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5 reasons experts think autonomous cars are many years away

Apr. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not...

Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year

Apr. 22, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing services. The vision sketched out Monday during an...

Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law

Apr. 22, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving, according to the...

Kansas patrol: Army vet, wife killed in crash with vulture

Apr. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a...

Stolen pickup truck strikes, kills Uber passenger in Oregon

Apr. 21, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man driving a stolen pickup truck 100 mph (161 kph) crashed into an SUV, killing an Uber passenger. Police believe the pickup truck driver was under the influence of intoxicants when he collided head-on with the SUV Saturday night. According to police, the Uber...

German plane evacuates 15 injured in Madeira bus crash

Apr. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — A German military plane on Saturday evacuated 15 German tourists who survived this week's bus crash on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives, Germany's Foreign Ministry said. The injured were put on a German air force plane and flown out of the Cristiano Ronaldo international...

Relatives of German bus crash victims arrive in Madeira

Apr. 19, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Relatives of some of the 29 German tourists who died in a bus crash in Madeira arrived on the Portuguese island on Friday as investigators pushed on with the task of finding out why the bus veered off the road and plunged down a slope. German tour operator Trendtours said it had...

Car smashes into pedestrians in Tokyo, killing 2 on bicycle

Apr. 19, 2019 5:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A car driven by an 87-year-old man smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection on Friday, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck, Japanese police said. Eight people were reportedly injured. The Metropolitan Police Department said the woman and child were...

The Latest: Woman killed in Alabama after tree falls on home

Apr. 19, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local): 12:31 a.m. Alabama authorities say a woman has been killed after strong storms knocked down a tree onto her mobile home in St Clair County. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office tells WVTM that a tree fell on...

Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Apr. 19, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. National Weather Service forecasters said they believe multiple...