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US police release video of fatal collision with Uber self-driving vehicle

TEMPE: Police in US state of Arizona on Wednesday released a short video of a fatal collision between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, as investigators probe the accident that has put new focus on the safety of autonomous vehicles. DISTURBING CONTENT- VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is actively investigating the details of this incident that occurred on March 18th. We will provide updated information regarding the investigation once it is available. pic.twitter.com/2dVP72TziQ…

Two women arrested for trespassing, vandalising mosque in US state

PHOENIX, USA: Two women who were arrested last Thursday after breaking into an Arizona mosque yelling derogatory comments while broadcasting the whole episode on Facebook Live have been charged with burglary.  Tahnee Gonzales, 32, and Elizabeth Dauenhauer, 51, of Tempe, Arizona, appear to have filmed themselves wandering through the mosque last week. The video, which was livestreamed to Facebook, shows two women grabbing pamphlets and ripping down flyers, with at least three children in tow. They ignored the no…

Two women arrested for breaking into mosque in Arizona

TEMPE: Two women were arrested Thursday for breaking into an Islamic centre in Arizona and filming themselves making anti-Islamic remarks, police said. Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer were arrested for third-degree burglary "after the investigation revealed they entered onto the property of the Tempe Islamic Center and subsequently removed various items," local police spokesperson Ron Elcock said in a statement. "Based on the details of the crime an enhancement of hate crime will be considered for sentencing,"…

Trump defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

PHOENIX: U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Under fire for saying "both sides" were to blame for the violence between white supremacists and left-wing counter protesters in Virginia on Aug. 12, Trump accused television networks of ignoring his calls for unity in the aftermath. "I didn't say I love you because…

Uber grounds self-driving cars after accident

WASHINGTON: Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving cars pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber autonomous vehicle in Arizona, a spokesperson for the car-hailing service said Sunday. No one was seriously injured in the accident which occurred Friday in Tempe, Arizona while the vehicle -- a Volvo SUV -- was in self-driving mode, the company said. "We are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle," the Uber spokesperson said. The accident…

Intel CEO joins Trump to tout US chip factory

WASHINGTON: US tech giant Intel unveiled plans on Wednesday for a $7 billion chip factory in Arizona, in an announcement at the White House with President Donald Trump. While Trump appeared to take credit for the plan, Intel called the investment an "update" of a 2011 plan to invest $5 billion for the same facility in the southeastern US state. An Intel spokesman said the initial plan had not been completed due to lack of demand, and that Wednesday's move represented a "new" investment of $7 billion. It marked the…

‘Grappler’: Man invents device that can stop any fleeing car

It’s a time for car snatchers and criminals to give up their nasty business or be ready to face the music. Police have a new invention to get you in a high speed car chase, which doesn’t involve shooting out your tyres, ramming off the road or even spikes laid out across the tarmac. The invention is being called ‘The Grappler’, and from what we can tell, it’s basically a lasso, but for cars instead of cows. Inventor Leonard Stock from the Arizona start-up company Police Bumper is hoping it soon will be after eight…