keep the open top, plus a full of bikini soft top is included in the base price, or you can add a removable hardtop for extra comfort in cold weather conditions. Other options are bull bars, auxiliary lighting, turn indicator guards, headlight guards, and an electric winch.As part of the process, Expedition Motor Company disassembles all the mechanicals, cleaning and machining out imperfections, replacing gaskets, etc. The same goes for the body and frame, each former German military vehicle getting a full reconditioning. All initial work is done in Poland before the vehicles are shipped to the US.The secret is Expedition Motor Company buys decommissioned G-Wagens from the German military in bulk. They’re apparently pretty beat-up initially, so the reconditioning process isn’t simple.Despite their tough images, these Expedition Motor Company G-Wagens are most definitely playthings for the rich. The promo video for the 250GD Wolf shows the SUV sitting outside an opulent estate, as well as driving through rugged landscapes. Considering pricing starts at a cool $90,000 that’s really not surprising. But consider that a new G-Class starts at $130,900 and the fact you probably shouldn’t try air-dropping it for your next outdoor adventure.Images credit: Facebook Read More * $78K Took This Rare-Color, All-Original 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE * Trashed 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Sells For $800,000