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When supercars go electric: The $2M Battista is faster than any current Formula 1 car
Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- When Indian auto and tractor maker Mahindra & Mahindra launched Automobili Pininifarina in April 2018, executives were charged with developing a line of extreme performance cars that would establish the nascent carmaker as the world’s newest, sustainable luxury brand.A year later, the marque's first vehicle -- the $2.2 million all-electric Battista GT hypercar -- is already on track to shatter industry records before production begins in late 2020."The instructions were clear," Luca Borgogno, design director of Automobili Pininfarina, told ABC News. "The car needed to be a jump into the future without losing the...
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Severe storms threaten Midwest, Ohio Valley over weekend
iStock (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- The Father's Day weekend will be a wet one for a large portion of the eastern half of the country.The radar on Saturday morning shows a couple areas of storms from the Plains through the Midwest and into parts of the interior Northeast. Storms are occasionally turning severe in parts of Kansas and northern Oklahoma, where wind gusts over 60 mph, along with some hail, will remain.The storms are primarily being driven by disturbances slowly moving northeast across the central U.S. this weekend. The first round of severe weather Saturday mainly exists across parts of the...
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DACA recipients closely watching 2020 candidates for clues to their future
Twitter/@ewarren (LOS ANGELES) -- Justino Mora was an all-star teenager: the co-captain of his track and field team, a youth altar boy at his Los Angeles church and in the top 5% of his graduating class.But his ambitions had limitations. Mora crossed over to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 11 years old. Even though he was accepted into Cal Poly and University of California, Berkeley, because he is an undocumented immigrant, he didn't qualify for state financial aid."It changed my view of the American Dream," he said. "We're told if we do our best, that all these doors...
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Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill indefinitely following protests
ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images (HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam acquiesced, at least in part, to massive protests in the city this week as she announced Saturday the controversial extradition bill will be suspended indefinitely. "The original urgency to pass the bill in this legislative year is perhaps no longer there,” Lam said at a press conference. "After repeated internal deliberations over the last two days, I now announce that the government has decided to suspend the legislative amendment exercise."It was unclear how the announcement would affect protests, already scheduled over the weekend. A march was planned for...
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Man accused of killing former Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena pleads guilty
WOI (NEW YORK) -- A man who was accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer and dumping her body in a pond at a golf course pleaded guilty on Friday. Collin Richards, 22, pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree for the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena in September 2018, according to a statement from the Story County Attorney’s Office. Richards was not made a plea offer in the case, and per Iowa law, he will be sentenced to mandatory life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole on Aug. 23, the statement said. “My heart...
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Thousands of US cities and counties in federal opioid lawsuit file for class status
iStock/WoodysPhotos (NEW YORK) -- Thousands of U.S. counties, cities and villages filed for class action status in a massive, multi-district litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies on Friday. New York's Albany County and New Jersey's Bergen County, as well as Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Phoenix are just a handful of the approximately 1,800 municipalities already involved in the massive litigation against central figures and companies responsible for the national opioid crisis. The federal bundle of cases accuses opioid manufacturers, like Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson, of aggressively marketing the drugs while misleading doctors and the public...
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'The Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman's sci-fi comic 'Oblivion Song' coming to theaters
AMC (NEW YORK) -- Robert Kirkman created the hit comic series The Walking Dead way back in 2008 -- two years before it became the hit AMC show of the same name. As previously reported, the zombie series is now being adapted into a big-screen trilogy, and now, another Kirkman project is getting the movie treatment. Kirkman's latest effort, the sci-fi comic Oblivion Song, is being adapted by his multimedia company Skybound and Universal Pictures. Kirkman explain the project to ABC Radio: "Basically there was an event called The Transference that happened 10 years ago, where a large chunk of...
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