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Ford appeals $1.7 billion judgment in Georgia truck accident

WOODSTOCK, Georgia (AP) — Ford Motor Company says it plans to appeal a $1.7 billion judgment against the automaker after a pickup truck accident claimed the lives of a Georgia couple. . A jury in Georgia handed down the verdict late last week. The couple’s attorneys have confirmed the verdict. The civil lawsuit included what the plaintiff’s attorney called a Ford pickup that had a dangerously defective roof on his truck. Melvin and Voncile Hill died in April 2014 in a rollover accident in his 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck. In closing arguments, lawyers hired by the company defended the actions of Ford and its engineers.

For Republican governors, all economic success is local

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott often knocks out President Joe Biden over the country’s high inflation and fears of a looming recession. Many other Republicans, including state leaders in Georgia and Florida, have also stepped up their criticism ahead of the November elections. However, in many of these he three states, prices have risen dramatically above the national level. Democrats say Republicans take credit for job growth made possible by Biden’s policies, but Republicans blame inflation for the same policies. Still, while voters seem to blame Mr. Biden for inflation, they seem to be more liberal in praising America’s low unemployment rate.

Military Families Housing Benefit Explosively Delays Rent

Housing has long been a great advantage for military personnel, a subsidy to salaries that are inferior to those in the private sector. But as rents continue to climb to record highs, military personnel and housing activists say the Pentagon hasn’t increased housing benefits enough and failed to address military families. That’s why many are forced to settle in substandard homes, deal with extremely long commutes, or pay thousands of dollars that aren’t in their budget. The discrepancy between benefits and the current market, he argues, should alert officials already struggling to recruit the next generation. It said it is committed to helping people secure “affordable housing in

DC’s Pioneering ‘Baby Bonds’ Plan Aims to Shrink Wealth Gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — A groundbreaking social program is pioneering in the US capital. The program is called “Baby Bonds” and is designed to close the wealth gap. Children from Washington’s poorest families can receive up to $25,000 when they grow up. The money is used for purposes such as college, business investment, and down payment. In just over a decade, the Baby Bond idea has moved from left-wing parochial notion to practical policy. The District of Columbia is the first laboratory, and US lawmakers are overseeing the experiment.Bonds are more precisely trust funds, designed to give a boost to capital during key moments in the lives of the country’s poorest children.

Russia’s War in Six Months: The Global Economy Is in Danger

Meckenheim, Germany (AP) — It’s been almost six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the consequences pose a devastating threat to the global economy. Governments, businesses and families around the world are feeling the effects just two years after the coronavirus pandemic ravaged global trade. is likely to become Europe is on the brink of recession. High food prices and shortages can lead to widespread hunger and insecurity in developing countries. From a family-run firm in Germany that does rust-proofing of steel parts, to a Pakistani man who needs another job to cover his expenses, to a Thai street worried about how long his business will last. Everyone has been hit, even the sellers of

‘Dragon Ball Super’ tops ‘Beast’ at $20.1 million at box office

“Dragon Ball Super: Super Heroes” topped the charts in its first weekend in theaters, with ticket sales of $20.1 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. ‘ debuted at No. 2 with $11.6 million. Crunchyroll released “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” on 3,900 screens in North America, marking the biggest opening in anime history. The Toei Animation production was directed by Tetsuro Kodama, who was assisted by “Dragon Ball” creator Akira Toriyama. ‘Bullet Train’ was 3rd, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ was his 4th, and ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ was his 5th.

Landlords seek to stop rent control initiative in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ballots haven’t been printed yet, but a group of Florida landlords, apartment managers and real estate agents have already blocked voters from taking steps to enforce one-year rent controls. I’m trying At his theme park hub in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, the Florida Apartment Association and the Florida Real Estate Association last week sued Orange County, Florida, to limit the number of landlord owners. tried to stop a voting initiative aimed at You can raise your rent. According to the association, Florida law prohibits rent control ordinances except in an emergency.

British dockers join railway staff on strike as prices soar

LONDON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 workers at Britain’s largest container port will launch an eight-day strike on Sunday over wage disputes. It is the latest industrial action to hit Britain’s economy, which is suffering from high inflation and soaring food and fuel prices. Workers, including crane drivers and machine operators, leave their jobs at the port of Felixstowe on the east coast of England. The port handles about 4 million containers a year from 2,000 ships. The strike came on the third Saturday of this week as people across the UK faced travel disruptions as thousands of rail workers went on strike for better wages and job security. The number of trains was expected to run about 1 in 5.

Walmart expands abortion coverage for employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the U.S.’s largest employer, has largely kept quiet on the issue following a Supreme Court ruling that abolished nationwide abortion rights, before offering abortion compensation to its employees. Expanding range. In a memo sent to employees on Friday, the company said employees “if there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or lack of fetal viability.” Walmart’s home state of Arkansas prohibits abortion under all circumstances except when necessary to save the mother’s life in a medical emergency. increase. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

Wendy’s takes lettuce out of sandwiches amid E. coli outbreak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fast-food chain Wendy’s said it was removing lettuce from its restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania after people reported getting sick eating it from sandwiches. increase. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the source of the E. coli that infected at least 37 people. The CDC is trying Friday to determine whether romaine lettuce was the source and whether romaine lettuce used at Wendy’s was served or sold by other businesses. It states that it is not advising people not to eat it. Wendy’s is cooperating with the investigation.

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