Convertible sales fall in the United States on the popularity of electric vehicles and SUVs

Ford Mustang 2024 Source: Ford Convertibles – once a sign of outdoor freedom, road trips and summer adventures – are disappearing as the auto industry shifts to fully electric cars and more rugged sport utility vehicles. Sales of traditional convertibles like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford-Mustang, as well as roadsters such as the Mazda Miata, … Read more

Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

CNN — Hurricane-force Fiona is tearing up Canada’s east coast after making landfall in Nova Scotia early on Saturday, battering the region with high winds, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people and knocking some homes to the ground. Fiona, now a post tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph – … Read more

Russia bombs Ukrainian cities amid Kremlin-organized votes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities on Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes were held in occupied areas to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for trying to protest a mobilization order that commits more troops to the fight in Ukraine. … Read more

Tropical Storm Ian strengthens in the Caribbean and heads towards Florida

CNN — The ninth named tropical storm of 2022 Atlantic hurricane season formed in the central Caribbean Sea and forecasts show that Florida could soon be hit by its first major hurricane since 2018. Tropical Storm Ian was located about 300 miles south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica at 8 a.m. Saturday and moving west-southwest at 15 … Read more

Storm Fiona hits the east coast of Canada; thousands without electricity

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, tossing trees and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the … Read more

College football picks, schedule: predictions against the spread, odds for the top 25 games in week 4

With the arrival of the last weekend of September, conference play around the college football landscape resumes. Saturday’s Week 4 action is packed with top-25 teams making their conference debuts for the 2022 season. Often, that familiarity is accompanied by closer games and closer scores, as teams with knowledge closer to each other serve as … Read more

Doug Jensen, a Des Moines man, found guilty of the Capitol bombings

Doug Jensen, the Des Moines man seen at the front of the rioting platoon inside the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, was found guilty of all seven charges against him Friday in Washington . His trial began on Monday. Oral arguments took place on Friday. The jury received the case at 1:30 p.m. … Read more

Enterovirus cases rise among children in the Twin Cities

Twin Cities hospitals are seeing an increase in enterovirus cases among children. This is consistent with a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alertwhich reports an increase in enterovirus and rhinovirus-related pediatric hospitalizations. “I’ve never seen anything like it before. It was very scary,” said Alexa Brett of Circle Pines, whose son Easton recently … Read more