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Fifa trial: Qataris were in talks for company caught up in alleged bribery scheme
The Guardian • David Conn, Oliver Laughland
Murder charges against driver in shooting that killed 15-year-old boy, wounded 14-year-old
Chicago Tribune • Chicago Tribune Staff
Ford Introduces Hybrid Vehicle for Law Enforcement and Government Customers
Renewable Energy Mag • Dan Mccue
'There were no brakes': Lac-Mégantic expert witness describes how fuel-car convoy became runaway train
CBC Radio-Canada • Alison Brunette
Tesla Semi may be aiming at the wrong end of the freight industry
CNBC • Robert Ferris
‘League of Legends’ owner Tencent is closing in on Amazon
MarketWatch • Tomi Kilgore
India To Launch Tender For Another 10,000 EVs In March 2018
CleanTechnica • Smiti
India Plans EV Charging Corridor Across New Delhi
CleanTechnica • Smiti
Police: Two in custody after car chase involving stolen vehicle
Chicago Tribune • Mohammed Kloub
Car flips over, lands on railroad tracks after colliding with truck in Park Ridge: police
Chicago Tribune • Jennifer Johnson
 
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Fifa trial: Qataris were in talks for company caught up in alleged bribery scheme
The GuardianDavid Conn, Oliver Laughland
Nasser al-Khelaifi, the chairman of a powerful Qatari sports investment company that owns Paris Saint-Germain, was in secretive negotiations to take over a company accused of paying football officials millions of dollars in bribes, a federal court in New York heard on...
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Auto Industry, Education
Murder charges against driver in shooting that killed 15-year-old boy, wounded 14-year-old
Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune Staff
Murder charges have been filed against an 18-year-old woman who was the getaway driver in a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded a 14-year-old boy on the Southwest Side last month, according to prosecutors.Flor Perez was driving a Pontiac van...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Ford Introduces Hybrid Vehicle for Law Enforcement and Government Customers
Renewable Energy MagDan Mccue
Ford has introduced a plug-in hybrid police vehicle capable of driving up to 21 miles without a drop of gas. The Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan is designed for police and fire chiefs, detectives, and other government personnel whose jobs don’t require...
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Auto Industry
'There were no brakes': Lac-Mégantic expert witness describes how fuel-car convoy became runaway train
CBC Radio-CanadaAlison Brunette
An expert witness in railway accidents told the judge and jury in the Lac-Mégantic trial none of the ill-fated train's 73 tanker cars had handbrakes applied, so once the runaway train broke away from its locomotives, it had with no brakes at...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Tesla Semi may be aiming at the wrong end of the freight industry
CNBCRobert Ferris
Electric trucks could sell faster than cars, but Tesla may be aiming at wrong end of the heavy duty truck market, says a new report. Mounting regulatory pressure and future policy changes may push freight carriers to adopt lower emission power trains...
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Apple Inc, Electric Vehicles
‘League of Legends’ owner Tencent is closing in on Amazon
MarketWatchTomi Kilgore
Bloomberg Investors can’t brush off Tencent Holding Ltd. because its shares trade on the Pink sheets market. The Hong Kong-based messaging and gaming giant has climbed fast up the market-capitalization ladder to pass Facebook Inc., and is now closing in on Amazon.com...
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Auto Industry, Cleantech
India To Launch Tender For Another 10,000 EVs In March 2018
CleanTechnicaSmiti
After the success of the world’s single largest procurement tender of electric vehicles, Energy Efficiency Savings Limited (EESL) is set up to launch another tender to procure 10,000 electric vehicles. The tender is expected to be launched by the government-owned company next...
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India Plans EV Charging Corridor Across New Delhi
CleanTechnicaSmiti
As India prepares itself for the electric vehicles blitzkrieg over the next few years, several arms of the Indian government are planning pilot projects to get the motor running. The Indian government’s planning arm, NITI Aayog, recently released a draft proposal to...
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Auto Industry, Politics & Policy
Police: Two in custody after car chase involving stolen vehicle
Chicago TribuneMohammed Kloub
Two men are in custody after a car chase ended in the Loop on Tuesday afternoon, according to Chicago police. Officers were near South St. Louis Avenue and West Polk Street about 12:15 p.m. when they noticed a car that had been...
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Auto Industry, Education
Car flips over, lands on railroad tracks after colliding with truck in Park Ridge: police
Chicago TribuneJennifer Johnson
A collision with a semi truck caused a car to flip over onto a set of railroad tracks in Park Ridge early Tuesday morning, police said. According to information provided by the police department, an Arlington Heights man was driving east on...
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