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2 Killed in Tesla Crash in Texas Where ‘No One Was Driving’

2 Killed in Tesla Crash in Texas Where ‘No One Was Driving’

Two men were killed in a crash in Texas after the Tesla they were riding in, with neither behind the wheel, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, local officials said.
The crash took place Saturday night in Spring, Texas.  One person was found in the front passenger seat, and another in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle.
Based on a preliminary investigiation, the county constable’s office told local reporters …

Coronavirus News Update – April 18: After Heavy Criticism, Ontario Backpedals on New Police Powers to Make Random Stops

Coronavirus News Update – April 18: After Heavy Criticism, Ontario Backpedals on New Police Powers to Make Random Stops

Officials in Ontario backpedaled on day after extending and expanding the province’s stay-at-home orders and granting sweeping new powers granted to the police that would allow them to randomly stop and question people, including those traveling in private automobiles, to ensure that their trips outside the home were “essential.” The measures had been intended to address the rising number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations there.
As of Sunday morning, the …

Broadway Producer Scott Rudin Steps Back Amidst Exposé of Abusive Behavior

Broadway Producer Scott Rudin Steps Back Amidst Exposé of Abusive Behavior

Scott Rudin, who is only one of 16 people ever to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award, said he is “stepping back” from involvement in Broadway shows.
Rudin, who was the subject of an exposé that appeared in the Hollywood Reporter earlier in the month, told the Washington Post he wanted to apologize “for the pain [his] behavior caused” colleagues and people in the industry.
“I am profoundly sorry for …

More Electrical Issue Founds in Some Boeing 737 Max Jets

More Electrical Issue Founds in Some Boeing 737 Max Jets

The electrical issues that caused Boeing to tell airlines to ground dozens of 737 Max jets last week affects more areas of the plane’s flight deck than previously known, the aircraft maker said Friday.
Last week Boeing told 16 airlines that operate the beleaguered 737 Max of a potential electrical problem with the aircraft, telling them they should stop flying some planes.
“Boeing has recommended to 16 customers that they address a …

Coronavirus News Update – April 17: Global Death Toll Hits 3 Million, Over 120 Million Have Recovered

Coronavirus News Update – April 17: Global Death Toll Hits 3 Million, Over 120 Million Have Recovered

The world woke up to a staggering figure: over three million people have now died as a result of the coronavirus since the first case was reported some 14 months ago. The three million mark was crossed early Saturday, according to data reported by Worldometer, a service that tracks such information.
Meanwhile, as of Saturday morning, the world has recorded over 141 million Covid-19 case.  In addition, almost 120 million people …

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Laid to Rest in Quiet Ceremony Amidst Covid Restrictions

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Laid to Rest in Quiet Ceremony Amidst Covid Restrictions

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was laid to rest amidst a somber albeit small affair replete with tradition and reverence.
The Queen sat alone during the service, and all guests who were not members of the same household had to sit around two meters apart.
Members of the royal family wore masks, allowing them to grieve a bit more privately.  While the mood was sorrowful, …

Coronavirus News Update – April 16: Small Group of Vaccinated Americans Report Contracting Covid, Says CDC

Coronavirus News Update – April 16: Small Group of Vaccinated Americans Report Contracting Covid, Says CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it had identified a small number of people who had contracted Covid-19 even after being fully vaccinated. The percentage, however, of these so-called breakthrough cases – approximately 5,800 recipients out of around 66 million Americans, or some 0.008% – is not abnormal, the agency said, as the vaccines in the country are highly effective – up to 95% so – but …