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The head of Alphabet Inc. ’s self-driving car project said the tech giant is entering a phase where more collaboration is needed with auto industry players on vehicle autonomy. John Krafcik, in remarks prepared for an industry trade conference hosted by Automotive News in...
As his eldest son faced the prospect of resigning as Delaware's attorney general amid health concerns, Vice President Joe Biden received an offer that floored him: financial support from his boss, President Barack Obama. In the never been told before story, Biden recalled how...
President Obama will deliver his last State of the Union address Tuesday at a moment when fear and anger seem to be driving both the American electorate and the candidates seeking to replace him in the White House. His challenge? Communicate a message big enough to rise above...
Crude-oil prices plunged more than 5% on Monday to trade near $30 a barrel, making the specter of bankruptcy ever more likely for a significant chunk of the U.S. oil industry. Three major investment banks—Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc.—now expect the...
Fox Business Network on Monday announced the candidate lineup for the Jan. 14 Republican presidential debates – and already one candidate has said he will not participate after not qualifying for the prime-time event. The participants qualifying for the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET...
With just 21 days until the presidential primaries officially begin in Iowa, Hillary Clinton's support among Democrats nationally has taken a serious tumble, falling eight points to 43%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. Support for her chief rival, Bernie Sanders, rose six...
In 2015, for the fifth consecutive year, at least four in 10 U.S. adults identified as political independents. The 42% identifying as independents in 2015 was down slightly from the record 43% in 2014 . This elevated percentage of political independents leaves Democratic (29%)...
Several months ago, Jann Wenner, a founder of Rolling Stone magazine, received a call from the actor Sean Penn. Mr. Penn, Mr. Wenner said in an interview on Sunday, wanted to discuss something important. But he did not want to speak openly over the phone, so the two began to...
A sperm donor who never expected to meet the children he has fathered has had the chance to during an improbable family gathering. Todd Whitehurst, 49, had already gotten to know four of his donor children, but met four others when the group was brought together during a long...