Driverless Shuttle Gets Hit By A Truck During Its Debut Ride In Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ first driverless shuttle hit the streets on Wednesday and was promptly hit by a truck. … [Read more...]

Air Force Academy Says Offensive Graffiti Was Fake, But Racism Is Real

The discovery of racist graffiti that sparked an uproar at the United States Air Force Academy turned out to be a hoax. … [Read more...]

Mexico condemns Texas execution of its citizen

The US state of Texas on Wednesday executed a Mexican convicted of murdering his teen cousin, sparking condemnation from President Enrique Pena Nieto and adding to tensions between the two countries. Ruben Cardenas Ramirez, 47, received a lethal injection and was pronounced dead at 10:26 pm (04:26 GMT Thursday) despite last-minute intervention by his lawyers and concerns raised by the United … [Read more...]

Garth Brooks Has Been Named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. … [Read more...]

Texas Has Executed a Mexican Citizen Convicted of Killing His Cousin

He was the seventh convicted killer put to death this year in Texas … [Read more...]

Nevada judge may cut paralytic drug from Tuesday execution

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge said Wednesday she may cut a paralytic from the state's previously untried lethal injection plan, after hearing that it could mask movements reflecting awareness and pain by a death-row inmate who volunteered to become the first person executed in Nevada in 11 years. … [Read more...]

Self-operating shuttle bus crashes after Las Vegas launch

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The robots won this one. … [Read more...]

Real-Life Iron Man Sets Record For Fastest Time In Jet Suit

Talk about putting the pedal to the metal: A real-life Iron Man has just set a world record for fastest speed in a jet suit. … [Read more...]

This Bride Included Her Stepson — And His Mom — In Her Wedding Vows

When you marry someone with kids, it’s a package deal, and that package includes their other parent. … [Read more...]

Egypt's Sisi backs Saudi purge; urges de-escalation with Iran in the region

By Ahmed Aboulenein and Malak Ghobrial SHARM AL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in the Middle East. Asked about the prospect of attacks on Iran and Hezbollah - two days after Saudi Arabia had accused Lebanon of declaring war … [Read more...]

The Latest: Police trooper saves own life with tourniquet

Police say a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop likely saved his own life by applying a tourniquet to his leg before help arrived. … [Read more...]

Woman accused of swapping barcodes at Walmart paid only $3.70 for $1,800 worth of electronics

A Florida woman was arrested on Monday after attempting to carry out one of the most interesting robberies we've ever seen. … [Read more...]

Sacked Zimbabwe VP in exile, vows to defy Mugabe

Zimbabwe's sacked vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said Wednesday he had fled the country, as he issued a direct challenge to the nation's long-ruling leader Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. The ruling ZANU-PF party "is not personal property for you and your wife to do as you please," Mnangagwa said in an angry five-page statement, vowing he would return to Zimbabwe to lead party members. … [Read more...]

Woman Who Pleaded Guilty in Fiance's Kayak Death Gets Up to 4 Years

Angelika Graswald, 37, received the maximum sentence allowed after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in the death of her fiancé, Vince Viafore. … [Read more...]

Republicans Are So Tired Of Tax Experts Rudely Saying Their Plan Helps The Rich

WASHINGTON ― The GOP tax overhaul overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest people in America, according to several estimates. … [Read more...]

Donna Brazile criticizes Barack Obama's 'titanic ego' in her new book

Former interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile said the Democratic party was "leeched of its vitality" by former President Barack Obama and others in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential campaign. … [Read more...]

Mom Accused of Breaking Into Home With Daughter, 2, and Sister, 13, in Tow While Shooting Video

Ashley Ball, 22, says that despite being charged with breaking and entering, she wouldn't call it that. … [Read more...]

Lift up your hearts, not your smartphones, pope tells priests

Pope Francis on Wednesday chastised priests and bishops who take pictures with their smartphones during Masses, saying they should focus on God instead. "The priest says 'lift up your hearts'. He does not say, 'lift up your mobile phones to take pictures,'" Francis told tens of thousands of people at his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square, referring to a … [Read more...]