On Friday, thousands of workers at three of the largest US car companies went on strike. The workers are part of the United Auto Workers union, and they're looking for better pay and job security, as car companies make the move to electric cars.
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Recently, fans of self-driving cars have gotten some good news, followed by bad news. Two self-driving taxi companies were given permission to expand their work in San Francisco. But a string of accidents has led to new concerns about how safe the cars actually are.
The European Parliament has approved a plan that would ban the sale of new cars and vans that run on gasoline or diesel fuel by 2035. The plan is part of a larger effort to reduce pollution in Europe.
In today's news roundup, Liz Truss resigns as the prime minister of the United Kingdom after just 45 days, California approves digital license plates, and a bakery in California recreates a life-size scene from Star Wars - out of bread dough.
In today's news roundup, the United States marks one year since its Capitol was attacked by supporters of Donald Trump, five major nuclear powers say a nuclear war should never be fought, and BMW shows off an electric car that can change colors.
Scientists in Israel have taught goldfish an unusual way to reach a target - by driving a small robotic car on dry land. The experiment was designed to test whether goldfish could find their way in conditions very different from their natural living conditions.
On October 23, race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway zipped around the track at high speeds - with no one driving them. The race was an international contest for the fastest self-driving car, with a $1 million prize.
In July, Algeria became the last country in the world to stop selling leaded gasoline. The news marks a major step in improving the environment, and shows that the world's countries can work together to solve environmental problems.
Car makers around the world are being forced to make fewer cars because they can't get enough computer parts. Several factories have been closed temporarily as a result. The problem is expected to continue for several months.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a Canadian town called Asbestos decides to change its name, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez draws a crowd playing a video game, and the SSC Tuatara breaks speed records on a Nevada highway.