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January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 140

January 12, 2019 5:08 PM Virginia woman whose husband is furloughed by government shutdown wins $100K, car in lottery

A Virginia woman whose husband is currently furloughed by the government shutdown has won $100,000 and a new Ford SUV thanks to the lottery. “I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Carrie Walls, of Ashburn, told the Virginia lottery of her win. Walls, who worked for the U.S. Air Force for more than 13 years, drew the winning ticket in a Dec. 4 drawing that was a part of the "Ford 113

January 8, 2019 4:16 PM Like Apple, Samsung Feels Sting of Slowed Global Economic Growth

(NEW YORK) — Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, potentially unsettling a tech sector already skittish about slowing global economic growth. The announcement from the South Korean computer chip and smartphone giant comes less than a week after a weak outlook from Apple Inc. jolted markets 106

January 7, 2019 2:14 PM Ford plans new wireless tech for cars starting 2022

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Monday it plans to roll out a wireless technology for its new vehicle models in the United States, starting 2022, that will allow direct communication between connected devices. The new technology called C-V2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything,  would augment sensors used in self-driving cars making the vehicle's 101

December 21, 2018 4:28 PM Ford recalling 410,289 F-Series trucks to fix engine heater flaw

Ford is recalling 410,289 F-Series trucks in the U.S. equipped with engine block heaters due to a fire risk. An additional 463,793 trucks in Canada are also being recalled. According to the notice submitted to NHTSA, water and contaminants can corrode and damage the heater cable’s splice connector and cause a short. Ford says it is only a danger when the truck 96

December 18, 2018 1:04 PM Town council trashes illegal garbage truck

A garbage truck got trashed by a town council in England after it was spotted being used to illegally toss rubbish on the road. Fly-tipping, as it’s called, is an ongoing issue in the London borough of Bromley, where costs for clean-up are over $300,000 annually, so the authorities have hired private eyes who used close circuit cameras to catch culprits 97

December 18, 2018 12:18 PM Kroger starts use of unmanned vehicles for delivery in Arizona

(Reuters) - U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co (KR.N) said on Tuesday it has started using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries Scottsdale, Arizona in partnership with Silicon Valley startup Nuro. The delivery service follows a pilot program started by the companies in Scottsdale in August and involved Nuro’s R1, a custom unmanned vehicle 137

December 14, 2018 9:36 AM California's chief justice leaves GOP; cites Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye delivers her State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (Associated Press) The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court announced that she quietly left the Republican Party over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme 102

December 12, 2018 6:42 PM Radio pioneer Al Helfer wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award

LAS VEGAS -- Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the "Mutual Game of the Day" in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced. Helfer, who died in 1975, will be recognized on July 20 at Cooperstown, New York, as part of the Hall's induction weekend. He called 64

December 11, 2018 6:01 AM 2019 Ford Ranger scores highest fuel economy rating

The new Ford Ranger gets better fuel economy than any truck in its class, including the old one. The reborn midsize pickup is powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Despite competing with V6 engines on power, it delivers 23 mpg combined in 2WD Rangers 103