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Tesla says driver's hands weren't on wheel at time of accident

Tesla Inc. confirmed the Model X driver who died in a gruesome crash a week ago was using Autopilot and defended the safety record of its driver-assistance system that's back under scrutiny following a fatality.<p>Computer logs recovered from the Tesla driven by Wei Huang, 38, show he didn't have his …

Tesla

Rally seeks justice for black man shot by police in backyard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds at a rally Saturday, urging California's capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento officers.<p>Clark's fiancee, Salena Manni, …

Law Enforcement

Texas man cleared of killing daughter, 2, after son, 7, confesses

A capital murder charge against a North Texas man in the 2015 death of his 2-year-old daughter has been dismissed after prosecutors learned her older brother admitted causing the death.<p>The father, Anthony Michael Sanders, 33, was accused of smothering Ellie Mae Sanders at their home in the Fort …

The Republican zombie repeal and replace effort just died. Again.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maine Sen. Susan Collins' announcement Monday night that she would not vote for her party's last-ditch attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare doomed Republican hopes of abolishing a law they spent eight years campaigning against. Senate Republican leaders acknowledged that defeat Tuesday …

Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be “devastating” for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington’s first option to deal with the country’s ballistic and nuclear weapons program.<p>“We are totally prepared for …

North Korea

US troops in Afghanistan: here's what to expect from Donald Trump's speech

Despite his past comments advocating for a full withdrawal, reports say Trump will likely announce an increase of US military troops in Afghanistan<p>Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday night as he lays out his strategy for the continuing US involvement in the war in Afghanistan.<p>Related: …

Total Eclipse Darkens Wyoming

The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):<p>7:45 p.m.<p>Authorities say two women watching …

South Carolina

Omaha woman who helped resettle persecuted Soviet Jews dies at 94

Shirley Goldstein kept red licorice near the door for visitors. She decorated statues outside her home for the holidays, and called each of her …

Scientists Sequence Ancient Neandertal DNA From Cave Dirt

Need DNA? No body? No problem. New research in <i>Science</i> by an international team of researchers lead by Viviane Slon at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany has shown a relatively straightforward way to sequence the DNA from of our hominin relatives without any of their …

Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones in 'enormous scientific breakthrough'

International scientists have uncovered prehistoric human DNA of two extinct human relatives - the Neanderthals, and the Denisovans- from caves without bones, an advance that could shed new light on human history and evolution.<p>The technique could be valuable for reconstructing human evolutionary …

The hidden history of Catholics in Britain

The Catholics by Roy Hattersley starts with the news his father was a Catholic priest.<p>Roy Hattersley’s father was a Catholic priest. Two weeks after …

History-changing discovery suggests Homo sapiens were not the first humans in America

For decades, the accepted theory of human migration suggested that Homo sapiens arrived to America around 15,000 years ago, and that they were the …

Medieval Castle Found in Poland

WROCLAW, POLAND—<i>Science & Scholarship in Poland</i> reports that remnants of a fourteenth-century castle belonging to Bolko II the Small have been …

USS ‘Washington’ Wrecked a Japanese Battleship — At Point Blank Range

<i>‘Washington</i>’s’ wartime service was exemplary<p>by ROBERT FARLEY<p>The London Naval Treaty of 1936 was intended to preserve the battleship size limitation …

One of the Earliest Industrial Spies Was a French Missionary Stationed in China

When he wasn’t converting people, Father Francois Xavier d’Entrecolles was extracting trade secrets from porcelain producers.<p>Plenty of today’s …

Quiver of arrows found in Fregerslev Viking grave

Archaeologists excavating the Fregerslev Viking grave south of Hørning near Skanderborg in Jutland, Denmark, have discovered a bundle of arrowheads …

Archaeology

An Army grunt's astonishing 1970 photos capture a hellish Vietnam firefight

Trying to kill a sniper<p>An entire Army base versus a lone Viet Cong<p>In April 1970, 22-year-old James Speed Hensinger, an enlisted man in the U.S. …

Mystery of stunning medieval carvings inside 800-year-old Knights Templar cave deep under town centre crossroads

These are the stunning medieval carvings found inside a 800-year-old Knights Templar cave deep under a crossroads in a Hertfordshire town centre.<p>The …

Discovery of North America’s Oldest Settlement Proves Native Canadian Legend True

The Heiltsuk Nation are indigenous Canadians whose ancestors once controlled 6,000 sq. miles (approx. 16,000 sq. km) of coastline in what is now …

Diplomats representing ancient civilizations meet in Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Diplomats representing ancient civilizations have met in the Greek capital for the first time as part of a new 10-member …

Europe

'Hobbit' species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds

Bone study shows there is no evidence the 1.1-metre tall <i>Homo floresiensis</i> had any links with the much larger <i>Homo erectus</i><p>Researchers who studied the bones of <i>Homo floresiensis</i>, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, say their findings should end a popular …

Anthropology

Mexico's ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries

An eight-year project at Teotihuacán, once the western hemisphere’s largest city, failed to locate its rulers’ tomb but findings offered tantalising clues to its origins<p>For decades, the hunt for a royal tomb at the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán has gripped archaeologists trying to unravel the …

Archaeology

'A laughing man with an axe killed my family' says 22-year-old accused of murdering his parents and brother

A 22-year-old South African man pleaded not guilty in a Cape Town court on Monday to murdering three members of his family in their luxury home in Cape Town in January 2015, saying the crime was committed by a laughing man with an axe.<p>Henri van Breda, who handed himself over the police in September …

Supreme Court won't hear case challenging government's expedited removal of undocumented immigrants

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court opinion rejecting claims by undocumented Central American women and children -- who were apprehended immediately after arriving in the country without authorization -- seeking asylum.<p>Lawyers for the families sought to challenge their …

Immigration

US Vice President Pence visits DMZ amid high tensions with North Korea

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> US Vice President Mike Pence on Monday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the US "or the strength of our military forces," following a failed North Korean missile test.<p>Speaking in Seoul, Pence linked recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan with the …

North Korea

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad: US 'cannot hurt Iran'

Former Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Iran will not be intimidated by recent US missile strikes in Syria. Ahmadinejad is running for a …

Tillerson cautions North Korea after Syria attack

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack carries a message for any nation operating outside of international norms. He didn’t specify North Korea, but the context was clear enough.<p>“If you violate …