Self-driving Uber in fatal crash wasn’t programmed to spot pedestrians in roadway

Self-driving Uber in fatal crash wasn’t programmed to spot pedestrians in roadway

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Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving test car that struck and killed a pedestrian last year wasn’t programmed to recognize and react to jaywalkers, according to documents released by U.S. safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released more than 400 pages of reports and supporting documents on the March 2018 crash that killed 49-year-old […]

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France to unveil new immigration quotas

France to unveil new immigration quotas

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is set to unveil new immigration policies designed to discourage illegal migration, channel skilled foreign workers to the companies that need them and at the same time win over voters from far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Members of parliament for Mr Macron’s centrist party said that Edouard Philippe, the prime […]

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© Reuters. Rescue workers push stretcher trolleys carrying the bodies of dead village defence volunteers, who were killed by suspected separatist insurgents, at a hospital in Yala province

Gunmen kill 15 in southern Thailand’s worst attack in years By Reuters

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2/2 © Reuters. Rescue workers push stretcher trolleys carrying the bodies of dead village defence volunteers, who were killed by suspected separatist insurgents, at a hospital in Yala province 2/2 BANGKOK (Reuters) – Suspected separatist insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south and killed at least 15 people, including a police officer and […]

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Dow and Nasdaq again close at record highs

Dow and Nasdaq again close at record highs

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It’s the market that continues mostly upward, even though there’s still plenty to worry about. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq closed at record highs yet again Tuesday, and the S&P 500 closed barely below the all-time high it reached a day earlier. The gains in recent weeks have been driven by company […]

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Ukraine aid was linked to Joe Biden probe, Trump envoy admits

Ukraine aid was linked to Joe Biden probe, Trump envoy admits

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Donald Trump’s envoy to the EU has acknowledged linking military aid for Ukraine to a commitment by Kyiv to pursue investigations demanded by the US president, in what Democrats said was the most direct evidence to date of a presidential quid pro quo. The disclosure by Gordon Sondland came in revised testimony to House of […]

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FCC releases order approving T-Mobile-Sprint deal

FCC releases order approving T-Mobile-Sprint deal

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The Federal Communications Commission formally blessed T-Mobile US Inc.’s proposed purchase of Sprint Corp., publishing its order approving the merger of nationwide carriers passed by commissioners in a closed-door vote last month. The wireless combination still needs to clear a court challenge brought by states. It was approved by the FCC on a 3-2 Republican-led […]

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Chesapeake Energy raises doubt over its ability to survive

Chesapeake Energy raises doubt over its ability to survive

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Chesapeake Energy, a highly indebted prime mover of the US shale gas boom, has warned that it may not survive if low commodity prices persist into 2020. The acknowledgment pummeled the company’s shares and bonds on Tuesday and underlined the straitened circumstances of US shale drillers, which despite soaring output have lost much of their […]

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