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NTSB: Uber Self-Driving Car Had Disabled Emergency Brake System Before Fatal Crash The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report said that sensors saw the victim. But Uber says it's the driver, not its system, that was supposed to intervene to avoid the collision. 'That's A Cat!' Video Star Has Been Identified And Is Doing Fine The cat caught clinging to the roof of a minivan barreling down an Omaha, Neb., highway is aptly named Rebel and sustained no injuries as a result of the harrowing ride. Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel Reacts To Cancellation Of Planned North Korea Summit NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the top democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, about President Trump cancelling the summit with North Korea. Mitch McConnell On Filling The Federal Bench: 'This Is My Top Priority' The Senate majority leader says he is focusing the chamber's agenda for the rest of 2018 on confirming conservatives to lifetime judicial appointments. Australian Woman Sentenced To Die In Malaysia For Drug Smuggling Lawyers are appealing the sentence and say the 54-year-old from Sydney was the victim of an online scam.
New Census Data Shows Texas Cities Are Growing Faster Than All Other States The study found seven of the nation's fastest-growing cities are in Texas, with San Antonio expanding by the greatest number from 2016 to 2017. Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein Expected To Turn Himself In NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New York Times reporter Benjamin Mueller about the reports that disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself over to face charges Friday. In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case In the Eastern Highlands, the accusation of sorcery is a vigilante's rallying cry. Such accusations often lead to violence and are believed to be responsible for dozens of deaths every year. What's Up With All The Home Runs? MLB Hired Scientists. Here's What They Found Out A panel of experts studied the issue for months but couldn't come up with much more than ballpark determinations as to why home run rates are spiking. Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson Gets Pardon, 105 Years After Baseless Conviction The black world heavyweight champion was convicted of a crime in 1913 for traveling with a white girlfriend. President Trump issued a rare posthumous pardon after an appeal from Sylvester Stallone.
How South Korea Is Reacting To the Cancellation Of U.S.-North Korea Summit South Korean leaders met late at night to discuss President Trump's decision not to go ahead with his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. New EU Data Protection Law Could Affect People Who Take Pictures With Their Phones The European Union's new data protection law is intended to strengthen privacy rights and stop abuses by social media giants. But the law also forbids people from posting anyone's picture online without their permission — and that includes tourist vacation photos. Hawaii Officials Send Different Messages For Residents And Tourists About Active Volcano Hawaii officials continue to warn the public about dangers from the active volcano on the Big Island, including the lava flowing toward a power plant. In the meantime, they are trying to reassure possible visitors that the tourism opportunities have not been affected. Trump Administration Considers Steep Tariffs Against Foreign Automakers The president has suggested this will be good for U.S. autoworkers, but economists and industry executives warn the move could spark a destructive trade war that would hurt all countries involved. Santa Fe, Texas Shooting Takes Toll On Area's Chief Medical Examiner The Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas affected people in profound ways — particularly the first responders and others who rushed to the scene, including Galveston County's chief medical examiner.