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Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with Fiat Chrysler in a major expansion of its fleet of self-driving vehicles. The Google autonomous test fleet would be more than doubled with the addition of 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans, with the companies aiming to have some on the road by the end of this year. The collaboration with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) marks the first time that the California-based Internet giant has worked directly with an automaker to build self-driving vehicles.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a generation, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison, destined to take his place atop the state's crowded lineup of crooked politicians behind bars.
NBA referees on Tuesday admitted they made an officiating blunder during the frantic finale to San Antonio's playoff clash with Oklahoma City. Referees crew chief Ken Mauer told a pool reporter that officials should have called a foul on a rare inbounds play they had never seen before at the end of Monday's thriller. Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Spurs 98-97 to tie the seven-game series at 1-1.