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GM’s self-driving car challenges federal safety standards

General Motors will soon unveil the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt, a car not equipped with pedals or a steering wheel, leaving control entirely to the vehicle’s AI. US regulations, however, may not be keeping pace. General Motors’ new driverless car will be showcased in a test batch in San Francisco ride-sharing fleets, and will be the first production-ready car without the ...

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Conor McGregor team member Artem Lobov puts federal guards through paces inside Kremlin (VIDEO)

Irish UFC fighter of Russian descent Artem Lobov has given a seminar to members of Russia’s Federal Protective Service (FSO), which specializes in protecting high-ranking state officials, including President Vladimir Putin. Lobov, 31, may not have the most impressive MMA record, but he is widely respected for his relentless fighting style and unwillingness to back down. Even though he currently ...

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Federal Reserve chairman nominee opposes ‘Audit the Fed’ legislation

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 20:35 President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, has said that he’s against the controversial “Audit the Fed” legislation. The bill designed to make the Fed more transparent has been stalled in the Senate for years. When asked whether he would oppose the controversial “Audit the Fed” legislation, known officially as ...

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‘Federal fumbles’: Senator blasts wasteful government spending

Wasteful government programs, from dogs performing Shakespeare to fighter jets bankrupting the Pentagon, found themselves the target of a scathing report by one US senator. The third annual edition followed the theme of American football. Titled “Federal Fumbles: 100 ways the government dropped the ball,” the report lists $ 473.6 billion in wasteful federal spending and includes 100 illustrations. It ...

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US federal prosecutors to 'evaluate' Clinton's alleged corruption role in Russian uranium deal

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:55 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 15:02 Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to “evaluate certain issues” involving Hillary Clinton’s alleged corruption in a deal which gave Russian company Rosatom control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply. Read more In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Assistant Attorney ...

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Early Comey memo accuses Clinton of ‘gross negligence,’ a federal felony – report

New memos presented to Congress show former FBI director James Comey initially accused ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of “gross negligence” in her handling of classified information, a crime punishable by imprisonment, according to a new report. In an early draft statement on the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, the FBI reportedly said there was evidence ...

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Russians ‘not ready’ for mass firearms ownership, says head of federal control body

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 12:22 The head of the Russian National Guard – the federal agency in charge of gun control – has said Russian society is not ready for mass ownership of firearms and promised to tighten controls over weapons held by citizens. “We are against any proliferation of firearms, our society is not ready for this, because ...

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‘Underwear bomber’ sues DOJ over treatment in federal prison

A convicted jihadist terrorist is suing the US government for violating his Constitutional rights by denying him religious freedom and holding him in solitary. The Nigerian national is serving four life terms for trying to blow up an airplane in 2009. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, dubbed the “underwear bomber” because he tried to detonate explosives concealed in his underpants, alleges he ...

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Menendez sold his office by accepting bribes: federal prosecutor

Sen. Robert Menendez “sold his office for a lifestyle he couldn’t afford” by accepting luxury trips from a wealthy doctor seeking political influence in return, a federal prosecutor told jurors Wednesday during opening statements of the New Jersey Democrat’s corruption trial. Menendez’s lawyer responded in his opening statement in Newark Federal Court that gifts from Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, Menendez’s ...

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Joe Arpaio lawyers want federal court to toss his conviction

Sheriff Joe wants to overrule federal courts. Lawyers for Joe Arpaio are asking a federal judge to toss out the former Arizona lawman’s conviction — a move that, coupled with President Trump’s pardon, would amount to a total defeat of the court’s authority. A motion filed Monday said an Arizona district court is “obligated to vacate its verdict” against Arpaio ...

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