Seismic Trump, Biden rift has automakers taking sides
DETROIT — Just days after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, the trade group representing major automakers in Washington called for reconsideration of the Obama administration’s fuel-efficiency standards in the face of low gas prices and large capital investments.Now, the industry is at odds, with General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV supporting the Trump administration’s national standard that rolls back the requirements. Meanwhile, Ford Motor Co. has backed the efforts of California and other coastal states to impose stricter standards that would reduce tailpipe greenhouse gas...
The Detroit News
Trump says he'll 'probably' cancel election night party at his DC hotel
It’s checkout time for the president.President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he will “probably” scrap a planned election night party at his namesake Washington, D.C., hotel and blamed the city’s mayor for the likely cancellation.“You know, Washington, D.C., is shut down. The mayor shut it down,” Trump said on the White House lawn before leaving for a campaign trip to Michigan. “So, so we have a hotel. I don’t know if you’re allowed to use it or not, but I know the mayor shut down Washington, D.C.”The president, whose campaign has already sent out fundraising solicitations for the par...
New York Daily News
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Amid coronavirus uptick, San Francisco pauses further reopeningsSAN FRANCISCO — Continuing to take a conservative and cautious approach to the coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco city officials on Friday announced they will temporarily halt further reopenings because of an uptick in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.At a virtual news conference, officials said the daily number of new infections has grown during the last two weeks from 3.14 per 100,000 to 4.17. Hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19 grew from 21 to 37.“We are proceeding with caution,” Mayor London Breed said. “Som...
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GM nabs big hire from airline industry as its next CFO
The man whom Delta Airlines credits for guiding it through crisis as the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation will become General Motors’ new chief financial officer.GM said Friday it has hired Paul Jacobson, 48, as executive vice president and CFO effective Dec. 1.Until then, John Stapleton will continue in two roles: As GM’s North America chief financial officer and as acting global CFO, a role he stepped into Aug. 31.“Paul is a great addition to the GM senior leadership team and is dedicated to leading the company for the benefit of all stakeholders,” said GM CEO Mary Barra, whom Jacobson ...
Detroit Free Press
Transgender woman sues Whitmer to keep job in Michigan National Guard
LANSING, Mich. — A transgender woman who served in Afghanistan as a member of the 101st Airborne Division sued Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her top military official Friday, saying she is being kicked out of the Michigan National Guard over her gender identification.Blaire McIntyre, who was assigned a male gender at birth but identifies as a female, sued in federal court in Grand Rapids, asking a judge to declare unconstitutional a policy forcing transgender service members to discharge from the U.S. military.Named as defendants in the suit are Whitmer and Paul Rogers, the adjutant general of the...
Detroit Free Press
Martin Schram: Trump voters' migration: From mad to misled
Today, in this last column of what had better be Donald Trump’s last presidential campaign, we are focusing on the same folks we spotlighted in our first column on Trump’s first presidential campaign.Namely: Those mad-as-hell, not-going-to-take-it-anymore voters who became Trump’s core supporters.Ever since that June 2015 day Trump rode down his gold-colored escalator and into our presidency, that astonishingly solid base of Trump’s voters were ignored, misunderstood and definitely underestimated by the professional politicos and the folks who cover them. Except here. Our sharp-minded readers ...
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Venezuela coup plotters met at Trump resort in Florida. Central figure says US officials knew of plan
MIAMI — In a challenge to denials of government involvement, the ex-U.S. special operations sergeant whose security firm took part in a botched Venezuelan coup last May said two Trump administration officials met with and expressed support to planners of Operation Gideon, a Bay of Pigs-type operation that tried to oust Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro.It’s a story of bungling, bravado and cloak-and-dagger plotting, with plans shared in clandestine meetings in the back of limousines while rolling through Miami, in restaurants and even at dusk on the 12th fairway of the Red Course of Trump Do...
Amazon again posts record sales and profit amid rising pandemic costs
SEATTLE — Amazon posted record sales and profit for the second consecutive quarter, as it continues to capitalize on a pandemic-driven surge in online shopping.Heavy spending on hiring, expansion and the costs of operating amid COVID-19 may eat into profitability in the fourth quarter, however, as the company gears up for quarterly sales expected to exceed $100 billion for the first time.Amazon said Thursday that its third-quarter revenue was $96.1 billion, up 37.4% from a year earlier, well ahead of the expectations of the company and Wall Street analysts. Profit surged 197% to $6.3 billion, ...
The Seattle Times
Put 'Haunted Painting' from Philly indie rocker Sadie Dupuis on your Halloween playlist
When Sadie Dupuis found herself in a Seattle museum in 2018 looking at German artist Franz von Stuck’s 1902 oil painting “Saharet,” she saw something she didn’t expect.“It’s a just a portrait of a dancer, but there’s something very captivating about her expression,” says Dupuis, the Philadelphia singer-guitarist who has just released “Haunted Painting,” her second solo album as Sad13.“It’s a beautiful portrait and she’s a beautiful person, but there’s just something very mysterious about it to me,” says the 32-year-old musician and poet, who also leads the indie rock band Speedy Ortiz.“Part of...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tribune News Service election coverage
Tribune News Service is anticipating the following coverage of the Nov. 3 elections. Other stories will move as warranted.Stories already posted that may remain suitable for use can be found at http://www.mctdirect.com/news/politics.php.If you have questions, email us at email@example.com.PRESIDENTIAL RACEELN-ELECTION-EXPECTATIONS:DA — What to expect on election night. Will we know a winner? A primer on when can races be called, what networks will do, which states with votes not likely to be counted.2000 by Todd J. Gillman. Moving over the weekend..ELN-ELECTION:LA — The contest between Presi...
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