Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes


WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two studies released Wednesday.


  • Written by By JOAN LOWY , Associated Press

Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal


WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week into talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump is already threatening to abandon the 23-year-old pact with Canada and Mexico.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer

Egypt's leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aid


CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns.

  • Written by By MENNA ZAKI , Associated Press

Justice is kind, and viral: Folksy judge, 80, becomes a star

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — You wouldn't think an 80-year-old judge would make for a viral video, but somehow Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio has been winning hearts and clicks on Facebook with a mix of compassion, humor and a rotating cast of the poor souls who have been ticketed in Providence.


  • Written by By MICHELLE R. SMITH , Associated Press