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September 20, 2016 12:00 AM Federal officials plan aggressive approach to driverless cars

Federal officials say they intend to aggressively shape the emergence of driverless cars, increasing their role well beyond the traditional recalls of cars when they prove defective. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spelled out that determination Monday in issuing a long-awaited policy paper that details 15 points he expects automakers to comply 35

September 19, 2016 10:05 PM Stumpf Says Wells Fargo Failed Its Customers and the Public

John Stumpf, responding to allegations that Wells Fargo & Co. opened millions of unauthorized accounts, said his bank failed its customers and the American public. In remarks prepared for the Senate Banking Committee, Stumpf said the scandal was not an “orchestrated effort” and that the company never wanted employees to open accounts that they didn’t 30

September 19, 2016 8:38 PM Wells Fargo Risk Officer Takes Leave on Eve of Senate Hearing

Wells Fargo & Co., facing calls to hold senior managers accountable for a scandal over unauthorized customer accounts, said a top risk manager has taken a leave of absence on the eve of Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. Claudia Russ Anderson began a six-month unpaid leave on Monday, becoming at least 30

September 19, 2016 8:20 PM In Wells Fargo hearing, executive pay ‘clawbacks’ are likely to take center stage

Anyone paying attention to Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing over Wells Fargo's sales tactics is likely to hear a lot about a single word: "Clawbacks." It's the practice of doing just what it sounds like: Taking money back from an executive for compensation they've already been paid for things such as misconduct, gross negligence or "material" 30

September 19, 2016 7:56 PM Australian dad creates ride-on leaf blower cart for his kids

GOSFORD, Australia, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- An Australian dad shared video of his latest child-inspired invention -- a go-cart designed to blow the leaves from his driveway. Jacob Strickling, who runs the YouTube channel Make Science Fun, posted a video showing him blowing leaves from his driveway when his daughter, Mikalah, breezes past him in her go-cart 16

September 19, 2016 7:46 PM Florida declares neighborhood Zika-free, but CDC remains cautious

U.S. health officials on Monday urged pregnant women to consider putting off nonessential travel to Miami due to the Zika virus even as they lifted a travel warning for one neighborhood. Earlier in the day, Florida's governor declared the neighborhood of Wynwood Zika-free and invited visitors to return. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 41

September 19, 2016 5:46 PM Syrian military declares 7-day cease-fire over

Syria's military command on Monday declared the cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia to be over, blaming the country's rebel groups for undermining the agreement. In a statement, the Syrian military said that "armed terrorist groups" repeatedly violated the cease-fire, which came into effect last week. It said the armed groups also took advantage 25

September 19, 2016 12:08 PM Emmys Honor and Celebrate Diversity, in Contrast of Oscars

The Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday embraced the diversity of the television industry, presenting a stark contrast to the Academy Awards seven months ago, which arrived under a wave of criticism for its second straight year of all-white acting nominees. "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "The People Vs. O.J. Simpson" were the night's big winners — but the award 35

September 19, 2016 12:03 PM Syria ceasefire seen near collapse

BEIRUT A Syrian ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia was in deep trouble on Monday as a rebel official said it had practically failed and signaled insurgents were preparing for a full resumption of fighting. Already widely violated since it took effect a week ago, the ceasefire came under added strain at the weekend when Russia said jets from the U.S.-led coalition 33

September 19, 2016 2:20 AM Bronzer Fail? Stars Go Orange at 2016 Emmys

Claire Danes, Kristen Bell and Constance Wu were among the stars who seem to have gotten carried away with the contour brush. We've all been there — you're trying to follow a YouTube makeup tutorial which promises to give you that "sunkissed glow," and the next thing you know, there's an Oompa Loompa staring back at you in the mirror rather than the Kardashian 31