Police Investigate Reported Vehicle Strike, Shooting in Manhattan

U.S. News

An eyewitness told ABC Channel 7 that he saw a white pick-up truck drive south down the bike path alongside the West Side Highway at full speed and hit several people. The witness, a man identified by the name "Eugene," said bodies were lying outside Stuyvesant High School, one of the city's elite public schools.


3 charged in shooting at Chicago playground; 2 girls injured

FOX News

CHICAGO – An 18-year-old and two juveniles have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that wounded two girls during a school picnic at a Chicago playground. The Chicago Police Department announced the charges Saturday night in a news release. Eighteen-year-old Raekwon Hudson, a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male are charged with attempted first degree murder, felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles. Police say a 7-year-old girl was shot in the leg and a 13-year-old girl was shot in the hand outside Warren Elementary School on Friday. The injuries aren't considered life-threatening.


A High School Team’s Hard Road to Success in an International Engineering Competition

IEEE Computer

A team of New Jersey high school sophomores took part in a well-known international underwater-vehicle competition this year. The team members discuss their arduous journey as they designed and built a vehicle that then had to undertake several challenging tasks.


School crossing guard pushes Simi Valley pedestrian out of the way before being struck by car

Los Angeles Times

A Simi Valley school crossing guard was severely injured Friday morning after pushing a pedestrian out of the way of an oncoming car and being struck himself by the vehicle, authorities said. The Simi Valley Police Department responded about 7:30 a.m. to Royal Avenue and Vaquero Drive, near Madera Elementary School. The guard suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and was being treated at a hospital, authorities said. Two crossing guards, including the person who was struck, were stationed in the area as young students and parents were making their way to school, Shorts said. The second guard was working on Madera Road and Royal Avenue.


Google X's online course teaches you to build flying cars

Daily Mail - Science & tech

You can now learn how to build a flying car in just four months thanks to a new $400 (£295) online course. Online education provider Udacity, which is owned by Google X and Kitty Hawk founder Sebastian Thrun, has announced two new'nanodegrees'. One course will teach users the basics of driverless car engineering, while another will show students how to make systems for autonomous flying vehicles. You can now learn how to build a flying car in just four months thanks to a new $400 (£295) online course. Education provider Udacity has announced two new'nanodegrees' teaching users to make driverless or flying vehicles, such as the AeroMobil car pictured here Students will learn the basics of autonomous flight, including vehicle state planning and estimation, as well as motion planning.