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A selection of news segements and video clips that arent classifiable by topic or don't have their own topic pages from 2017.

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9 January 2017 (12:20AM)
Personal Transportation Becoming More Affordable
George Putic, VOA News
Cities in the U.S. are becoming more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly. As drivers learn how to take better care of people in traffic not protected with metal shells, streets are getting safer for the so-called personal transportation devices. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show featured a number of affordable battery-powered vehicles suitable for bike paths and even for ordinary pavements. VOA’s George Putic reports from Las Vegas.
Download Personal Transportation Becoming More Affordable - 59.1MB - 2:50
19 January 2017 (12:04AM)
Electric-Powered Motorcycle Travels Around the World
Deborah Block, VOA News
A group of university students in the Netherlands hope a motorcycle they built themselves will take the world by storm. They collaborated on their new Storm Wave bike by putting it together piece by piece, and then drove it for 80 days around the world. As we hear from VOA’s Deborah Block, the idea was to raise awareness of electric-powered vehicles.
Download Electric-Powered Motorcycle Travels Around the World - 36.5MB - 1:56
12 January 2017
15-55479 Lamya Brewster v. Charlie Beck
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Appeal from the district court's dismissal of an action alleging that the City of Los Angeles' policy of enforcing state Vehicle Code section 14602.6 (which permits impounds of vehicles for 30 days) violates plaintiff's Fourth Amendment rights.
Download 15-55479 Lamya Brewster v. Charlie Beck - 445MB - 50:38
6 February 2017 (6:30PM)
US-Supplied Armored Vehicles in Syria Aid Fight Against IS
Zana Omar, VOA News
US-supplied armored vehicles are on the Syrian battlefield as U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces launched an offensive aimed at encircling the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital of Raqqa. VOA’s Zana Omar reports.
Download US-Supplied Armored Vehicles in Syria Aid Fight Against IS - 14.0MB - 0:42
8 February 2017
15-55846 Jerolyn Sackman v. City of Los Angeles
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Jerolyn Sackman appeals from the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 challenging the application of a Los Angeles City ordinance prohibiting parking in one location continuously for 72 hours.
Download 15-55846 Jerolyn Sackman v. City of Los Angeles - 220MB - 28:15
8 February 2017
15-55869 Foremost Ins. Co. Grand Rapids v. Jimmy Enriquez
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Jimmy Enriquez appeals, and Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids cross appeals, the district court's judgment in Foremost's diversity insurance coverage action for declaratory relief.
Download 15-55869 Foremost Ins. Co. Grand Rapids v. Jimmy Enriquez - 237MB - 32:25
15 February 2017
14-17220 Jesse Kalberer v. American Family Mutual Ins. Co
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Jesse Kalberer appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of American Family Mutual Insurance Company in a diversity insurance coverage action, alleging that American Family acted in bad faith in its handling of an underlying action.
Download 14-17220 Jesse Kalberer v. American Family Mutual Ins. Co - 380MB - 33:07
20 February 2017 (9:11AM)
How to Fight Air Pollution
George Putic, VOA News
With electricity-powered transportation still in its infancy, many of the world’s megacities continue to fight the air pollution, mostly coming from cars’ exhaust pipes. Experts say the best tactic is to avoid the worst polluted zones and spend more time in cleaner air areas. Two startup companies are striving to help people find such places. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download US-Supplied Armored Vehicles in Syria Aid Fight Against IS - 57.2MB - 2:12
23 February 2017
14-15683 Joshua Nakagawa v. County of Maui
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Joshua Nakagawa and Anthony Lum-John appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that County of Maui police officers used excessive force against them.
Download 14-15683 Joshua Nakagawa v. County of Maui - 131MB - 12:14
6 March 2017
15-55848 Robin Winger v. City of Garden Grove
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Robin Winger appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that City of Garden Grove police officers and EMTs were deliberately indifferent to her medical needs after she suffered a stroke while driving.
Download 15-55848 Robin Winger v. City of Garden Grove - 329MB - 34:22
9 March 2017
13-55837 Deepak Vohra v. City of Placentia
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Deepak Vohra appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that after he protested an improper traffic ticket, he suffered a retaliatory traffic arrest by a City of Placentia police officer.
Download 13-55837 Deepak Vohra v. City of Placentia - 206MB - 21:23
9 March 2017
15-55458 Stacy Drayton v. Stephen Scallon
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Stacy Drayton appeals from the district court's judgment, entered following a jury trial, in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against Los Angeles Police Department officers alleging they used excessive force against him.
Download 15-55458 Stacy Drayton v. Stephen Scallon - 233MB - 23:41
9 March 2017
15-56486 Sei Kim v. Peerless Insurance Company
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Sei Kim appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Truck Insurance Exchange and Peerless Insurance Company in Kim's diversity insurance coverage action seeking to recover an underlying $4 million stipulated judgment.
Download 15-56486 Sei Kim v. Peerless Insurance Company - 384MB - 43:02
10 March 2017
15-35830 Lymon Henson v. Mark Nooth
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
An appeal from a habeas corpus petition challenging a jury conviction for manslaughter and other crimes.
Download 15-35830 Lymon Henson v. Mark Nooth - 201MB - 20:37
14 March 2017
15-15605 Jennifer Donovan v. J. Phillips
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Jennifer Donovan appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that police officers used excessive force against her during a traffic stop.
Download 15-15605 Jennifer Donovan v. J. Phillips - 186MB - 20:40
18 March 2017 (0:20AM)
How to Optimize School Bus Networks
George Putic, VOA News
Each day in the United States hundreds of thousands of yellow-painted buses carry millions of children to schools and back home. Scientists at the University of Maryland are developing algorithms that can help transport students more efficiently. VOA's George Putic reports.
Download How to Optimize School Bus Networks - 46.4MB - 2:11
8 March 2017 (2:33AM)
Immigrant Cabbies Talk about Travel Restrictions
Carolyn Presutti, VOA News
President Trump signed a new, more limited travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries which revises the previous executive order he signed in January that led to legal challenges and chaos at the nation's airports. Immigrants in the U.S. are speaking out about the travel ban and VOA's Carolyn Presutti has this sample of opinion.
Download Immigrant Cabbies Talk about Travel Restrictions - 53.0MB - 2:36
7 April 2017
15-56622 Silvia Fletes v. City of San Diego
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Silvia Fletes appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that police officers used deadly force against her when she was a passenger in a car involved in a high-speed chase.
Download 15-56622 Silvia Fletes v. City of San Diego - 218MB - 25:13
19 April 2017
15-16429 Owner-Operator Ind. Drivers v. Richard Corey
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Appeal from the district court's dismissal, for lack of jurisdiction, of an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 challenging the constitutionality of a California State regulation known as the Truck and Bus Regulation.
Download 15-16429 Owner-Operator Ind. Drivers v. Richard Corey - 86.6MB - 20:19
29 April 2017 (11:26PM)
EV Manufacturers Expect Surge in Demand
George Putic, VOA News
Despite lingering anxiety over their range, interest in electric cars is rising, especially in industrialized countries. Manufacturers say they are improving the mileage by building more charging stations, but the industry is still waiting for a major breakthrough in battery technology. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download EV Manufacturers Expect Surge in Demand - 66.5MB - 2:20
10 May 2017
14-35925 Vernie Reed, Jr. v. City of Tacoma
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Vernie Reed appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that City of Tacoma police officer Bret Terwilliger violated his Fourth Amendment rights by using excessive force during a traffic stop.
Download 14-35925 Vernie Reed, Jr. v. City of Tacoma - 66.5MB - 21:34
12 May 2017 (11:21PM)
Is Human Behavior Impeding Self-Driving Cars?
George Putic, VOA News
Most technology experts agree that self-driving cars will soon finish the testing phase and enter the commercial market, probably as taxis and delivery vehicles. But some of them wonder if the cars’ artificial brains will be able to cope with the human propensity to bend the traffic rules. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Is Human Behavior Impeding Self-Driving Cars? - 52.7MB - 2:14
15 May 2017
16-16269 CREEC v. Hospitality Properties Trust
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
An appeal from the denial of a motion to certify a class in an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Download 16-16269 CREEC v. Hospitality Properties Trust - 548MB - 35:29
19 May 2017 (7:39PM)
Navy Veteran Arrested In New York Crash Was Likely Intoxicated
Zlatica Hoke, VOA News
Authorities in New York say a deadly car crash Thursday in the city's iconic Times Square could not be linked to terrorism. A suspect who was arrested for slamming into a crowd of pedestrians was likely intoxicated. Witnesses were rattled by the incident, but still went on with their business as usual. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Download Navy Veteran Arrested In New York Crash Was Likely Intoxicated - 67.6MB - 2:20
14 June 2017 (8:30AM)
Emergency Vehicles At Scene of Congressman Shooting
VOA News
Footage from the scene where U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise (R – La.) was shot at a baseball field on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia just south of Washington D.C.
Download Emergency Vehicles At Scene of Congressman Shooting - 12.7MB - 0:27
15 June 2017 (0:28AM)
Lighter Cars Can Save a Lot of Money
George Putic, VOA News
Fierce competition among car manufacturers requires constant search for ways to cut expenses without compromising safety and other standards. One of the areas with room for improvement is in manufacturing of car bodies, which could be made lighter but still strong enough to protect passengers. VOA’s George Putic visited the National Institute for Science and Technology, NIST, outside Washington, where everything starts with new ways of testing sheet metal.
Download Lighter Cars Can Save a Lot of Money - 64.4MB - 2:21
27 June 2017 (9:19AM)
India's 'Solar Bus' Encourages Residents to Go Green
Anjana Pasricha, VOA News
As India, the world’s third largest carbon polluter, races to green its energy sector, there is a push to install solar panels on homes and buildings in the Indian capital. A “solar bus” has been touring New Delhi and surrounding districts to encourage residents in the city to opt for solar energy. Anjana Pasricha has this report from New Delhi.
Download India's 'Solar Bus' Encourages Residents to Go Green - 43.7MB - 2:28
10 July 2017 (11:58PM)
Whiskey Byproduct Will Power Cars
George Putic, VOA News
Every now and then, it pays to revisit abandoned methods for using a waste product of an industrial process. Researchers in Scotland found a profitable way to use byproducts of whiskey production to power cars, without any modifications to the engines. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Whiskey Byproduct Will Power Cars - 51.3MB - 1:51
28 July 2017 (2:50AM)
Optimizing Efficiency of Hybrid Cars
George Putic, VOA News
Trying to curb increasingly serious air pollution in their cities, authorities in France, followed this week by those in Britain, announced they will ban the sale of new gas and diesel-powered cars by 2040. This may speed up sales of hybrid electric vehicles. In the meantime, engineers are working hard to make such cars more attractive. Researchers at the University of California say their mileage could be improved with smarter onboard computers. VOA's George Putic reports.
Download Optimizing Efficiency of Hybrid Cars - 50.8MB - 1:49
10 August 2017
14-56195 Rodtravion Woods v. W.L. Montgomery
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for attempted first degree murder, shooting from a motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Download 14-56195 Rodtravion Woods v. W.L. Montgomery - 424MB - 43:27
10 August 2017
16-50183 USA v. Enriqueta Navarrete-Zavala
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Briefs filed under seal.
Download 16-50183 USA v. Enriqueta Navarrete-Zavala - 302MB - 31:35
11 August 2017 (4:55AM)
Anger, Resignation as Egyptians Face Soaring Transportation Costs
Hamada Elrasam, VOA News
Transportation costs are soaring in the Egyptian capital, where budgets are strained from food prices that have risen two or three times in the past year. Locals say they are suffering from the strain, but unlike in the recent past, they are not protesting, because they do not believe anyone is willing to listen. Hamada Elrasam has the story for VOA from Cairo.
Download Anger, Resignation as Egyptians Face Soaring Transportation Costs - 26.8MB - 1:02
17 August 2017 (1:11PM)
Antique Car Races a Big Draw at Pennsylvania Fair
VOA News
One of the main attractions at the Latimore Valley Fair in south-central Pennsylvania each summer are antique car races on a dirt track originally built for horse racing in the 1920's. The races of old jalopies and race cars built in the 1930's, 40's, 50's and 60's attracts several thousand spectators from aorund the region. Funds raised at the event are used to maintain the track and the grounds along with a nearby auto museum. VOA captured the scene at this summer's fair.
Download Antique Car Races a Big Draw at Pennsylvania Fair - 19.2MB - 1:13
26 August 2017 (0:16AM)
Nanotechnology Asphalt Could Last Twice as Long
George Putic, VOA News
In spite of many attempts to replace it with a more suitable material, asphalt concrete remains the best and cheapest material for paving roads. Vulnerable to heat, ice, ultraviolet light and mechanical stress, it has a relatively short lifespan and has to be repaired or replaced at regular intervals. Swiss engineers say they may have found a formula for asphalt with self-healing properties VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Nanotechnology Asphalt Could Last Twice as Long - 62.7MB - 2:14
26 August 2017 (11:26PM)
Vehicles Powered By Solar, Electric Moving Into the Market
Kevin Enochs, VOA News
Ever so slowly, the world is edging towards the demise of the gasoline-powered engine. It likely won't come for decades, but it's coming. Two new entries in the alternative powered vehicle department are showing off ways that technology is slowly changing the automobile marketplace. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports
Download Vehicles Powered By Solar, Electric Moving Into the Market - 48.5MB - 2:27
12 September 2017
16-10214 USA v. Eduardo Sosa
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Appeal from conviction for conspiracy to transport aliens for profit.
Download 16-10214 USA v. Eduardo Sosa - 173MB - 14:43
28 September 2017 (0:50AM)
Activists: Driving Augurs Further Expansion of Saudi Women's Rights
Zlatica Hoke, VOA News
Women in Saudi Arabia have won their battle for the right to drive. Saudi King Salman made history Tuesday by issuing a royal decree "giving women the right to drive." The ultra-conservative kingdom has been criticized for restricting women's freedoms more than any other Muslim nation. It has been the only country barring women from getting behind the wheel. Activists who fought against this ban say they expect further expansion of women's rights in Saudi Arabia. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Download Activists: Driving Augurs Further Expansion of Saudi Women's Rights - 51.6MB - 2:23
6 October 2017
16-55252 Judy Bamberger v. National Union Fire Ins. Co.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Judy Bamberger appeals the district court's judgment, following a bench trial, in favor of National Union Fire Insurance Company in Bamberger's diversity insurance coverage action.
Download 16-55252 Judy Bamberger v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. - 349MB - 36:13
8 October 2017 (0:25AM)
Technology Crammed Into Cars Worsens Driver Distraction
Faith Lapidus, VOA News
Automakers trumpet new technology, including blind-spot warnings, backup cameras, and rear cross-traffic alerts, as a way to make driving safer. But road safety advocates say the explosion of technology in cars may actually do the opposite. Faith Lapidus reports.
Download Technology Crammed Into Cars Worsens Driver Distraction - 31.5MB - 1:17
11 October 2017 (1:33AM)
Roadside School Changing the Lives of Pakistani Girls
Kevin Enochs, VOA News
Today, (October 11th ) marks the annual United Nations Day of the Girl Child. Its purpose is to highlight the continuing challenges girls face all over the world. One of the biggest is getting an education. VOA's Kevin Enochs looks at one pop-up school in Pakistan that's trying to help.
Download Roadside School Changing the Lives of Pakistani Girls - 45.3MB - 1:53
20 October 2017
16-15490 Andrew Cordova v. American Family Mutual Ins.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Andrew Cordova appeals the district court's judgment in Cordova's diversity insurance coverage action against American Mutual Family Insurance Company, seeking underinsured medical coverage.
Download 16-15490 Andrew Cordova v. American Family Mutual Ins. - 331MB - 32:54
23 October 2017 (1:09AM)
Pay-by-Minute Electric Cars
George Putic, VOA News
Electric cars are steadily gaining ground in the global auto market, but it's a slow process. Along with their high price, one of the main reasons for the consumers’ reluctance is the scarcity of infrastructure needed for charging the cars' batteries. VOA’s George Putic looks at efforts to remove one of the obstacles on the road towards the electric future.
Download Pay-by-Minute Electric Cars - 54.9MB - 1:58
31 October 2017 (2:25PM)
At least six people were killed and nine injured when a rented van drove on a bike path in #NYC
Ramón Taylor, VOA News
UPDATE: At least six people were killed and nine injured when a rented van drove on a bike path in #NYC @ramonctaylor reports
Download At least six people were killed and nine injured when a rented van drove on a bike path in #NYC - 14.5MB - 2:50
3 November 2017 (5:44AM)
Researchers Working for the End of the Internal Combustion Automobile
Kevin Enochs, VOA News
Hybrid cars are slowly working their way into car markets, and there are waiting lists for Elon Musk's new all-electric Tesla Model 3. But as popular as these cars are, they have the natural limitations of their batteries. But an answer may be in sight. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Download Researchers Working for the End of the Internal Combustion Automobile - 46.8MB - 2:27




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