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Toyota buckles down on artificial intelligence for safer driving

Toyota is getting serious about embedding artificial intelligence in its cars to cut down on accidents. On Friday, the Japanese automaker said it's partnered with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Federal court says Indiana religious non-profit groups must comply with Obamacare

A group of religiously-affiliated non-profit organizations in Indiana must comply with Affordable Care Act’s provision allowing their employees to get insurance coverage for contraception, despite their religious objections. A...

Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign

Many in the party have concluded that Donald J. Trump’s harsh manner and continued attacks are endangering efforts to compete in the general election.

Officials: China cyber sanctions could come next week

Sanctions against China for cyberattacks on the U.S. private sector could come as early as next week, U.S. officials told CNN Friday.

The week's best photojournalism

Schoolchildren dressed as the Hindu God Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India. | (REUTERS/Ajay Verma) Retiree Madeline Barcelo swims at the beach with her...

How much it costs to eat at every major fast food chain

If you're on a budget, you might be better off avoiding pizza.  A recent survey by Citi Research found consumers spend slightly more per person at pizza chains like Pizza Hut and Papa John's than at fast food chains like McDonald...

Sonia Sotomayor, Outsider

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, speaking to a full house at Notre Dame University Wednesday, characterized herself as the Supreme Court’s consummate outsider. She is so much an outsider, in fact, that at one point Sotomayor described...

Aretha Franklin sues to stop a documentary on her from being shown at a major film festival

In a complaint filed in the US District Court in Colorado, legendary singer Aretha Franklin is seeking to stop the Telluride Film Festival from screening the documentary "Amazing Grace" on Friday.  According to Variety, Franklin...

A photo, a turning point? All depends on Europe's leaders

PARIS (AP) — The 3-year-old boy could have been dressed for preschool. Instead he was lying face down in the surf.Suddenly offers of money, meals and refuge are pouring in to help the hundreds of thousands of migrants surging...

Dad Rock goes back to college, '80s-style

Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan talk music on 'Dad Rock,' a weekly podcast from USA TODAY        

STOCKS SLAMMED AFTER THE JOBS REPORT: Here's what you need to know (SPY, DJI, IXIC, USO, WTI, OIL)

Stocks fell sharply on Friday after the jobs report showed a drop in the unemployment rate to a seven-year low, with job gains below expectations. The Dow dropped more than 300 points during the session, a 2% loss, and all its...

Forecasting Is Hard, But It's Harder to Run a Business Without Doing It

We're people, we don't know the future, so we are always guessing. But we're not just guessing. We're developing sets of assumptions.

Owner of San Francisco’s last gun shop threatens to shut down if forced to videotape all sales

The owner of the last remaining gun shop in San Francisco is threatening to close his doors for good if the Board of Supervisors passes new regulations on gun sales, the SFist is reporting. High Bridge Arms has been doing...

Uber could premiere same-day delivery service for retailers

Another day, another report of a new ambitious initiative by ride-hailing company Uber. This time: same-day delivery for retailers. Uber, which made its name “delivering” people and has recently begun to deliver meals, may soon...

A European Disaster

BERLIN—The scenes of desperate refugees camping out in Budapest in the hope of catching a train to Bavaria are the rerun of an old film. In September 1989, communist Hungary’s reformist government opened the border to Austria,...