Washington Examiner – A stopgap government funding bill expected to be approved by the House contains language that orders the Energy Department to sell $350 million from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
NBC News – Sources say that there was no Positive Train Control, or PTC, on the tracks in South Carolina where an Amtrak train collided Sunday with a CSX freight train, killing two Amtrak workers. They said the system likely would have prevented the crash.
The Washington Post / The Associated Press – The bill's sponsor says it’s not meant to undermine football, but rather means to show the state doesn’t want to enable an activity that’s developmentally detrimental.
Fortune – With the excitement of every technological advancement comes a wave of fear and uncertainty. We’ve seen this scenario play out repeatedly since the Industrial Revolution as people wrestled with the impact of new technology on their lives and work. Today we see that fear bubble up in the wake of every AI breakthrough.
NBC News – A national opioid distributor violated state law by knowingly flooding Kentucky with large volumes of opiates amid the state's growing epidemic, the state of Kentucky alleged in a lawsuit Monday.
Ars Technica – This year's hottest tech-related trial is Waymo v. Uber. On Monday, what began as a trade secrets lawsuit back in February 2017 opened in federal court in San Francisco, just blocks from Uber headquarters.