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Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih on March 18, 2019. Photo Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

Drones attacked oil pump stations in eastern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning, in what Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih is calling "an act of terrorism," according to Gulf News.

Driving the news: "Yemen's Houthi rebels said they had attacked several targets," AFP reports.

What they're saying: "Saudi energy minister al falih says the kingdom's oil production has not been interrupted by the attack," EnergyIntel's Amena Bakr tweets.

  • Here's a map of the installations, via Bloomberg's Javier Blas.

Meanwhile: In response to earlier attacks on oil tankers off the coast of UAE, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia urges a "thorough investigation" to be followed by a response "short of war," Reuters reports.

What to watch: Iran is a prime suspect, but the country has denied involvement, with its foreign ministry calling it "worrisome and dreadful," per Reuters.

Go deeper: 2 Saudi oil tankers damaged in sabotage attacks near UAE

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The Democrats' wake-up call

Eric Adams, a former cop who leads the New York mayoral race, speaks last night at the Schimanski nightclub in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

Democrats, in private and public, are warning that rising crime — and the old and new progressive calls to defund the police — represent the single biggest threat to their electoral chances in 2022.

Why it matters: There has been a big spike in big-city crime, a dynamic increasingly captured in local coverage and nationally on CNN and Fox News.

The robotaxi era will require a rethinking of vehicle safety

Zoox's robotaxi is bidirectional and includes more than 100 safety innovations. Photo: Zoox

Vehicles are being reimagined as autonomous, electric, toaster-shaped robotaxis. Now their safety has to be reworked too.

The big picture: There's more to self-driving cars than just removing the steering wheel and pedals. The entire vehicle needs to be redesigned for riders, not drivers, so their safety can be assured even when they're not in control.

Apple puts antitrust bills in privacy spotlight

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Apple warned Wednesday that new antitrust legislation would place iPhone customers' privacy and security at risk by limiting the company's control over what apps users can install.

Driving the news: Apple CEO Tim Cook called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats to argue that the antitrust bills would hurt innovation and consumers, per a New York Times report.