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Self-Driving Cars Will Eliminate Things You Love and Hate

Electric cars, robo taxis and self-driving trucks are coming to change the society we live in—possibly sooner than you think. Limited tests of driverless cars are already happening today and they’ll be in use everywhere within six years, according to …

Tesla CEO Says Media Doing Disservice in Criticizing Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars hold the promise of saving thousands of lives each year on U.S. roads. But does pointing out flaws with the technology effectively put people in danger? That claim was put forth last week by Tesla Motors CEO Elon …

Several Kansas Turnpike Accident Hotspots Located Near Lawrence

Six of the nine most accident-prone spots along the Kansas Turnpike are in the Lawrence area, according to a study compiled for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. Two of the other accident hotspots along the 236-mile turnpike were in the I-70 …

Driver Error Likely Caused Fatal North Dakota School Bus Crash

Driver error is likely the cause of a crash involving a school bus and an empty freight train that killed two people and injured 12 more in northeastern North Dakota, police said Tuesday. Evidence at the scene indicates the 62-year-old …

Driver Fatigue Could Have Caused California Tour Bus Crash

The driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued, authorities said Monday. A California Highway Patrol investigation of the Sunday crash was continuing, but authorities …

Closing Arguments Set in Suit Over Pennsylvania School Bus Crash

A jury could begin deliberations soon in a family’s lawsuit over the school bus crash that ended with a suburban Philadelphia teenager having her leg amputated. Closing arguments are expected Monday in the lawsuit against Pennsbury High School over the …

Mom: Amputation Decision in Pennsylvania Bus Crash ‘Excruciating’

An eastern Pennsylvania woman says the decision whether to have doctors amputate her 16-year-old daughter’s leg after she was run over by a school bus was “excruciating” and the “worst day ever of my life.” Faced with that testimony, a …

Indian Official: Train Sped Up Before Deadly Crash

An investigation into a train crash that killed 10 people in southern India has so far found that one of the trains sped up at a signal where it should have stopped, the railways minister said Wednesday. An additional 52 …

NTSB Blames Driver Error in Highway Tanker Blast

A federal panel says driver error probably caused the crash of a propane tanker that burst into flames, closing parts of Interstate 465 and 69 in Indianapolis. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report Tuesday into the October 2009 …