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3 Crashes, 3 Deaths Raise Questions About Tesla’s Autopilot

DETROIT — Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets. On Sunday, a Tesla Model S se...
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Regulators to Set up 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Number Like 911

NEW YORK — Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. “The three-digit number is really going to be a breakthr...
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California Warehouse Fire Limps on After Hung Jury

OAKLAND — An emotionally taxing criminal case over the deaths of 36 people trapped in a fire inside a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse nearly three years ago will continue after a jury acquitted one defendant and deadlocked on the other. "I'm in shock. We w...
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Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to Be Falling

NEW YORK — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted data showing ...
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Scientists Seek Beaches Where Dead Whales Can Rot in Peace

PORTLAND, Ore. — So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. "The p...