GM Backing Bills That Could Block Uber, Waymo from Testing Self-Driving Cars
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:32:42 -0500
General Motors says the bills protect public safety by restricting self-driving car testing to automotive manufacturers. Competitors disagree.
Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:59:18 -0500
By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the U.S. presidency, to defend his unabashed "America first" policies. Ahead of a nationally televised speech to Congress on Tuesday, Trump outlined plans for strengthening the U.S. military, already the world's most powerful fighting force, and other initiatives such as tax reform and regulatory rollback.
Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:57:04 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.
Arrest Made in Cold Case Murder of Georgia Beauty Queen After Tip Leads to Suspect
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:36:00 -0500
Tara Grinstead vanished without a trace 12 years ago.
Syria peace talks struggle as bomb kills dozens
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:31 -0500
The UN struggled on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but with few signs of progress as dozens more civilian deaths underlined the scale of the challenge. The UN's Syria envoy, who brought rival regime and opposition delegates symbolically together late Thursday, held separate meetings with them Friday to hammer out the talks' format. "We discussed issues relating to the format of the talks exclusively," said Syrian regime delegation chief Bashar al-Jaafari after meeting de Mistura.
Mercedes-Benz Could Build, Sell X-Class Pickup Truck in America
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:45:38 -0500
The German automaker is doing research to build a business case for the X-Class in the U.S. marketplace.
Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:33:24 -0500
Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.
Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:17:40 -0500
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.
Best Mildew-Resistant Paint for Your Bathroom
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:13 -0500
Remodeling a bathroom is messy and expensive, about $9,300, on average, according to HomeAdvisor.com. And in some metropolitan areas, $20,000 is what it takes. After all that work and expense, yo...
An Ecstatic Crowd Greets Obama At NYC Starbucks
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:33:38 -0500
Barack Obama may no longer be the U.S. president, but it appears he can still attract a large crowd.