Toyota works to develop advanced electric-car battery

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp said it aims to develop a more advanced electric-car battery “in a few years” that will allow the Japanese automaker to build vehicles with up to 15 percent greater range and battery life than they have currently. “Lithium-ion battery is a key technology for electrifying cars, and there is a clear …

TENNESSEE TRAGEDY Drugs, alcohol not involved in bus crash; 6th child dies

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –  A school bus driver had no drugs or alcohol in his system when he careened off a road and smashed into a tree, killing six elementary schoolchildren, police said Wednesday. Chattanooga Police Sgt. Austin Garrett said a toxicology test was performed on Johnthony Walker, 24, the bus driver now in jail on five vehicular homicide charges. …