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Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:41am

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:39am

The car-sharing service car2go said Thursday it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada's largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable.

Boston Globe probes text allegation against top editor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:37am

Boston Globe executives said Wednesday they're investigating an allegation the newspaper's top editor had an inappropriate text exchange with a former employee he once dated.

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings are suing the gun manufacturer that built and the store that sold the weapon used in the attack that killed 17.

San Francisco brewery ordered to stop making beer with CBD

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:35am

U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing beer containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived extract known as CBD.

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:33am

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback."

Emergency rule prohibits most anchoring in Michigan waterway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:24am

Michigan's governor on Thursday approved an emergency ban on most vessels dropping anchor in a Great Lakes waterway where oil, electric and other infrastructure cables rest, following an anchor strike that caused a potentially toxic leak.

Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:19am

French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe.


Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:01am

China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States.

Stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong still toking, joking at 80

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:58am

Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America.

Brazil truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:58am

A truckers' strike was backing up exports and causing fuel shortages in Brazil on Thursday, leading to a reduction in bus service in Rio de Janeiro and a restriction on landings at the capital's airport.

IAEA: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but could improve

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:58am

Iran appears to be complying with a 2015 deal with major powers that was meant to stop it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said Thursday.

Facebook won't pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:41am

Facebook said Thursday it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

UN adopts measure linking conflict to hunger and starvation

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:07am

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that for the first time recognizes the link between conflict and hunger and strongly condemns the use of starvation as a method of warfare.

Historic theater cancels events due to roof damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:05am

A century-old Vermont theater known as a popular stop for performers traveling between Montreal and Boston canceled upcoming events due to roof damage.

Deutsche Bank to slash thousands of jobs to control costs

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:55am

Deutsche Bank is slashing thousands of jobs as Germany's largest lender refocuses its global investment banking business on Europe and seeks to return to steady profitability.

McDonald's not ready to let go of plastic straws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:55am

McDonald's isn't ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns.

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall after Korea meeting cancelled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:51am

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Best Buy posts strong sales, but investors sour on outlook

Anne D'Innocenzio and Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:49am

Best Buy posted strong sales of mobile phones, appliances, and smart computing products as it showed in its financial results that store chains can still thrive as shoppers buy more online.

Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:49am

Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups that want to derail the project.