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Smart Eye Deputy CEO Rana el Kaliouby talks automotive AI

Jul. 26, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

Rana el Kaliouby co-founded and led Boston startup Affectiva, which uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to analyze mood and emotion. Now she's got a new job as deputy CEO of Smart Eye, after the Swedish eye-tracking company bought Affectiva for $73.5 million...

Two passengers burned as boat catches fire on Indiana Lake

Jul. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) — Two women suffered second-degree burns when the boat they were on caught fire on a northern Indiana lake. A preliminary investigation shows the fire started about 2:55 p.m. Saturday on Lake Wawasee near Syracuse when the owner attempted to start...

Authorities identify 2 killed in van crash near Newton

Jul. 26, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed in the crash of a passenger van near Newton that also injured five others. Stephanie Manyseng, 35, and Rudy Perez-Marcial, 43, both of Wichita, died in the Saturday morning crash, the Kansas Highway...

Senators race to seal infrastructure deal as pressure mounts

Jul. 26, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as Monday, as pressure is mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden's top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, key senators and staff spent the weekend...

Teen struck, killed while walking on road in Desoto Parish

Jul. 26, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

MANSFIELD, La. (AP) — A pedestrian was killed while walking on a road in Desoto Parish, authorities said. It happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, KSLA-TV reported. Jasilyn Grimes, 17, of Grand Cane was killed, Louisiana State Police said. ...

At least 7 killed in 20-car pileup in Utah during sandstorm

Jul. 26, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

KANOSH, Utah (AP) — At least seven people were killed in a 20-vehicle pileup during a sandstorm Sunday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol said. The crashes happened on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh, according to a news release. Several people were reportedly taken...

Personal watercraft accident kills Jacksonville hospital CEO

Jul. 26, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 56-year-old CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, who was lauded for his efforts in response to COVID-19, died in an accident involving a personal watercraft vehicle, officials said. Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr. was ejected from a personal watercraft in...

Judoka Nora Gjakova wins gold on mourning day for Kosovo

Jul. 26, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Nora Gjakova brought some semblance of joy to Kosovo by winning its second Tokyo Olympics judo gold medal on Monday. With her country in mourning following the death of 10 people in a road accident on Sunday, the 28-year-old Gjakova took the...

Dadeville man killed in crash of all-terrain vehicle

Jul. 26, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) — A Dadeville man has died in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle. William Claybrook, 22, was killed Friday in Tallapoosa County, Al.com reported. He was driving the ATV about 13 miles (21 kilometers) west of Lafayette when it...

Florida driver flees police, crashes and kills two

Jul. 26, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A suspect fleeing from a traffic stop in Florida crashed into another car, killing two people, police said Sunday. The Leon County Sheriff's Office said a deputy pulled over a car early Sunday morning and made contact with the driver and a...