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Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before Utah crash, police say Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before Utah crash, police say
- May 26, 2018

Data from the Model S show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds before crashing into the firetruck in suburban Salt Lake City, the report said . "In fact, new vehicles equipped with Tesla's newest software still do not have some of the basic safety features that are standard features of cars equipped with the older software - and that are supposed to be standard features of Tesla's newest vehicles, too", Sheikh said. (more...)
US Authorities Suspicious That Bitcoin Price Manipulation Could Be Driving Markets Down US Authorities Suspicious That Bitcoin Price Manipulation Could Be Driving Markets Down
- May 26, 2018

Bloomberg first reported the investigation, which is being coordinated with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission . However, there are many in cryptocurrency traders that support some self-regulation to grow the platform into a serious world market. (more...)
Elon Musk Ramps Up War With Press, Accuses Media of 'Sugarcoating' Lies Elon Musk Ramps Up War With Press, Accuses Media of 'Sugarcoating' Lies
- May 26, 2018

On Wednesday, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted , "The holier-than-thou hypocrisy of big media companies who lay claim to the truth, but publish only enough to sugarcoat the lie, is why the public no longer respects them". Tricky situation, as Tesla doesn't advertise, but fossil fuel companies & gas/diesel vehicle companies are among world's biggest advertisers", Musk tweeted. (more...)
Champions League final: I love Salah because he plays like Messi - Ronaldo Champions League final: I love Salah because he plays like Messi - Ronaldo
- May 25, 2018

Salah himself announced that he would be fasting on the UEFA Champions League final . With Ronaldo and Dani Carvajal having recovered from injury, Zinedine Zidane has a full complement of players to choose from as he prepares his club's bid for a third straight Champions League crown. (more...)
Donald Trump pardons Jack Johnson for Mann Act violation Donald Trump pardons Jack Johnson for Mann Act violation
- May 25, 2018

But he returned years later and agreed to serve a 10-month jail sentence. "He was treated very rough, very tough", Trump noted on Thursday as he signed the pardon. Jeffries, the former undefeated world heavyweight champion, came out of retirement to fight Johnson in Reno, Nevada in front of 20,000 anxious spectators and a veil of racial animosity. (more...)
GDPR: Tech firms struggle with EU's new privacy rules GDPR: Tech firms struggle with EU's new privacy rules
- May 25, 2018

The GDPR , aka the General Data Protection Regulation , is a EU-wide data protection law that supersedes various national privacy laws. Data controllers will have to immediately notify consumers about the risks and measures taken to mitigate any data breaches , such as changing passwords or cancelling credit cards. (more...)
Uber ends self-driving operations in Arizona after fatality Uber ends self-driving operations in Arizona after fatality
- May 25, 2018

Uber is permanently shutting down its self-driving operations in Arizona following a fatal crash in March, AZCentral reports, adding that the closure of the unit will take several weeks. Meyhofer said Uber will tweak how it tests cars on the road. Uber Executive Director Eric Meihofer said that the company will change the way testing their unmanned vehicles. (more...)
OPEC's suggestion of more oil drags markets lower OPEC's suggestion of more oil drags markets lower
- May 25, 2018

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures eased 21 cents, or almost 0.3 percent, to $71.99 a barrel, having climbed on Tuesday to $72.83, also the highest since November 2014. "This discussion about possible OPEC supply increases after the June meeting has put a brake on the oil price for the time being, so $80 is a big hurdle to overcome", Commerzbank strategist Carsten Fritsch said. (more...)
An NBA team shows National Football League owners how to stand for something An NBA team shows National Football League owners how to stand for something
- May 25, 2018

Teams can be fined for players that do not follow this policy . "I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms", Trump said in an interview with "Fox and Friends" this morning. There is no requirement that players be on the field during the national anthem. President Trump talks to "Fox & Friends" about the new National Football League anthem policy. (more...)
Trump orders investigations into import of automobiles, auto parts Trump orders investigations into import of automobiles, auto parts
- May 24, 2018

It came after he tweeted earlier in the day that there will be "big news coming soon" for auto workers. During a meeting with auto executives earlier this month, Trump said he would push for an increase in the production of vehicles built at US plants. (more...)
Star-Studded 'Mowgli' Takes A Darker Look At The 'Jungle Book' Story Star-Studded 'Mowgli' Takes A Darker Look At The 'Jungle Book' Story
- May 22, 2018

As he gets acquainted with the harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of the friendly bear Baloo and a panther named Bagheera , Mowgli becomes one among the animals of the jugle and is accepted by them as their own clan except terrible Sher Khan. (more...)
Gov. Abbott to host roundtable events, discuss school safety Gov. Abbott to host roundtable events, discuss school safety
- May 22, 2018

The students carried signs scrawled with the names of school shooting victims. Finally, about a week ago, she stood up to him in the middle of class to proclaim she would not go out with him. Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of Shana Fisher (16), said her daughter rejected four months of aggressive advances from accused gunman Dimitrios Pagourtzis (17) before being killed at the Santa Fe High School. (more...)
Iran condemns USA sanctions move Iran condemns USA sanctions move
- May 22, 2018

Germany's government will help German firms with business in Iran where it can, but cannot entirely shield them from the USA decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran, the economy minister told a newspaper. (more...)
Arsenal set to appoint ex-PSG coach Unai Emery as new manager Arsenal set to appoint ex-PSG coach Unai Emery as new manager
- May 22, 2018

Wenger, 68, left the Gunners at the end of season after 22 years in charge, during which he won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including two Doubles. Arsenal , meanwhile, continue to go about the finishing touches of what is a first management recruitment process at the north London club in nearly a quarter of a century. (more...)
Hope on trade front sends stocks jumping Hope on trade front sends stocks jumping
- May 22, 2018

The biggest immediate beneficiary appeared to be China , which won a reprieve from threatened tariffs on $50 billion of its exports to the United States as well as a lifeline for ZTE Corp, China's second biggest telecom equipment maker whose existence had been threatened by us sanctions . (more...)
Intel's Mobileye to supply 8 million self-driving cars Intel's Mobileye to supply 8 million self-driving cars
- May 18, 2018

The terms of the deal and the name of the automaker weren't revealed, a company official told Reuters . Mashable reached out to Intel for clarification but did not hear back immediately. Reuters said the arrangement will begin in 2021 and is one of the biggest such deals in Mobileye's history. The deal will give these vehicles Level 3 capability, which means the vehicle drives itself but the driver has about 10 seconds to resume control of the vehicle is something goes awry. (more...)
As trade talks resume, China drops antidumping probe of United States sorghum As trade talks resume, China drops antidumping probe of United States sorghum
- May 18, 2018

China has responded by focusing on $50 billion in USA imports. The move was seen as a goodwill concession as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He was in Washington for talks aimed at resolving trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. (more...)
Top Washington baby names Top Washington baby names
- May 18, 2018

In addition to each state's top baby names (and names for USA territories), Social Security's website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys and girls names for 2017. For boys the top name in OR was Oliver, also lingering in the Top 10 for several years. Liam was No. 2 nationwide in 2016, trailing Noah . The top five names for boys were Liam , Noah , Mason, Elijah and William . (more...)
Meghan Markle's sister breaks ankle as vehicle hits barrier Meghan Markle's sister breaks ankle as vehicle hits barrier
- May 18, 2018

It was claimed Meghan Markle's estranged half-sister, 53, was run off the road and hospitalised by a photographer. The uncertainty over his health and attendance at Saturday's wedding came from comments TMZ said the father made exclusively to the site. (more...)
Outrage and a warm welcome for fracking plans Outrage and a warm welcome for fracking plans
- May 18, 2018

The new measures sparked immediate protests from green groups who have long argued fracking presents an unacceptable risk of local environmental damage and could lock the United Kingdom into a new generation of fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when it is committed to deep decarbonisation. (more...)

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