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World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

Annabelle Liang and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:41pm

The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:31pm

The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:20pm

Lotte Group says its vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group.

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:30pm

Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say.

EPA: Metals get into creek near site of big mine waste spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:10pm

Discolored water containing metals escaped into a Colorado creek from a wastewater treatment plant after heavy rain fell near the site of an earlier mine waste spill, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

Pardon me: Michigan plant making way for Grey Poupon mustard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:01pm

The state with a history of manufacturing motors and Motown music is making more room for mustard.

Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:40pm

Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor — Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops — that says people should give the swimmer "a second chance" after he fell from corporate grace following a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics he tried to pass off as a robbery.

The Latest: Louisiana to reopen 3 shellfish areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:30pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Yellen, in speech Friday, could send signal about next hike

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:30pm

The job market is humming, and so are the U.S. financial markets, with major stock indexes near record highs.

Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:50pm

Chelsea Clinton would remain on the board of her family's foundation even if her mother is elected president, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

West Virginia AG staffer quits after racist video surfaces

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:20pm

An employee with the West Virginia attorney general's office has resigned on the day a published report identified her in a video in which she is seen reciting racist views.

Judge rejects doctors' lawsuit against Quackwatch website

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:02pm

A lawsuit brought by two pioneers in the anti-aging movement who said an online article about them suggests they're quacks has been tossed out by a judge.

LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:00pm

There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion dollar renovation of New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:42pm

A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.

Iowa pipeline delay denied; 300 protest up north

David Pitt and James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:41pm

The Iowa Utilities Board denied Thursday a request by a group of landowners to halt construction of an oil pipeline beyond this week.

Hans Zimmer wins copyright case and receives an apology

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:31pm

Hans Zimmer has received more than just a win in a copyright infringement case — he also received an apology from a fellow composer who now says he mistakenly sued the Oscar-winner over the music to "12 Years a Slave."

The Latest: City: Harassment suit vs. mayor 'political ploy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:20pm

The Latest on a sexual harassment suit filed against the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi (all times local):

Gov sees flooded subdivision, city saved by sandbag wall

Max Becherer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:12pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.

Jones website hack reveals stars' tricky cyber landscape

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:11pm

The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content.

The Latest: Iowa landowners denied pipeline work delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:11pm

The Latest on the status of the construction oil pipeline owned by a Texas-based company (all times local):