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Business: Volkswagen says can build up to 15 million cars on electric car platform

Source: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) on Friday said it can build up to 15 million electric cars using its new MEB vehicle platform, revealing...

Nation: Tennessee electrocutes second inmate in 2 months

Source: The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate became the second person to die in the state’s electric chair in just over a month Thursday,...

Germany's Merkel bids emotional farewell to party

Source: BBC News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given an emotional farewell speech to her ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), as she steps down as party leader.

Out of the ordinary: Overwhelmed boy crawls away from Queen Elizabeth


Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old boy became so overwhelmed meeting Queen Elizabeth that he dropped to the floor and crawled out of the room.

Business: Lyft files confidential plans for an IPO

Source: CNN Business

Lyft has taken a long-expected step toward going public. The ride-hailing service filed a confidential IPO proposal to the SEC Thursday.

Nation: Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric

Source: USA Today

The utility company operating in the heart of the region devastated by the deadly Camp Fire in California was named Wednesday as the target of a...

World: 'Milestone' Yemen peace talks begin

Source: BBC News

Peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone, have started in...

Out of the ordinary: Painting bought at thrift store auctioned for $34,025

Source: UPI

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Netherlands man is enjoying an unexpected windfall after a painting he bought for $85 at a thrift store sold for $34,025.

Business: GM's Mary Barra heads to Capitol Hill to explain plant closures

Source: CNN Business

New York (CNN Business) General Motors chief executive Mary Barra is heading to hostile territory: Capitol Hill.

Nation: New York police deploy drone fleet for search operations, 'other emergency situations'

Source: USA Today

New York City Police Department just added a fleet of drones to its force.