The R35 Nissan GT-R, the first generation sold in America, arrived at the L.A. Auto Show nine years ago. The spec (478 hp, 434 lb-ft.) put it squarely in period supercar territory. And the price, under $70,000, had everybody in fits. When the first GT
A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media. A Jordanian security official said the shooter was a former imam, or prayer leader, at a local mosque, and said the man had been motivated by his anger over the cartoon posted to Facebook by writer Nahed Hattar. The shooting was the latest in a string of deadly security lapses in Jordan.
China has sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan, the two governments said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the disputed South China Sea. More than 40 Chinese military aircraft on Sunday traversed the Miyako Strait between Japan's Miyako and Okinawa Islands, to carry out training in the West Pacific, according to a statement on China's defence ministry website. The Sukhoi Su-30 fighters, bombers and refuelling aircraft did not violate Japanese airspace.
Russia is guilty of prolonging the war in Syria and may have committed war crimes by targeting an aid convoy, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in an interview aired on Sunday. "(Russia) are guilty of protracting this war and making it far more hideous," Johnson told the BBC's Andrew Marr show.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking points on the eve of their first presidential debate. Clinton met Sunday evening with Netanyahu for less than an hour in Manhattan, according to Clinton campaign officials.
On Saturday, the Nürburgring hosted the ADAC Barbarossapreis race, the eighth event on the VLN Endurance Championship calendar. The Germs dominated on home turf, handily sweeping the Nordschleife podium. The No. 8 HARBIO Mercedes-AMG GT3 took the overall
Flights and trains in Taiwan were disrupted by the approach of the third typhoon this month and most cities planned work and school closures for Tuesday. The island's financial markets will also be shut, financial regulators said. Typhoon Megi is expected to make landfall on the island's eastern coast on Tuesday afternoon.
The world's top oil producers "must take a decision" to stabilise prices, Algeria's energy minister said on Sunday ahead of an OPEC meeting on Wednesday in Algiers. Oil prices are already depressed after two years of oversupply amid deep disagreements between members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Failing to agree on a production freeze could push prices even lower, Noureddine Boutarfa told reporters in Algiers.
Within the popular small SUV category, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are two of the sales leaders year over year. Both are roomy, comfortable, and versatile vehicles that come from trustworthy brands with a well-deserved reputation for fuel economy and reliability. As is common in the small SUV segment, either front- or all-wheel drive is available, meaning consumers in both the Snow Belt or the Sun Belt can get the added security of all-weather traction, or the benefit of slightly better fuel economy in front-drive only.
Two men were arrested and a 17-year-old girl was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing three people inside a Southern California home over the weekend, police said. Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus would not say if the arrested teen was the missing daughter of two of the victims. "Katlynn Goodwill Yost has been located and she is unharmed," Radus said.
President Francois Hollande, under pressure from the right wing, on Saturday stepped up his pledge to combat illegal migration, vowing to dismantle a squalid settlement near Calais and prevent similar camps from becoming established in France. "There will be no camps in France," said Hollande, two days ahead of a maiden visit to the notorious "Jungle" settlement near Calais, where between 7,000 and 10,000 desperate migrants live. Hollande's government has vowed to scrap the Jungle "before winter" and a flurry of preparations underway there suggest the operation may begin shortly.
Charlotte authorities lifted a curfew late Sunday that had been set following sometimes violent protests over a fatal police shooting of a black man in the southern US city. The curfew had been in place since Thursday, and was lifted "immediately," the statement said. Activists demonstrated at and boycotted an American football game between the NFL's Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings to protest Keith Lamont Scott's shooting death.
If she wins election in November, the conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton’s handling of foreign affairs will be less restrained than Barack Obama’s, and that she’d be more willing to use military force to advance U.S. objectives in various corners of the world. Unlike some of the things of which Clinton has been (bizarrely) accused, this particular claim isn’t without some basis. As I’ve observed, most of her close advisors are card-carrying liberal interventionists (or worse), which reinforces concerns that a future Clinton administration would be ready to repeat the same policies that have consistently disappointed in the past.
Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out.Fernandez’s heroic backstory made his death early Sunday that much more heart
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung announced on Sept. 2 a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets, including South Korea, due to a faulty battery causing the phones to catch fire, offering refunds or replacement devices using safe batteries. The firm hopes to complete the recall quickly and restart sales in the fourth quarter to salvage earnings, but the latest hitch in South Korea underscore continuing challenges in those efforts.
KEVIN HARVICK: Yeah, we needed a solid day, and really our car was good all weekend. Q. Kevin, you said going into the Chase you were already going max effort and you were already going to go hard, but it seems like there's another way that you can raise your game when you're in adverse situations like you found yourself in after this week. Do you have another notch? How are you performing so well in clutch situations again and again? KEVIN HARVICK: I think it's really the nature of our team. It's one of those things where you get behind a little bit, and I feel like that's something I like because you can motivate yourself and you can motivate everybody around you by your actions and the things that you do and the attitude that you carry to the car on practice days and how you present yourself in the meetings. These guys were all ‑‑ they were mad after qualifying. I was kind of laughing, and it was like, it's going to be fine. I don't know if you guys have noticed but we passed a lot of cars over the last three years. We can pass.
A witness has testified that both defendants in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial approved a plan to cause gridlock in September 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing Republican Gov. Chris Christie. David Wildstein testified Monday in the fraud trial of former bridge authority executive Bill Baroni and former Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly. Wildstein told jurors Baroni and Kelly approved the plan to realign traffic lanes with no advance notice to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich.
State carrier Oman Air has apologized for inflight maps that labeled the Gulf - the waterway separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula - as the "Persian Gulf," in a sign of the strains between Gulf Arab countries and regional rival Iran. The Sultanate of Oman has sought to maintain neutrality in the struggle for influence between the Shi'ite Muslim Islamic Republic and Sunni Saudi Arabia, which support opposing sides in civil wars throughout the region.
A Philippine Airlines plane en route to Haneda airport in Tokyo returned to Manila's airport 20 minutes into its flight Monday after the crew detected smoke in the cabin. Last week, a Saudi Arabian Airlines pilot mistakenly pressed a hijack warning button on a flight approaching Manila's airport, where officials mobilized commando forces and isolated the jet after it landed.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is seeking to shore up support among black voters, has stumbled over the name of the new Washington museum on African American history. The new museum is a "really beautiful place," Trump told thousands of supporters in Roanoke, Virginia, on Saturday. In fact, the long-awaited institution, which opened Saturday amid fresh racial strife in the country, is called the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Militants killed 12 people in gun and bomb attacks on Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, police said, with the Islamic State group later claiming responsibility for the violence. IS seized Tikrit in June 2014, but the city has largely been spared the attacks that have plagued other parts of the country since its recapture last year. Police officers said that militants shot dead four security personnel at a checkpoint on the west side of the city, then continued north and detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at another checkpoint, killing eight more people.
Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. "We have been operating under normal conditions since 2:30 a.m.," said Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Executive Director Javier Quintana, noting that 60 hours had passed since power was knocked out for most of the island's 1.5 million homes and businesses, affecting the majority of the island's 3.5 million residents. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla lauded the efforts of utility workers, firefighters, police and emergency management officials during the emergency.
By Daniel Kai and Girish Gupta CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition called on Monday for mass rallies nationwide on Oct. 12 to push for a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro this year as they seek to oust his Socialist Party in an early presidential election. The campaign for a recall referendum has run into opposition from the country's election board, which is imposing restrictions and argues it will take until 2017 to put the proper conditions in place. "We will overflow the streets peacefully all over the country so that the regime and its electoral agents know that the referendum ... will take place this year," opposition coalition head Jesus Torrealba told hundreds of supporters in Caracas.