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Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash: police report

1 hour 1 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming the crash that rocked the nascent industry "entirely avoidable."

Reality Winner to change her plea on leaking Russian interference report

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:49pm
(Reuters) - A Georgia woman accused of illegally leaking a classified report on Russian interference in U.S. elections to a media outlet and charged with an espionage offense plans to change her plea, a document filed in federal court on Thursday showed.

U.S. accuses Chinese man of smuggling anti-submarine warfare devices

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:28pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - The head of a company that distributes marine-related products was arrested on Thursday on U.S. charges that he conspired with an entity affiliated with China's armed forces to export devices to that country that could be used in anti-submarine warfare.

Father says little Honduran girl on Time cover was not taken from mother

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 9:43pm
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before U.S. President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the U.S. border, according to a man who says he is the girl's father.

U.S. military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:51pm
WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.

U.S. State Department imposes visa ban on several DRCongo officials

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had imposed visa bans on several senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo for corruption tied to the country's electoral process to send a "strong signal" about the need for a peaceful transfer of power.

Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:17pm
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 6:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.

Three men indicted for Minnesota mosque bombing

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:41pm
(Reuters) - Three men from a rural community in Illinois were indicted on Thursday and charged for the 2017 bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said.

Trump tries to defuse immigrant crisis, but policy hit by confusion

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:23pm
WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies on Thursday to begin reuniting immigrant families recently separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, but his efforts to roll back a policy that drew global condemnation were beset by confusion.

Melania Trump's jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:52pm
MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday visited children displaced by the country’s immigration crisis in Texas, only a day after Trump reversed course and ordered families to be kept intact when entering the United States illegally from Mexico.

Minnesota firms sue over Trump administration mine leases near wilderness

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:27pm
(Reuters) - Minnesota outdoor recreation firms have sued the federal government over its decision to reinstate leases for a mine next to a state wilderness as part of the Trump administration's drive to allow mining in some of the country's wildest areas.

Despite Trump order, border child separations could go on: legal experts

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:10pm
(Reuters) - The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump's order meant to end the practice, legal experts said.

Majority of Americans say Trump should agree to interview with Mueller: poll

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:51pm
(Reuters) - Most Americans think President Donald Trump should agree to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, if asked, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.

Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:48pm
San Diego (Reuters) - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.

'Heartbroken' father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:43pm
(Reuters) - The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.

Parents in California torture case ordered to stand trial: prosecutors

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:35pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday ordered a married couple to stand trial on charges of torture, false imprisonment and abuse for their treatment of 13 siblings who were found imprisoned and starving in their suburban California home, prosecutors said.

SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. states set to gain billions in sales taxes after court ruling

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. states could reap billions in online sales tax revenue and buttress their budgets after the nation's top court ruled on Thursday that e-commerce companies could be forced to collect the money, even if they have no physical presence in a state.

U.S. passengers file suit against Southwest over fatal engine explosion

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight passengers have sued Southwest Airlines Co over a catastrophic engine blowout in April that killed a passenger and injured several others.



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