A white suburban police officer goes on trial in Pittsburgh on Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager last summer.

Fans and fellow musicians are remembering Dick Dale, who died Saturday at 81. Dale's sound inspired legions of musicians back in the 1960s and into the 21st century.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law which will allow the punishment of individuals and online media for spreading what Russia calls "fake news" and information which "disrespects" the state.

High-ranking Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for a counterintelligence investigation into a woman who has peddled access to President Trump, and who founded the massage parlor where Patriots owner Robert Kraft is accused of soliciting sex.

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Germany wants to speed up its mobile data service with 5G technology, which Chinese telecom Huawei is bidding to provide. But if Berlin lets Huawei compete, it faces the Trump administration's wrath.

A powerful cyclone tore across southern Africa late last week and the scale of destruction is only now becoming clear. Mozambique's president says as many as a thousand people may have died.

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Japan Is Betting Big On The Future Of Hydrogen Cars

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It may feel like the electric car has been crowned the future of transportation.
Auto companies have plans to make more electric car models, and sales — still only a tiny fraction of the overall market — are expected to get a boost as more countries pass regulations to reduce carbon emissions. But Japan isn't sure that the battery electric car is the only future, and it's betting big on something it says makes more sense in big cities: hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

The The Inventor tells the story of the spectacular rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. The startup duped people into investing in a blood testing technology which never completely worked.

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The new film "The Infiltrators" is a bold experiment by immigrant advocates. It tells the story of two young undocumented immigrant activists who were detained by immigration enforcement agents in 2012.

But there's a twist: Those two immigrants got themselves thrown into detention centers on purpose. Their goal was to gather information from detainees that could help get them released. And they concluded they could only get that info by being inside the detention center themselves.

As American families celebrated Independence Day last July 4, Therese Patricia Okoumou made breaking news. Television screens across the country showed her sitting casually on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, as helmeted police officers, secured by ropes and harnesses, crawled toward her to force her down.

“I was not concerned about the people, or the officers. And certainly I was not thinking about my own life,” says Okoumou, a former personal trainer and naturalized American from the Republic of Congo. “I had the children in mind, and the children alone.”

Bills on family leave proposed with female voters in mind

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Democrats have reintroduced two pieces of legislation: the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (or FAMILY) Act to guarantee workers paid family and medical leave, and the Healthy Families Act to guarantee paid sick days. President Trump included a family leave proposal in his 2020 budget, and Republicans have proposals as well. With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.

The coyote fur on your winter parka is big business

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We take a look at the "dot plot" for an idea of what the Fed will do on interest rates. Two giant banking companies you've probably never heard of but likely use are merging. Plus, coyote fur is big business, but rising prices have trappers looking for alternatives.

Why coyote pelts are in high demand

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It’s very nearly spring, but coyote pelts used to trim winter coat hoods are still selling briskly at auction. “Everyone wants to be a coyote trapper,” said James Aubrey, a trapper and pelt preparer in upstate New York. “I don't know how often I see somebody post something on Facebook or whatever, you know, 'I’m new to trapping but I want to catch coyotes.'”

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