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For the first time, a computer passed the test for machines engaging in intelligent thought. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the real test is whether computers can behave the same way thinking people do.
The owner of Swett, S.D. — population 2 — put the whole town on the market last week. By "whole" we mean 6 acres, including a bar, a workshop, three trailers and a single house.
The company cited new ignition switch problems and other issues, mostly in older midsize cars. The recall comes on the heels of an announcement about payments to families of those killed in crashes.
The appeals court ruled that the teenager shot and killed on U.S. soil can claim constitutional protection. The ruling reverses part of a lower court decision in a lawsuit filed by the boy's family.
New analysis finds that the countdown clocks telling pedestrians how much time they have to cross the intersection actually increases traffic crashes.
Reaction to the Hobby Lobby case was as divided as the decision itself. The justices ruled that businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care act.