Portland Bikesharing Nearly Here — $10 Million Sponsorship From Nike

Toros Notebook: Sanchez relishing opportunity with RGV FC

Earlier this year, Arturo Sanchez was among 200 participants who tried out for the RGV FC Toros. After two days of scrimmages at the McAllen Sports Park, Sanchez was told he would be notified by e-mail if he had landed a training camp invite.

“Every

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1 Killed, 1 Shot Overnight Outside Blue Island Night Club

BLUE ISLAND, IL — Two people were shot in Blue Island early Monday morning in the 1800 block of 127th Street.

The shooting happened around 1:04 a.m. Letter-marked placards up to the letter “M” were placed next to shell casings found on the street.

The crime scene stretched for at least a half block along 127th Street, from Honore to the railroad tracks intersecting 127th Street and Lincoln.

The wounded were taken in critical condition to Metro South Hospital in Blue Island and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The man taken to Metro South Hospital was pronounced dead; the man who was brought to Advocate Christ is expected to survive.

Witnesses told NBC Chicago that a fight broke out inside the bar and three people were asked to leave. Moments later, gunfire rang out. Nobody is in custody.

“I was in the office,” the manager said. “I don’t know what happened.”

Police were focusing

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Melania Trump shows casual look as she picks up son Barron from school

She is a former model and potential future First Lady of the United States, so when Melania Trump is seen in public, she is always dressed to kill.

Throughout Trump’s campaign she has always been somewhere close to her husband, dressed head-to-toe in high fashion, her hair styled to perfection and her makeup adjusted just so.

But it seems Melania does have a more casual side as the 45-year-old was spotted doing the school run in Manhattan today while dressed down in jeans, flats, and a plain navy blue overcoat.

Melania stepped out of Trump Tower in New York looking remarkably different from her usual glamorous self wearing a simple pair of flats, blue jeans and a navy blue overcoat on Friday

Melania stepped out of Trump Tower in New York looking

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Dealers anxiously await off-lease vehicles

For several years, Yegor Malinovskii found it difficult to find quality used vehicles at reasonable prices.

The market president of Berlin City Auto Group in Portland, Maine, searched everywhere. He tried the service drives of his eight dealerships in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and cold-calling people who had listed their vehicles for sale on Craigslist.

But relief is on the way for Malinovskii and other dealers who are in a similar circumstance. The spigot of off-lease and other used vehicles is getting ready to open, big time.

At a time when new-vehicle sales may be growing more slowly, dealerships hoping to turn more to used-car sales will find plenty of supply. But dealers will need skill to successfully take advantage of the increased supply.

“I’m saying “yes’!” said Malinovskii, at the prospect of a more plentiful pool of used vehicles. “If we get an influx of vehicles from the

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Meet Teddi Cranford, the Bridal Beauty Guru for Supermodels

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Teddi Cranford

For those who are tired of clichéd wedding beauty, you know, ringlets of curly tendrils cascading down the face of a beaming bride in all her pearly, white-toothed glory, then you have a friend in Teddi Cranford. Through her burgeoning business, Ms. Cranford, 31, is looking to modernize wedding beauty, one bridezilla at a time. Add that to her status as the go-to stylist for all front-row regulars, and you have one busy woman.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 08: Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo launches the all new Victoria's Secret swim collection and celebrates the 2016 Swim Special at the SLS Hotel on March<p data-recalc-dims=... read more at: http://observer.com/2016/03/meet-teddi-cranford-the-bridal-beauty-guru-for-supermodels/

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Sales stumble in Germany, and who’s buying all those VW dealerships?

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Germans have a reputation for being on-time, and this week, Volkswagen will have a chance to prove (or disprove) that stereotype in a very big way. A federal judge has

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid coming with 449 hp, 37-mile electric range

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Cadillac’s CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was unveiled a year ago at the Shanghai Auto Show, but full details on the sedan’s advanced powertrain are only now being released. As previously reported, the CT6 borrows some components from the second-generation Chevy Volt, adapting them to a rear-wheel-drive platform.

The powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, two electric motors, and an 18.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack—which is the same capacity as the Volt’s pack. Total system output is 449 horsepower. Cadillac claims 0-62 mph acceleration in 5.6 seconds and an electric-only range of 37 miles, although official EPA ratings for the latter

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