Tesla said Thursday a driver was killed while using the "autopilot" self-driving mechanism on its Model S electric car, leading to a federal safety investigation. Tesla said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had opened a "preliminary evaluation" into the performance of Autopilot after the electric car company notified the agency of the fatality. In a statement, Tesla said it the fatality was "a tragic loss" and was the first such incident with autopilot activated.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was issued a 10-game ban and free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel was given a four-game suspension Thursday by the NFL for violations of the league's substance abuse policy. McClain would miss the first 10 games of the upcoming season for Dallas after missing the first four games of the 2015 campaign for violating the same policy. The Cowboys re-signed him for 2016 for $5 million.