TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. robotics expert tapped to head Toyota's Silicon Valley research company says the $1 billion investment by the giant Japanese automaker will start showing results within five years.
Gill Pratt told reporters that the Toyota Research Institute is also looking ahead into the distant future when there will be cars that anyone, including children and the elderly, can ride in, as well as robots that help out in homes.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police official says it is thought that about a dozen Nepalese security guards were killed when a suicide bomber targeted their minibus in an attack in the Afghan capital Kabul.
The official, who did not want to give his name as was not authorized to speak to the media, said and exact figure was not possible because of the confusion surrounding the blast. He says seven others were thought to be hurt the Monday morning attack....
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):
The Albanian capital of Tirana erupted in joy after the national team won the Group A match with Romania, with Armando Sadiku scoring in the 43rd minute in Lyon, the first ever goal in a major tournament.
Thousands of Albanians gathered in fan zones, lighting firecrackers, sounding car horns, shouting loudly and...
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian athletes said Sunday they have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn the IAAF's ban on the Russian team competing in Olympic track and field.
The IAAF, track and field's world governing body, on Friday upheld a suspension of the Russian team imposed in November after a World Anti-Doping Agency report detailed widespread, state-sponsored doping.
Race walkers Denis Nizhegorodov and Svetlana Vasilyeva argue...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The speaker of Libya's eastern parliament has declared martial law in areas under its control, a move intended to empower its military to respond quickly to infiltration by militias loyal to the rival, U.N.-brokered government in the capital, Tripoli.
Parliament Speaker Agila Saleh's declaration Sunday places the military on high alert and expands its powers.
The measure reflects the eastern administration's consternation as it...
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria has said that it has temporarily blocked Facebook and some other social media networks to stop cheating in upcoming school exams.
The move follows leaks of baccalaureate papers and exam questions online ahead of retakes.
In a statement Sunday, the Ministry of Post and Information and Communication Technology said that the "cut of social networks has a direct relationship with the matriculation exams" which begin Sunday...
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli advocacy group that is allied with the West Bank settler movement is urging British-Israelis to vote in favor of leaving the European Union in Britain's referendum this week.
Regavim says the European Union is biased against Israel and says voters should oppose the 28-nation bloc and try to weaken it by encouraging Britain to leave.
The group claims that European aid money to the Palestinians has reached terrorists, and...
ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian man serving three years for supporting Islamic State extremists has died in custody, and his family blames medical neglect.
Yasser Idreis says his brother Nasser could have lived had he been treated sooner for a liver infection. Nasser Idreis died of cirrhosis Saturday in a Jordanian hospital and was buried in a desert cemetery Sunday near his hometown of Zarqa.