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Tesla driver's death on 'Autopilot' triggers safety debate

A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a May 7 collision with a truck, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday.<p>Whether the portable DVD player was operating at the time of the crash has not been determined, however, and …

Led Zeppelin Win in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Trial

Led Zeppelin have won a copyright lawsuit that claimed they had plagiarized the music to their most celebrated song, “Stairway to Heaven.” A Los …

Rock Music

Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff for Stairway to Heaven

Los Angeles jury finds Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the most famous passage from the 1971 anthem from the band Spirit<p>Led Zeppelin has defeated a lawsuit that accused the band of stealing the opening riff in Stairway to Heaven, and cemented its place in rock’s pantheon.<p>A jury in Los …

Former Zurich Insurance CEO killed himself, says company

Switzerland’s biggest insurer says it was stunned and deeply shaken by Martin Senn’s death last Friday<p>The former chief executive of Zurich Insurance has killed himself, the company said on Monday, less than three years after the company’s chief financial officer also took his own life.<p>The death of …

Can Carly Fiorina really help Ted Cruz in California?

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz's highly unusual move announcing that he would name Carly Fiorina as his running mate certainly brought him a major splash of attention this week. But any predictions about how much Fiorina can help him in the complex California primary on June 7 are, at best, a wild …

Ted Cruz interview turns testy after Fox News' Chris Wallace asks about allegations of 'dirty tricks'

Toward the end of the exchange, Wallace brought up a list of "dirty tricks" allegations against the Cruz campaign.<p>"Do you take personal responsibility for this series of incidents and what does it say about the culture of the campaign you're running?" Wallace asked on "Fox News Sunday."<p>Among the …

This US Supreme Court decision could thwart Obama's attempt to pick the next justice

Obama may consider, in the face of such fierce opposition, unilaterally appointing a successor to the late Antonin Scalia during a Senate recess.<p>Recess appointments allow the president to name senior US officials while the Senate is on a break. Officials appointed during recesses have to be …

'Poisonous and grossly irresponsible' conspiracy theories are floating about Justice Antonin Scalia’s death

The predominantly right-wing conspiracy theorists who believe foul play might have been involved point out that Scalia's cause of death has not been officially determined and an autopsy was not ordered.<p>Some note that Scalia, who died at 79, was pronounced dead over the phone and was allegedly found …

'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration

The woman began by saying she was from Southern California.<p>"You live in Southern California? What are you doing here? Are you a liberal Democrat, by any chance?" Trump joked at the Exeter, New Hampshire, event.<p>She continued by saying she had friends who immigrated to the US illegally.<p>"I know the …

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There's now an Oregon-esque self-styled 'militia' protesting in Flint, Michigan, about the government's role in the water crisis

A self-styled "militia" — one that shares similar ideas with the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon — is now joining in Flint, Michigan's recovery effort after a public health disaster involving the city's water supply.<p>The group, which calls itself the Genesee County Volunteer Militia …

Oregon wildlife refuge worker: 'This is the most disrupted my life has ever been'

The employee is terrified of returning after the siege.<p>"I'm afraid to go back at this point," an unnamed refuge employee told Oregon Public Radio. "I would say that this is the most disrupted my life has ever been."<p>The publication agreed to withhold the name of the employee, a US Fish and Wildlife …

TRUMP: If I'm president, 'Christianity will have power' in the US

Last December, the Republican presidential front-runner ignited a national firestorm by proposing to suspend all Muslim immigration and tourist travel into the US.<p>"If I said that about Christians, and if I said 'banned,' I'm telling you I would have had less difficulty," Trump said Saturday. "And …

'He looks like hell': Donald Trump unloads on Glenn Beck after being accused of voting for Obama

"This really dopey guy ... this dopey guy, Glenn Beck, he looks like hell. No, he's like a dope. And I've watched him cry on television all the time. He's doing very badly. His thing is falling apart. His company is falling apart," Trump said at a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.<p>The …

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Huckabee: Obama 'probably' wants to make Americans memorize the Quran

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee charged Monday that President Barack Obama's "new domestic terrorism plan probably requires Americans to memorize Koran verses."<p>That line — which has no basis in fact — came in a new op-ed the 2016 Republican presidential candidate penned for FoxNews.com.<p>"Why does …

Happy Halloween! Here are the best times politicians dressed up

President Barack Obama has never publicly dressed up since taking office, despite taking part in holiday festivities each year. Former President George W. Bush didn't, either.<p>But occasionally, the brave pol will step up and commit to a Halloween costume.<p>And when they do, it's usually quite a …

Al Gore

24 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

There's no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.<p>We've put together our own handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which …

DARPA's ICARUS Project Aims to Build Disappearing Drones

There's always a danger on the battlefield of one side's equipment falling into the hands of the other — at least, until DARPA's ICARUS project succeeds in making equipment that vanishes into thin air when no longer needed.<p>Short for (believe it or not) Inbound Controlled Air-Releasable …

Darpa: Icarus project develops self-destructing drones that melt after one use

Drones that self-destruct after one use to prevent them falling into enemy hands are being developed by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects …

DARPA Wants Drones That Vanish Into Air

Wings that melt are a feature, not a bug<p>Sometimes, the best things are those that can be easily left behind. For rescue missions, whether battlefield or natural disaster, DARPA envisions using lightweight, cheap, and expendable single-use drones that can carry supplies to those in need and, once …

DARPA developing vehicles that can literally disappear

One of the big challenges when fighting a battle is all the equipment left behind that could end up in the hands of an enemy.<p>Well, DARPA, a research agency of the Department of Defense, may have come up with a solution. It is testing out a flock of small, single-use, unpowered vehicles delivering …

Trump: Mexico Doesn't Like WASPs

"They don’t want me. I don’t think I could become a citizen of Mexico.”<p>OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said that he couldn’t become a Mexican citizen if he wanted to because Mexicans “don’t like WASPs” during a speech at the Oklahoma State Fair here on Friday.<p>During a …

'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.<p>Sunday night's …

Obama salutes John Boehner on the way out

"John Boehner's a good man," Obama said during a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "He's a patriot. He cares deeply about the House, an institution in which he's served for a long time. He cares about his constituents. And he cares about America."<p>Obama said Boehner's …

The 9 deadliest special forces in the world

They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets and conducting daring rescue missions.<p>These really are the best of the best.<p>Although it's difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in …

Military

New images of Pluto released for virtual flyover animation

Newly-released images of Pluto included in virtual flyover animation made by Nasa<p>New Horizons is in the process of sending back tens of gigabits of data collected during its successful flyby of Pluto in July.<p>The most recent images released by Nasa show the dwarf planet's areas of smooth, icy …

J.K. Rowling Celebrated Hermione Granger's 36th Birthday on Twitter

Hermione Weasley, first introduced to readers of the <i>Harry</i> <i>Potter</i> series as Hermione Granger, is celebrating her 36th birthday on Saturday.<p>Hermione, …

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Air Force to Have Lasers on Its Fighters by 2020

Cheap and powerful, directed-energy weapons pods could be mounted on jets just five years from now.<p>The Navy has a seaborne deathlaser on patrol in the Gulf Coast, futuristic railguns in testing, and wants better versions of both in the next five years. Meanwhile, the Air Force isn't slacking; it's …

The next frontier in television: TVs that watch you back

Imagine a world where your television understands your viewing tastes better than you do. Though you might tell yourself you’re enjoying the German arthouse film on the screen, your TV wouldn’t be fooled. Able to monitor and analyze facial movements, it would register your boredom and recommend …

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Fall colors in Siberia, from space

Check out this satellite image showing fall foliage in eastern Siberia on September 9. A smaller section and a broader view.<p>It looks like an abstract …

Siberia

Ford's smartwatch apps let drivers unlock their electric car

In recent months, both Hyundai and Volvo have launched smartwatch apps, allowing car owners to control some of their vehicle's functions from the comfort of their wrist. Now Ford wants in on the action. In the latest update to its MyFord app, available on both iOS and Android Wear, the car maker is …