Uber suspends self-driving car program after pedestr...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018  Disasters and accidents Related articles 21 March 2018: Uber suspends self-driving car program after pedestrian death in Arizona, United States 7 March 2018: Winter storm fells US President George Washington's tree at Mount Vernon estate, Virginia 24 February 2018: Bus crash in Ocoña District of Peru costs over 40 lives 21 Feb...

United States: Two killed, more than a hundred injur...
The two killed were 54-year-old engineer Michael Kempf of Savannah, Georgia, and 36-year-old conductor Michael Cella of Orange Park, Florida. Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a press conference the passenger train had been diverted into a siding by a switch left "literally locked, with a padlock" in that position. The...

United States: At least fifteen dead in Southern Cal...
Disasters and accidents Related articles 11 January 2018: United States: At least fifteen dead in Southern California after rain causes mudslides and floods 4 January 2018: England: Multi-storey carpark in Liverpool gutted by fire, 1,300 vehicles destroyed 3 January 2018: Scaffolding collapses in Copenhagen 26 December 2017: Russia: Runaway bus kills at lea...

Scaffolding collapses in Copenhagen
In Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday, the first day in the new year, scaffolding at the corner of Randersgade and Koldinggade collapsed at about 13:00 local time (1200 UTC). Strong winds were reported. Police cordoned off the area, noting it could collapse even more and cables for the street lightning were broken. No personal injuries were reported, but some car...

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive
Thursday, September 28, 2017  Saudi Arabia Related articles 28 September 2017: Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive 21 September 2017: Al Jazeera says Snapchat's act a 'clear attack on the rights of journalists' as Snapchat blocks Qatar-based news network's channel in Saudi Arabia 5 July 2016: Suicide bomber attacks Medina Mosque before Eid al-Fitr 29 June...

The crashed aircraft, pictured in 2013 during a display. (Image: Alan Wilson.)UK Civil Aviation Authority issues update on Shoreha...
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom yesterday issued an update detailing progress on its response to the August 2015 crash at Shoreham Airshow that killed eleven. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is expected to release a final report within months. It has issued a total of 21 recommendations to the CAA, which yesterday conf...

Jimmie Johnson in 2015 (Image: Sarah Stierch.)Jimmie Johnson wins seventh NASCAR Cup Series champi...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016  Jimmie Johnson in 2015 Image: Sarah Stierch. On Sunday, Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports won the 2016 Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The title tied him with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most in Cup Series history. Although he qualif...

File photo of Joey Logano, 2015. (Image: Sarah Stierch.)Joey Logano wins his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race of...
On Sunday, Team Penske driver Joey Logano claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the 2016 season in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The 200-lap race began with Logano starting from the pole position, and featured nine cautions and fourteen lead changes between eight different drivers. Fil...

St. Lawrence County highlighted in red. (Image: David Benbennick.)Wikinews interviews Steve Burke, U.S. Democratic Par...
Macomb, New York Councilman Steve Burke took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination. Burke, an insurance adjuster and farmer, was elected councilman in Brookhaven, New York in 1979. He left the town after being accused and found not guilty of bribery in the 1980s. Since 1987 he has serv...

A 2010 VW Golf TDI with "Clean Diesel", one of the cars affected by the scandal. (Image: Mariordo Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz.)Volkswagen emissions scandal may affect thousands mo...
The Volkswagen emissions scandal continued yesterday with the company announcing 800,000 mainly diesel vehicles may also be affected by carbon dioxide emissions problems. The company stated "the safety of the vehicles is in no way compromised". They estimated potentially this could cost them €2bn on top of the €6.7bn set aside to pay for the cost of correctin...

 ()Volkswagen engulfed by diesel emissions scandal
Chief Executive of Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn issued on Sunday a public apology and announced an outside inquiry would be carried out, after the company became engulfed in a scandal about diesel emissions tests. Volkswagen logo Over the weekend there were damaging revelations that the car manufacturer has been using illegal software to enable diesel c...

 ()Typhoon Etau causes more leakage at Fukushima
Friday, September 11, 2015  Radioactive water has been leaking from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant following damage caused by Typhoon Etau. The plant's drainage system has been inundated by a surge of sea water brought in by the typhoon, which reached Japan on Wednesday. A spokesperson for TEPCO, the company that runs the plant, yesterday said they were ...

File photo: A Jeep Regenade seen parked in Düsseldorf, Germany. The recall in question affects some 2015 Jeep Regenades. (Image: M 93.)Fiat Chrysler recalls 7,810 Jeep SUVs for software v...
7,810 Jeep SUVs are to be recalled in order to address a software vulnerability in the vehicles' entertainment systems which allows the vehicles to be "hacked" — allows vehicle software security to be compromised — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA US) said on Friday. This recall affects some 2015 model Jeep Renegades. FCA US said exploiting the vulnerability...

Alkhobar, from file. (Image: Francisco Anzola.)Fire kills eleven at oil worker housing in Alkhobar,...
A fire in the eastern Saudi city of Alkhobar tore through a housing complex for oil workers yesterday, killing eleven, according to civil officials. Alkhobar, from file. Image: Francisco Anzola. The Radium complex is rented by oil firm Aramco for their employees. According to nearby resident Mohammed Siddique the fire broke out early in the morning. Sid...

Wilson in Toronto in 2007. (Image: Midgrid.)IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies aged 37
Tuesday, August 25, 2015  Yesterday, 37-year old IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson died of injuries sustained on Sunday during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. With about twenty laps remaining in the race, Sage Karam, who had been leading the event, crashed into the turn 1 wall. As Wilson approached the site of the crash, reportedly the nose cone from...

The crashed aircraft, pictured in 2013 during a display. (Image: Alan Wilson.)Vintage plane crashes into road during Shoreham Airs...
Sunday, August 23, 2015  The crashed aircraft, pictured in 2013 during a display. Image: Alan Wilson. Police warn more bodies may remain to be found after yesterday's crash of a vintage jet killed at least seven people. The Hawker Hunter crashed into a busy road during the Shoreham Airshow in England. The plane failed to pull out of a large loop at aro...

Footballer Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sex...
English footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a girl under the age of 16. Johnson, who currently plays for Sunderland A.F.C. , was arrested yesterday morning at his home. Durham Police confirmed they had arrested a "27-year-old man [...] on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16." A neighbour of Johnson's spoke...

Front view of the replicaPrinting the 1961 series II Aston Martin DB4
Mr Ivan Sentch from New Zealand has such a passion for classic cars that in the early months of 2013 he has took it upon himself to build his own replica of a 1961 series II Aston Martin DB4. Using a 2nd generation solidoodle 3D printer and a lot of patience, Ivan Sentch has begun assembling his replica based on a purchased 3d model from TurboSquid; a 3d mo...

BMW self-driving car drifting around track without human interventionBMW’s autonomous drifting car
BMW has demonstrated self-driving cars that can "drift" around bends and slalom between cones. The modified 2-Series Coupe and 6-Series Gran Coupe are able to race around a track whilst power sliding around corners without any driver intervention. The on-board computer uses a 360-degree radar, ultrasonic sensors and cameras to sense and adapt to their su...

Always Evolving Racing will keep on evolving
Always Evolving Racing, a racing team founded by Roger Rodas has been in a seemingly state of decay since his passing last November. Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker were involved in a fatal accident on 30 November 2013. Roger Rodas was driving when he lost control of the Porsche and then hit a tree and burst into flames. Further investigations report the ...

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