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Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:49:36 -0400
TEMPE, Ariz./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle and a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation.
Austin on edge: Police fear serial bomber behind Texas blasts
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:23:09 -0400
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Police in Texas fear a serial bomber planted four powerful explosive devices that have killed two people and injured four others this month, raising fears in the state capital Austin of another attack.
Facebook under pressure as U.S., EU urge probes of data practices
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:18:44 -0400
(Reuters) - British privacy regulators are seeking a warrant to search the offices of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica late Monday following reports that the company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users, according to a Channel 4 television report.
Exclusive: U.S. advancing toward first Guantanamo repatriation under Trump
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:08:01 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is advancing toward the first transfer of a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center under U.S. President Donald Trump, the U.S. military told Reuters on Monday, a move that would repatriate the detainee to Saudi Arabia.
On eve of Trump-Saudi meeting, Riyadh calls Iran nuclear deal flawed
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:39:59 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a "flawed agreement" on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the Saudi crown prince and U.S. President Donald Trump who have both been highly critical of Iran.
Asian shares fall as Facebook data flap spooks tech stocks
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:49:04 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Tuesday after investors took profits in high-flying U.S. technology shares on fears of stiffer regulation as Facebook came under fire following reports it allowed improper access to user data.
UK wins Brexit transition deal in return for Irish vow
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:05:59 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday to a transition period to avoid a "cliff edge" Brexit next year -- though only after London accepted a potential solution for Northern Ireland's land border that may face stiff opposition at home.
Mississippi governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:43:54 -0400
(Reuters) - Mississippi's governor signed into law on Monday the most restrictive abortion measure in the United States, which was immediately challenged in court by abortion rights advocates who say it is unconstitutional.
Palestinian President attacks Hamas, calls U.S. ambassador 'son of a dog'
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:35:03 -0400
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.
The Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:34:17 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy with an offer from an affiliate of private equity firm Lantern Capital Partners to acquire its assets.