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U.S. Judge Blocks Trump Administration Birth Control Rules

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U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Philadelphia issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of rules the administration announced in October that allowed businesses or non-profits to obtain exemptions on moral or religious grounds.


BMW to Build Czech Test Track for Self-Driving Cars

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German luxury automaker BMW said on Friday it will spend over 100 million euros ($118 million) on a test track for self-driving and electric cars in the Czech Republic, as it expands its foray into alternative driving technologies.


Artificial Pancreas Receives Grant Money From Research Fund

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Virginia Tech received nearly $1.2 million to support two product lines based on patented algorithms that use machine learning to improve the safety and security of wireless communications from cyberattacks.


Drone Operator Caused U.S. Army Helicopter Collision: Safety Board

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Earlier this year, the FAA and U.S. Interior Department separately barred drone flights within the boundaries of sites including the USS Constitution in Boston, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. The list also includes Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona, Hoover Dam in Nevada and Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state.


Driverless Bus Tested in Minnesota

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Transportation officials say that while the driverless technology is being tested throughout the country, it's important to know how such a vehicle would respond in icy, cold conditions. The small minibus that holds 12 people was tested at MnDOT's cold weather testing facility in Monticello Tuesday.


Google Launching Artificial Intelligence Research Center in China

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Google's search engine is banned in the Chinese market along with its app store, email and cloud storage services. China's cyber regulators say restrictions on foreign media and internet platforms are designed to block influences that contravene stability and socialist ideas.


U.S. Judge Questions Trump Administration on Birth Control Rules

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The contraception mandate was implemented as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation, popularly known as Obamacare. Republicans, who control the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and White House, have so far failed to repeal the law, a top presidential campaign promise of Trump.


Broken Arrow Police: New Drone Provides Tactical Support

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Koch said having an aerial view will help investigators put together complex scenes and will be a critical tool to leverage during dangerous encounters, such as hostage situations or with a barricaded subject. He said the drone's video feed instantly goes to a monitor in the Special Operation Team's command post.


US Drone Strike Removes 'Imminent Threat' to Somali Capital

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The U.S. military has carried out 32 airstrikes this year against the Somalia-based al-Shabab and a small but growing presence of fighters linked to the Islamic State group. The Trump administration early this year approved expanded military operations against extremists in the Horn of Africa nation, as the Trump administration puts counterterrorism at the top of its foreign policy agenda for Africa.


Trump's Pick for US Highway Chief Withdraws From Process

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Trombino was a favorite of road builders who successfully helped push for Iowa's 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase in 2015. The Wisconsin native had spent most of his career at the Wisconsin DOT as an engineer and administrator. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad picked him to run the Iowa DOT in 2011 and he was considered a visionary leader fluent in everything from self-driving cars to shipping policy. Trombino served as president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for 2015-2016, a prestigious position in the field.