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Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn't brake

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:04am

Federal investigators say the autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but didn't stop because emergency braking was disabled.

US home sales fell 2.5 percent in April

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:01am

U.S. sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5 percent in April — with the costs of buying a home jumping and would-be buyers facing a persistent shortage of properties on the market.

US sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5 percent in April as inventory shortage, higher costs weigh on market

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:01am

US sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5 percent in April as inventory shortage, higher costs weigh on market.

Crowds, delays expected at Zion National Park this weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:01am

U.S. officials say they're expecting record numbers of visitors to southern Utah's Zion National Park this holiday weekend that could have people waiting more than 45 minutes to enter the park and board shuttles.

Brazil truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:00am

A truckers' strike is snarling traffic around Brazil and causing fuel shortages that have forced Rio de Janeiro to reduce the number of buses circulating.

Putin names ex-Cabinet member as new space chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:51am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named an ex-Cabinet member to lead the Roscosmos state space corporation.

Honolulu store struggles with influx of homeless people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:48am

ABC Stores employees said they've had to buy a $300 power washer to clean feces away from their Cooke Street corporate headquarters since dozens of homeless people moved back into their neighborhood this month.

Company: Industrial hacking group has targets beyond Mideast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:44am

A U.S. cybersecurity company says the hacking group behind a worrying breed of destructive software is operating well beyond the Middle East, raising the possibility that it is laying the groundwork for dangerous cyberattacks around the world.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:44am

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German officials order recall of Mercedes diesel vans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:39am

Automaker Daimler says it is being told to recall models of its Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van by Germany's motor vehicle authority, which has ruled that the vehicle's diesel emissions controls do not meet legal requirements.

China's Tencent: Tech world must tackle privacy concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:26am

China's biggest tech company says the industry needs to tackle users' privacy concerns and the risks posed by advancing technologies.

Autonomous Uber spotted pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal strike; didn't stop because emergency braking was disabled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:22am

Autonomous Uber spotted pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal strike; didn't stop because emergency braking was disabled.

Spanish ruling party fined in major corruption case

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:19am

The conviction of more than two dozen Spanish businesspeople and officials in a major corruption scandal triggered political turmoil Thursday after the court ruled that the country's governing party benefited from the biggest kickbacks-for-contracts scheme in four decades of democratic rule.

Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:14am

The car-sharing service car2go says it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada's largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable.

Boston-bound flight hits bird, returns safely to Buffalo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:03am

A JetBlue flight out of Buffalo struck a bird shortly after takeoff and returned safely to the airport.

Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:02am

French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe.

Taking on the system: 'Dreamers' are getting law degrees

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:44am

Denia Perez's parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called "Dreamers" to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice.

UK lawmakers slam 'unsatisfactory' progress in Brexit talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:37am

Lawmakers scrutinizing Britain's exit from the European Union say progress in trade talks with the bloc is "highly unsatisfactory," and that the country may have to stay in the tariff-free EU customs union for years after Brexit.

Mountain Valley pipeline protester comes down after 57 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:29am

After 57 days and a food blockade orchestrated by law enforcement, the Mountain Valley Pipeline protester known as Nutty has descended from her perch atop a pole in Virginia.

EU imposes sales conditions on Russia's Gazprom

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:26am

The European Union on Thursday imposed obligations on Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom to improve the flow of gas at competitive prices in eastern EU nations, but did not fine the company.