The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 11st, 2019 morning edition

image for A self-driving truck delivered butter from California to Pennsylvania in three days

A Silicon Valley startup has completed what appears to be the first commercial freight cross-country trip by an autonomous truck, which finished a 2,800-mile-run from Tulare, California to Quakertown, Pennsylvania for Land O’Lakes in under three days.

The trip was smooth like butter, 40,000 pounds of it.

A safety driver was aboard the autonomous semi, ready to take the wheel if needed, along with a safety engineer who observed how things were going.

The truck, which traveled on interstates 15 and 70 right before Thanksgiving, had to take scheduled breaks but drove mostly autonomously.

There were zero “disengagements,” or times the self-driving system had to be suspended because of a problem, Kerrigan said.

Like other experts, he believes the trucking industry will be the first to adopt autonomous technology on a mass scale.

That includes San Francisco-based self-driving truck startup Embark Trucks, which last year completed a five-day, 2,400-mile cross-country trip. »

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction.

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. »

Yang qualifies for December Democratic debate

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Andrew Yang Andrew YangSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence Poll: Biden leads Democratic field, Warren drops to third place MORE has qualified for the December Democratic presidential debate after notching 4 percent in a new national poll released on Tuesday.

Yang is the seventh candidate to qualify for the debate, which is slated to take place in Los Angeles on Dec. 19.

But she ended her campaign last week amid waning electoral prospects, consequently forfeiting her place on the debate stage. »

Opinion | Impeach Trump. Save America.

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That framework is the Constitution and the rule of law — and this is one of those situations.

They also argue that the D.N.C.’s server was shipped off to Ukraine before the F.B.I. could look at it.

I not only got Trump to parrot my conspiracy theories, I got his whole party to do it! »