Daily Archive: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dubai Plans a Taxi That Skips the Driver, and the Roads

Like a scene from “The Jetsons,” commuters in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, may soon climb aboard automated flying taxis, soaring over busy streets and past the desert city’s gleaming skyscrapers, all — quite literally — at the push of a button. Passenger drones, capable of carrying a single rider and a small suitcase,

Bill to abolish death penalty likely to stall in Legislature

An effort to abolish the death penalty in Washington state got a new push this year with strong backing from the governor and attorney general, but as in previous years, the measure is expected to stall in the Legislature. OLYMPIA — An effort to abolish the death penalty in Washington state got a new push