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Midday Roundup: U.S. student gets 15 years in North Korean labor camp

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Harsh punishment. North Korea sentenced an American student to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly subverting the government by attempting to steal a…

Move over Google: Army has lock on driverless vehicles

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The U.S. Army may soon need fewer truck drivers, even though it owns one of the world’s largest fleets of supply vehicles. The Army is developing and…

Midday Roundup: Congress approves $305 billion transportation spending bill

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Clearing a bottleneck. Both the Senate and House voted last night to approve a transportation bill that allocates $305 billion over five years to upgrade the…

Midday Roundup: Russia ramps up Syrian attacks despite Western protests

Midday Roundup: Russia ramps up Syrian attacks despite Western protests

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Putin’s playground. As Russia continues to flex its muscles in the Middle East, Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to compare notes. By coordinating…

Midday Roundup: California legalizes physician-assisted suicide

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly decision. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced yesterday he had signed the assisted-suicide law passed by the state legislature last month. The law…

Dollars and Sense: Volkswagen woes top economic news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volkswagen woes. After weeks of covering stock market gyrations and monetary policy related to the Federal Reserve, last week the business news shifted to…

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Fahrvergnügen? Volkswagen executives admitted today the emissions scandal first revealed Friday is much larger than previously thought. At least 11 million…

Midday Roundup: Deadliest weather event in Utah history kills 16

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly rains. Flash flooding that claimed the lives of 12 people in a rural Utah community swept through Zion National Park later in the day, killing four…

Charging ahead

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Brits try to reduce ‘range anxiety’ of potential electric vehicle buyers

New transportation bill clears funding bottleneck for three months

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Congress approved a short-term, $8 billion transportation bill last week, only one day before funding would have stopped  flowing for current projects.

South Africa latest stop for anti-Uber protests

By Onize Ohikere
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Transportation | Since it’s launch in 2009, ride-sharing service Uber has had to navigate regulatory roadblocks and opposition from the licensed taxi community. Drivers…

Government suspects airline collusion keeping ticket prices high

By Abby Reese
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Business | The U.S. government is investigating four major airlines for colluding to limit available seats to keep prices high. On Tuesday, American, Delta, Southwest,

 
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