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Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant

Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant

German automaker Volkswagen said Monday its factory in Tennessee will be the focus of an $800 million investment in the company's manufacturing of electric vehicles in North America.

Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Police in northern Texas say a woman has been banned from a local Walmart after she spent several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store's parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can.

Actress McGowan pleads no contest to misdemeanour drug charge

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Actress Rose McGowan pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanour drug charge in Virginia after cocaine was found in a wallet she left behind at Dulles International Airport two years ago.

Van Morrison sings at friend's funeral in Northern Ireland

LONDON — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and politician Ian Adamson.

Florida man finds boa constrictor under car's hood

MIAMI — A Florida man got a slithery shock when he popped open the hood of his car and found a boa constrictor resting on the engine. Ernst Dimanche tells WSVN he had just dropped his kids off at school Friday and came home to work on his Cadillac.
2 French policemen go on trial accused of raping tourist

2 French policemen go on trial accused of raping tourist

PARIS — Two French policemen went on trial Monday on charges of gang-raping a Canadian tourist at Paris police headquarters nearly five years ago.
Search for 2-year-old Spanish toddler in narrow well

Search for 2-year-old Spanish toddler in narrow well

MADRID — More than 100 firefighters and emergency workers in southern Spain searched Monday for a 2-year-old toddler who fell into a narrow and deep borehole.

2 top auto awards go to Hyundai, 1 to Ram 1500

DETROIT — Hyundai scored two out of three wins on Monday in the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards, as the Detroit auto show's press previews officially got underway.
Italian fugitive brought home to serve life term for murder

Italian fugitive brought home to serve life term for murder

ROME — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago arrived in Rome on Monday to begin serving life in prison, after his time as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia.

Bruce Springsteen makes surprise appearance at screening

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — A recent screening of the film version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show drew a celebrity to the audience — The Boss himself. Springsteen attended the free screening Sunday at Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre.