|Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants - |
DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump touted a "major investment" by the automaker on Twitter. In January, Ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in Michigan following Trumps criticism that centered on trade and investing in America. Ford said on Tuesday it would spend $850 million on a planned upgrade of a plant in Wayne, Michigan, for the Ford Bronco, an SUV model, and the Ford Ranger - a mid-size pickup truck.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:56:55 -0400
|Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate over IQ claim - |
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a death row inmate convicted of a 1980 Houston murder, finding that Texas used an obsolete standard to assess whether a defendant has an intellectual disability that would preclude execution. The justices ruled 5-3 that a Texas court should reconsider whether Bobby Moore, 57, convicted at age 20 of fatally shooting an elderly grocery store clerk during a robbery, is intellectually disabled and thus not eligible for the death penalty. The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that the execution of people who are intellectually disabled violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:34:51 -0400
|Three Iraqi refugees in U.S. charged with immigration fraud: Justice Dept. - |
Three Iraqi refugees living in Virginia were arrested on Tuesday and charged with immigration fraud for allegedly attempting to obtain naturalization as U.S. citizens in a manner contrary to law, the Justice Department said. Yousif al Mashhandani, 35, of Vienna, Virginia, his brother, Adil Hasan, 38, of Burke, Virginia, and Hasan's wife, Enas Ibrahim, 32, also of Burke, were arrested and will make an initial appearance before a judge on Tuesday in Alexandria, the department said in a statement.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:34:07 -0400
|At least three dead in fire at Oakland residential building - |
The fire broke out at about 6 a.m. local time, ravaging a building that media said had been the target of safety complaints. One of the dead was identified as Edwarn Anderson, 64, said Deputy S. Sobrero, a spokesman for the Alameda County Coroner's office. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter three people were killed in the fire and a fourth person was missing.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:06:10 -0400