Month: March 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources censured Puerto Rico’s federally-appointed oversight board on Thursday over delays in the island’s debt restructuring, the latest sign of discord over how to fix the bankrupt, storm-ravaged U.S. territory. The flags of the U.S. and Puerto Rico fly outside the Capitol
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The judge presiding over U.S. comedian Bill Cosby’s trial for sexual assault accusations refused on Thursday to remove himself from the case, rejecting defense attorney concerns over his wife being an advocate for sexual assault victims. The judge also postponed ruling on a host of other motions that will shape Cosby’s
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(Reuters) – Twelve percent of subscribers would quit their cable or satellite companies if Time Warner Inc’s (TWX.N) Turner networks were no longer available, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology marketing professor said on Thursday. An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni John Hauser, who teaches marketing, was the
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LONDON (Reuters) – A committee of British lawmakers published written evidence on Thursday provided by a whistleblower who says information about 50 million Facebook users ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. FILE PHOTO – The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had begun “fact-checking” photos and videos to reduce the hoaxes and false news stories that have plagued the world’s largest social media network. Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018.
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(Reuters) – A Baltimore man whose murder conviction was questioned by the popular 2014 “Serial” podcast will be retried, a Maryland appeals court ordered on Thursday, after concluding that his lawyer had failed to defend him effectively. FILE PHOTO: Convicted murderer Adnan Syed leaves the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on February
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York State’s highest court on Thursday rejected Lindsay Lohan’s appeal accusing the maker of “Grand Theft Auto V” of invading her privacy, concluding that video game characters that the actress said were based on her did not resemble her. FILE PHOTO: Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for the presentation of the
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LONDON (Reuters) – A London court has indicated that it will give the green light to a group lawsuit by around 60,000 English car owners against Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), Europe’s largest carmaker, over the “dieselgate” scandal. FILE PHOTO: A flag of a Volkswagen VW car dealer is seen in Bochum, Germany March 16,2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender Lawyers
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LONDON (Reuters) – America’s Cup defenders Emirates Team New Zealand and Italian challenger Luna Rossa started a race on Thursday to design the “fastest sailing monohull on earth” with a new set of rules. FILE PHOTO: Emirates Team New Zealand leads Oracle Team USA on the way to winning the America’s Cup in Bermuda –
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican on Thursday rebuked a well-known Italian journalist who quoted Pope Francis as saying hell does not exist. Pope Francis leads the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday during which sacred oils are blessed at Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo The Vatican issued a statement after the comments
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LONDON (Reuters) – Lemurs, monkeys and Komodo dragons enjoyed festive treats at London zoo on Thursday when keepers fed them Easter eggs. Whether finding and retrieving treats from colourful oval containers or feasting on actual eggs, they celebrated the season – and at the same time followed their natural instincts. Ganas, the Komodo Dragon, who
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(Reuters) – In the wake of the scandal sparked by Facebook’s handling of 50 million users’ data, Reuters polled Americans about how they are protecting their privacy online. Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden, Colorado, United States July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo Here are some of
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MAI MAHIU, Kenya (Reuters) – Eliud Njoroge and his wife were inside their house in Kenya’s Rift Valley when a crack appeared in the cement floor and started spreading. A chasm suspected to have been caused by a heavy downpour along an underground fault-line is seen near the Rift Valley town of Mai Mahiu, Kenya
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration has sharply curtailed a once-common practice of granting long-term reprieves to immigrants targeted for deportation, a Reuters analysis of court records shows, adding to an already huge backlog of cases in U.S. immigration courts. The trend underscores how the Trump administration’s broad crackdown on illegal immigration has sometimes
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KUALA LUMPUR/LONDON (Reuters) – Malaysia’s central bank said on Thursday it had foiled a cyber attack in which fraudulent messages to transfer funds were sent on the SWIFT transactions platform, the latest in a series of electronic heists at financial institutions around the world. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the headquarters of Malaysia’s central
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that leaving the European Union will mean more money will be available to spend on healthcare, delivering on a central promise made by campaigners to leave the bloc. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May meets a local parent and toddler group at St Andrew’s Heddon-on-the-Wall,
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