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Google has deployed its cute little self-driving cars in Austin

They'll join the autonomous Lexus SUVs that have been on the road since July<p>Last month we learned that Google was planning to extend its autonomous vehicle project by bringing a few of its own tiny self-driving cars to Austin, Texas. Today, the company announced that new phase of the project is now …

Former Ca. mayor accused of helping company that allegedly scammed thousands

A council member and former mayor of Arcadia, Ca. has been accused of using his government position to lend credibility to a company now under investigation by federal and state agencies for allegedly scamming hundreds of thousands of dollars from victims in the U.S., and potentially many more …

El Niño could spur uptick in snakebites this winter

“Watch out for rattlesnakes!” is an often-tossed warning from one hiker to another during spring and summertime in the West. But this year, winter may bring more dangers from venomous reptiles.<p>In a recent study, researchers found snakebites peak during El Niño events. This winter is expected to …

Weather

Israeli airstrikes target Hamas after rocket attacks

Israel has launched airstrikes on a Hamas site in the northern Gaza Strip after two rockets were fired into southern Israel.<p>Three air strikes were carried out by the Israeli air force on Friday evening, reportedly targeting a Hamas training facility.<p>The attack happened after two rockets were fired …

Israel

13 arrested in prison break of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman in Mexico

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mexican authorities have arrested 13 more suspects in connection with the prison break of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the country's attorney general's office said.<p>Guzman, sometimes branded as the world's biggest drug lord and who is also wanted in the United States, made a well-planned, …

Mexico

Top iOS ad blocker ‘Peace’ gets yanked from the App Store

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Marco.org<p>While the debate over the ethics of ad blocking tools rages on, the developer of Apple’s top mobile ad …