Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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(US-Package-Bomb)(Audio:51)

The San Antonio Fire Department says a package bomb has exploded at a FedEx distribution centre in nearby Schertz, Texas, just southwest of Austin.

The blast after midnight left one person hurt -- a FedEx employee suffered a non-life-threatening "percussion-type" injury.

The F-B-I and A-T-F are at the scene.

Federal agents say this package is likely linked to attacks by what they believe is a serial bomber responsible for four explosions in Austin this month.

Three package bombings killed two people and wounded two others, while Sunday night's blast that was set off by a tripwire left two people hurt. (4)

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(Gun-Bill)(Audio:50)

The federal government could introduce legislation today that would tighten restrictions on gun sales.

The proposed bill by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale would fulfil a Liberal election promise to enhance background checks for anyone buying a handgun or other restricted firearm.

It would require gun purchasers to present a valid licence, and gun vendors to keep records of all firearms sales and inventories.

The records would assist police investigations of gun trafficking and other firearms-related offences. (4)

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(Uber-Autonomous-Fatality)

The managing director at Ontario's University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research says the weekend death in Arizona of a pedestrian struck by one of Uber's self-driving cars isn't likely to derail the driverless vehicle industry.

Ross McKenzie says autonomous vehicles are still at a very early stage of development, although he suspects the incident will force the industry to focus more on safety.

Uber Technologies has suspended all of its self-driving vehicle testing -- including a program in Toronto -- in the wake of the accident.

Uber Canada says two of its vehicles are being tested in Toronto but they have not been picking up passengers. …

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