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General Motors is recalling nearly 4,800 late-model Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC trucks and SUVs to repair a problem with their suspensions, which could increase the risk of accidents. In fact, the problem is so severe that

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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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Meet Teddi Cranford, the Bridal Beauty Guru for Supermodels

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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/

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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New Audi SQ7 boasts electric turbo and 48-volt electrics for efficiency

Given the diesel scandal lingering over Volkswagen’s operations, it might come as a surprise that Audi has unveiled a new, high-performance flagship crossover powered by the controversial fuel.

But the new SQ7 brings to the table much more than just a high-power 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel V-8 engine.

Among the model’s numerous highlights is an electric compressor that spins at up to 70,000 rpm to supply boost so quickly that the lag endemic to turbochargers is largely negated.

The electric compressor is positioned downstream of the intercooler and close to the engine; it can supply full pressure in just 250 milliseconds. Unlike rival BMW, which uses three turbochargers, the Audi’s compressor supplements its two exhaust-driven turbos.

In real-world use, Audi says that the benefit is genuinely instant torque. On paper, the output is 663 pound-feet of torque from 1,000 to 3,250 rpm, and 429 horsepower from the engine.

The downsized V-8 uses a new common-rail

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Dodge Dart Vs. Volkswagen Jetta: Compare Cars

The Volkswagen Jetta and Dodge Dart are both compact four-door sedans that have been around for a few years. The current Jetta dates back to 2011, while the Dart was launched for 2013. Both are remarkably spacious inside for the segment, but neither competes in the mainstream occupied by the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, and Hyundai Elantra.

The VW Jetta has a reliable niche as a sporty, fun-to-drive sedan; it’s Volkswagen’s best-selling U.S. model. The Dart, on the other hand, was the first new compact car from Fiat Chrysler after the unloved Caliber, and it hasn’t made much of a dent in

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2017 Kia Niro Preview

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The 2017 Kia Niro breaks new ground as the first dedicated hybrid crossover SUV–which is to say, there’s no gasoline-only Niro. It joins the world’s limited roster of dedicated hybrids, which is headed by the Toyota Prius, now in its fourth generation. The latest entry besides the Niro is the Hyundai Ioniq hatchback, which shares underpinnings with the new Niro.

Given the surging popularity of car-based crossover utility vehicles, the subcompact Niro may find an audience among buyers of small SUVs who want high fuel efficiency–Kia is targeting an EPA rating of 50 mpg combined–but avoid conventional hatchbacks. While the newest Kia has a crossover shape, however, Kia has not yet mentioned offering all-wheel drive–but we suspect it’s on the way. And for the smallest SUVs, often used mostly in cities, that may not be as much of a drawback as for larger family

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Dak Prescott Arrested for DUI: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Former Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott was reportedly arrested in Starkville, Mississippi, on the morning of March 12 for driving under the influence, according to the Clarion-Ledger‘s Michael Bonner and Sarah Fowler.

Neither Prescott nor his representatives have commented on the matter, per Bonner and Fowler, but Chief Frank Nichols of the Starkville police confirmed Prescott was pulled over while driving a white 2016 Cadillac Escalade.

According to WREG News Channel 3‘s Eryn Taylor and the Associated Press, police records show Prescott took one breathalyzer test at 1:13 a.m. CST and another at 1:47 a.m. The first resulted in an “invalid sample,” whereas the second rendered an “insufficient sample,” per the report.

“I want to make a statement, and first take complete responsibility for my actions,” Prescott told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network on Sunday. “I’m very remorseful for my misjudgment. I want to apologize to my true supporters, my

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