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Violent crime is rising in the nation's capital. DC seeks solutions as Congress keeps close watch

Violent crime is rising in the nation's capital. DC seeks solutions as Congress keeps close watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pamela Smith’s voice soared and quivered like a preacher in midsermon as she recalled her troubled childhood and how it helped prepare her for the challenges she faces as the new police chief in the nation's capital.

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Worker warned organizer 'Someone’s going to end up dead' before crowd surge at '21 Travis Scott show HOUSTON (AP) — Just moments before rap superstar Travis Scott took the stage at the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival, a contract worker had been so wo
Montana train derailment report renews calls for automated systems to detect track problems

Montana train derailment report renews calls for automated systems to detect track problems

Federal investigators renewed their recommendation that major freight railroads equip every locomotive with the kind of autonomous sensors that could have caught the track flaws that caused a fatal 2021 Amtrak derailment in northern Montana.
Automaker Tesla is opening more showrooms on tribal lands to avoid state laws barring direct sales

Automaker Tesla is opening more showrooms on tribal lands to avoid state laws barring direct sales

Tesla is ramping up efforts to open showrooms on tribal lands where it can sell directly to consumers, circumventing laws in states that bar vehicle manufacturers from also being retailers in favor of the dealership model.

Kurdish groups: Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq kill eight fighters

BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish-led armed groups in Iraq and Syria alleged that Turkish airstrikes killed a total of eight of their fighters Friday.
The backup driver in the 1st death by a fully autonomous car pleads guilty to endangerment

The backup driver in the 1st death by a fully autonomous car pleads guilty to endangerment

PHOENIX (AP) — The backup Uber driver for a self-driving vehicle that killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in 2018 pleaded guilty Friday to endangerment in the first fatal collision involving a fully autonomous car.

Two taxi drivers arrested in Mexican resort of Cancun for assaulting van carrying foreign tourists

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two taxi drivers have been arrested in the Mexican city of Cancun for assaulting a van carrying foreign tourists, prosecutors said Friday.

US proposes 18% fuel economy increase for new vehicle fleet from 2027 through 2032

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government wants to raise the fuel economy of new vehicles 18% by the 2032 model year so the fleet would average about 43.5 miles per gallon in real world driving.
Lainey Lui to leave CTV's 'The Social' end of August, appear full-time on 'eTalk'

Lainey Lui to leave CTV's 'The Social' end of August, appear full-time on 'eTalk'

TORONTO — Lainey Lui is leaving CTV‘s “The Social.” The gossip maven said Thursday that her last appearance on the daytime talk show will be at the end of August.
The Federal Reserve keeps raising rates. That means it's harder to get a car loan

The Federal Reserve keeps raising rates. That means it's harder to get a car loan

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve's decision Wednesday to raise its benchmark rate for the 11th time, by a quarter-point, could once again send ripple effects across the economy .