Volkswagen settlement gives Pennsylvania $118 million to clean up diesel pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Department of Environmental Protection is looking for advice on how to use the money.

Early priorities in a draft of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s plan include dedicating as much as half of the money to off-road fleets, especially marine and rail applications like ferries and freight switchers, because they are more expensive than truck fleets and tend to cut emissions by the largest amount most cost-effectively.

Source: Volkswagen settlement gives Pennsylvania $118 million to clean up diesel pollution | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Two teens killed in Claridon Township car crash | fox8.com

CLARIDON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Two Perry teens lost their lives in a two-car crash in Geauga County Wednesday.The  Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that Myka Gray, 18, of Perry and Kayleigh O’Brien, 19, also of Perry, were travelling south on Aquilla Road at around 4:30 p.m. Gray was driving the car, and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of US 322. They were hit on the driver’s side by a GMC Acadia driven by a Chardon woman. Her 6-year-old son was in the vehicle with her.

Source: Two teens killed in Claridon Township car crash | fox8.com

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Overturned tanker causes massive fire in Atwater, driver dies at the scene | abc30.com

Atwater,CA — Explosions and a massive fire in Atwater after a gas tanker truck flips over.

The California Highway Patrol said the truck was driving south on Highway 99 and got off on the Applegate Drive ramp. CHP officers do not know the drivers speed, but said it seems like he was going to fast to make a turn– causing the truck to overturn and rupture.

Source: Overturned tanker causes massive fire in Atwater, driver dies at the scene | abc30.com

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Indy 500 driver fractures pelvis, hip in fiery crash in qualifying race – CBS News

INDIANAPOLIS — Sebastien Bourdais will have surgery Saturday night to repair a fractured pelvis suffered in a fiery crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifying.

Track officials said doctors at Indiana University Methodist Hospital reported that the 38-year-old has multiple fractures in his pelvis and a fractured right hip.

Source: Indy 500 driver fractures pelvis, hip in fiery crash in qualifying race – CBS News

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Car crashes into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square – Business Insider

It’s unclear whether the incident was an accident or a terror attack.

The New York Police Department said that the car “lost control,” that the driver is in custody, and an investigation is underway. AFP and Reuters are reporting that there is at least one casualty, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.+Source: Car crashes into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square – Business Insider

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.25 million trucks over software error | Reuters

The erroneous code could temporarily disable the side air bag and deployment seat of belt pretensioners – which reduce seat belt slack during impacts – during a vehicle rollover spurred by a significant underbody impact, such as striking onroad debris or driving off-road, the Italian-American automaker said.

The company will reprogram computer modules in the affected vehicles to address this error.

Source: Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.25 million trucks over software error | Reuters

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Atlanta’s I-85 Set To Reopen By Monday, After Extensive Repairs (Time-Lapse Video) : The Two-Way : NPR

The road normally carries nearly 250,000 vehicles a day. Officials say it’ll be ready for rush hour on Monday, more than five weeks ahead of schedule.

The March 30 collapse was blamed on a large fire beneath the overpass, in an area that was used to store construction supplies. Officials have said the blaze was set maliciously, and an arrest was made. No injuries were reported.

Source: Atlanta’s I-85 Set To Reopen By Monday, After Extensive Repairs (Time-Lapse Video) : The Two-Way : NPR

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Kathy Berman, wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, dies in car accident | FOX Sports

“This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend,” said ESPN president John Skipper. “Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family.”

Source: Kathy Berman, wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, dies in car accident | FOX Sports

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‘Bachelor’ star called 911 before allegedly fleeing scene | WPXI

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Former Bachelor Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before authorities say he left the scene and holed up in his home for hours until his arrest.

Soules, who starred on ABC’s “The Bachelor” two years ago, said the man had been thrown into a ditch, wasn’t conscious, and didn’t appear to be breathing. He told the dispatcher that he didn’t know CPR, and he could be heard asking others who were there if they did. The audio then indicates that someone tried to perform CPR on the man, but it’s unclear whether it was Soules. Soules said the man had a pulse and had blood coming from his mouth.

Source: ‘Bachelor’ star called 911 before allegedly fleeing scene | WPXI

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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

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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

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Ford’s All-New 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a Challenge to Cadillac | Business Markets and Stocks News | host.madison.com

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) took the wraps off of its all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator at the New York International Auto Show this past week. It’s the first all-new version

Everything about the 2018 Navigator is new. It’s lighter, faster, roomier, and more luxurious than its predecessor, with a full complement of up-to-date technology. Stylistically, it’s a close match to the concept version that Ford showed a year ago, minus the flashy (and wildly impractical) gull-wing doors.

Source: Ford’s All-New 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a Challenge to Cadillac | Business Markets and Stocks News | host.madison.com

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Tesla Just Passed GM to Become America’s Most Valuable Carmaker

Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. briefly surpassed General Motors Co. to become America’s most valuable carmaker, eclipsing a company whose well-being was once viewed as interdependent with the nation’s.

Tesla’s usurping of GM and Ford will undoubtedly spur debate over the relative value of Musk’s company compared with some of the world’s top-selling automakers. GM expects to earn more than $9 billion this year and analysts predict Ford will generate adjusted profit of about $6.3 billion. On that basis, Tesla is expected to lose more than $950 million.

Source: Tesla Just Passed GM to Become America’s Most Valuable Carmaker

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Route 30 traffic slowed when car flips on Route 30 near Greensburg | TribLIVE

The car flipped onto its roof just after 8:30 a.m. along Route 30 between Pittsburgh Street and West Newton Road.

Firefighters said an ambulance already had left by the time they arrived, and officials from Greensburg Mutual Aid were not immediately available to comment on the number or extent of injuries.

Source: Route 30 traffic slowed when car flips on Route 30 near Greensburg | TribLIVE

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