Month: September 2018

Sep 01 2018

Apple self-driving test car gets rear-ended by a Nissan Leaf in first ever crash

One of Apple’s autonomous cars, which are currently driving around Sunnyvale, California and other nearby Silicon Valley cities, got into its very first crash one week ago, according to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Like many self-driving car crashes, this one was not the software’s fault. The Apple car, a […]

Sep 01 2018

Lobbyist Sam Patten Pleads Guilty to Steering Foreign Funds to Trump Inaugural

Lobbyist Sam Patten Pleads Guilty to Steering Foreign Funds to Trump Inaugural ImageSam Patten, a lobbyist and former associate of Paul Manafort, leaving court in Washington on Friday.CreditCreditWin Mcnamee/Getty Images By Kenneth P. Vogel, Sharon LaFraniere and Adam Goldman Aug. 31, 2018 WASHINGTON — An American lobbyist on Friday admitted brokering access to President Trump’s […]

Sep 01 2018

Providence considers heart transplant program, out-of-state hospitals prepare for Oregon patients

In the wake of Oregon’s only heart transplant center shutting down indefinitely, hospitals in Oregon, Washington and California have started to prepare to absorb an influx of patients. Oregon Health & Science University announced Friday afternoon that all 20 of its heart transplant wait list patients have started the process to transfer to other hospitals […]

Sep 01 2018

Certain diabetes drugs must warn of deadly flesh-eating genital infection, FDA says

Joel Shannon USA TODAY Published 12:08 p.m. UTC Sep 1, 2018 Certain medications used to treat diabetes have been linked to cases of a rare, potentially deadly flesh-eating genital infection, the Food and Drug Administration announced this week.  The medications affected: sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, which are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. A Wednesday release from the FDA lists […]

Sep 01 2018

Ukrainian Separatist Leader Is Killed in Restaurant Bombing

Ukrainian Separatist Leader Is Killed in Restaurant Bombing ImageAleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic, a Russian-backed separatist enclave in eastern Ukraine, was killed in an explosion on Friday.CreditCreditBrendan Hoffman for The New York Times By Andrew E. Kramer Aug. 31, 2018 MOSCOW — The leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic, a Russian-backed […]