Self-driving cars will perform rationally. For example: stop when someone is in their way. Research suggests humans will take advantage, and step into an intersection when they know they shouldn't.
Former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda says Mexico has the leverage to push back against President-elect Donald Trump's plans regarding Mexican trade, immigration and a border wall.
The appointment of the president-elect's son-in-law to a senior role could run into legal and ethics issues related to nepotism. Kushner plans to largely divest from his sizable business interests.
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The newly created monument preserves 1.3 million acres in Utah where natives have foraged for millennia. But critics who point to the land's energy extraction potential want the designation undone.
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The 2017 North American International Auto Show opened over the weekend in Detroit. A diverse lineup of new vehicles are vying for attention.
A federal judge will rule on a 2013 lawsuit involving the Trump National golf course in Jupiter, Fla. Trump bought the club in 2012 and has refused to return $6 million to members wanting refunds.
Most people's doctors put their health information in an electronic health record. Scientists are mining those records for clues to what treatments work best for individuals.
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HUD secretary Julian Castro hopes his likely successor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will come to support many of HUD's programs, but worries whether he'll roll back a new fair housing rule.
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State legislators in 30 states make $30,000 a year or less. New Mexico doesn't pay lawmakers at all, while those in New Hampshire make just $200 per two-year term.
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The One Ocean show, which has come under criticism for the treatment of its star orcas, has its finale Sunday at SeaWorld San Diego. Yet some doubt the park sincerely means to change its program.
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Stimulating the brain with electrical currents is exploratory technology. But people are making and buying devices that do that for use at home — and interest rises around exam time.
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The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.
Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.
About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've never appreciated before.
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President Obama inherited an economy that was cratering, the worst recession since the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely, things have turned around. The job market is strong, but quickly shifting.
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Urban farms have flourished in the city's vacant lots. Two nonprofits are using their harvest for a line of jams honoring the history and old family recipes of the local African-American community.
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Over the course of 2016, average hourly earnings rose 2.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. The unemployment rate was little changed; 4.7 percent, compared to 4.6 percent in November.
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Audits show Medicare potentially overpaid five insurance plans by $128 million, yet the government recovered only $3 million. The finding adds to questions about oversight of Medicare Advantage plans.
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State and local governments are expected to continue to be very active in employment law — passing their own rules on minimum wage, paid leave and other worker protections.
Some analysts say any involvement by President-elect Trump in a project, even if just his name, can create a conflict of interest, complicating national security, foreign policy or economic concerns.
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