In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not anytime soon.
An optimistic assessment is 10 years. Many others say decades as researchers try to conquer a number of obstacles.
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A Southlake, Texas, couple has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years.
A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, sentenced Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure each to two seven-year terms and one five-year term, all sentences to be served concurrently.
A 54-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly throwing newborn puppies into a dumpster in an act caught on camera.
Deborah Sue Culwell was arrested Monday in Coachella. Culwell stayed silent as officers lead her away from her Coachella home in handcuffs. She faces seven counts of felony animal abuse.
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The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.
The FBI declined to comment on why it waited to bring charges against Larry Hopkins following a search in 2017 but his arrest follows widespread criticism after videos surfaced of their members carrying firearms and detaining groups of immigrants crossing the border.
An out-of-control passenger forced a United Airlines flight to make an emergency landing at Dulles Airport last week and dump fuel from the sky before doing so. Scott MacFarlane reports.
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue.
There were no initial reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was in southern Mexico near the border between Oaxaca and Guerrero states, more than 250 miles from the capital.
As the Trump administration moves to dismantle federal laws to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Washington D.C. is working to bring renewable energy to the White House and the rest of the city.
Under a law approved in December, the District of Columbia will require that all of its electricity come from renewable sources by 2032, the most ambitious timetable in the country. Federal buildings would be included.
“It’s doable, it works, it’s not some pie-in-the-sky idea,” Mark Rodeffer, the chairman of the Sierra Club’s Washington D.C. chapter, which backed the law. “In 13 years, the U.S. Capitol is going to be powered by electricity that is 100 percent from wind and solar. At the same time, some climate deniers in the Capitol are going to be saying this is impossible to do, but they’re going to be saying that under lights that are powered by wind and solar, disproving the argument that they’re making.”
A stretch of California highway turned into a boxing ring Easter Sunday as two men traded blows during a fistfight on the gridlocked thoroughfare.
A 14-second clip posted on Reddit shows the two men grappling and throwing punches while cars either stop or creep along slowly. At one point during the brawl, one man fell to the pavement and was kicked at least twice by the other man.
In honor of Earth Month, Target is giving car seat recycling a boost with the return of its popular trade-in event.
Need to update your growing child's old car seat for a new size or just looking to get rid of that damaged booster? Target is currently accepting all types of car seats in exchange for a coupon for 20% off select baby gear.
SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule.
Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand. SpaceX was testing the Dragon's abort thrusters at Cape Canaveral, Florida, when Saturday's accident occurred.
The company said the test area was clear and no one was injured.
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The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation and another that involves a funeral home employee who was fired after disclosing that she was transitioning from male to female and dressed as a woman.
The cases will be argued in the fall, with decisions likely by June 2020 in the middle of the presidential election campaign.
A pair of protesters scaled the globe at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Monday, waving green flags to call attention on Earth Day to a "climate emergency."
The two apparently had affixed themselves to the top of the globe fountain, which often serves as the backdrop for the entertainment show "Extra."
"Earth Day demonstrators came to the property unannounced, and we are working with law enforcement to have them peacefully removed," a Universal spokesperson said.
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Four members of the same family were found dead Monday in a home in North Fort Worth, Texas, police say. At least two children under 5 years old were among the victims, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. Authorities say this was an "isolated incident" and there is no danger to the public.
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Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex.
The lawsuit by 31 John and Jane Does alleges that Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, the Jupiter Police Department and the case's lead detective violated their rights to privacy when they were videotaped in January receiving massages at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.
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An Easter Bunny hopped to the defense of a woman Sunday night during a caught-on-camera brawl outside a Central Florida bar.
Video posted on Instagram by user “Workfth” shows the incident outside the Underground Public House on South Orange Avenue.
In the video, a woman is seen punching a man who is on the ground when the costumed vigilante jumps in and piles on, pummeling the man with his paws.