Uber Driverless-Vehicle Accident Complicates Push to Ease Rules

  1. Uber Driverless-Vehicle Accident Complicates Push to Ease Rules  Wall Street Journal
  2. Uber ‘likely’ not at fault in deadly self-driving car crash, police chief says  The Verge
  3. Operator of self-driving Uber vehicle that killed pedestrian was felon  USA TODAY
  4. No, driverless cars aren’t far safer than human drivers  Washington Post
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Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

  1. Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle  WPXI Pittsburgh
  2. Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Accident Could Have Implications for Autonomous Vehicle Testing  Mac Rumors
  3. Uber is stopping self-driving car tests after fatal accident  Yahoo Finance
  4. Self-driving Uber car hits, kills pedestrian in Tempe  ABC15 Arizona
  5. Uber’s Self-Driving Car Just Killed Somebody. Now What?  WIRED
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Self-driving Uber vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

  1. Self-driving Uber vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian  Washington Post
  2. Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving SUV  Reuters
  3. Uber self-driving car kills Arizona woman, realizing worst fears of the new tech  USA TODAY
  4. Self-driving Uber car hits, kills pedestrian in Tempe  ABC15 Arizona
  5. NTSB sending team to investigate self-driving Uber wreck that killed pedestrian  AZFamily
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Vehicle used to pick up Yulia Skripal from airport seized for forensic tests

Vehicle used to pick up Yulia Skripal from airport seized for forensic testsThe vehicle used to pick up Yulia Skripal from Heathrow when she arrived in the UK from Moscow has been seized by the military for forensic testing. The development suggests that detectives believe the Novichok nerve agent used to poison both the 33-year-old and her father, Russian spy Sergei Skripal, a fortnight ago may have been unwittingly carried over by her from Russia the previous day. Barely 24 hours later, the pair were found on a bench in the centre of Salisbury in a catatonic state. Miss Skripal was picked up from the airport on Saturday March 3 by Ross Cassidy, one of Col Skripal’s closest friends, who drove her back to her father’s house in Salisbury. Intelligence officers have suggested that the toxin may have been hidden in her luggage, either impregnated in an item of clothing or cosmetics or else in a gift, meaning Miss Skripal was deliberately targeted to get at her father. Mr Cassidy confirmed when contacted by The Telegraph that his pick-up truck had been seized at the concrete plant in Amesbury where he works. Ross Cassidy, a close friend of Sergei Skripal, who is understood to have picked Yulia Skripal up from Heathrow Meanwhile, police investigating the murder of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov said they had found no evidence of forced entry into his home. The 68-year-old was found apparently strangled at his terraced house in Clarence Avenue, New Malden on March 12,  prompting fears that a new Moscow-sponsored attack had been carried out on UK soil. The former Aeroflot deputy director, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, was granted asylum in the UK after fleeing Russia in 2006.  His death was initially treated as unexplained but four days later, following a post-mortem examination, Scotland Yard launched a murder inquiry. Mr Glushkov, who was close friends with Putin critic Boris Berezovsky, was wanted over fraud allegations in his native Russia. He was also outspoken after Mr Berezovsky died in 2013, refusing to accept that his friend had taken his own life. Sergei Skripal with his daughter Yulia Credit: Social media Counter-terrorism police are leading the investigation into Mr Glushkov’s death but have stressed that there is no evidence to link it with the attempted murder of Col Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. On Monday officers were carrying out house-to-house inquiries near his Clarence Avenue home and appealing for witnesses to come forward. Metropolitan Police Commander Clarke Jarrett said: “I would urge anybody who may have information to get in touch if they have not already done so. We will have officers in Mr Glushkov’s local neighbourhood today so please come and speak to us if you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious last Sunday or Monday. “The investigation is progressing; we have taken a number of statements and have over 400 exhibits which are being processed. We have found no sign of forced entry thus far, but the forensic examination at Mr Glushkov’s home continues and we expect to be there for some time. “I must stress that there is nothing we have found in our investigation so far to suggest any link to the attempted murders in Salisbury and I would like to reassure the public in New Malden that there are no wider public health concerns in relation to this investigation.” Officers at the cordon near the tent covering the bench where Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned Credit: REUTERS/Peter Nicholls The bodies of Russian dissidents who have died in the UK are likely to be exhumed in the wake of Boris Johnson’s disclosure that the Kremlin has spent a decade developing nerve agents for assassination purposes. The remains of at least two Russians who died suddenly and mysteriously are expected to be re-examined. Neither was tested for nerve agent poisoning after their deaths. Yesterday, the Foreign Secretary accused Putin’s regime of breaking international law in developing Novichok for use by hit squads. Today, inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will visit the defence laboratory at Porton Down to collect nerve agent samples used in the attack for independent testing. The tests are expected to last at least two weeks. Mr Johnson said the Government had proof that Novichok was being stockpiled by Russia. The Skripals remain in a critical and life threatening condition.

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Mali militias say have US vehicle taken in Niger attack

Mali militias say have US vehicle taken in Niger attackTwo Malian militia groups say they have recovered a US military vehicle and weapons that jihadist fighters seized after a deadly ambush of American special forces in neighbouring Niger in October. The claim was made in a statement released on Wednesday by two armed groups, one of which in 2015 signed up to a peace deal with the Malian government pledging to join its fight against jihadists. The US Africa Command (Africom), asked by AFP, said the Pentagon “is aware” of the claim.

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2 Children Killed by Vehicle in Brooklyn Intersection

  1. 2 Children Killed by Vehicle in Brooklyn Intersection  New York Times
  2. Two Children Killed in Brooklyn After Being Hit by Car  Wall Street Journal
  3. 2 young children killed as car slams into them in New York City crosswalk  Fox News
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  5. Infant, toddler killed when car slams into them in crosswalk  New York Post
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