Nissan Unveils New Orleans' First Public Charging Station For Electric Cars (Daiquiris Not Included)
Electric cars can be a tough sell, especially in places that lack a publicly accessible charging infrastructure. In New Orleans, Nissan is working to address that problem by unveiling the city's first public charging station at a Rouses supermarket in the heart of the Crescent City. Strategically speaking, it's not a bad move for Nissan.
Rocker Sammy Hagar Must Face Ex-Playboy Bunny's Defamation Lawsuit
A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a defamation lawsuit against rocker Sammy Hagar, former lead singer for Van Halen, by a one-time Playboy bunny who claimed he had fathered her son. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge erred in dismissing claims by the woman after the 66 year-old Hagar accused her in his 2011 autobiography "Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock" of extortion by naming him as the father.
Ukraine's President: 'Russian Forces Have Entered Ukraine'
"Russian forces have entered Ukraine," President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. Ukraine security spokesman later said two columns of tanks from Russia have entered a strategic town in the southeast. Poroshenko canceled a trip to Turkey and called an emergency meeting with the nation's security council as the strategic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk now appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists, igniting fears that the rebels are attempting to establish a land link between Russia and Crimea.
U.N. Says 'not Possible' To Finish Afghan Vote Audit By September 2
Afghanistan's U.N. representative told President Hamid Karzai on Thursday that the audit of a disputed election would not be finished by Sept. 2, when Karzai had hoped to see a new leader inaugurated. The United Nations is supervising the audit of votes from a run-off ballot between the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani. Both men have claimed victory in an election meant to mark the country's first democratic transfer of power. In a meeting with Karzai, U.N. envoy Ján Kubiš told the outgoing president a "rigorous and credible audit required time, but could be completed around 10 September." The audit of votes hit a snag on Wednesday when Abdullah's team pulled its observers from the process, citing dissatisfaction with the way that allegedly fraudulent votes were being handled. Ghani's team subsequently also withdrew its observers at the U.N.'s request.
Saudi Mufti Tells Young Saudis Not To Heed Call To Jihad
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles", the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom's religious establishment. Riyadh, the world's No. 1 oil exporter, is unnerved by the rapid advance in Iraq and Syria of Islamic State insurgents and fears this could radicalize some of its own citizens and eventually lead to attacks on the U.S.-allied government.
Russia Denies It, But Images Show Forces Inside Ukraine
It's been a day of escalation in Ukraine, as President Petro Poroshenko declared that “Russian forces have entered" the country and essentially opened a new front in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. Statements from NATO, Poroshenko, separatists, the U.S. and the president of the Security Council left little doubt that Russia has invaded Ukraine. Reporters on the ground in southeastern Ukraine say heavily armed troops in unmarked uniforms have been crossing the border, and there has been heavy shelling over the past three days there. While some reporters call these troops Russian-backed separatists, other news outlets are flat out saying they are from Russia. However, throughout the day, Russia pushed back on the allegations that it had sent troops over the border, as multiple officials issued denials.
U.S. Futures Fall As Ukraine Fears Return To Forefront
U.S. stocks fell moderately on Thursday after Ukraine's president said Russian forces had been brought into his country, returning focus to the volatile region, though the latest round of U.S. economic data pointed to improving conditions. Worries over tension abroad had largely faded from Wall Street, with major indexes seeing few negative days over the past two weeks and both the Dow and S&P hitting records.
Dollar General Says Committed To Family Dollar Deal
Dollar General the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores and reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly sales. Family Dollar last week rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General that it said could run foul of competition law, opting instead for a smaller bid from Dollar Tree. The company's net income rose to $251.3 million, or 83 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Aug.
Vanessa Lachey's Baby Beach! Pregnant Star Shows Where She And Nick Found Out They Were Expecting Both Times
Vanessa Lachey Instagram today to share a precious family TBT pic of a special vacation spot that means a lot to her and hubby Nick Lachey "#TBT The same beach I told my husband I was pregnant with our first born son was the same beach we took him to on his first vacation," the 33-year-old wrote, adding, "and it's the same beach we found out we were having a baby girl on our 3rd wedding anniversary.
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Hold Hands In Canada Before Horseback Riding Trip
It looks like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are having quite the romantic getaway! Gomez looked cute in black boots, white jeans and a cropped black sweater while her man sported an unusual look of shorts over pants and a red top with a baseball cap. The 22-year-old songstress and the 20-year-old pop star's hands were glued together as they gathered their luggage at the airport.