Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:31pm
The first U.S. self-driving car fatality took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle's "autopilot" automated driving system died in a collision with a truck in Florida, federal officials said Thursday.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:31pm
Saying it's the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
A number of new laws will take effect in Connecticut on Friday, the first day of the new fiscal year, including many provisions in the newly revised $19.7 billion state budget. Following are highlights of some of the new laws.
A Detroit-area public school district has been ordered to pay a janitor $193,000 after whistleblower provisions under the federal Clean Air Act were violated when she complained about asbestos exposure.
Ivan Moreno and John O'Connor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:01pm
Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget.
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 2:52pm
A $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees was rejected Thursday by a federal appeals court, a ruling praised by a retail trade association as a victory for consumers.