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Actor Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behavior, harassment: CNN

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:18pm
(Reuters) - At least eight women have accused actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior or harassment while working with them on film sets or at promotional events, CNN reported on Thursday.

Exclusive: Canada's Trudeau - possible U.S. auto tariffs based on flimsy logic

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:17pm
LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - A move by the United States to explore tariffs on auto imports is based on flimsy logic and is clearly linked to talks to modernize the NAFTA trade pact, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.

U.S. intelligence officials brief lawmakers on Russia probe

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:59am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, including a senior Democrat, went to the Justice Department for first of two planned classified briefings on Thursday from FBI and intelligence officials on an FBI probe into Russian election meddling after President Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims about a "spy" being used against his campaign.

Trump scraps North Korea summit, warns Kim that military ready

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:41am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, citing Pyongyang's "open hostility," and warned that the U.S. military was ready in the event of any reckless acts by North Korea.

Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:59am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March and which failed to properly identify the pedestrian, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.

Trump cancels summit with North Korea scheduled for next month

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site.

Trump rejects moderate immigration deal, wants 'whole package'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:35am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a push by moderate congressional Republicans for a "Dreamer" immigration deal, saying he would only back sweeping immigration legislation that met all of his demands, including a U.S-Mexico border wall.

Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake: U.S. agency

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:09am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Uber [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.

U.S. intelligence officials to brief lawmakers on Russia probe

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, including senior Democrats, will receive classified briefings from FBI and intelligence officials on Thursday on an FBI probe into Russian election meddling after President Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims about a "spy" being used against his campaign.

Trump calls off meeting with North Korea's Kim

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 8:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off his planned June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a letter released by the White House.

Tesla's Musk bashes media, proposes credibility check

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 8:54am
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk gained the support on Thursday of more than half a million people on Twitter for plans to create a website evaluating journalists' credibility, spurred by his frustration at media reports about the electric car maker.

U.S. and partners form international alliance to push nuclear power

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 8:06am
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The United States is leading an initiative with several other governments to promote nuclear power and encourage investment in new nuclear technologies.

Rusal CEO, board members quit in quest for U.S. sanctions relief

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:46am
HONG KONG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest aluminum producer, United Company Rusal Plc , said on Thursday that its chief executive and seven board members had quit, part of a strategy it hopes may persuade the United States to lift crippling sanctions on it.

North Korea blows up nuclear test tunnels amid doubts over summit

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:45am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels used for nuclear testing on Thursday, media reported, as part of steps that have reduced tension on the Korean peninsula and raised the possibility of a summit with the United States.

Trump welcomes NFL decision on national anthem protests

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:37am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the National Football League's decision to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying if they don't want to stand maybe they should not be in the country.

General Electric's power unit fights for growth as wind, solar gain

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:29am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vistra Energy Corp and Dominion Energy Inc – which serve about 5.5 million electricity customers in more than a dozen U.S. states – both say they are done building combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plants.

Fashion and sport brands clash in luxury sneakers race

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:24am
MILAN (Reuters) - What do you get when luxury fashion meets sport? $10,000 sneakers.

China scolds U.S. for withdrawing invite to naval drills

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:52am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry expressed regret on Thursday after the United States withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation.

Texas mass shooting victims, survivors to meet with governor

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:37am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Victims and survivors of Texas mass shootings are expected to take part in a final round of talks on Thursday with Governor Greg Abbott, who is seeking ways to stop gun massacres after a shooter killed 10 people in a Houston-area high school.

China says finds no clues to explain U.S. sonic incident

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:20am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has found no clues to explain what happened to an American citizen working at a U.S. consulate who reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

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