The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a videogame on his smartphone at the time. Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the start of a hearing Tuesday that partially automated driving systems like Tesla's Autopilot cannot drive themselves. The board will determine a cause of the crash at the hearing and make recommendations to prevent it from happening again.
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A Brazilian baby is becoming an Internet sensation at an unusually young age — thanks to one skillful photographer.
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Mayor London Breed said the city was "taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm."
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Stephen Colbert began his live coverage of the Democratic debate that took place in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, Tuesday night by noting just how much of a trainwreck it was.“These folks said a lot of words, and I did not hear many of them,” the Late Show host remarked. “Because these candidates were speaking all over each other.” Colbert had jokes about all seven of the remaining contenders, but his harshest material was reserved for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg—especially his failure to give a sufficient answer on his controversial use of the stop-and-frisk policy. Bill Maher Booed for Defending Mike Bloomberg’s Racist Stop-and-Frisk CommentsSeth Meyers Mocks Mike Bloomberg’s Terrible Twitter Jokes About Bernie Sanders“I’ve met with black leaders to try to get an understanding of how I can better position myself,” Bloomberg said at one point in the debate, to which Colbert replied, “Mr. Mayor, I have a feeling a lot of black leaders want your position to be spread eagle up against a wall.” Then, in response to Bloomberg pointing out his black supporters in the debate audience, Colbert imitated him by saying, “A lot of them are in the audience tonight, officers—stop them, check their pockets, there’s an endorsement in there someplace, I promise you.” That line drew loud jeers from the audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater, prompting the host to break from his script. “All of Bloomberg’s voters are here tonight I think,” he said with a smile. But he pressed on, covering Elizabeth Warren’s latest takedown of the mayor’s non-disclosure agreements as well as Bloomberg’s lame attempts to make jokes during the debate. “Oh, OK, now I understand why he asks people to sign an NDA after he tells a joke,” Colbert said. “No one wants to remember that.” As for Bloomberg’s odd Naked Cowboy joke, the host added, “Now, for those of you who don’t live in New York City, there’s this crazy man who wanders around the city and will not leave people alone. And that man’s name is Mike Bloomberg.” For more, listen and subscribe to The Last Laugh podcast. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Salvatore Anello, Chloe Wiegand's grandfather, has filed paperwork to change his plea in a deal to avoid jail time, a family attorney told NBC News.
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The Warriors have the NBA shook.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it was 'horrifying' the debate didn't have any climate change questions. Bernie Sanders agrees.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) watched Tuesday night's Democratic debate, and one thing stood out to her."Not a single climate change question," she tweeted. "Horrifying." One of the participants, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), agreed, responding, "A disgrace." The Democratic candidates don't shy away from talking about climate change on the campaign trail; billionaire investor and environmentalist Tom Steyer told voters in South Carolina on Tuesday that climate change is his "No. 1 priority," and if elected, he will declare a climate emergency on his first day in office.Poll after poll has shown that climate change is a key issue for voters; last week, the Pew Research Center released a survey showing that for the first time in two decades, a majority of Americans believe that tackling climate change should be a main priority for the president and Congress.Another poll released last week by the nonpartisan nonprofit Climate Nexus found that for Democrats, climate change is one of the two most important issues facing the country right now. "This is the first time in American political history where climate change is not just a top-tier issue, it is the top-tier issue," Anthony Leiserowitz, a senior research scientist at Yale who helped conduct the poll, told The Atlantic.More stories from theweek.com Harvard scientist predicts coronavirus will infect up to 70 percent of humanity Watch Bernie Sanders pull a dozen faces as Elizabeth Warren compares their health care plans Biden has the debate he needed