Sara Svehla

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NC wants "open dialogue" on possibility of driverless cars

The phrase “getting behind the wheel” will be a thing of the past if Google has its way, as the company expects to put people in self-driving cars within two to five years. Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s self-driving car project, said it would revolutionize automobile travel. “Imagine never losing someone in a traffic accident again,” he said in an online video.


Airport cites ride-share service Uber

As fall break approaches, some UNC students might rely on a ridesharing service for cheaper transportation to and from the airport — but companies like Uber are struggling to comply with Raleigh-Durham International Airport regulations.


NC House bill clarifies that sex between lobbyists, officials is conflict of interest

North Carolina lawmakers don't seem to be happy about a memo released in February talking about sexual relations between lobbyists and government officials that received significant media attention. A month after the N.C. Ethics Committee ruled that sex between a lobbyist and an official is not considered a gift and doesn’t have to be disclosed, members of the N.C. House of Representatives have filed an opposing bill.