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Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flight

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 2:50pm
Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed killing 157 people, had an unusually high speed after take-off before the plane reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly, said a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording.

Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 9:09am
The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc , demonstrating a potential future role for wearable consumer technology in healthcare.

Fresh clashes as France's yellow vests seek new momentum

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:33am
French police fired tear gas and arrested dozens on Saturday in clashes with protesters as the yellow vest movement sought to inject new impetus into its four-month old revolt against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms.

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:32am
Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques.

Ethiopian Airlines says crash victim DNA tests will take up to 6 months

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:12am
Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday that DNA testing of the remains of the 157 passengers on board flight 302 may take up to six months as it offered bereaved families charred earth from the plane crash site to bury.

French investigators resume work on Ethiopian jet's black boxes

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 7:52am
France's air accident investigation agency said on Saturday it had resumed work analyzing the black boxes from an Ethiopian Airways plane that crashed last week, in coordination with teams from Boeing as well as U.S. and EU aviation safety authorities.

Arch-euroskeptic Farage leads march over Brexit betrayal

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 7:45am
Nigel Farage, the politician who probably did more than anyone else to force Britain's referendum on membership of the European Union, joined protesters at the start of a 270-mile march over what they call a betrayal of the Brexit vote.

Amazon's second headquarters faces new blocks in Virginia funding vote

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:11am
Amazon.com Inc's plan to set up a second headquarters in northern Virginia, after being rebuffed in New York, will face its first test when local officials vote on Saturday on a proposed financial package worth an estimated $51 million.

Factbox: Mass shooting incidents in New Zealand

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:11am
New Zealand suffered its worst peacetime shooting as at least one gunman, a suspected white supremacist, killed 49 people during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, the largest city on South Island.

New Zealand pledges reforms as relaxed gun laws scrutinized

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:09am
New Zealand is normally peaceful and calm - and has plenty of guns.

Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 4:23am
More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed almost 350 people in all.

Sports canceled as traumatized New Zealand mourns shooting victims

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 3:47am
A raft of top class sporting events were canceled in New Zealand on Saturday as a traumatized nation started burying the dead from the worst peacetime mass killing in its history.

BMW, Mercedes-Benz lower prices in China after VAT drop

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 1:14am
BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz said on Saturday they will lower their prices in China, after the government announced it will reduce the country's value-added tax (VAT) starting on April 1.

Backstory: How Reuters uncovered Beto O'Rourke's teenage hacking days

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 12:08am
Reuters reporter Joseph Menn exclusively revealed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager.

Crusaders match canceled in wake of mosque shootings

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:09pm
A Super Rugby match between the Otago Highlanders and Canterbury Crusaders scheduled for Saturday has been canceled after a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday killed 49 people.

Boeing 737 MAX software patch expected before end-March: sources

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:10pm
Boeing Co plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said.

Christchurch attacker intended to continue rampage when arrested

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:02pm
The main suspect in New Zealand's worst peacetime mass shooting intended to continue the rampage before he was caught by police, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday.

Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 8:56pm
President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

U.S. Interior official suggests Trump drilling proposal will include Atlantic: recording

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 8:53pm
The Trump administration is likely to open up portions of the Atlantic to oil and gas drilling despite opposition from East Coast states, a U.S. Interior Department official suggested in remarks at a recent energy industry conference, a recording of which was reviewed by Reuters.

U.S. high court broadens scope of census citizenship question case

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 8:51pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday broadened the scope of what it will consider in resolving the legal fight over the contentious decision by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing also to decide whether the move violated the U.S. Constitution.

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