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How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 November 2015

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For some people, the older the smartphone, the better

NEW YORK (AP) — Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 November 2015

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Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2015

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Political corruption museum could become Albany tourism draw

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A resident of New York's capital city has an unusual economic development plan to harness what he says is one of Albany's most abundant renewable resources: political corruption.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2015

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Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms. By the time the shooter surrendered, three people were killed — including a police officer — and nine others were wounded, authorities said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2015

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Gaiman returns to comics with 'Sandman: Overture'

Neil Gaiman is one of the world's beloved writers and could probably work on any project he wants. And what he wanted to do is go back to his roots in the comic book world.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015

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After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015

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Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

 

BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015

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