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Video shows a Model 3 automatically apply the brakes to avoid hitting a cop who ran a red light

Video shows a Model 3 automatically apply the brakes to avoid hitting a cop who ran a red lightTesla's automated emergency braking (AEB) system, which was first introduced in 2017, has improved markedly in a relatively short amount of time. Just a few weeks ago, for example, Tesla demonstrated its next-gen AEB system which can more ably apply the brakes when a pedestrian or cyclist is detected. With that said, we recently stumbled across a new video which shows a Tesla Model 3 abruptly hit the brakes when a police officer on a motorcycle runs a red light and turns left into oncoming traffic. The officer was presumably chasing someone but his sirens were off at the time. As you can see in the video below, the Model 3 owner begins to accelerate at a green light and doesn't see the police officer swooping in from the right-hand side. Luckily, the Model 3 detected the officer and swiftly applied the brakes. youtu.be/SZdRTVfRi48 Describing the incident, the Model 3 owner posted the following on his YouTube channel. > Happened this morning; I was rolling about my way when the light turns green, and out of nowhere a cop without their audio on for their sirens runs a red light. If not for Tesla's emergency stop safety features this would not have been a good day. Thank you Tesla and ElonMusk for making the Model3 the safest car ever or I might've scarred myself for life with a horrible accident.Another angle of the incident can be seen below. www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3D3pzSWVjc&t=46s Of course, this is hardly the first time we've seen a Tesla take evasive action and avoid a potentially serious collision. In the video below, a Tesla that was rear ended quickly swerves to the left to avoid the car directly ahead. www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=QVdTAwU07Jc

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National Weather Service appears to correct Trump on Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama

National Weather Service appears to correct Trump on Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama"Alabama will NOT see any impacts from Dorian.," wrote the NWS. "We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane Dorian will be felt across Alabama."



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Trump ‘suggested firing nuclear weapons at hurricanes to stop them hitting US’, report claims

Trump ‘suggested firing nuclear weapons at hurricanes to stop them hitting US’, report claimsDonald Trump suggested firing nuclear weapons into hurricanes to prevent them hitting the US, reports in Washington claim.The president is said to have raised the idea of bombing hurricanes with senior Homeland Security and national security officials on numerous occasions, dating back as far as 2017.



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Hurricane Barry is hitting Louisiana as the first hurricane of 2019. Here's why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter.

Hurricane Barry is hitting Louisiana as the first hurricane of 2019. Here's why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter.Hurricane Barry is moving over the Louisiana coast. Here's how climate change is making storms stronger, wetter, and more frequent.



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Stray 'Russian-made missile' suspected of hitting northern Cyprus

Stray 'Russian-made missile' suspected of hitting northern CyprusOfficials in northern Cyprus said Monday that a suspected stray Russian missile had exploded overnight just outside the divided island’s capital during an Israeli air raid in Syria. “According to preliminary findings, a Russian-made missile — part of an air defence system triggered during an air raid against Syria — fell on our country yesterday evening,” the territory’s foreign minister, Kudret Ozersay, wrote on Twitter. The missile defence system may have been set off by Israeli air strikes that killed at least 15 people near Damascus and in Homs province late Sunday, according to a war monitor.



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Security camera catches speeding Tesla going airborne after hitting railroad tracks

Security camera catches speeding Tesla going airborne after hitting railroad tracksTeslas are well known for their acceleration, but flying? A Canadian man caught some serious air after speeding over a railroad crossing in Barrie, Canada, on Tuesday at around 8 p.m. local time. A security camera happened to catch the incident, and holy crap. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk opens up about the personal toll Tesla is taking on him The 46-year-old driver "became airborne and crashed over 100 feet into the opposing lane," according to Barrie Today. The Tesla skidded after landing, and eventually hit a tree in a parking lot. Considering Teslas are, you know, not supposed to fly, it's not surprising that the four-door vehicle, which appears to be a sedan, was totaled. The exact model was not released.  Global News reports that the driver of the vehicle was charged with dangerous driving, and was treated at the hospital for minor injuries along with a passenger. Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved.  Teslas are relatively heavy cars thanks to the electric battery, so it's safe to say that the vehicle's impressive acceleration capabilities did help the vehicle go airborne, though given the charges it appears that police are blaming the driver. Here's what the driver saw before liftoff:  Image: screenshot/google mapsA Redditor who claims to live in the area said it's quite easy to get airborne on the tracks: "I live near here and you literally just need to be going 30 to get air. The guy is a moron." WATCH: Say goodbye to your crutches with this hands-free alternative



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Trevor Noah: Trump Immigration Moves Hitting Close To Home

Trevor Noah: Trump Immigration Moves Hitting Close To HomeThe president's attitude toward immigrants was weighing heavily on Trevor Noah



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Police officer fired after hitting suspect with car

Police officer fired after hitting suspect with carA police officer in Athens, Georgia, was fired after an investigation showed he intentionally hit a fleeing suspect with his cruiser.



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Georgia Cop Fired After Video Shows Him Hitting A Suspect With His Car

Georgia Cop Fired After Video Shows Him Hitting A Suspect With His CarA Georgia police officer has lost his job after dashcam video from his patrol



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Satellite images show 'new Iranian base' outside Damascus to house missiles capable of hitting Israel

Satellite images show 'new Iranian base' outside Damascus to house missiles capable of hitting IsraelSatellite images reportedly show Iran has established a base outside of Damascus to house missiles capable of hitting Israel, crossing a “red line” for the Israeli government as it struggles to stop Iranian entrenchment in Syria. Images from the Israeli satellite firm ImageSat International appear to show a pair of newly built missile hangars on the base, which strongly resemble hangars at another Iranian compound that Israel bombed last year. The new base, located around eight miles north-west of Damascus, is being run by the Quds Force, the expeditionary arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which has spearheaded Iran’s involvement in Syria, according to Fox News. If the base is confirmed to hold Iranian missiles, its presence will likely increase the tensions between arch rivals Israel and Iran over Syria, which have been growing sharply in recent months. Those tensions erupted in early February when Israel shot down an Iranian drone that entered its airspace from Syria and in turn lost one of its F-16 fighter jets to a Syrian regime anti-aircraft missiles. Iran's presence in Syria Western diplomats and the UN have repeatedly warned such skirmishes could easily erupt into a devastating full-blown conflict, potentially pitting Israel against Iran and its allies in both Lebanon and Syria.  Israel has largely stayed out of the war that has raged in Syria for the past seven years, but it has laid down a series of what it calls “red lines” aimed mainly at limiting the presence in Syria of both Iran and its proxy group Hizbollah. One of those red lines is to prevent Iran from using its alliance with the Assad regime to establish any permanent military bases in Syria.  "Iran continues to try to cross those red lines," said Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, at the Munich security conference. “Israel will not allow the Iranian regime to put a noose of terror around our neck.” Last December Israeli jets and ground missiles struck an alleged Iranian base in the Syrian city of al-Qiswah, eight miles south of Damascus. Satellite images taken of the al-Qiswah facility before it was destroyed show a white hangar around 30 metres long and 20m wide.  ImageSat International said its satellites showed a pair of similar hangars at the newly spotted base at Jabal ash Sharqi, northwest of Damascus. Satellite images show hangars at the new base (right) which appear similar to one at a base attacked by Israel in December (left) Credit: ImageSat International The Israeli government’s policy is usually to neither confirm nor deny its strikes in Syria and senior officials rarely talk openly about its military activities against Iran and Hizbollah.    Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli defence minister, played down reports of the new base on Wednesday. “We are listening and following the events. We will also act in the international arena to achieve everything possible,” he said.  Maps published by the Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think tank, show Iran has dozens of long-term military facilities across Syria, ranging from headquarters to training facilities to drone bases.  While Israel has carried out periodic strikes against the most significant facilities, it has been unable to stop the proliferation of Iranian bases.  Repeated diplomatic efforts by Mr Netanyahu to try to convince Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rein in Iran's expansion in Syria have so far failed to win over the Kremlin. “I don’t think Israel has a grand vision of how it’s going to prevent Iran from consolidating its presence in Syria,” said Michael Horowitz, a senior analyst at the Le Beck geopolitical consultancy. “Israel has tactical measures that can delay the Iranian entrenchment but on a strategic level they are trying to talk to the Russians and it’s not working.” Benjamin Netanyahu (left) has tried unsuccessfully to convince Vladimir Putin (right) to rein in Iran in Syria Credit: Photo by Mikhail Metzel\\TASS via Getty Images A senior former Israeli air force commander said that in the absence of a political agreement with Russia on limiting Iran’s presence in Syria, Israel’s military would use air strikes try to “raise the cost” to Iran.  “An attack aimed at Israel from Iran would be very inefficient and Israel would have a long time to prepare. But an attack from Syria would be a different ball game because they are dramatically closer,” the commander said.    Iran’s arming of Hizbollah in Lebanon and its establishment of bases in Syria is usually presented by Israel as evidence of Iran’s determination to wipe out the Jewish state.  Iran regularly makes provocative anti-Semitic statements about Israel and at times even paints its missiles with Hebrew letters threatening Israel’s destruction. But many analysts believe that beneath the bluster, Iran is not eager for a war with Israel’s superior military and is focused mainly on trying to discourage attacks on its own territory by either Israel or the US.   “It’s more of a mechanism of deterence, especially at a time when Iran is uncertain of the intentions of the current US administration. For them having a presence in Lebanon and Syria is both offensive and defensive,” said Holly Dagres, the curator of the Iranist newsletter.



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