Even self-driving leader Waymo is struggling to reach full autonomy

Enlarge (credit: Waymo) The Wednesday rollout of Waymo One, Waymo’s commercial self-driving taxi service, falls far short of expectations the company itself set earlier in the year. In late September, a Waymo spokeswoman told Ars by email that the Phoenix service would be fully driverless and open to members of the public—claims I reported in […]

Yellow Vests leader who vowed to approach Elysee under investigation – media

Eric Drouet, one of the Yellow Vests leaders who called on demonstrators to march towards the official residence of Emmanuel Macron, is now under investigation for organizing “unlawful protests,” French media report. The 33-year-old truck driver, who turned into a voice of the powerful movement, made headlines on Thursday. “Saturday will be the final outcome. […]

Yellow Vests leader: Fuel tax moratorium is crumbs, we want the baguette

The French government’s six-month moratorium on fuel tax hikes wasn’t what the Yellow Vests wanted, the protest’s leader has said. People want “the baguette”, not crumbs, and will take to the streets again on Saturday, he said. “We didn’t want a suspension, we want the past increase in the tax on fuels to be canceled […]

LeBron James says being a father has helped him learn how to be a better leader and teammate

Ronald Cortes/Getty Images A crucial component to LeBron James’ success throughout his outstanding 16-year career has been the ability to rely on and support his teammates through good times and bad. In a recent appearance on Tim Ferriss’ podcast, James discussed the influence being a father has had on his leadership abilities and his interactions […]

Baloch Leader: Trump Speaks a Language Pakistan Can Understand

Hyrbyair Marri, the fifth son of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, a former national leader and head of one of the largest Baloch tribes in Pakistan, was elected in 1996 to the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan and appointed minister but was later forced to flee Pakistan for Great Britain. Accused of leading the Balochistan Liberation Army […]

Jacob Rees-Mogg to submit letter of no-confidence in May as Tory leader – reports

Hardline backbench Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is reportedly set to hand in a letter of no confidence in Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party, in protest at the deal she has agreed upon with the EU. Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph, is reporting that the Brexiteer will submit his letter […]

Leader of France’s ‘angry police’ found dead amid troubling pattern of officer suicides

A policewoman who led a group that raised awareness about violence against French officers has been found dead, amid a wave of suicides in the country’s law enforcement community. Maggy Biskupski, 36, was discovered dead in her home outside Paris, having apparently shot herself with her service weapon. She was the founder and leader of […]

A top Sinaloa cartel leader has plead guilty in Chicago, and he could play a big role in ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s trial

REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar CHICAGO (AP) — A former top lieutenant to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and likely witness at the Mexican drug lord’s New York trial has pleaded guilty to trafficking conspiracy in Chicago, saying in a plea agreement unsealed Friday that he will cooperate with prosecutors in hopes of a reduced sentence and protection from […]

The Paramilitary Leader Who Still Lives With His Mom

The vision of Andrej Šiško leading a group of masked men brandishing rifles, performing training drills and pledging to protect Slovenia was enough to spark international alarm after videos were posted on social media this month. But what to make of a right-wing paramilitary leader and the fringe presidential candidate who still lives with his […]

Canada’s parliament unanimously voted to strip Myanmar’s leader of her honorary citizenship

Dan Himbrechts – Pool/Getty Images Canada’s parliament on Thursday voted to strip Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship as part of the country’s crackdown of global human-rights violators.  Suu Kyi had been granted the symbolic citizenship in 2007 in recognition for the way she addressed the mistreatment of […]