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Parker Solar Probe on a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 10:24 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly...
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This photo provided by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard shortly after the Mobile Service Tower was rolled back, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. NASA is sending the spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 5:06 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun. Saturday's launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV (four) rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, with the Parker Solar Probe. This...
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Traders Edward Curran, left, and Peter Mancuso work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as technology companies and banks put up some solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 07, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising again Tuesday as strong company earnings lift the market. The benchmark S&P 500 index is up for the fourth day in a row and fifth out of the last six. Technology companies and banks are making some of the largest gains. Overseas markets are also higher...
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In this Friday, July 6, 2018, photograph, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The systems tested, in the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, BMW’s 5-Series, the Volvo S-90 and the Mercedes E-Class, are among the best in the business right now and have been rated “superior” in previous IIHS tests. David Zuby, the institute’s chief research officer, said the systems do increase safety but the tests show they are not 100 percent reliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 06, 2018 - 10:24 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled "Reality Check," issued the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, cars pass the Queensboro Bridge in New York. The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements. A draft of a regulation prepared this summer would freeze an Obama-era program to improve fuel efficiency and cut pollution. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2018 - 2:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For all the drama surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to undo Obama-era fuel economy requirements, automakers are likely to stick to them until they get some answers. The administration on Thursday unveiled plans to freeze the requirements at 2020 levels through 2026,...
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FILE - This March 27, 2018, file photo shows the Waymo logo on the of a Jaguar I-Pace vehicle, in New York. Google spinoff Waymo and Phoenix's major transit agency are partnering to test self-driving vehicles that would also boost public transportation use. Waymo announced in a blog post the start of a pilot program Tuesday, July 31, that would allow riders to hail an autonomous car to the nearest Valley Metro transit stop. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 01, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Five months after Uber pulled its self-driving cars out of Arizona following a fatal accident, Google spinoff Waymo is putting the technology back on Phoenix streets in partnership with the city's transit system. Valley Metro, the agency that oversees metro Phoenix's light rail and...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, cars pass the Queensboro Bridge in New York. The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements. A draft of a regulation prepared this summer would freeze an Obama-era program to improve fuel efficiency and cut pollution. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
July 31, 2018 - 9:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the...
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This combination photo shows actor-filmmaker Tyler Perry in New York on Nov. 16, 2017, left, and comedian-actress Tiffany Haddish at the Turner Networks 2018 Upfront in New York on May 16, 2018. Perry, who cast Haddish in his upcoming comedy "Nobody's Fool," surprised the comedian with a Tesla Model X, a high-end electric vehicle. “I can feel the electricity going through my body, feel like I'm getting recharged myself,” Haddish said from the red carpet of Spike Lee’s “Blackkklansman," Monday in New York. (AP Photo)
July 31, 2018 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Haddish is feeling very recharged these days — thanks to her new car. The comedian is enjoying her Tesla Model X, a high-end electric vehicle that was a gift from Tyler Perry. "I can feel the electricity going through my body, feel like I'm getting recharged myself," Haddish...
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This undated photo released by Harley-Davidson on Monday, July 30, 2018, shows a prototype model of Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle, LiveWire, the first in a broad, no-clutch "twist and go" portfolio of electric two-wheelers. Harley will roll out the electric motorcycle next year. (Harley-Davidson via AP) NOTE FROM MANUFACTURER: Production model features may vary. Not yet available for sale. All future models shown may not be available in all markets.
July 30, 2018 - 1:00 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Smaller bikes, electric engines and urban storefronts: Harley-Davidson, we hardly knew you. The Milwaukee-based company, facing dwindling sales in its home market, said Monday it hopes to broaden its appeal and invigorate sales with new products, which next year will include...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015 file photo a van is pictured in a light tunnel at the Mercedes-Benz automobile plant in Ludwigsfelde, near Berlin. Mercedes-Benz Deutsche Bank presents the figures of the second quarter 2018 on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
July 26, 2018 - 1:03 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG said Thursday that its net profit fell 27 percent in the second quarter as the company confronted multiple challenges including trade tensions, weak pricing for its luxury cars, and recalls and product delays related to diesel emissions. Net...
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