California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheelCalifornia regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals. It's not going to happen soon, because automakers ...
Volkswagen reaches $1.2B settlement with dealers in scandalSAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Volkswagen has agreed to pay its U.S. dealers up to $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, according to a settlement agreement filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco.
Defense chief says Hitler comments by Philippines president 'deeply troubling'U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday that he found recent comments by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, in which he appeared to compare himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, to be "deeply troubling." Carter was speaking at a news conference after meetings in Hawaii with the defense ministers of southeast Asian nations, including the Philippines, during which Duterte's Hitler comments were not discussed, he said. "Just speaking personally for myself, I find those comments deeply troubling," Carter said.
California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford caseSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two sexual assault laws in response to national outrage over the six-month jail sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer for assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin.
Video suggests police drove at California man they then shotSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Dashboard audio indicates two police officers may have tried to hit a homeless man with their police cruiser before fatally shooting him in Sacramento this summer, a newspaper reports.
Twitter, 'lies' and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) ? Plunging deeper into campaign controversy, Donald Trump publicly shamed a former beauty queen on Friday for her "disgusting" sexual past and then ? in one of presidential history's more bizarre moments ? encouraged Americans to watch a "sex tape" he said would support his case.
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Police release videos of officer shooting California man
By Patrick Fallon EL CAJON, Calif. (Reuters) - Authorities on Friday released two videos of police shooting an unarmed black man dead in El Cajon, California, but the grainy footage, much of it without sound, was not likely to pacify community outrage over the incident. Police and prosecutors said an investigation was still under way into the fatal shooting on Tuesday of Ugandan-born Alfred Olango, 38, and that no decision had been made on whether to criminally charge the officers involved. "This is as difficult a situation as any law enforcement officer will ever encounter and its one we never seek," El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis told a news conference.
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