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California OKs self-driving vehicles without human backup
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A new California law allows self-driving vehicles to be tested on public roads with no human backup....

AP EXPLAINS: What's at stake as US cedes internet control
NEW YORK (AP) -- On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet's core systems - namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook musings....

FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators delayed a decision Thursday on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to eliminate the need for cable boxes....

FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts
NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September....

Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it
DETROIT (AP) -- Your car knows more about you than you think....

Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints
LONDON (AP) -- A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras - pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public....

China, Britain, France sign pact for new UK nuclear plant
LONDON (AP) -- Officials from China, Britain and France have attended a signing ceremony to mark the final approval for the construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in southwest England....

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home....

Redstone push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom
NEW YORK (AP) -- Media mogul Sumner Redstone is pushing for a reunion between CBS and Viacom, more than a decade after they went their separate ways....

World's first 4-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world's first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly....

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