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October 16, 2015 8:43 AM Key Southern California interstate blocked in flash flooding

Christine Armario and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emergency crews shoveled mud from a section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles after flash flood debris blocked the important roadway, stranded hundreds of vehicles, and forced some motorists to take refuge on top of their cars. Excavator trucks scooped and hauled away mud in the darkness 32

October 15, 2015 2:17 PM Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert to plead guilty in hush money case

CHICAGO—Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will plead guilty to charges that he lied to the FBI about making illegally structured bank transactions as part of an effort to pay hush money to someone he wronged in the past, prosecutors and his attorneys said in court Thursday. With the announcement of the plea agreement, Hastert, 73, may be able to keep embarrassing 46

October 15, 2015 10:13 AM Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Autopilot Anxiety Must Recede

Tesla Motors Inc Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) isn’t the first firm to make a car steer itself on the highway, but judging by the response to the firm’s Autopilot software it could be the one that makes the biggest splash. Early reviews of the system have been popping up on tech blogs across the web on Thursday morning. There appears to be a warm glow around 41

October 15, 2015 4:03 AM Toronto end long wait for MLS playoff spot

Toronto FC clinched a spot in the Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time after goals from Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Giovinco helped them to a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls on Wednesday. Needing a point to guarantee their first playoff berth after coming into the league in 2007, Toronto built a 2-0 lead in the second half before Shaun Wright-Phillips 26

October 14, 2015 11:58 PM Texas executes inmate for Dallas police officer's 2001 death

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas man already being sought for a neighbor's slaying when he killed a Dallas police officer outside a club was executed Wednesday. Licho Escamilla was given a lethal injection for the November 2001 death of Christopher Kevin James who was trying to break up a brawl involving Escamilla. The 33-year-old prisoner was pronounced 19

October 14, 2015 9:31 PM Tesla's new software helps Model S drive itself

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Many owners of Tesla’s rakish Model S sedan will wake up Thursday morning with a wildly new car in their garage. The star of Tesla’s Version 7 software upgrade, which gets pushed out to U.S. owners overnight, is Autopilot, the company’s suite of semi-autonomous tech that teams software tweaks with cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors 41

October 14, 2015 9:17 PM Tesla's autopilot lets cars change lanes by themselves

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., introduces the Model X car at the company's headquarters in Fremont, Calif. Tesla Motors on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 unveiled an autopilot system that lets its cars change lanes by themselves. It will be added to some Model S sedans and Model X SUVs through a software update 23

October 14, 2015 5:39 AM Inmate set to die for Dallas police officer's 2001 death

This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Licho Escamilla. Escamilla is set to die Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, for the slaying of Dallas Police Officer Christopher Kevin James. HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — No late appeals were in the courts for a Texas death row inmate who is facing execution for killing a Dallas 20

October 14, 2015 3:53 AM Clinton, Sanders dominate Democrats’ first go on the debate stage

LAS VEGAS — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed here Tuesday night over national security, the economy, big banks and gun-control policy in a spirited but largely civil debate that underscored competing approaches to helping the middle class and leading the country. Clinton and Sanders, the two leading candidates for the Democratic presidential 29

October 13, 2015 10:09 PM Woman, 37, fatally struck by truck while crossing Brooklyn street: officials

Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 6:09 PM A 37-year-old woman was killed Tuesday after she was struck by a truck in Brooklyn, officials said. Latiesha Ramsey was crossing Lafayette Ave. near Patchen Ave. in Bedford Stuyvesant about 10:20 a.m. when a Braun’s Express truck ran into her. Paramedics rushed her to Woodhull Hospital, where she died a short 13