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Tesla unveils new electric tractor-trailer rig

Tesla unveils new electric tractor-trailer rig

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge — even with a full 80,000-pound load — and will cost less than a diesel semi considering fuel savings, lower maintenance and other factors. Musk said customers can put down a $5,000 deposit for the semi now and production will begin in 2019. “We’re confident that this is a product that’s better in every way from a feature standpoint,” Musk told a crowd of Tesla fans gathered for the unveiling. Musk didn’t reveal the semi’s price. On Thursday night, Tesla surprised fans with another product: An updated version of its first sports car, the Roadster. Tesla says the new Roadster will have 620 miles of range and a top speed of 250 mph. The car, coming in 2020, will have a base price of $200,000.

White House asks for $44 billion in hurricane relief, floats offsetting budget cuts

White House asks for $44 billion in hurricane relief, floats offsetting budget cuts

The Trump Administration on Friday asked Congress to approve a third major disaster aid relief package for areas hit hard by hurricanes in 2017, which would bring total federal aid to nearly $100 billion, as for the first time, the White House proposed budget savings to offset some of that cost. “This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has resulted in historic, widespread destruction that continues to affect the lives of millions of Americans,” said White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney in a letter to the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In the same letter, Mulvaney that Congress has already approved over $53 billion in disaster relief this year, and that it’s time to find a way to pay for some of that. “The administration believes it is prudent to offset new spending,” Mulvaney added, sending a list of plans that would save $14.8 billion by using budget funds from past years which were never spent, and by canceling other programs. BREAKING: White House requests $44B hurricane aid package for Texas, Puerto Rico, smaller than requested. — AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 17, 2017 The extra $44 billion is far less than what has been requested by officials in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico; just this week, Puerto Rico’s Governor traveled to Washington, D.C. to personally request $94 billion in aid. “We would just like to stress that this is a conservative estimate,” said Gov. Ricardo Rossello of the disaster aid request, as his island continues to struggle in the aftermath of devastation from Hurricane Maria. Even before the latest White House disaster request was official, it was getting less than rave reviews in the Congress. “We’ve been continually told to wait, wait, wait,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) about new disaster relief, as Lone Star State officials asked in October for $19 billion just for the state, and say infrastructure repairs could total $61 billion. Meanwhile, officials from Florida last month asked Congress for $27 billion in relief aid. Cornyn said Thursday night that his staff had reported this latest request from the White House was “wholly inadequate.” As for the budget cuts proposed by the White House – $14.8 billion would happen now, with an additional savings of $44 billion projected between 2025 and 2027. disaster11 Here is the list of budget cancellations and changes that the Trump Administration would make to save $14.8 billion: + Emergency farm conservation activities from Hurricane Sandy – $204 million + Advanced Tech Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program – $4.33 billion + Obama stimulus loan program for innovative tech – $479.4 million + Obama stimulus program for National Emergency health Grants – $23 million + Excess money at the Army Corps of Engineers – $210 million + Army Corps, flood control after Hurricane Sandy – $519 million + Agricultural Research Service – $212 million + Rural Economic Development Grants – $196 million + Rural Business Program – $25 million + Rural Energy Savings program – $8 million + Unspent money at Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – $72 million + Watershed & Flood Prevention – $90 million + Farm conservation programs – $1.42 billion + Supplemental WIC funding – $800 million + Unspent education money in Student Financial Assistance $3.9 billion + Unspent funds at HHS – $560 million + Justice Department working capital fund – $410 million + State Department, Democracy Fund – $99 million + Federal transportation highway aid – $1 billion + EPA state and tribal assistance grants – $150 million + EPA Environmental Programs and Management – $100 million Here is the full budget request for offsets on this latest hurricane aid plan. Those offsets amount to $14.8 billion, far short of the $53 billion that’s already been approved, without even including this latest request for another $44 billion.

Ferguson Subaru shares the love with Meals on Wheels

Ferguson Subaru shares the love with Meals on Wheels

Thursday, a local Subaru dealer handed over the keys to a brand new Outback SUV to a local Meals on Wheels program, thanks to a nationwide effort to “share the love.” Subaru is celebrating 50 years in the US by giving away 50 vehicles to Meals on Wheels around the country. The only one selected in Oklahoma was the metro Tulsa program. Lauren Danielson with Meals on Wheels tells KRMG the vehicle will help them serve their clients, especially when road conditions are bad and the normal volunteer routes can’t be covered. The keys for the new Outback were handed over personally by Larry Ferguson, owner of Ferguson Subaru in Broken Arrow, part of the Ferguson Superstore. He told KRMG Subaru of America has five charities it supports, including four national organizations.  Each dealership then chooses a local charity to support. Through January 2nd, Subaru of America will donate $250 to one of those charities for each new Subaru leased or purchased. “For every new Subaru sold, a portion of that goes to the charity, and that’s the customer’s choice,” Ferguson said. The local charity Ferguson chose this year is “Hope is Alive,” a group that works with people suffering addiction or alcoholism:

WHO: KRMG and Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade WHAT: Book Signing of his new book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans WHEN: Friday Nov. 17th from 12pm - 1:30pmWHERE: Barnes and Noble on 71st Street.  KRMG welcomes back Brian Kilmeade for his third trip to Tulsa to sign copies of his latest book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans.  Everyone is invited to Barnes and Noble to meet Brian and have a book signed. Exclusive VIP Event We want to give you an opportunity to meet Brian and have your book signed in an exclusive VIP event. We are reserving 20 seats to spend time with him during his live broadcast from the KRMG Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ Performance Center before the book signing. The only way to win is to listen during the KRMG Morning News 7am hour and the KRMG Evening News 6pm hour.  We will be placing a new key phrase on the KRMG App On Air Now button.  Have that key phrase ready and then be called #7 once promoted on air to call, and you will win a pair of VIP meet and greet tickets to see Brian’s show live, plus one new hardcover book and a pair of KRMG retro t-shirts! About The Book As they did in their previous two bestsellers, Kilmeade and and his co-writer Don Yaeger make history come alive. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS gives readers a new understanding of one of America’s greatest generals -- who later became one of our most controversial presidents.“The more I study American history, the more I understand that we had Someone upstairs pulling for us,” says Kilmeade. “The odds were stacked against Jackson at New Orleans, but America would not be stopped. Faith and perseverance made America great back then, and it’s what we need today.”Find more information at http://www.briankilmeade.com/ 
WHO: KRMG and Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade WHAT: Book Signing of his new book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans WHEN: Friday Nov. 17th from 12pm - 1:30pmWHERE: Barnes and Noble on 71st Street.  KRMG welcomes back Brian Kilmeade for his third trip to Tulsa to sign copies of his latest book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans.  Everyone is invited to Barnes and Noble to meet Brian and have a book signed. Exclusive VIP Event We want to give you an opportunity to meet Brian and have your book signed in an exclusive VIP event. We are reserving 20 seats to spend time with him during his live broadcast from the KRMG Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ Performance Center before the book signing. The only way to win is to listen during the KRMG Morning News 7am hour and the KRMG Evening News 6pm hour.  We will be placing a new key phrase on the KRMG App On Air Now button.  Have that key phrase ready and then be called #7 once promoted on air to call, and you will win a pair of VIP meet and greet tickets to see Brian’s show live, plus one new hardcover book and a pair of KRMG retro t-shirts! About The Book As they did in their previous two bestsellers, Kilmeade and and his co-writer Don Yaeger make history come alive. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS gives readers a new understanding of one of America’s greatest generals -- who later became one of our most controversial presidents.“The more I study American history, the more I understand that we had Someone upstairs pulling for us,” says Kilmeade. “The odds were stacked against Jackson at New Orleans, but America would not be stopped. Faith and perseverance made America great back then, and it’s what we need today.”Find more information at http://www.briankilmeade.com/ 
WHO: KRMG and Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade WHAT: Book Signing of his new book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans WHEN: Friday Nov. 17th from 12pm - 1:30pmWHERE: Barnes and Noble on 71st Street.  KRMG welcomes back Brian Kilmeade for his third trip to Tulsa to sign copies of his latest book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans.  Everyone is invited to Barnes and Noble to meet Brian and have a book signed. Exclusive VIP Event We want to give you an opportunity to meet Brian and have your book signed in an exclusive VIP event. We are reserving 20 seats to spend time with him during his live broadcast from the KRMG Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ Performance Center before the book signing. The only way to win is to listen during the KRMG Morning News 7am hour and the KRMG Evening News 6pm hour.  We will be placing a new key phrase on the KRMG App On Air Now button.  Have that key phrase ready and then be called #7 once promoted on air to call, and you will win a pair of VIP meet and greet tickets to see Brian’s show live, plus one new hardcover book and a pair of KRMG retro t-shirts! About The Book As they did in their previous two bestsellers, Kilmeade and and his co-writer Don Yaeger make history come alive. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS gives readers a new understanding of one of America’s greatest generals -- who later became one of our most controversial presidents.“The more I study American history, the more I understand that we had Someone upstairs pulling for us,” says Kilmeade. “The odds were stacked against Jackson at New Orleans, but America would not be stopped. Faith and perseverance made America great back then, and it’s what we need today.”Find more information at http://www.briankilmeade.com/ 
WHO: KRMG and Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade WHAT: Book Signing of his new book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans WHEN: Friday Nov. 17th from 12pm - 1:30pmWHERE: Barnes and Noble on 71st Street.  KRMG welcomes back Brian Kilmeade for his third trip to Tulsa to sign copies of his latest book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans.  Everyone is invited to Barnes and Noble to meet Brian and have a book signed. Exclusive VIP Event We want to give you an opportunity to meet Brian and have your book signed in an exclusive VIP event. We are reserving 20 seats to spend time with him during his live broadcast from the KRMG Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ Performance Center before the book signing. The only way to win is to listen during the KRMG Morning News 7am hour and the KRMG Evening News 6pm hour.  We will be placing a new key phrase on the KRMG App On Air Now button.  Have that key phrase ready and then be called #7 once promoted on air to call, and you will win a pair of VIP meet and greet tickets to see Brian’s show live, plus one new hardcover book and a pair of KRMG retro t-shirts! About The Book As they did in their previous two bestsellers, Kilmeade and and his co-writer Don Yaeger make history come alive. ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS gives readers a new understanding of one of America’s greatest generals -- who later became one of our most controversial presidents.“The more I study American history, the more I understand that we had Someone upstairs pulling for us,” says Kilmeade. “The odds were stacked against Jackson at New Orleans, but America would not be stopped. Faith and perseverance made America great back then, and it’s what we need today.”Find more information at http://www.briankilmeade.com/ 
White House asks for $44 billion in hurricane relief, floats offsetting budget cuts

The Trump Administration on Friday asked Congress to approve a third major disaster aid relief package for areas hit hard by hurricanes in 2017, which would bring total federal aid to nearly $100 billion, as for the first time, the White House proposed budget savings to offset some of that cost.

“This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has resulted in historic, widespread destruction that continues to affect the lives of millions of Americans,” said White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney in a letter to the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

In the same letter, Mulvaney that Congress has already approved [More]