AP Source: US ends probe of fatal Tesla crash without recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. safety regulators will end an investigation into a fatal crash involving electric car maker Tesla Motors’ Autopilot system without seeking a recall, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky

AP Photo/John Raoux NEW YORK (AP) — Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that seem to support the idea. So, does that mean breakfast is bad for you? Not that...

1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast CHICAGO (AP) — The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavirus infections cause...

91-year-old man to attend 18th presidential inauguration

SALEM, N.J. (AP) — Although he’s a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be traveling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person. WCAU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2k2DbtZ ) B. Harold Smick Jr. still...

Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that once offered hope to working parents quickly turned into an...

CIA publishes guidelines for handling Americans' info

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Donald Trump takes office, the CIA on Wednesday published for the first time its guidelines for how it collects, stores, searches and shares information about Americans. New rules put limits on those who can search it and require they give...

Lawmakers: Put pro-police blue lines on right side of law

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules. Republican U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance and Democratic U.S....

Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working. She owns a grocery store and the building that houses the post office in the village of Tanana, Alaska, which ranked as the coldest place in the state Wednesday. The official...

Virginia man convicted of 2006 slaying of family is executed

AP Photo/Steve Helber JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year’s Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday. Ricky Gray was...

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

HONOLULU (AP) — A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. The six scientists enter their new home Thursday on the...