Robot pilots may someday fly passenger and cargo planes

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Think of it as the airborne cousin to the self-driving car: a robot in the cockpit to help human pilots fly passengers and cargo — and eventually even replace them.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

US policing leader apologizes for historical racial abuse

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The president of one of the largest police organizations in the United States on Monday apologized for historical mistreatment of minorities, calling it a "dark side of our shared history" that must be acknowledged and overcome.

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  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Amid talk of 'rigged' election, experts say fraud is rare

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump has repeatedly warned of a "rigged" election, saying large-scale voter fraud is happening in the U.S. and suggesting it will affect the outcome of this year's presidential race. There is no evidence that such widespread fraud exists.

  • Written by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press

AP Exclusive: US ignored rising-sea warnings at radar site

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will help keep astronauts and satellites safe by tracking pieces of space junk as small as a baseball. That is, if global warming doesn't get in the way.

  • Written by NICK PERRY, Associated Press

Social Security recipients to get tiny increase in benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.

  • Written by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press