Trump administration won’t pursue talking car mandate

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo, a pedestrian crosses in front of a vehicle as part of a demonstration at Mcity on its opening day on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths.

Activist says China rise means trade trumps rights

Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong listens to questions during an interview outside the legislative council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The 21-year-old Wong, who is currently appealing a prison sentence related to pro-democracy protests, warns that China's rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being overshadowed globally by business interests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

HONG KONG (AP) — Young Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong warned Wednesday that China’s rise means human rights are in increasingly greater danger of being overshadowed globally by business interests.

Black Lives Matter founder urges Aussies to fight racism

FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, young protesters take part in a Black Lives Matter march in Seattle. The awarding of the Sydney Peace Prize to Black Lives Matter for its work on American race issues is being hailed by local activists as a progressive step, but is also highlighting Australia’s own struggles with race relations. The Sydney Peace Foundation will award its prize to Black Lives Matter for inspiring a “bold movement for change at a time when peace is threatened by growing inequality and injustice.” Australian activists say such issues need to be addressed at home as well. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

SYDNEY (AP) — A Black Lives Matter co-founder called on Australians to make a courageous stand and heal the nation’s racial problems and said Wednesday the U.S.-based movement was committed to the global struggle of the black race and solidarity with Australia’s indigenous people.

Hamas gives up control of Gaza border crossings

An employee of the Palestinian Authority stands guard on the Palestinian side of the Erez checkpoint between Israel and Gaza, at Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The Islamic militant Hamas group has handed over control of Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority. Wednesday’s handover was the first tangible step in implementing a reconciliation deal between and the rival Fatah party, which controls the Palestinian Authority.(AP Photo/Adel Hana)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas on Wednesday handed over control of Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority, taking the first tangible step toward implementing a reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah movement.

Japan serial killing suspect questioned by prosecutors

This aerial photo shows the apartment, center, where police found dismembered bodies in coolers in Zama city, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. A police spokesman said Tuesday the 27-year-old suspect confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in cold-storage cases, covered with cat litter. (Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese investigators knocked on the door of a suspect’s apartment and asked him about a missing woman. “She is in here,” the man reportedly replied, pointing to a cooler box.

Art from Third Reich dealer’s trove on show for 1st time

In this Oct. 30, 2017 photo the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland, is photographed. The Swiss museum presents a new exhibit on Nazi-designated "degenerate art," the first public showing of items from a collection of over 1,000 works found hidden in the apartment of German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss art museum on Wednesday showcased a new exhibit of artwork deemed “degenerate art” by the Nazis, drawn from a collection of some 1,500 works found hidden in the homes of German collector Cornelius Gurlitt five years ago.

NYC attack: Investigators scour driver’s background

Emergency officials walk near evidence markers on the west side bike path in lower Manhattan, New York, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Investigators worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to plow down people Tuesday on the riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, authorities said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to plow down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, brandishing air guns and yelling “God is great” in Arabic as his deadly route of terror ended with a crash, authorities said.

8 killed by NYC motorist in ‘cowardly act of terror’

Bicycles and debris lay on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial and mowed down people Tuesday, killing at least eight and injuring several others in what the mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.”

6 dead, others hurt after motorist drives onto NY bike path

In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, officers respond to a report of gunfire along West Street near the pedestrian bridge at Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Martin Speechley/NYPD via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented truck drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring several others, police said. The driver was then shot by police after jumping out with what turned out to be two fake guns.

Agents: Bergdahl debriefs were intel ‘gold mine’

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives at the Fort Bragg courtroom facility for a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a “gold mine” of intelligence, helping the military better understand insurgents and how they imprison hostages, two agents testified Tuesday as defense attorneys sought to show the soldier’s contributions since he was returned in a prisoner swap.

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