At D-Day Ceremonies, Thinking of One Veteran Who Wouldn’t Return

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I found myself getting emotional these past few weeks, covering the D-Day commemorations and celebrations in Normandy. I kept thinking of Jim Bennett. Jim was my husband’s grandfather. In the family, he was known as […]

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China Is Testing More Driverless Cars Than Any Other Country

The world’s largest experiment in driverless cars is underway on the busy streets of Wuhan, a city in central China with 11 million people, 4.5 million cars, eight-lane expressways and towering bridges over the muddy waters of the Yangtze River. A fleet of 500 taxis navigated by computers, often with no safety drivers in them

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How Safe Are Driverless Cars in China? I Rode in Some to See.

Images of the burned vehicle flew through the Chinese internet: An Aito M7 Plus electric sport utility vehicle, operated by an advanced assisted driving system, had crashed on a highway in Shanxi Province on April 26. A woman who said her husband, brother and son had been killed posted videos online and pleaded for an

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Tesla’s Nordic Shareholders Seek to Promote Workers’ Rights in Vote

The fight over Elon Musk’s pay package and the vote over whether to move Tesla’s headquarters to Texas have been the main focus of attention ahead of the company’s shareholders meeting on Thursday, but not for investors from Nordic countries. Tesla’s major shareholders in Sweden, Denmark and Norway are instead looking to the meeting to

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Heavy Rains Batter South Florida, Closing Roads and Grounding Flights

Heavy rains battered South Florida on Wednesday, closing major roads, stranding vehicles, forcing delays and cancellations at airports and causing flash flooding in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas. The severe weather, which began on Tuesday, is the result of a cold front “parked” over parts of the state that has dumped more than 10

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Houthis Attack Merchant Ship in Red Sea Off Yemen’s Coast

Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a merchant ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday in the latest escalation of the Iran-backed militia’s campaign against shipping in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. A British government maritime agency said the vessel was “hit on the stern by a small craft” about 66 nautical miles southwest of

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Disney and DeSantis Reach Agreement, Ending Protracted Fight

Disney and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida have finally ended their feud, clearing the way for $17 billion in planned development at Walt Disney World near Orlando. On Wednesday night, the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District — an entity that Mr. DeSantis took over in 2022, ending 55 years of Disney control and sparking multiple

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‘Hot Rodent Boyfriend’ is not the compliment you think it is

Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Have you heard it’s the summer of the “Hot Rodent Boyfriend”? No, me neither. Sadly, Pizza Rat has not had a

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