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The Latest: Sanders again declines to endorse Clinton
New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest
Portugal leaves it late again to beat Poland on penalties
Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot'
WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle "Tessy" and had praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system just one month earlier for preventing a collision on an interstate. The government said it is investigating the design and performance of the system aboard the Tesla Model S sedan.
The Latest: Josh Prenot qualifies in 200-meter breaststroke
USOC increases anti-doping funding by nearly 25 percent
The U.S. Olympic Committee approved a 24 percent funding increase to the country's anti-doping agency Thursday, choosing money over words in an effort to fix a worldwide system that CEO Scott Blackmun says is broken.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:10:58 -0400
Australia could soon elect 5th prime minister in 3 years
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australians go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country's fifth prime minister in three years. Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia's success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:08:24 -0400
California governor denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia chief
Lawmakers consider boosting funds to defend LGBT rights law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina lawmakers took steps Thursday to set aside a half-million dollars for the legal defense of a law limiting protections for LGBT people as a judge sought to streamline a cluster of lawsuits it has inspired.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:03:08 -0400
Border agency clears employees in 4 shooting incidents
SAN DIEGO (AP) U.S. Customs and Border Protection found that employees acted properly when they fired guns in four incidents dating back to 2012 including two that left two people dead.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:35:52 -0400
Yahoo CEO paints bright picture with potential sale looming
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tried to hit all the upbeat notes during an annual shareholders meeting as the company considers selling its slumping internet operations.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:32:27 -0400
Rio Olympics becoming reality; bring cash for souvenirs
New Mexico high court: Doctors can't help patients end lives
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that terminally ill patients cannot end their lives with help from doctors, ending what right-to-die advocates thought would be a successful legal fight.Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:26:12 -0400
U.S. opens investigation into Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Motors Model S cars after a driver of one of the vehicles was killed using the Autopilot mode. The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." The investigation is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it finds the vehicles were unsafe. NHTSA said in a statement the driver of the 2015 Model S was killed while operating in Autopilot mode in a crash on May 7 in Williston, Florida.
Puerto Rico authorizes debt payment suspension; Obama signs rescue bill
By Nick Brown SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rico authorized suspension of payments on its general obligation debt on Thursday just minutes after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a law creating a federal oversight board with authority to negotiate the restructuring of the island's $70 billion in debt. The executive order issued by Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, comes just one day before the U.S. territory was due to make $1.9 billion worth of debt payments on July 1, including some $780 million in constitutionally-backed, general obligation bonds. It remains to be seen whether Puerto Rico will pay part of the GO debt or any of the non-GO debt.