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Biden orders US investigation of national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

Biden orders US investigation of national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them.
Nikki Haley can't win the Republican primary with 40%. But she can expose some of Trump's weaknesses

Nikki Haley can't win the Republican primary with 40%. But she can expose some of Trump's weaknesses

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign has vowed not to talk about her anymore. Many pundits have written her off entirely.
NYC’s plan to ease gridlock and pump billions into mass transit? A $15 toll for Manhattan drivers

NYC’s plan to ease gridlock and pump billions into mass transit? A $15 toll for Manhattan drivers

NEW YORK (AP) — Between bridge and tunnel tolls, parking fees and the ever-present risk of getting a traffic ticket, it can already cost a mint to drive into Manhattan.
Surge in Wendy's complaints exposes limits to consumer tolerance of unstable prices

Surge in Wendy's complaints exposes limits to consumer tolerance of unstable prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers will pay more for a flight to Florida or for a hotel room during peak vacation times.
Do you want AI with that? Fast food chains go digital with dynamic pricing, bots

Do you want AI with that? Fast food chains go digital with dynamic pricing, bots

Fast food restaurants are diving deeper into the digital realm, adopting strategies that range from dynamic pricing to drive-thru voice bots and weather-based menu boards.
Movie Review: Writer-director Julio Torres proves a storyteller to cheer with awesome 'Problemista'

Movie Review: Writer-director Julio Torres proves a storyteller to cheer with awesome 'Problemista'

The hero of “Problemista” sees the world differently. He's an aspiring toy designer named Alejandro who thinks today's toys are too fun. He proposes a toy truck with a deflating tire to teach kids they’re running out of time.
Chrysler recalling more than 330,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees due to steering wheel issue

Chrysler recalling more than 330,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees due to steering wheel issue

Chrysler is recalling more than 330,00 Jeep Grand Cherokees because of a steering wheel issue that may cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who recently had the flu , was brought to a hospital in Rome for diagnostic testing after the papal audience Wednesday, the Vatican said, without giving further details.
US looks at regulating connected vehicles to prevent abusers from tracking victims

US looks at regulating connected vehicles to prevent abusers from tracking victims

DETROIT (AP) — The agency that regulates U.S. telecommunications is considering a rule that could stop domestic abusers from tracking victims through vehicles that are connected wirelessly.
Lower auto prices are finally giving Americans a break after years of inflationary increases

Lower auto prices are finally giving Americans a break after years of inflationary increases

DETROIT (AP) — Price increases for cars and trucks in the United States, which helped fuel inflation for nearly three years, are slowing and in some cases falling, helping cool overall inflation and giving frustrated Americans more hope of finding an