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US Navy poised to take ownership of its largest warship

BATH, Maine — The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer.

Sailors’ uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard the 610-foot warship in anticipation of crew members taking on their new charge, said Capt. James Kirk, the destroyer’s skipper.

From Waterloo, Ont., to Cambodia, The Landmine Boys aims to defuse deadly bombs

TORONTO — Richard Yim was a teenager in Cambodia when he realized not all people live in near constant fear of being blown up by a landmine.

When he was eight years old, Yim’s aunt died after stepping on one of the millions of the devices that lie hidden on the country’s war-scarred landscape.

Fiat Chrysler, Google to co-operate on autonomous minivans

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google’s self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans.

The companies announced the agreement on Tuesday, saying that Chrysler engineers would work with Google to install sensors and software so the vans can drive themselves.