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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,

The car of the future and our future in cars

By D.C. Innes
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Technology | Google glasses may have flopped but the self-driving Google car has arrived to claim the future like the first desktop computer did in 1977. Nevada began…

 
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