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Business: Mercedes is spending $1B to go electric in Alabama

Source: CNN Money

Mercedes-Benz will spend $1 billion to upgrade its production capabilities in Alabama and jump-start its electric vehicle program in the U.S.

Nation: 'Ghost ship' beached in Florida may take months to remove

Source: USA Today

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — It could take up to two months to remove a mysterious "ghost ship" beached after Hurricane Irma, officials said.

World: Uber London loses licence to operate

Source: BBC News

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said.

Out of the ordinary: Belgian student builds world's largest working Game Boy

Source: UPI News

Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A multimedia and communication science student in Belgium paid tribute to his childhood obsession by building the world's largest...

Business: Amazon puts Whole Foods on fast track to conventional supermarket

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Whole Foods will change the way companies can sell and market their products in stores beginning next year, one of the biggest moves yet in its...

Nation: Puerto Ricans vow to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastation

Source: USA Today

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Stunned Puerto Ricans vowed to rebuild Thursday, after Hurricane Maria slammed into their island, knocking out all...

World: Race to save children under collapsed Mexican school

Source: BBC News

Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday's...

Out of the ordinary: 'Dadbag' fanny pack offers artificial 'dad bod'

Source: UPI News

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A London-based artist is seeking help launching a line of fanny packs featuring images of pudgy, hairy bellies.

Business: No holiday hiring for Walmart, just more hours for its workers

Source: CNN Money

The holidays are right around the corner, but Walmart won't be hiring for help.

Nation: 'Extremely violent' Maria smashes into Puerto Rico at Category 4

Source: USA Today

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as 11,000 islanders huddled in shelters and millions more hunkered down for what could be a...