Tesla Model S Loses Top Ratings Spot

Tesla Model S Loses Top Ratings SpotUPDATE: This story has been changed to reflect the fact that Tesla has started rolling out an update to Model S and Model X cars that includes automatic emergency braking. Consumer Reports lowere…

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Arkansas set to carry out final execution before drug expires

Arkansas set to carry out final execution before drug expiresArkansas was set to execute another inmate on Thursday, the last in a series of lethal injections that the state has squeezed into a compressed timeline, even as the daughter of one of his victims appealed for clemency. Four of the inmates won reprieves, but the state carried out its first execution since 2005 last Thursday, putting convicted murderer Ledell Lee to death at its Cummins Unit, near Varner, Arksansas. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, convicted separately of rape and murder in the 1990s, were executed on Monday in the nation’s first double execution in nearly 17 years.

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US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seenWASHINGTON (AP) — The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.

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Obama Under Fire for Collecting $400,000 to Make Speech at Event for Wall Street Firm

Obama Under Fire for Collecting $400,000 to Make Speech at Event for Wall Street FirmThe 44th president will speak at a Cantor Fitzgerald health conference in September.

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2 US soldiers killed fighting Isis in Afghanistan region hit by 'mother of all bombs'

2 US soldiers killed fighting Isis in Afghanistan region hit by 'mother of all bombs'Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said that the US personnel were killed overnight in the Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan. Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump confirmed to The Independent that the soldiers were killed while fighting Isis-Khorosan, the local affiliate of the terror group. This is the “same general area” – southern Nangarhar province – where the massive ordnance air blast, dubbed the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) was dropped earlier this month, Mr Stump said.

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Boy, 17, Arrested In Shooting Death Of His 13-Year-Old Sister: Cops

Boy, 17, Arrested In Shooting Death Of His 13-Year-Old Sister: CopsThe Florida brother told authorities it was an accident.

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Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife: testimony

Slain friend of Robert Durst once posed as his missing wife: testimonyReal estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in HBO series “The Jinx,” had his close friend Susan Berman make a phone call pretending to be his missing wife, a former acquaintance of Berman testified on Wednesday. Durst, 74, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Berman’s 2000 death in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege Durst killed Berman, a writer and the daughter of an organized crime figure, because of what she knew about his wife’s unsolved disappearance.

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US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile

US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missileVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force.

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White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats

White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with DemocratsThe White House has assured Democrats it will continue to fund a key portion of Obamacare, clearing the way for negotiations on a series of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown, according to two sources familiar with the decision. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had demanded that Congress pay for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies — which lower health care costs for 7 million people — as part of the emerging spending bill.

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Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq and more: April 26 in photos

Battling ISIS in Hatra, Iraq and more: April 26 in photosIraqi paramilitary troops fire towards Islamic State militants during a battle with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra near Mosul, Iraq;The robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he holds his homily during the weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Vatican; and, Demonstrators march marking the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in Minsk, Belarus.

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