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  • Hunting down a suspect with drones   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Hunting down a suspect with drones

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports how drones can help experts fight crime.

  • Millions of German commuters hit by rail strike Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    BERLIN— Some six million Germans are facing difficult commutes after a small train drivers' union began an indefinite strike, paralyzing the country's rail network. The GDL union gave no indication of how long the walkout, which started Wednesday, would last. Germany's chamber of commerce says the nine strikes together could cost the country's economy 1...

  • BERLIN, May 20- Millions of commuters faced long delays in Germany on Wednesday after train drivers walked off the job to demand higher pay and negotiating rights. The walkout is the ninth in 10 months to hit rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industry has warned that the strike could cost Europe's biggest economy up to 100 million euros a day, hurting its image as an...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have driven and where. The volunteers will agree to pay 1.5 cents for each mile traveled on...

  • Cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda departs for Boston Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Nearly 3,500 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark Wednesday in Bermuda after their cruise ship became grounded on a reef close to the British island as it tried to depart for Boston. The ship ran aground as it departed Bermuda after a temporary malfunction in the steering system forced it slightly off course, the company said.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Tuesday a two-month extension of federal spending authority on transportation projects, delaying decisions over longer-term funding until the Highway Trust Fund is depleted in July. Because it relies on the remaining money in the Highway Trust Fund, the House measure requires no...

  • The current authorization to spend money from the federal Highway Trust Fund, which finances most aid to states, expires May 31. A Senate vote is expected later this week. Unable to find a politically acceptable solution, Congress has kept the trust fund teetering on the edge of insolvency since 2008. The extension passed by the House would expire July 31, when...

  • OAKLAND, Calif.— Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are accused of using their security clearance to get marijuana-packed suitcases past checkpoints and onto planes as part of a drug smuggling ring involving 11 other people, federal prosecutors said. The group was operating as early as July 2012, according to the complaint.

  • BEIJING, May 19- China has unveiled a vision for the next stage of its economic ascent, moving from plain manufacturing to a world of prosperity from space, e-commerce, green energy and bioengineering, among others. Faced by economic growth at its lowest level in decades and rising wages and resource costs that are eroding its appeal as a low-cost factory for the...

  • Cathay Pacific flight attendants protest at HK airport Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 6:59 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Several hundred Cathay Pacific flight attendants were camped inside Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday after union members voted for industrial action to protest treatment by the airline. Union member Ada So said about 400 cabin staff had gathered in front of the Cathay check-in desks. Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's biggest airline, said it has no plans to...

  • The Providence Journal reports North Kingstown's Rhode Island Fast Ferry won the 20- year contract to operate a specialized boat for construction and maintenance of a five-turbine wind farm. Rhode Island Fast Ferry will spend $4 million building the vessel. Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com.

  • "The public would never accept an airline operation with a single person in the cockpit," the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said in a statement. Brandon Bostian, 32, was alone in the locomotive of Train 188 when it derailed May 12, about 10 minutes after departing Philadelphia for New York. Amtrak hasn't had a second crew member in the locomotive...

  • A battle over helicopter hell   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:50 PM ET
    A battle over helicopter hell

    Officials in the Hamptons voted on new rules restricting helicopter flights in the area, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • No fatalities have been reported from the defect so far, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday. "Nissan is cooperating fully to answer the agency's questions regarding this issue in a timely manner. Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction, " Nissan North America spokesman Steve Yaeger said.

  • Can your airplane be hacked?   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Can your airplane be hacked?

    A computer expert claims he hacked into an airplane's computer, briefly taking control of the engines, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • May 18- U.S. vehicle safety regulators have launched a preliminary evaluation of about 130,000 Nissan Versa cars after receiving complaints about fractures in the front suspension coil spring. Some owners of these cars have complained that the fractures could lead to tire puncture or brake line damage while driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • BEIJING— More than 30 police officers and 38 civilians were injured in southwestern China during a weekend protest by residents who feared that a planned railway would bypass their community, authorities said Monday. Local police and government officials did not answer calls or declined to talk to The Associated Press on Monday. The demonstrators demanded...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, and officials vowed to have safer trains and tracks while investigators worked to determine the cause of the derailment. The first northbound train, scheduled to leave Philadelphia at 5:53 a.m., was...

  • On zero emissions, he reiterated that Nissan is banking on electric cars, rather than other zero-emissions technologies, for the near-term future. Nissan makes the Leaf electric car. Ghosn said Nissan sees autonomous vehicles as adding to driving pleasure, and a totally driver-less car is not at the center of the automaker's plans.

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan— The CEO of Nissan Motor Co. says the automaker will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators. Many of the world's automakers, and companies outside the auto industry such as Google, are working on technologies that allow cars to navigate...