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California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel

California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals. It's not going to happen immediately — automakers and tech companies are still testing prototypes. But, in a shift, the state's Department of Motor ...

Consumer demand for Alaska cruises growing again

A growing consumer demand for Alaska cruises has put the state back in the million-passenger club as it rebounds after a leaner stretch. And next year is expected to be even better with larger capacity ships added to the Far North lineup. The millionth passenger was recently counted as the ...

NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box

Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey. THE INVESTIGATION The National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information about what caused the train to barrel through a station and crash into ...

California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel

California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals. It's not going to happen immediately — automakers and tech companies are still testing prototypes. But, in a shift, the state's Department of Motor ...

Volkswagen reaches $1.2B settlement with dealers in scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay its U.S. dealers up to $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal, according to a settlement agreement filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco. Under the terms of the deal, dealers ...

New Jersey Transit workers lay down pallets and boards for commuters to walk on a flooded hallway adjacent to the site of a train crash at the Hoboken Terminal, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Hoboken, N.J. Commuters are using alternative travel in and out of Hoboken a day after a commuter train crashed into the rail station, killing one person and injuring more than 100 people. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NTSB has yet to interview injured engineer in deadly crash

National Transportation Safety Board investigators held off questioning the engineer in the deadly Hoboken train crash because of his injuries Friday and struggled to lift clues from the train's black box recorders. Authorities want to know why the NJ Transit commuter train with engineer Thomas Gallagher at the controls smashed ...

Raphael and Maribel Martinez comfort their son Andy after a press conference at their lawyer's office, Friday Sept. 30, 2016, in New York.  Maribel Martinez has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways for mixing up Andy with another boy and flying him to the wrong city.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city

A woman has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city. Maribel Martinez charged in the lawsuit that she suffered "great emotional distress, extreme fear, horror, mental shock, mental anguish and psychological trauma" when she went ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016, file photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference, in Washington. On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, Lagarde called the inclusion of China’s renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world’s reserve currencies “an important and historic milestone” for the international financial system. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important and historic milestone" for the international financial system. Lagarde said the expansion of the IMF's key currencies to ...

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a bronze statue of San Juan Bautista stands in front of Puerto Rico’s capitol flanked by U.S. and Puerto Rican flags, in San Juan. A federal control board on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, took over Puerto Rico's finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory's history in a bid to haul the island out of an acute economic crisis.  (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Historic takeover of Puerto Rico's finances, agencies begins

A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico's finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory's history in a bid to haul the island out of an acute economic crisis. The seven-member board met in New York and was briefly interrupted by protesters ...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, traders Kevin Lodewick, left, and Richard Cohen work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are bouncing back early Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, after a steep loss late the previous day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks say 'nevermind'; reverse recent losses as banks jump

U.S. stocks climbed Friday as banks made a rapid recovery following a steep fall a day ago. Investors hoped Deutsche Bank and the financial system in general were in better shape than they had feared. Banks made the biggest gains Friday as Germany's largest bank tried to reassure investors about ...

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