Man accused of sex with teen on plane sentenced to 7 years

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl on his private airplane after he set it on autopilot has been sentenced to seven years in prison. ...

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Aurora on autonomous vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks to produce self-driving commercial vehicles with Aurora, an autonomous vehicle company led by former Google, Tesla and Uber executives. FCA a...

On the Money: Mainstream autos get driver-monitoring devices

DETROIT (AP) — Would you pay more for a car or SUV that warns you if you're falling asleep or not paying attention behind the wheel? Auto companies are figuring that because your lif...

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky

DETROIT (AP) — Consumer Reports says a new feature of Tesla's Autopilot that automatically changes lanes doesn't work well and could be a safety risk to drivers. The magazine and web...

Business Highlights

___ Countertops and rubber bands: US pursues obscure trade cases WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's high-profile trade offensives have grabbed headlines and...

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system was in use when one of its cars drove beneath a semitrailer in Florida in March, killing t...

Schedules show West Virginia governor largely absent in job

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — He's a billionaire who owns mines, farms and the swankiest resort in all of West Virginia. But how Jim Justice spends his time as the state's 36th governor has largely been a ...

Family of California man killed in Tesla crash sue automaker

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The family of a software engineer who died after his Tesla SUV crashed in a Northern California highway has sued the automaker. The lawsuit filed in a Santa C...

Robotic device winds its own way through beating pig heart

WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing from the way cockroaches skitter along walls, scientists have created a robotic device that safely guides itself through the delicate chambers of a pig's heart as it's beat...

Tesla CEO heads down perilous road in pursuit of profit

Tesla has lost nearly $6 billion since setting out to revolutionize the auto industry 15 years ago, but CEO Elon Musk foresees a profitable future fueled in part by a ride-hailing service made up of e...

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2019. There are 283 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 23...

When gunman advanced on New Zealand mosque, 1 man ran at him

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — When the gunman advanced toward the mosque, killing those in his path, Abdul Aziz didn't hide. Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machi...

Pilots have reported issues in US with new Boeing jet

Airline pilots on at least two flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing planes to tilt down suddenly, the same problem suspected of contributing to a deadly crash in...

Second federal agency to probe fatal Florida Tesla crash

DETROIT (AP) — A second federal agency is dispatching investigators to a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car that drove beneath a semitrailer that was crossing a Florida roadway. ...