President Donald Trump once again drove the dignity of the American presidency into the ditch this week by raising a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris, elevating the efforts of the alt-right to portray her as “other” because of her mixed-race heritage. …read more
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour talks to Jared Kushner about Trump and the recent birtherism attack on presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. …read more
Lyon stunned Manchester City on Saturday to qualify for the semifinals of the Champions League, winning 3-1. …read more
Susan Bailey, a 57-year-old retired nurse from Florida, has had all her jabs and gets a flu shot every year. She’s a vocal Joe Biden supporter — and one of a growing number of people globally who say they wouldn’t take a coronavirus vaccine even if one becomes available soon. …read more
A driverless taxi service will soon be up and running in a suburb of Phoenix. The fleet is run by Waymo, which was spun off by Google last year.
In Wired, Aarian Marshall writes about Hannah, a self-driving pod designed to hold up to 6 kids at a time. The autonomous vehicle would pick kids up and drop kids off right at their houses and use facial recognition software to make sure the right kids are getting on the right bus. An adult can observe and communicate with the students on the bus from a remote location. At this point, Hannah is just a concept created by a Seattle-based design firm called Teague.
Back in 2014, Mike Petrilli wrote for Ed Next about the impact self-driving cars could have on families.
While auto-piloted autos will surely make life more convenient for many adults, they will be nothing short of revolutionary for adolescents (and their parents). They will change the teen (and tween) years as we know them.
And Jason Bedrick wrote about “How Self Driving Cars Will Enable Greater School Choice.”
— Education Next
SERDANG: A 10-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital after she was found unconscious at a babysitter’s house. …read more
LAHAD DATU (Bernama): Former Tourism, Arts and Culture minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi has asked those who linked him to the graft case of his former senior private secretary to submit documentary evidence. …read more
BATANG PADANG: The Slim by-election will gauge whether Barisan Nasional will reign again, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak. …read more
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): A 54-year-old man died when his head was caught in between tree branches at Kampung Bukit Bangkong, Sepang, on Saturday (Aug 15) morning. …read more
Thousands of British holidaymakers have been trying to return home from France in an attempt to avoid new quarantine restrictions imposed by the UK government. …read more