Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:51 UTC
The Volvo SUV was making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where Uber has been trialing autonomous vehicles, on Friday when another car "failed to yield" and struck it, according to police.
"There was a person behind the wheel [of the self-driving car]. It is uncertain at this time if they were controlling the vehicle at the time of the collision," said officer Josie Montenegro.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:08 UTC
"This guidance document provides basic broad principles for a spokesperson of any health authority on how to respond to vocal vaccine deniers.The suggestions are based on psychological research on persuasion, on research in public health, communication studies and on WHO risk communication guidelines."
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:49 UTC
Biometric devices at the main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler's features along with the boarding pass, and then a facial scan at the gate verifies the person's identity, allowing them to get on the plane without showing documents, BA said in a letter to staff. The system is designed to speed up boarding and reduce errors, it said.
Three gates are now using the equipment, with another 33 planned in the coming months, the carrier said. The system will be used initially only for domestic routes, with the eventual goal of extending it to international flights.
Trump supporter thought president would only deport 'bad hombres' - instead, her husband is being deported back to Mexico
The Washington Post
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00 UTC
Defending her vote, Helen quoted Trump directly, noting that the tough-talking Republican said he would only kick the "bad hombres" out of the country, according to the South Bend Tribune.
Months later, Roberto Beristain — a successful businessman, respected member of his Indiana town and father of three American-born children — languishes in a detention facility with hardened criminals as he awaits his deportation back to Mexico, the country he left in 1998 when he entered the United States illegally.
"I wish I didn't vote at all," Helen Beristain told the Tribune. "I did it for the economy. We needed a change."
Trump warns Obamacare will explode, recruits entire U.S. to help piece together a "great healthcare plan"
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:17 UTC
In the tweet sent Saturday, Trump warned "ObamaCare will explode" but told people not to worry as "we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan." Trump's words imply that his own healthcare proposal, which was withdrawn on Friday after it failed to shore up enough votes in support, is no longer in the running.
The Epoch Times
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:44 UTC
The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against the retired assistant football coach but acquitted him of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count.
- Child abuse scandal at Penn State university costing over $237 million
- Sickening: As many as 6 assistant coaches witnessed Jerry Sandusky abusing children and did nothing
- Three New Victims Come Forward in Case Against Jerry Sandusky
- Penn State president agreed not to report Sandusky abuse, emails suggest
- Sandusky fallout: Jury convicts ex-Penn State president of child endangerment
- Pennsylvania State University to pay child sex abuse victims $60 million
- Now Sandusky's adopted SON comes forward to claim HE was abused as a child by shamed Penn State coach
- Sandusky victim claims Joe Paterno told him to drop rape accusation
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:13 UTC
And that may explain what happened to Hunter Jackson, a 4-year-old from Collinsville, Illinois who was attending preschool. During a visit with his grandpa, he picked up an empty .22 casing in a field and took it home with him. But when he took it to school to show his friends, all hell broke lose. The boy's mother explained what happened in a Facebook post, which has since gone viral:
Today, I picked up my happy little 4 yr old from preschool, at A Place to Grow, in Troy. My arrival was met with a stone faced teacher, who told me that Hunter brought a "shotgun bullet" to school. I was horrified. My kid? Who just spent the weekend learning gun safety?
Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not a "shotgun bullet". He found it on the ground, expelled from a 22 Rifle over the weekend, while Hunter was target practicing with his Police Officer Grandpa. He was so excited, and snuck it to school to show his friends. We had no idea about it.
I was handed a piece of paper. No words, just eyebrows raised in disgust at my son, explaining that his behavior warranted a 7 school day suspension. Which I still was expected to pay tuition for, of course. And a threat that if his enthusiasm for guns continued, he'd be permanently expelled...
The Free Thought Project
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:54 UTC
York Daily Record reports that George was doing 13 miles over the speed limit, in dark, rainy conditions that would normally call for reducing one's speed. He was on a non-emergency call to investigate a retail theft, when he struck 74-year-old Raymond Updegraff, a homeless man known as "Rayme" around the area.
A state police investigation concluded that Officer George's actions only violated traffic rules - not the safety of pedestrians. George promptly pleaded guilty to speeding and has since returned to duty.
In the 14-page rationalization, District Attorney Thomas Kearney wrote:
"Using the definition of 'probable cause,' one must ask the question as to whether it is 'more likely than not' that the act of travelling 13 miles per hour over the speed limit on a rainy night was a direct or likely cause of the death. In other words, was the death the predictable, expected, likely result of the speeding? The author (Kearney) concludes in the negative believing the requirement for causation cannot be established beyond a reasonable doubt.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:51 UTC
The professor of international law was scheduled to speak Saturday about his new book, "Palestine's Horizon", in Middlesex University. But the London based university followed a decision by the University of East London yesterday to pull the event at the last minute.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:00 UTC
This last week has seen a uptick in tension in the area of Crimea/Ukraine with the US launching 'Spring Storm' military exercises using the coast of Romania to practice a land invasion. Where were they practicing for? Russia seems to be in no doubt that Crimea, just across the black sea, was the real future target, and while the US exercises were ongoing, the Russian military announced surprise unprecedented military maneuvers on the Crimean peninsula. The US wasn't happy of course, and neither were their lackeys in Kiev.
One day after the exercises ended, a massive explosion occurred at a Ukraine arms depot near Kharkiv, about 60 miles from both the front lines of the conflict in East Ukraine and from the Russian border. It seems most of the missiles and rockets and other ammunition were destroyed. Russia of course was blamed by Kiev, with Poroshenko tweeting that he may ask NATO to come in to "demine" the area (NATO doesn't do demining). The real culprits however, are probably much closer to home.
Imperial hypocrisy was on full display this week as the US continues to blow the hell out of Mosul and its population in its alleged attempt to defeat ISIS in the city. The fact that ISIS is largely a creation of the US and its Gulf allies, and that Russia was able to liberate Aleppo with very few civilian casualties, has been lost in the western media hubris.
Meanwhile in London, "ISIS'" new tactic of 'car terror' came to the 'heart of power' in London, Westminster, with a 'lone wolf' knocking down several people on Westminster bridge before crashing into the railings outside the Houses of Parliament. Above and beyond the goals of spreading more fear among the people of Europe and provoking religious tension, was someone sending a message to the British political elite? And in the USA, mass casualty shootings continued apace.
What is the world coming to?
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