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Consumer Reports tricks Tesla to drive with no one at wheel

Consumer Reports tricks Tesla to drive with no one at wheel

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Consumer Reports said Thursday it was able to easily trick a Tesla into driving in the car's Autopilot mode with no one at the wheel. Its test came just days after a Tesla crashed in Texas, killing the two men in the car.

Bank of England reveals lobbying efforts of ex-PM Cameron

LONDON — The Bank of England published on Thursday a series of communications showing Britain's former prime minister, David Cameron making repeated efforts for a now-bankrupt financial firm to access a state-backed coronavirus financial support sche
Is this an 'Asterisk Oscars' or a sign of things to come?

Is this an 'Asterisk Oscars' or a sign of things to come?

In 93 years of existence, the Oscars have been postponed by shootings — the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles River.
SickKids surgeons give baby another shot at life after removing nearly 3-pound tumour

SickKids surgeons give baby another shot at life after removing nearly 3-pound tumour

Hope dwindled for Julie and Paul Devigne as a treatment-resistant tumour in their baby's belly swelled so large it restricted his ability to eat, sleep and breathe.
From space to superhero? Canadian 'Stowaway' star Shamier Anderson on his next goal

From space to superhero? Canadian 'Stowaway' star Shamier Anderson on his next goal

TORONTO — With the new sci-fi film "Stowaway," Toronto-raised star Shamier Anderson says he's checked a major role off his acting bucket list: astronaut.
COVID-19 variant of interest vs. variant of concern: What does it mean?

COVID-19 variant of interest vs. variant of concern: What does it mean?

A variant that appears to be wreaking havoc in India has been detected in Canada but experts say it's too early to know how concerning this new version of the COVID-19 virus is. The variant — named B.1.
Philly developer has big plans for Atlantic City's Showboat

Philly developer has big plans for Atlantic City's Showboat

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As it turns out, the $100 million indoor water park that Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein is pursuing at a former Atlantic City casino was just the start of his efforts to bring family entertainment to the Showboat hotel.
More supply needed to ease housing price crunch, but always more to do, Freeland says

More supply needed to ease housing price crunch, but always more to do, Freeland says

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the country needs a boost in the supply of housing to help make prices more affordable, but suggests there may be other steps governments can take.
Bill on single-game sports betting on cusp of passing — but not for first time

Bill on single-game sports betting on cusp of passing — but not for first time

OTTAWA — Lawmakers are poised to debate single-event sports betting Thursday as legislation to legalize the activity reaches final reading in the House of Commons.
Hostile takeover target Inter Pipeline reports 60% of Heartland plant is contracted

Hostile takeover target Inter Pipeline reports 60% of Heartland plant is contracted

CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Ltd.