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Hyundai And Kia Issue Recall Of 168,000 Vehicles For Fire Risks

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors stated they will recall about 168,000 vehicles in the U.S. at risk of fuel leaks, following the recall of them in 2017 for engine fire risks. In addition, they will provide software upgrades for 3.7 million vehicles. The companies stated that a high-pressure fuel pipe may have been harmed or improperly installed as part of an engine replacement during the previous recall, and that installation could boost the possibility of fire. The software update intends to protect the vehicles from internal damage, and also provides new extended warranties for engine issues. ... [Read Full Story]

Volkswagen To Invest $800 Million To Build Electric Vehicles In Tennessee Factory

Volkswagen announced at the Detroit Auto Show that it will be investing $800 million in its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee to build a new electric vehicle at the plant. Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess said: “The US is one of the most important locations for us, and producing electric cars in Chattanooga is a key part of our growth strategy in North America.”... [Read Full Story]

Judge Bans Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman from NY said on Tuesday that the Trump administration is barred from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The Federal Judge said that while such a question would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had added it arbitrarily and not followed proper procedure. However,  this decision won’t be the final word on the matter.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Says He “Never Worked For Russia” In Regards To New York Times Report

On Monday, President Donald Trump emphatically denied that he’s ever “worked for Russia” — this statement comes in response to a news report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was an agent working on behalf of Russia against American interests, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI director James Comey.... [Read Full Story]

White House Counsel Hires 17 New Attorneys In Preparation For Defense Of President Trump’s Executive Privilege

Counsel at the White House is adding to it’s legal team to, in the hopes of preventing President Trump’s confidential discussions with top advisers from being disclosed to House Democratic investigators. The strategy to assert the president’s executive privilege is being developed under new White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who has also hired 17 lawyers in recent weeks to help in this effort.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Heads To U.S. Border With Mexico To Argue For Wall

President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, in the hopes of boosting  his case for the border wall after negotiations with Democrats halted over his demands for funding. Trump walked out of his meeting with congressional leaders, as efforts to end the partial government shutdown fell apart. The White House meeting in the Situation Room ended after just 14 minutes, where Democrats claim they asked Trump to re-open the government but that he told them if he did they wouldn’t give him money for the wall. ... [Read Full Story]

Sex-Trafficking Victim Cyntoia Brown Is Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager of killing a man while she said she was a sex trafficking victim, was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.  Haslam said the decision comes after careful consideration of “what is a tragic and complex case.”  Said Haslam in a statement: “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16. Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life.”... [Read Full Story]

Man Charged With Capital Murder In Shooting Death Of 7-Year-Old Texas Girl

A 20-year-old man was arrested late Saturday in the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed in a drive-by shooting while sitting in the backseat of her mother’s car in Houston last month, police said. Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with capital murder following the deadly shooting on Dec. 30, Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release Sunday. Black, who investigators identified as a suspect based on a tip, reportedly admitted to “taking part in the shooting.” He told investigators he mistook Barnes’ family car for another one he saw the night before the deadly shooting... [Read Full Story]

Administration Denies Status To Young Immigrants Due To Age

Immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States are having their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old.  U.S. government programs in place since 1990 has let young immigrants subject to abuse, abandonment or neglect by a parent seek a court-appointed guardian and a green card to stay in the country and applicants must file paperwork before age 21. However, the Trump administration has said some are too old to qualify once they turn 18, prompting a flurry of denial notices over the past year in New York, Texas and California and additional questions of applicants in New Jersey.... [Read Full Story]

Child, 2, Hospitalized After Falling Into Rhino Exhibit At Florida Zoo

A 2-year-old child was rushed to a hospital after slipping and falling into a rhino exhibit Tuesday at a Florida zoo. The injury occurred after the toddler came into contact with one of the animal’s snouts, zoo officials said. The child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and the child’s mother was taken to Orlando Regional medical center with “non-critical injuries” to her arm. The incident happened at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne during a hands-on, educational experience called “Rhino Encounter,” according to a statement from zoo spokesperson Elliot Zirulnik. Each session is open to guests ages 3 and up, and is led by a zookeeper, lasting about 20 minutes.... [Read Full Story]

Escaped Lion Kills 22-Year-Old Intern At North Carolina Zoo

A 22-year-old intern at a North Carolina zoo was killed Sunday after a lion escaped a locked space. The Conservators Center in Burlington announced that the intern was killed during a routine cleaning of an animal enclosure at about 11:30 a.m. ET. The intern was identified by the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office as Alexandra Black, 22, a native of New Palestine, Indiana, and was a recent graduate of Indiana State University.... [Read Full Story]