Day: October 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on “Current and Projected National Security Threats to
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SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the United States would never accept a nuclear North Korea, warning that its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs would undermine, not strengthen, its security. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart Song Young-moo peer into North Korea from Observation
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(Reuters) – Apple Inc quashed concerns of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary phone were “off the charts”. Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone x during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam The company’s shares,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Michael Griffin, a former administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as principal deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics, the White House said on Friday. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin speaks to Reuters journalists in an interview in Cape Town May 11,
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) announced a plan to increase transparency about its role in political advertising on Friday, ahead of congressional hearings next week on social media companies and Russia’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election. FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Thousands of women who marched to protest Republican President Donald Trump’s inauguration gathered in Detroit on Friday to organize around issues like the viral “Me Too” movement exposing the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and violence. A group of Indigenous women raise their fists as they sing during the opening session of the
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal emergency officials raised “significant concerns” on Friday about a $300 million contract between Puerto Rico’s storm-hit power utility and a tiny Montana firm, as Democratic lawmakers stepped up calls for an investigation of the deal. A pick up from Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings is parked as workers (not pictured) help
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BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) – The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago. A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in
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BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Friday dropped charges against a dual citizen of China and Canada accused of trying to steal trade secrets from a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of robotic surgical products by trespassing at its headquarters. Dong Liu pictured in this undated handout photo from Raynham Police Department in Raynham, Massachusetts, U.S. obtained by
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration said Friday it is looking for input on how it can remove regulatory roadblocks to self-driving cars. FILE PHOTO -The rear of a Lexus SUV equipped with Google self-driving sensors is seen during a media preview of Google’s prototype autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California September
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