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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: 797 Horses

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: 797 HorsesThe new top-dog Hellcat makes 797 hp, 707 lb-ft of torque, and does 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and a 10.8-second quarter-mile. If you can get it to hook up.



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2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Gets Some Goodies From The Demon

2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Gets Some Goodies From The DemonDodge also reshuffles the lineup and adds some performance.



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California Primary Results: Democrats Appear To Dodge Lockouts

California Primary Results: Democrats Appear To Dodge LockoutsDemocrats will likely make the general election ballot in each of California's



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Dodge Durango Pursuit Joins Charger In Law Enforcement Lineup

Dodge Durango Pursuit Joins Charger In Law Enforcement LineupThe police car will be available for orders for a limited time.



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Creative people build mini-island to dodge NYE alcohol ban

Creative people build mini-island to dodge NYE alcohol banWhen it comes to New Year's Eve, people are more than happy to get creative if it means their party plans can go unhindered. On Sunday, a photo shared by David Saunders in the Facebook group Tairua ChitChat! began doing the rounds on social media. SEE ALSO: Lin-Manuel Miranda's tender New Year's message made the holiday a little less horrible It appears to show a group of New Zealanders sat drinking on a tiny island made of sand: New Year's revellers build sandcastle in Coromandel estuary to avoid liquor ban t.co/JihZYSEKkr pic.twitter.com/4Xw5HVh3Tm — Stuff.co.nz News (@NZStuff) December 31, 2017 The thing is, public drinking is currently banned in certain areas of Coromandel over the New Year period — and the suggestion is that this group purposefully constructed the mini island in order to get around the law. "It was great to see some Kiwis having a bit of fun," Saunders, who shared the photo, told the
BBC. Twitter seemed to share his attitude. Where can I get a visa to visit the island? t.co/M8kv4IaUvr — J.MICHAEL (@authorj_michael) January 1, 2018 I guess you could say my goals for 2018 found me t.co/pWIfEPzWaW — Will Barrett (@PeoplesElbow77) January 1, 2018 The best bit? Even local law enforcement didn't seem to mind too much. "That's creative thinking," Inspector John Kelly was quoted as saying by the
BBC.  "If I had known I probably would have joined them." WATCH: Sip, sip, pass—wine with THC is here



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Councils failing to stop people giving away cash to dodge care home fees

Councils failing to stop people giving away cash to dodge care home feesF​amilies are facing a care funding lottery as new figures reveal wide variations in the lengths to which councils will go to stop people giving away assets in an attempt to make the state pay instead. Local authorities means-test residents of care homes to check if they should pay towards their costs. The cut off point is £23,250 – if you have assets above this figure you are expected to fund your own care. If your assets are worth less than £23,250 the council will help to meet the costs. Average nursing home costs reached £1,000 for “self-funders” earlier this year. The spiralling cost of care has created an incentive for families to give away property, investments and savings to bring their assets below the £23,250 limit. Councils have powers to claw back money from people it can prove to have “deliberately deprived” themselves of assets to claim state aid. Yet it has long been suspected that they find it nearly impossible to prove that someone has given assets away deliberately to dodge care costs. ‘I reclaimed £226,559 in care fees. Here's how you can too’ Giving to children and grandchildren as a way to limit inheritance tax bills has become increasingly common. High house prices and buoyant stock markets have increased families’ wealth, while the headline amount you can pass on tax free has not been increased for nearly a decade. A series of Freedom of Information requests submitted by Telegraph Money has uncovered how often councils use their powers and the amounts they have managed to claw back. Of the eight local authorities approached, North Somerset council, whose jurisdiction includes Weston-super-Mare and the outskirts of Bristol, had used its powers the most. Since 2012 it recorded 64 “deprivation” cases in relation to care funding. The total value of assets involved in the cases was £1.3m. By contrast, the London borough of Westminster had no recorded cases. This is despite the area having a similar population to North Somerset, at around 200,000, and a similar proportion of elderly residents. At a glance | Who use deprivation rules Likewise Southwark, which covers a large part of south-east London, had not used its powers at all. The north London borough of Camden had the second-highest number of cases, at 14, with a total value of £158,000 over five years. Liverpool and Hertfordshire councils refused to provide figures on the grounds of cost, while Nottingham City Council said it did not keep relevant records. Steven Cameron, a care expert at Aegon, the insurer, warned that greater scrutiny of the sector meant individuals who attempted to dodge care fees were increasingly likely to be caught by councils. “A few years ago it was highly unlikely that a council would have paid much attention to people who gave away assets to avoid paying,” he said. “But with the care crisis getting worse daily and with more public interest in getting out of paying for care by giving away assets, the attention councils will pay is certain to increase considerably.”  Councils also take action that may not be reflected by official statistics, said Tracy Ashby a specialist legacy planner at Thursfields, the law firm. In a nutshell | How care home funding works She has seen cases in the West Midlands where instead of trying to claw back funds from families, councils simply cut off funding for care. Care homes are then left to pursue families themselves and in some cases have sought to evict patients, Ms Ashby said. The "dementia tax" Telegraph Money has reported extensively on the anomalies of the care funding system.  Self-funding patients effectively subsidise those funded by councils, which set strict limits on the fees they are prepared to pay. This leaves homes in areas with few private customers battling to stay open. The Conservatives’ radical plans for reforming the care system have been blamed for the party’s disastrous showing in the general election. Under the plan, councils would have started to pick up the tab for care costs once a person’s assets fell below £100,000, as opposed to the current level of £23,250 in England. But, crucially, family homes would also have been included in the means-testing formula for “at home” care for the first time. At the same time, the plan for a lifetime cap – which would have helped those who needed long periods of care – was dropped. The Tories quickly backtracked over the latter, which Labour called the “dementia tax”. How to connect with us | Telegraph Money on social media



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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT DemonBang! It's over.



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1.3 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep vehicles recalled for alternator failure, sudden airbag deployment

1.3 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep vehicles recalled for alternator failure, sudden airbag deploymentThis morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published two recalls from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Together, the recalls affect more than 1.3 million Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles worldwide, including over 805,000 vehicles registered in the U.S.
RECALL #1: 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango; 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
UNITS AFFECTED: 442,214 in the U.S. and approximately 123,000 registered elsewhere This recall affects vehicles equipped with electro-hydraulic power steering systems, 5.7L or 3.6L engines, and 160, 180, or 220 amp alternators. In those vehicles, NHTSA says that the alternator may fail without warning. Should the alternator fail, the vehicle can stall. Depending on where and when the stall occurs, it could dramatically increase the risk of a crash. In a worst-case scenario, NHTSA notes that it's also possible for the alternator to short-circuit and catch fire.   FCA has received two reports of collisions that may be linked to the issue, but there have been no reports of injuries so far. Owners of these vehicles will receive recall notices from FCA by mail, instructing them to schedule service appointments with their local dealerships. Notices are expected to be sent around August 24, 2017. Dealers will inspect each vehicles' alternator and replace it, depending on its part number. The fix will be carried out at no charge.  If you own one of these vehicles and have further questions, contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403 and ask about recall T36. Alternately, you can call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at  1-888-327-4236 and ask about safety campaign #17V-435.
RECALL #2: 2011-2015 Dodge Journey
UNITS AFFECTED: 363,480 in the U.S. and approximately 407,520 registered elsewhere (including the Fiat Fremont) In these vehicles, NHTSA reports that the driver's frontal airbag may deploy without warning. Should that happen, it could result in an crash, injure the driver, or both. FCA says it has received reports of six injuries potentially related to the issue, but no reports of collisions.  The problem stems from a wiring harness that's associated with the driver's frontal airbag and is located within the steering wheel. Over time, the wiring harness may get chafed, resulting in a short circuit, and that, in turn, can cause the airbag to deploy suddenly. FCA plans to mail recall notices to owners by August 21, 2017. After receiving those notices, owners will be able to take their vehicles to dealerships for service. The fix involves an inspection of the airbag wiring within the steering wheel and replacement of that wiring, if necessary. NHTSA says that FCA dealers will also install a protective cover to prevent chafing in the future. All repairs will be made at no charge to owners.   For additional information, you're asked to contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403 and ask about recall T47. Or, if you prefer, you can call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and inquire about safety campaign #17V-432.



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How to Make a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Quicker Than a Demon

How to Make a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Quicker Than a DemonThe Dodge Demon does the 1/4-mile in 9.65 seconds. Here's what it takes to go quicker in a "regular" Hellcat.



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The Dodge Demon descends on New York

The Dodge Demon descends on New YorkAfter a month-long series of video teasers, the most powerful series production American muscle car in history is ready to impress its public. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is so potent that it is essentially a collection of automotive superlatives with a wide, Nitto street-legal drag radial tyre at each corner. It boasts a 6.2-litre Hemi V8 with a massive supercharger bolted to it.



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