Software flaws found in Uber car that killed US woman

US transport safety agency’s findings could affect developments of autonomous vehicles across the auto sector. An Uber self-driving test vehicle that struck and killed an Arizona woman in 2018 had software flaws, the United States‘ National Transportation Safety Board said. The agency also revealed on Tuesday that the company’s autonomous test vehicles were involved in 37 crashes over the prior 18 months. NTSB may use the findings from the first fatal self-driving car accident to make recommendations that could affect how the entire industry addresses self-driving software issues or to…

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Woman found dead with 2.4 metre python around her neck

Laura Hurst found unresponsive at home in Indiana with the snake wrapped loosely around her neck, police say. A woman in Indiana in the United States was found dead with a 2.4-metre-long (8-foot) python wrapped around her neck had apparently kept snakes at the residence which was outfitted for a collection of the reptiles, police said on Thursday. Laura Hurst, 36, was found unresponsive on Wednesday night on the floor of a home in the northern Indiana town of Oxford, with the snake wrapped loosely around her neck, said Indiana State…

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Johnson & Johnson says no asbestos found in recalled baby powder

The pharmaceutical giant disputed the US regulator’s findings that the carcinogen was found in its baby powder. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has said that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the United States Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding the agency stands by. The tests are the latest effort by J&J to prove the safety of its widely-used consumer product after a test by the FDA prompted J&J to undertake a nationwide recall of one…

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Skeleton found on California peak creates ‘mystery’

Authorities say it is rare to find the remains of someone who apparently has not been reported as missing in the area. 3 hours ago The area below Mount Williamson where a skeleton was found [Inyo Sheriff’s Department/AP Photo] more on US & Canada Chicago teachers’ strike: Thousands hit the picket lines over paytoday Zuckerberg: ‘Fifth estate’ should not decide what is credibletoday Is it too late to stop Turkey’s military operation in Syria?today Skeleton found on California peak creates ‘mystery’today Climbers were closing in on the top of California’s…

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Toxic workplace: WeWork says carcinogen found in some offices

WeWork emailed tenants to say elevated levels of formaldehyde had been found in office phone booths in US and Canada. Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly. It has closed about 2,300 phone booths at some of its 223 sites in the United States and Canada after it says it discovered elevated levels of formaldehyde. The company, which abandoned plans for an initial public offering last month after investors questioned its mounting losses and the way…

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Jeffrey Epstein found unconscious in New York jail cell

The wealthy financier is being held on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls. Wealthy US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of trafficking underage girls for sex, was found unconscious in his New York jail cell with injuries on his neck this week, US media reported on Thursday. It was not clear whether the injuries were self-inflicted or from an assault, a person familiar with the matter told the Associated Press. The person was not authorised to discuss the case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition…

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Remains found in Oregon believed to be “Seinfeld” actor Charles Levin

Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “Night Court.” Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, The […] Source: Remains found in Oregon believed to be “Seinfeld” actor Charles Levin

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540 million private Facebook records found on public Internet

According to a report on Wednesday by UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, two databases containing user data from Facebook were found on Amazon.com web servers accessible to the public on the internet. Information leaked included user ID’s, photos, Facebook friend and group lists, and interests. One of the databases is owned by the Mexican company Cultura Colectiva, which specializes in digital media, while the other is owned by a separate Facebook-integrated app, At the Pool. In these two instances, the records were publicly available because the “Amazon S3 Buckets” on which…

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