Top U.S. & World Headlines — August 17: Netflix’s take on Wednesday Addams is the ultimate transfer student in series’ new trailer; Dodge’s First EV, Charger Daytona, Comes with Exhaust Noise! Here’s What to Expect

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Netflix’s take on Wednesday Addams is the ultimate transfer student in series’ new trailer

Though Morticia and Gomez Addams’ daughter is best known for her misanthropy, the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming comedy Wednesday from director Tim Burton’s a very useful (and promising) reminder that the morose teen’s always been a social butterfly. While the people Wednesday Addams deigns to grace with her presence might not enjoy her idea of a good time, that’s not to say that she isn’t making a good faith effort to, you know, connect with them.

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LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers agree to 2-year, $97.1 million extension that includes 3rd-year player option

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension that includes a player option for the 2024-25 season, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told ESPN on Wednesday.

The extension, which includes a 15% trade kicker, makes James the highest-earning player in NBA history with $532 million in career guaranteed money, surpassing Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.

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No, Elon Musk is not buying Manchester United

The richest man on earth has once again created chaos and commotion on the internet with his tweets.

Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk tweeted late on Tuesday that he was buying Manchester United soccer club.

“Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome,” Musk told his 103 million followers on Twitter, without offering any details.

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Demi Lovato told her ‘truth’ on rumored Wilmer Valderrama diss track

Demi Lovato won’t confirm that her new single, “29,” is about her age gap with ex Wilmer Valderrama, but she thinks it speaks for itself.

“I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a ton of anxiety about putting out this song,” the singer, 29, told Zane Lowe in an Apple Music interview Wednesday. “I just said, ‘I have to go for this. I have to own my truth.’”

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Demi Lovato admitted feeling “anxiety” over her new single, “29,” which is rumored to be about ex Wilmer Valderrama.
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2023 Dodge Hornet Will Offer a GLH Performance Package

Dodge is playing up the sporty angle for the new 2023 Hornet and now says it will offer a GLH package that includes several performance upgrades for the SUV. This name, which stands for “Goes Like Hell,” is an homage to the Omni GLH hot hatchback from the 1980s. The dealer-installed upgrades will be sold through Dodge’s Direct Connection parts program. The car you see pictured here is the Hornet GLH concept and is meant to demonstrate what’s possible if you add all the goodies.

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Portland Thorns upset by C.F. Monterrey in semifinals of Women’s International Champions Cup

Well, that was unexpected.

The reigning Women’s International Champions Cup champs went down in stunning fashion on Saturday night at Providence Park, as the tournament host Portland Thorns fell 3-2 to C.F. Monterrey in penalty kicks after a 1-1 regulation period.

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Thousands of NV Energy customers without power in Sparks Wednesday night

Thousands of NV Energy customers in Sparks were without power Wednesday night.

Around 9:00 p.m., many residential and commercial buildings around the Victorian Avenue area reported having no power.

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8202 customers without power as of 9:08 p.m. (NV Energy)

Dodge’s First EV, Charger Daytona, Comes with Exhaust Noise! Here’s What to Expect

Dodge showcased its first ever electric vehicle (EV), the Charger Daytona, giving us a look at the next all-electric muscle car.

The American automaker confirms that the new Charger Daytona concept is set to replace two iconic fuel-powered muscles of Dodge, namely the Challenger and the Charger, sometime in 2024.

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Dodge’s First EV, Charger Daytona, Comes with Exhaust Noise
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 PONTIAC, MI – AUGUST 17: People look at the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept all-electric muscle car at its world reveal during Dodge’s Speed Week at M1 Concourse on August 17, 2022 in Pontiac, Michigan. A production electric vehicle from Dodge, a Stellantis N.V. brand, is expected to launch in 2024.

‘She-Hulk’ Timeline: Where Does the Disney+ Show Fit in the MCU?

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law lands on Disney+ on Thursday, August 18 and it will introduce the world to a brand new Marvel superhero: Jennifer Walters.

Jennifer (played by Tatiana Maslany) is cousins with Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and she suddenly comes to have Hulk powers, similar to Banner’s, when his blood accidentally mixes with hers after a car crash.

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Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, in “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” which is set around the same time as the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”MARVEL STUDIOS 2022. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Seattle CEO who cut his pay so workers could earn $70K resigns

“My No. 1 priority is for our employees to work for the best company in the world, but my presence has become a distraction here,” Dan Price, who founded Gravity Payments 18 years ago, said in a statement.

A Seattle CEO who announced in 2015 that he was giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees has announced his resignation.

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Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments on April 13, 2015, in Seattle. Price announced his resignation on Wednesday.Jim Seida for NBC News