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General Motors Says it Will Spend 760 Million to Convert Ohio Plant to EV Drive Unit Production [Video]

OHIO – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today it will invest $760 million at its Toledo, Ohio propulsion manufacturing operations to prepare the facility for production of drive units that will be used in future Ultium-based battery electric trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC S

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Kenya arrests 200 in violent protests as opposition calls fresh rallies [Video]

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday vowed no let-up in his protest campaign against the government, after a day of violent demonstrations that saw more than 200 people arrested.A university student was killed by police fire during Monday’s clashes while 31 officers were injured as running battles erupted between police and demonstrators.Protesters had taken to the streets in the capital Nairobi and other parts of Kenya in response to Odinga’s call for a day of action against President William Ruto’s government over the country’s severe cost of living crisis.It was the first major outbreak of political violence in the East African nation since Ruto took office six months ago after narrowly beating Odinga in an election his rival claims was “stolen”.Kenyans are battling high prices for basic goods such as food and fuel as well as a plunging currency and a record drought that has left millions hungry.On Monday, police fired tear gas and water cannon against demonstrators — some of whom were hurling rocks and burning tyres in street battles against officers in full riot gear.- ‘We will not relent’ -Odinga’s own motorcade was also hit by tear gas and sprays of water as police blocked it from heading to downtown Nairobi.He charged in an address on Tuesday that there had been an attempt on his life and that of another opposition politician when their cars were shot at, but the claim could not be independently verified.The political veteran said he was “horrified and disgusted” by the police response and called for officers who acted against the constitution to be held responsible.He also called for further protests to be held on Mondays and Thursdays from next week.”We will not relent until this illegitimate regime understands that the people are hurting,” the 78-year-old said. “We will push on until the cost of food, fuel, electricity come down.”Many Kenyans are angry that they are struggling despite Ruto pledging to work for the ordinary “hustler” during his campaign for the August election.Inflation was running at 9.2 percent in February, while the shilling is trading at record lows of around 130 to the US dollar.Odinga, who has lost five bids for the presidency, continues to claim that Ruto’s election win was fraudulent and denounces his government as illegitimate.- ‘Violent crime scenes’ -Kenya’s inspector general of police, Japhet Koome, said in a statement that a total of 238 people were arrested, most of them in Nairobi but also in the western province of Nyanza.He said 31 officers were injured in the capital and Nyanza, an opposition stronghold.Police had also announced Monday that a university student was killed in the western town of Maseno after officers fired live rounds during “skirmishes” with protesters who were “pelting stones”.Koome gave no details about any civilians injured.The Independent Policing Oversight Authority said in a statement Tuesday that the police “had largely operated with restraint and within the confines of the law”.But it said it had launched investigations into the student’s death and an incident in which a man was seriously injured in a Nairobi market, allegedly by police.Police had on Sunday said the demonstrations in Nairobi were banned because a request for authorisation had not been made in time.”What the organisers purported to be a peaceful demonstration turned into violent crime scenes,” Koome said.Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua had on Monday urged organisers to call off the “mayhem and the chaos,” saying the protests had cost Kenya about two billion shillings ($15 million) in lost business.str-txw/amu/lcm

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Gov. Newsoms Water Supply Strategy [Video]

Employing more efficient water conservation the state will free up 500,000 acre-feet of water to make up for water lost because of climate change. Additionally, new water captured by stormwater and desalinating ocean water and salty water in groundwater basins will be available for use. | Geared to Battle Drought, Climate Change By McKenzie Jackson, California Black Media The Golden State is doing more than just praying for rain amid the historic drought that is battering the California and the Western United States. Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would increase Californias water supply and combat the extreme weather patterns

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Jane Fonda shares non-Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosis Action News Jax [Video]

Jane Fonda said on her Instagram post that her cancer is treatable and about 80% of people survive.

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California heat wave breaks as tropical storm brings wind and rain [Video]

Special Report: Tropical Storm Kay 14:01 Parts of Southern California were lashed by severe winds from a tropical storm Friday that brought high humidity, rain and possible flooding to the parched region but also the promise of cooler temperatures after a 10-day heat wave that nearly overwhelmed the state‚Äôs electrical grid. Firefighters had feared powerful […]

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Video: How evangelical leaders are citing the Bible to combat climate change [Video]

Some evangelicals have started using the Bible to justify their fight against climate change, while others say climate change is nothing new. CNN’s Rene Marsh reports on the divide among people of faith on environmental activism.

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Thomas J. Madison Jr.: Congress must tackle infrastructure permitting reform | Columnists [Video]

Inflation is wreaking havoc on Americas consumers, and the associated shortages and supply chain disruptions are driving prices ever-higher across the economy especially in the energy sector. Among the

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Higher gas prices and a shortage in Phoenix: What’s going on? [Video]

Around the Valley, there are reports of several gas stations running out of fuel entirely. Those that have fuel are charging more than they did a month ago. “They went down for a bit, but now they’re just going up and going up. They’ve just been staying at the same price,” Adrian said. Even those visiting Arizona are experiencing sticker shock.

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New concerns over Russian-held nuclear plant in Ukraine | PBS NewsHour | THIRTEEN [Video]

Ukrainian forces launched a counteroffensive to retake territory in the south currently occupied by Russian invaders. Fighting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has raised concerns that the facility could be damaged in the crossfire. Edwin Lyman, director of nuclear power safety at the Union of Concerned Scientists, joined Nick Schifrin to discuss the risks.

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More Oil, Please! Electric Car Pioneer Musk Says Society Would Crumble Without Gas [Video]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk called for more oil and gas production in order to maintain stability around the world as Europe and the United States suffer through the worst energy crisis in years.

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Oil prices lowest since 2021 on banking fears [Video]

STORY: Oil prices dropped to their lowest levels in 15 months on Monday on concerns that a global banking crisis could spark a recession that would reduce fuel demand.In volatile trading, global benchmark Brent crude and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude each fell about $3 a barrel to their lowest levels since December of 2021.WTI sunk below $65 a barrel before paring some losses. Brent was trading around $72 a barrel. Brent hit a 14-year peak of around $130 a year ago and was one of the main drivers of global inflation. It was above $100 a barrel as recently as July.Crudes Monday slide came despite a historic deal in which UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, agreed to buy Credit Suisse in an attempt to rescue the European country’s second-biggest bank.After the deal was announced, the U.S. Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and other major central banks pledged to enhance market liquidity and support other banks.Given the recent turmoil in the banking sector and fears it could trigger a long-feared recession, traders and economists remain split on whether the Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark rate when policy makers meet this week.Some executives are calling on the central bank to pause its monetary policy tightening for now but be ready to resume raising rates later.Meanwhile, one oil analyst tells Reuters that the oil market is moving more on fear than fundamentals, saying (quote), “We’re not moving at all on supply and demand fundamentals, we’re just moving on the banking concerns.”