• 5-year-old boy and his 2-year-old brother crash their mom’s car
  • Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News
  • Lorry engulfed by fire on A2 London bound near Bluewater – BBC News
  • O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner
  • Microsoft teams with Baidu to help bring its self-driving car project to the world

5-year-old boy and his 2-year-old brother crash their mom’s car

(CNN)The two young brothers in Putnam County, West Virginia, were never taught how to drive. Not intentionally, at least. So when the brothers wanted to visit the animals on their grandfather’s farm about 7 miles away, they hatched a plan to trek over on their own. While their mom thought they were playing in the front yard, her sons were actually taking a joyride down a winding road.

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Sports Direct profits dive by nearly 60% – BBC News

A recent survey of workers in Shirebrook, to which 3,300 people responded, had showed that an “overwhelming majority” of people in the warehouse “currently feel they are treated with respect”, he added. Staff had elected the company’s first UK workers’ representative and Mr Hellawell said he had “no doubt” their “contribution will prove invaluable to the board as the Sports Direct family continues to move forward together”. ‘Selfridges of Sport’…

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Lorry engulfed by fire on A2 London bound near Bluewater – BBC News

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O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner

Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight — first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a life that already includes a legacy of fame, fortune and infamy. Early years Born on…

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Microsoft teams with Baidu to help bring its self-driving car project to the world

Baidu is getting an assist from Microsoft to expand its self-driving sights beyond China.Image: Hwee Young/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Baidu, the company behind China’s largest search engine and other assorted Google-esque projects, just got a big hand from the West to expand its self-driving car project around the world. Microsoft announced a new partnership with the Chinese company to help bring the Baidu open source autonomous car software platform, Apollo, across international borders…

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Australian woman shot after Minnesota cops heard loud sound, officials say

The Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Australian woman Justine Damond heard a loud sound near his squad car before firing the fatal shot, according to information released Tuesday by investigators. Damond approached the drivers side window of the police vehicle immediately after the two responding police officers heard a loud sound. The officer in the passenger seat, Mohamed Noor, fired his weapons through the open drivers side window,…

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Social media ‘erupts’ with images of Guatemalan volcano eruption

(CNN)Guatemala’s Volcn de Fuego rumbled to life earlier this month — and social media has been “erupting” with close-up photos and videos of the active volcano. Guay was camping on another volcano called Acatenango, which is about a mile and a half away, when the Volcn de Fuego began erupting. He captured a photo of the eruption, showing the volcano piercing the cloudy sky with lava. “The lava was shooting…

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Cop who shot Minneapolis woman was precinct’s first Somali officer

(CNN)Mohamed Noor, the on-duty Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian-born woman on Saturday night, had been with the force for two years and was his precinct’s first Somali-American officer. Here’s what we know so far about Noor, and about what happened that night. Mayor: I wish officer would speak Who is police officer who fired shot? What we know and don’t know Woman killed was to marry next…

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In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News

Every day, some 55 million people go about their lives across England. This is a snapshot of a nation across 24 hours. Photographs will be added through the day, telling the everyday stories of the people who make up the nation. Liam Reid’s family has been selling fruit and vegetables on Leicester Market since World War One. The 32-year-old gets up every morning at 5am and works six days a…

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Australian PM demands answers in ‘inexplicable’ killing of Justine Ruszczyk

(CNN)Australia’s prime minister has demanded answers to the “inexplicable” killing of an Australian-American woman shot by police in Minneapolis. “I mean, how can a woman out in the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?” he said. “We are demanding answers, something clearly went tragically wrong.” How Justine Ruszczyk’s friend heard of her death Mayor: I wish officer would speak Who is police officer…

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Tesla Says Driver Clarifies Autopilot Wasn’t on During Crash

May 2016 crash in which the Autopilot system and the vehicle’s driver failed to brake for a semi truck that was crossing a Florida highway, Tesla began shipping each of its new vehicles with didn’t find a defect. The regulator and Tesla have said Autopilot is a driver-assistance feature and not a self-driving system, and drivers are told when engaging it to keep their hands on the wheel. Tesla shares…

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Tesla to hold private Model 3 launch

Tesla Model 3Image: Tesla Tesla’s eagerly anticipated Model 3 all-electric car is about to take its next big step: delivery to the very first customers. Who happen to be employees. That’s right, those lucky enough to get their hands on and drive off with the $35,000, electric, four-door sedan will be those who helped design and build the groundbreaking car, which travels 215 miles on a single charge and can…

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Made in America: Promoting the All-American outdoor experience

This week, President Trump kicked off Made in America Week. At the Department of the Interior, we are taking this opportunity to promote and strengthen Americas tradition of outdoor recreation on public lands. The all-American outdoor experience was the idea of visionaries like President Theodore Roosevelt, and has been carried on by the federal government and Congress for years. It could not have been possible without help from philanthropic foundations,…

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Reality Check: What happened to Grenfell Tower donations? – BBC News

Messages from the tower A visual guide to what happened at Grenfell Tower In total, more than 170 tonnes of donated items are estimated to have been collected. Some of the donations are now miles away in a warehouse in Cheshire. It is akin to the British Red Cross’ northern sorting office for the Grenfell appeal. So far one hundred giant cardboard containers, full of donations, have been moved there….

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The next steps in the fight against ISIS

(CNN)A week after Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, Iraqi troops are continuing to clear the country’s second biggest city of remaining fighters but US and coalition officials are already focusing on the next objectives in the campaign to defeat the terror group. The US and its coalition allies are using artillery and airstrikes to back the Syrian Democratic Forces, a mix of Arab…

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Burglary and theft top for unsolved crimes – BBC News

BBC England’s data unit compiled the figures between 2012 and 2016 from the official police data website, which goes into greater detail than the published crime statistics. The investigation focussed on crime cases that were closed because no suspect had been identified. Image caption Greater Manchester Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling said: “Our resources are limited and we cannot do everything we would want to.” West Midlands Police Superintendent Andy…

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Elon Musk not-so-subtly reminds us again that AI will probably lead to our destruction

Image: Paul Sancya/AP/REX/Shutterstock For years, Elon Musk has warned us about the dangers of artificial intelligence even igniting a global discussion on the danger, calling it our greatest existential threat next to nukes. Worth reading Superintelligence by Bostrom. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes. Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 3, 2014 In a speech at the National Governor’s Association on Saturday, the Tesla CEO…

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Serial cat killer sentenced in California

A cat slaughterer in California was sentenced Friday to a maximum jail term of 16 years in jail, but avoided having to register as a sex offender. Robert Farmer, 26, pleaded guilty in October to 21 felony counts of animal cruelty including stealing, torturing and dismembering several treasured felines in the south San Jose neighborhood of Cambrian Park. Police say Farmer murdered at least 16 cats, but only four of…

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Smart & Safe Tech: For cars, there’s safety in connectivity

To err is human; to drive is to be distracted. Sure, caution-red and hazard-yellow traffic signs are reminders of the roads dangers, but stick figures and s-curved arrows tell drivers only so much. They cant deliver updates on ever-changing variables like traffic, mechanical issues and backups caused by collisions. This information void is an attractive opportunity for products like Hum by Verizon. Hum is such a cool and wonderful product…

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ISIS brides flee caliphate as noose tightens on terror group

Ain Issa, Syria (CNN)They tell stories that their lives depend upon. All insist they were shocked and appalled when they learned what ISIS was really like. They are the former brides of ISIS fighters — once lured into living in the so-called caliphate — now stuck between the militants’ crumbling stronghold and home countries that most likely don’t want them back. Saida, and other foreign women like her, flocked to…

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Ansel Elgort’s epic ‘Baby Driver’ chase scene is here for you, for free

What some are calling the best scene in Edgar Wright’s new film Baby Driver is now available in its entirety for free on YouTube. The six-minute video is basically one long music video, featuring Ansel Elgort as he’s about to lead police on an amazing car chase through the streets of Atlanta. While the song Bellbottoms, by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, plays, Elgort delivers a compelling bit of chair…

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Twitter imagines who else could have possibly been at Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting

Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech for the opening of Trump International Tower and Hotel in Canada.Image: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The world is slowly piecing together more and more of the puzzle that is Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016. A cascade of revelations on Friday made it clear that the gathering wasn’t as intimate as first suggested. In fact, the…

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Smart mama raccoon breaks into convertible to give birth

Image: Wildlife, Inc. on Facebook No one wants their car broken into, but sometimes you gotta give credit where credit is due. Consider, for example, this mother raccoon, who climbed through a plastic window cover and tumbled into the backseat of a parked convertible at an auto shop so she could safely give birth to her kits. She was later relocated by Devon of Wildlife, Inc. Rescue and Rehabilitation Center…

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