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Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

This March 24, 2017, photo provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an Uber self-driving SUV that flipped on its side in a collision in Tempe, Ariz. The crash serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona.

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation.

Tennessee Senate passes resolution to move Polk's body

Teresa Elam, a distant relative of President James Polk's, at the site where he and his wife are buried on the grounds of the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, March 23, 2017. Polk�s body has been buried in three places since his death. Lawmakers are now considering moving it again, to a family home in tiny Columbia, Tenn. Elam said a proposal to disinter their remains would amount to desecration of their graves.

The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution Monday that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.


Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is the latest member of Barack Obama's cabinet heading to the world of academia.


US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over asylum claims

A federal judge in Seattle has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants around the United States who may not have been told that they had a one-year deadline to apply for asylum.


Mom angry over Dallas airport pat down of special needs son

A mother says she and her special needs son were "treated like dogs" after her request for alternate screening at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport led an officer to closely pat down the boy.


For 2nd straight year, Minnetonka school again sending student to National Spelling Bee

Will Rooke turned away 48 competitors during last week's metro competition. Four others from the state also made it.


Austere Texas spending bill passes Senate amid budget woes

Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott under an austere spending bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate.


Police: Bus shooting suspect says he feared other passenger

A police report says a man accused of killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker Las Vegas Strip transit bus told detectives he felt threatened by a man who sat near him and was trying to scare him with gunfire.


Man exonerated for attempted murder free after 20 years

A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison.


Fewer priest accusers to testify at ex-official's retrial

A longtime church official in Philadelphia will decide whether to be retried on child endangerment charges or seek further appeals.


SEC asks Arkansas to exempt stadiums, arenas from gun law

The Southeastern Conference said Tuesday it wants Arkansas lawmakers to exempt college sporting events such as football games from a new law greatly expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, citing concerns about safety at its games.


Uber diversity report says 36 percent of employees are women

Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.


Dallas woman guilty of buttocks injection that killed client

A Dallas salon worker was found guilty Tuesday of murder in the death of woman injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone during an illegal cosmetic procedure.


3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.


APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said Tuesday.


4 lawsuits now seek to block PolyMet mine land exchange

Environmental groups have now filed four lawsuits seeking to prevent the U.S. Forest Service from swapping land for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.


White House sought to block Yates from testifying on Russia

The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign.


Judge tosses suit over US database on suspicious behavior

A federal standard used by law enforcement to identify potential terrorist activity was legally adopted and not arbitrary, a federal judge said.


USF player cut from football team after road-rage shooting

A University of South Florida football player who was shot during a violent road-rage incident has been cut from the team.