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January 11, 2019 9:17 PM Florida posthumously pardons 4 black men accused of sensational 1949 rape

In this undated image released by the State Library and Archives of Florida, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida. The three men along with a fourth were charged with rape in 1949. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Cabinet granted posthumous 163

January 11, 2019 9:28 AM Car bomb blast kills at least one in Iraqi border town of al-Qaim: military statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb blast killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen the Iraqi town of al-Qaim on the Syrian border on Friday, a statement from Iraq’s military said. The military said one person was killed, and 16 people were injured. A local senior police source put the number killed at three, with 23 injured. The military and the police 140

January 10, 2019 8:20 PM Soccer: U.S. women's league increases roster size, player pay

(Reuters) - The top U.S. women’s professional soccer league will let teams add more players to their rosters and raise their minimum and maximum pay for the 2019 season as part of rule changes it announced on Thursday. Senior rosters in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will expand to 20-22 players, from 18-20 players in 2018. The NWSL is also adding 145

January 10, 2019 5:06 AM Raleigh police officer shot in face responding to suspicious-car call: report

A police officer in North Carolina was shot in the face Wednesday night while responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle -- and two people were in custody in connection with the case, reports said. The officer was not identified but was reportedly shot multiple times, Raleigh's WTVD-TV reported. The officer was responding to the call in southwest 142

January 10, 2019 12:13 AM LG Chem to spend $1.07 billion on expanding battery plants in China

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s LG Chem said on Thursday that it plans to invest a total of 1.2 trillion won ($1.07 billion) to expand its two battery plants in China by 2020 in a bid to meet rising global demand. Under the investment plan, LG Chem will spend 600 billion won each at an electric vehicle battery plant and a small-sized battery plant in Nanjing 197

January 9, 2019 10:05 PM Volkswagen hires Apple executive for autonomous vehicle role

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) said on Wednesday it had hired an executive from Apple (AAPL.O) as a director responsible for technical development at its commercial vehicles division. Alexander Hitzinger, 47, will also take group-wide responsibility for VW’s efforts to develop self-driving vehicles as well as offer “Mobility as a Service 187

January 9, 2019 8:11 PM BMW designed a lightweight camper with The North Face's new high-tech fabric

BMW's Designworks division has designed a tent trailer using a new fabric developed by The North Face called Futurelight that it says is the “most advanced, breathable, waterproof material.” It’s made through a process known as nanospinning, which creates nano-sized holes the fabric that keep water out, but allow air to permeate. According to The North 259

January 9, 2019 2:48 PM Freak freeway sign fall seen in shocking video nearly dooms driver in Australia

A shocking video has emerged showing the moment a highway sign fell on an SUV in Australia. (iStock) An Australian woman narrowly avoided death when a freeway sign tumbled onto her SUV Tuesday -- a freak incident captured on video by another driver. The woman was driving on the Tullamarine freeway in Melbourne when the large metal sign came crashing 336

January 9, 2019 6:16 AM Arizona police officer fatally hit during traffic stop, officials say

Clayton Townsend, a Salt River police officer, has been fatally hit during a traffic stop on Tuesday. (Fox 10 Phoenix) An Arizona police officer has been fatally struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Tuesday night, officials said. The Salt River police officer has been identified as Clayton Townsend, according to Fox 10 Phoenix. Salt River 126

January 9, 2019 1:05 AM Couple in Colorado rescue crash victims: report

Couples that pay attention and do something together save lives together. Or so it seems for a Colorado couple who helped pull two people out of a crashed car on an I-76 off-ramp moments before the vehicle caught fire, as Fox 31 Denver reported. “It was crazy,” Elexcus Garcia said. “Yeah, we definitely did not expect to be pulling someone from a burning 131