Google self driving car

Google: We’re building car with no steering wheel

The two-seater won’t be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top speed would be 25 mph.

First lady set to respond to school meal critics

The Tuesday event is an unusual move for the first lady, who has largely stayed away from policy fights since she lobbied for congressional passage of a child nutrition law in 2010.

Killer’s family tried to intervene before rampage

The mother went to her son’s YouTube channel and found the video in which he threatens to kill people. She alerted authorities and set off frantically with her ex-husband to Santa Barbara. By the time they arrived, it was too late: their son had killed six people and then, authorities say, himself.

Prosecutors: Hacker helped thwart 300 cyberattacks

Working around the clock with FBI agents at his side, Monsegur “provided, in real time, information about then-ongoing computer hacks and vulnerabilities in significant computer systems,” prosecutors wrote.

Obama leads country in celebrating Memorial Day

Obama, who returned just hours earlier from a surprise visit with U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, paid tribute to those lost in battle there and elsewhere over history. He called them “patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice” for their country. Obama said that “many of us will never know” the courage and sacrifice of parents and loved ones across America who have lost a child, spouse, brother, sister or friend in war.

5 factors that could sway insurance prices in 2015

The actual change in a person’s policy will depend mostly on factors particular to their market and the other people covered by their plan. Here are five variables that could affect the prices you will see when you shop for 2015 coverage starting next fall.

New York supermarket combines gym with groceries

That’s because her Hannaford supermarket has a small gym located just past the pharmacy counter. It has treadmills, stationary bicycles, various other cardio machines, even a state-of-the-art Zumba room with a shiny wooden floor.

String of legal wins bolsters same-sex marriage

The unbroken string of state and federal court rulings in support of gay and lesbian unions takes in every region of the country, including states of the Confederacy, and brings to 26 states where same-sex couples can get married or a judge has ruled they ought to be allowed.

Denied again by people he hated, Calif. gunman improvised

The awkward 22-year-old was obsessed with exacting “retribution” for what he experienced as a lifetime of social and sexual isolation, and had planned meticulously to target as many people as possible, authorities say.

Lawmakers call for tighter grip on VA hospitals

Lawmakers from both parties have pressed for policy changes and better management as the Veterans Administration confronts allegations about treatment delays and falsified records at VA centers around the country. The program serves nearly 9 million veterans.

Sweets makers work to keep names off e-cigarettes

There are about 1,500 e-liquid makers in the U.S. and countless others abroad selling vials of nicotine from traditional tobacco to cherry cola on the Internet and in retail stores, often featuring photos of the popular treats.