Fidel Castro is dead. Castro was believed dead in 1953, after he disappeared during his surprise attack on the Moncada Barracks during an early, failed attempt to overthrow Cuba’s government. Cuba’s President Raul Castro, left, receives the box containing the ashes of Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, in Santiago de Cuba, Dec. 4, 2016.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Last week we discussed how Ferrari and R.M. Sotheby’s were teaming up to auction off the 500th LaFerrari to aid central Italy earthquake victims. Well, the auction occurred this past weekend in Monterey—and the custom Ferrari went for an impressive $7 million, making it the priciest successful auction of a car made in the 21st Century.
On Monday morning, Amazon unveiled its new vision for the future of brick-and-mortar grocery stores: Amazon Go. Amazon says the company brought together the most advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to eliminate cash registers in a new 1,800-square-foot store in Seattle. Amazon Go is already open to Amazon employees through its beta program and is scheduled to open to the public in early 2017.
The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away. "There's a jury full of people and they cannot decide if it's illegal to shoot someone who is running away from you?" said activist Johnetta Elzie, who is black. Prosecutors plan to retry officer Michael Slager, who is scheduled to be tried separately next year on federal charges that he violated Walter Scott's civil rights.
The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 received a hero’s welcome from American enthusiasts. Back in 2014, the special edition muscle car famously clocked a 7m 37s wet lap of the Nürburgring, faster than dry times for the Lamborghini Murciélago and contemporary Porsche 911 Carrera S. No wonder the initial run of Z/28s sold out before arriving at dealerships. Trouble is, Chevy also limited production to 500 units that first model year, which means lots of people missed the boat.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the country's most popular political leaders, has died after a prolonged illness, hospital authorities announced late Monday night. "It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed honourable chief minister of Tamil Nadu ... at 11:30pm (local time) today (December 5)," Chennai's Apollo Hospital said in a statement released to the media. Doctors had been treating the 68-year-old former film star, who enjoys an almost god-like status in Tamil Nadu.
Veterans and other protestors band together to stop pipeline from being routed near Native American land. This is the same issue that's happening on the native American land is too close to peoples waters sauces so why does. You know why politicians is not your drinking water if they're drinking water could be my drinking water to our.
A 7-year-old Syrian girl caught the attention of people across the globe with her tweets about life in war-torn Aleppo. On Sunday, as the Syrian army pushed into eastern Aleppo, her Twitter account mysteriously disappeared. Bana Alabed and her mother, Fatemah, have gathered roughly 198,000 followers since starting the account in September.
The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referring to Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of pizza parties. One of those people posting on the conspiracy theory is the son of President-elect Donald Trump's proposed national security adviser. On Monday, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest, asked about the shooting, said, "There's no denying the corrosive effect that some of these false reports have had on our political debate, and that's concerning in a political context.
By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - The British government launched a Supreme Court battle on Monday over who has the power to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union, seeking to overturn a legal ruling that could derail its Brexit strategy. With passions inflamed by the June vote to leave the EU, demonstrators gathered outside the court as it began hearing the government's appeal against a ruling that ministers needed parliament's assent before triggering the complex process. The High Court ruled last month that Prime Minister Theresa May could not trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin two years of Brexit talks with the 27 remaining EU members without parliamentary backing.
On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a Sunday, Japanese bombers flew across Oahu, Hawaii, and began their assault.The attack killed more than 2,300 people, nearly half of them on the battleship USS Arizona. More than 1,100 were injured. After the attack, President
It's been unveiled! Originally scheduled for release during the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, Buick's forthcoming Regal has reared it's surprisingly gorgeous head. Caught on the streets camouflage and fancy-free, the Buick shows itself in the form of its platform sister, the Opel Insignia.
The immense demand for methamphetamine (ice), ecstasy and new psychoactive substances among the wealthy urban residents of East Asia and beyond has revitalized organized crime in the region. The scale of recent drug seizures in underground laboratories in China's Guangdong province alone is staggering -- and it's jumped by 50 percent in the past year. In May that year, 1.3 tons of ketamine and 2.7 tons of its precursors were found in the city of Yangjiang, disguised as black tea bound for Southeast Asia.
2017 LEXUS GX 460 WHAT THE HELL IS IT? Lexus’s old-school, gray-at-the-temples luxury SUV with room for four adults ... and maybe two tiny humans, assuming no one has much luggage. WHO IS IT FOR? Status-conscious upper-middle class suburbanites who
The death toll from a massive fire at a California warehouse shot up to 36 on Monday and was expected to rise even further as emergency crews sift through the rubble. Eleven of the 36 victims recovered so far at the site near San Francisco have been positively identified, Alameda County Deputy Sheriff Tya Modeste said. Officials said they expected to recover more victims from the converted warehouse in Oakland that went up in flames late Friday, trapping dozens of partygoers attending a rave.
A Southwest Airlines plane had to be diverted Sunday after a baby was born mid-flight. The flight from Philadelphia was headed to Orlando but when the expectant mom went into labor, the plane was diverted to Charleston, South Carolina. Read: Panic on
Sherri Papini and her family have abruptly fled their home in Redding, California, and moved to an undisclosed location in the wake of her abduction, the New York Post reported Monday. According to the New York Post, the family left the house over the weekend and did not take their two dogs with them. A friend of Keith Papini, Sherri's husband, told the Post he could not "answer any questions" about the family's whereabouts.
The state has rejected a proposal to temporarily delay the January execution of a man set to die for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. Assistant Ohio attorney general Thomas Madden ruled out the possibility of a one-month reprieve for death row inmate Ronald Phillips in a Friday email made public Monday. The state and attorneys for Phillips discussed the possibility of a reprieve while arguments are made over Ohio's new three-drug lethal-injection method.
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. On Monday, leaders of both houses of the legislature introduced measures to protect undocumented immigrants in the state from efforts by a Trump administration to deport them once the billionaire businessman takes office Jan. 20. The bills followed closely on Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s nomination of U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra as attorney general, a high-ranking Democrat who challenged the incoming administration to "come at us" on such issues as climate change, immigration and worker protections.
A Seattle car thief probably thought he had it made when he stumbled upon a BMW 550i with the keys left inside. Instead, the luxury car turned into a mobile detention unit when BMW remotely locked the guy inside the vehicle and the police came to get him. According to the SPD Blotter blog on the city of Seattle's website, the BMW's owner had just gotten married the previous day and loaned the car to a friend.
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to drive both a Hellcat (Charger or Challenger) and Jeep Wrangler, you can certainly appreciate each vehicle's individual capability. The Hellcat and its pavement-scorching 707 horsepower is scary fun and always good for a few smiles and close calls. It's also common knowledge that the Jeep Wrangler is arguably the most capable off-road vehicle from the factory. But what if you could have both in one vehicle?
Russia's defence ministry said Monday a Sukhoi jet fell into the sea after a malfunction as it tried to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier following a bombing raid in Syria. It was the second such crash involving Russia's lone carrier in a month, since it arrived in the eastern Mediterranean to bolster Moscow's airpower in Syria. "After carrying out its military assignment in Syrian airspace, a Su-33 fighter rolled beyond the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during landing due to breakage of the arresting cable," said a defence ministry statement quoted by Russian news agencies.
A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty at his brief arraignment in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge. The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack River in Lawrence on Thursday by a woman walking her dog.
Authorities in Oakland, California, said on Tuesday they do not expect the death toll from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party to rise above 36 but could not rule it out as they continued picking through debris. “We’re going to continue the process until absolutely every piece of debris is removed from the building (and) every area has been searched,” said Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson.
Marketing played a role in the initial success of the Kia Soul, too, even though the first-generation Soul wasn’t necessarily portrayed as a crossover. Next year, we will invite the returning winners, new and/or significantly updated models, and the models that were unavailable for evaluation this year.