Apple Car: Automated Driving Platform Training Program Revealed

It’s a ‘development platform,’ not a full-fledged Apple car

The documents related to the “Development Platform Related Training” reveal that the company has developed a suite of software and hardware systems to allow a car to drive on public roads while avoiding pedestrians and other vehicles. Apple already owns patents for a collision avoidance system. The training materials reference to a “Development Platform” and an “Apple Automated System.”

Source: Apple Car: Automated Driving Platform Training Program Revealed

Ross woman’s overdose obituary attracts attention from White House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the roughly three months since Casey Schwartzmier, 20, of Ross, died of an apparent drug overdose, her obituary and the news stories that followed have been read by people across the globe. And a strong network of supportive strangers has surrounded her mother, who’s devoting her time to trying to help others who are struggling with addiction.

Source: Ross woman’s overdose obituary attracts attention from White House | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Child falls from back of church bus in Arkansas | abc11.com

The heart-stopping moment when a young child tumbled out the back of a church bus in Arkansas was caught on camera.

Luckily, a certified EMT and volunteer firefighter was right behind when it happened.

“I saw it happening and it blew my mind. It was kind of like I wasn’t seeing what I was seeing. It looked like it was a movie,” Ryan Ciampoli recalled.

Video from Ciampoli’s dash camera shows the child swing out on the bus door and then fall to the pavement.

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Ciampoli is then seen stopping to rush to the girl’s aid. He checks her out and then cradles her in his arms.

Miraculously, the little girl only suffered a broken jaw.

Source: Child falls from back of church bus in Arkansas | abc11.com

Wanted man shot by police on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg

A shooting happened near the beginning of the Monday morning rush hour in the Penn Avenue business district that straddles the Pittsburgh-Wilkinsburg border.

Allegheny County homicide detectives said two Wilkinsburg police officers fired a total of three shots at the driver of a car, after officers said the driver hit one of their vehicles when they tried to approach him in the McDonald’s parking lot.

Source: Wanted man shot by police on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg

3 children among victims in New York City house fire

A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly blaze.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes in the middle class neighborhood of Queens Village, a neighborhood near Belmont Park, which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the final leg in horse racing’s Triple Crown. Television news footage showed flames chewing through the roof of the two-story home and roaring in upstairs rooms of the house as smoke poured from it.

Source: 3 children among victims in New York City house fire

OSCE official killed in mine blast in Ukraine

One member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. OSCE deployed a special monitoring mission to Ukraine in 2014, after conflict erupted between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels. The 57-member states

The person killed in the blast was an American paramedic, and one of the injured was a German woman. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, who holds the rotating chairmanship of the OSCE in Europe, called for an investigation into he incident and, in a tweet, said he had spoken to the mission’s ambassador, Ertugrul Apakan.

Source: OSCE official killed in mine blast in Ukraine

Right-wing Le Pen claims victory alongside centrist Macron for French presidential runoff, with E.U. future at stake

Centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first and far-right leader Marine Le Pen placed second in initial exit polls in the first round of France’s presidential election, advancing them to a head-to-head showdown in the runoff on May 7. It was poised to be a historic wipeout for the two political parties that have traded power in post-World War II France, with neither the Socialists nor the center-right descendants of Charles de Gaulle having a shot at the presidency.

Source: Right-wing Le Pen claims victory alongside centrist Macron for French presidential runoff, with E.U. future at stake

USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers – CNNPolitics.com

American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, authorities said.

Story highlights

  • Japan says the destroyers will take part in “tactical training”
  • Trump has said carrier strike group is heading to the Korean peninsula

Source: USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers – CNNPolitics.com

French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe’s future

In a year of populist drama, the closely watched election offered citizens sharply differing choices about France’s role in the world. The front-runners ranged from an ex-Trotskyist campaigner who wants to impose a maximum income to a hard-edged, anti-immigrant firebrand who wants to split from the European Union and reorient toward Russia.

Source: French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe’s future

Possible golf ball parts in food prompts McCain Foods recall | Miami Herald

McCain’s recalling Harris Teeter Southern Style Hash Browns and Roundy’s Southern Style Hash Browns, both sold in 2-pound bags, after finding the products “may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite our stringent supply standards may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product,” the recall notice said.

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Source: Possible golf ball parts in food prompts McCain Foods recall | Miami Herald

Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56 | E! News

TMZ reports the actress recenty passed away

The Harrison County Sheriffs Department in Harrison County, Ind. tells E! News in a statement, “On April 22, 2017 at approximately 4:07 p.m., the Harrison County Sheriffs Department received a 911 call that referenced an unresponsive female. Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased and an autopsy is pending.”
The celebrity’s later years were plagued by hardship, as in 2012 it was reported that Erin was homeless and living in hotels after being kicked out of her mother-in-law’s Indiana mobile home due to hard-partying.

Source: Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56 | E! News

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now – The Washington Post

Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health and Human Services. The statement said that “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration,” Murthy “has been relieved of his duties.” Trent-Adams, a 24-year veteran of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and a former chief nurse officer of the Public Health Service, will fill the role for now, the statement said.

Source: Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now – The Washington Post

At least 140 dead after Taliban attack on a key Afghan army base, officials say

On Friday, in a stunning blow to the Western-backed war effort, the base on a sun-baked plain near the city of Mazar-e Sharif became the target of the deadliest single attack by Taliban insurgents since their regime in Kabul was overthrown in 2001. A spokesman for the Islamist militia claimed responsibility for the attack.

Source: At least 140 dead after Taliban attack on a key Afghan army base, officials say