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Tesla car catches fire ‘out of the blue’ in California traffic (VIDEO)

A Tesla vehicle caught fire, apparently “out of the blue,” while sitting in California traffic. Video of the incident has been shared by US actress Mary McCormack whose husband was in the electric car at the time. McCormack said her husband was in traffic on Santa Monica Boulevard when the vehicle suddenly caught fire. There was “no accident” and the ...

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Proposal to split California into 3 states goes to ballot

A proposal by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into three states has gathered enough verified signatures to be put to a vote this November. After campaigning began last August, the CAL 3 campaign had gathered 600,000 signatures supporting the split by April this year. Now that the California Secretary of State’s office has confirmed the validity of ...

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Trainee pilot lands plane on California street at rush hour (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A pilot made a miraculous emergency landing on a busy California street on Friday. The speeding plane somehow managed to avoid cars, people, and a mass of electric cables. The Cessna 172 aircraft made its death-defying landing near Hamilton Avenue and Magnolia Street in Huntington Beach just before 5pm. The pilot, who was reportedly just a trainee, experienced engine trouble ...

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Google lists California Republicans as ‘Nazis,’ blames Wikipedia ‘vandals’

Google admitted to an over-reliance on public sources to shield itself from accusations of political bias, after its automated algorithm listed ‘Nazism’ among the California Republican Party’s ideologies, triggering a scandal. A search for ‘California Republican Party’ on Google as late as Thursday morning listed “Nazism” as one of the party’s political ideologies in the ‘knowledge panel’ box, which popped ...

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Open crematorium furnace sends human ashes up into California skies

Foul-smelling black smoke was seen billowing from the doors and chimney of a crematorium in south San Diego County on Thursday. Firefighters who arrived at the scene found the oven’s door had not been shut. Fire brigades responded to the alarm at the Cortez Family Crematorium near National City in southwestern San Diego County California, which went off around 12:15 ...

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‘Strangled, waterboarded & shot with crossbows’: 10 children tortured by parents in California

In a horrific case of domestic torture, a California couple routinely beat, strangled, “waterboarded” and fired crossbows and BB guns at their 10 children, prosecutors have told a court. The chilling allegations surfaced after the children were interviewed as part of a police probe. Officers found them living in a filthy house full of garbage and animal and human feces ...

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Apple’s self-driving car fleet grows to 55 in California

Apple now has 55 self-driving cars registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, compared to 27 earlier this year and just three last year. That means Apple has the second largest fleet of self-driving cars in California, Mac Reports first pointed out. Apple now has more cars registered than Waymo, which has 51, according to the California DMV. General ...

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Didi Chuxing can now test self-driving cars in California

Quite a number of companies — 53, to be exact — have received permits to test self-driving cars with a safety driver in California. One of the more notable companies that has received such a permit is China-based Didi Chuxing, which officially opened its U.S.-based research lab last March. Also on the list of permit holders is Udacity, which partnered ...

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California high school on lockdown after reports of ‘active shooter’ in Palmdale

Published time: 11 May, 2018 14:42 Edited time: 11 May, 2018 14:55 A high school in Palmdale, California is reportedly on lockdown as police respond to an “active shooter.” Police confirmed that they were en route to the school, but did not confirm reports about the shooter. Paramedics have been notified of at least one individual with a gunshot wound, ...

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First fire of 2018: US Air Force tests Minuteman III ICBM in California (VIDEO)

The US Air Force has launched the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in California. The test became the first one this year and was aimed at checking the readiness, effectiveness, and accuracy of the system. The launch of the unarmed missile took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:26am local time on Wednesday and was successful, according to ...

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