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What The Inside Of Cars Will Soon Be Like

Andrew Poliak is the chief technology officer of Panasonic Automotive. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. From CNN Ever since cars first hit the road, the basic interior layout has remained the same, with everything built around the driver: a driver’s seat, driver’s steering wheel and driver-controlled power and brake mechanisms. But…

Tesla Unvails ‘Cybertruck’; Draws Gasps

The Cybertruck has arrived and it looks nothing like any pickup truck you’ve ever seen. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the long-awaited electric pickup truck at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, just outside Los Angeles. When the truck initially drove onto the stage, many in the crowd clearly couldn’t believe that this was actually…

GOP Leader Aims Profane Barb At Governor

A war of words is triggered by a comment by Republican state senate leader Mike Shirkey, who told the Hillsdale College student newspaper that Gov. Whitmer was, bat-blank-crazy and that Democrats are on a crazy spectrum. Shirkey says he apologized to the governor. Shirkey says he used  poor judgement. Whitmer spokesman Zack Pohl called Shirkey’s…

Gunman Waited For Cops Before Shooting

A Detroit police officer who was shot and killed Wednesday evening was killed by a man who may have been laying in wait to kill police. . Mayor Mike Duggan says the 16 year veteran made the ultimate sacrifice. 48-YEAR-OLD RASHEEN MCCLAIN WAS A 16-YEAR-VETERAN OF THE FORCE . MCCLAIN WAS SHOT AND KILLED WHILE…

UAW Gives More Allegations About Ex-Prez

New information from the UAW about the allegations against the former union president. The union says former President Gary Jones told staffers to falsify expenses worth several hundred thousand dollars. Jones resigned as president . According to the UAW, Jones directed staffers to misrepresent charges when using resorts for leadership conferences. Expenses the staffers were…

Salad Recall Includes Michigan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says thousands of pounds of salad products are being recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. The department says Missa Bay is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce may be contaminated with a strain of E. coli. The products…

Detroit Gets New Department Store

Just in time for the holiday season, one of the world’s largest clothing stores is opening its first Detroit location. H and M is opening a 25-thousand square foot store at 1505 Woodward Avenue. Officials say this is the first time in decades that shopping for the entire family will be available on the cities…

DPD Officer Killed By Gunman

An angry man looking for his girlfriend barged into a house in NW Detroit with a rifle— setting off a series of events that led to the shooting death of a longtime Detroit Police officer. Police say they responded to the home invasion call at Pembroke and Wyoming. Residents ran out of the home as…

GM Files Bombshell Lawsuit Against FCA

In a move unprecedented in the US auto industry, General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, charging a racketeering conspiracy to corrupt the labor contract bargaining with the UAW. GM alleges it suffered massive monetary damage. GM says in the federal court lawsuit that Fiat Chrysler, led by the late CEO Sergio Marchionne, corrupted contract bargaining with…

Nissan Recall On Engine Problems

Nissan is recalling  450,000 vehicles worldwide because a brake fluid leak could cause them to catch fire. Nissan is urging owners to park the vehicles outdoors and away from structures if the antilock brake light comes on for more than 10 seconds. The recall  covers the Nissan Murano SUV’s from 2015 through 2018, and Maxima…

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