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December 16, 2018 10:51 PM Car blast kills nine in Syrian city near Turkey border

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed on Sunday when a car bomb exploded in a vegetable market in the northwest Syrian city of Afrin, in the latest such attack in towns under control of Turkey-backed rebel groups, witnesses and rebel sources said. They said the blast came from a detonated car parked close to the busy market in the city only days after 78

December 10, 2018 9:14 AM Onset of recession may take longer than expected after yield curve inverts

(Reuters) - The onset of a U.S. recession could take longer than usually thought after key points of the Treasury yield curve invert, as a surge in U.S. short-dated debt issuance has altered the dynamics of the Treasury market and other indicators show an economic downturn is farther off. As the Trump administration ramps up debt sales to cover a budget 86

December 8, 2018 8:39 AM 6 dead, dozens hurt in nightclub stampede on Italy's coast

Rescuers assist injured people outside a nightclub in Corinaldo, central Italy, early Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. At least six people, all but one of them minors, were killed and about 35 others injured in a stampede of panicked concertgoers early Saturday at a disco in a small town on Italy's central Adriatic coast. (Stefano Pagliarini/Ancona Today via AP) Rescuers 152

December 6, 2018 2:32 AM Uber plans smaller, more cautious self-driving car launch

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc’s UBER.UL is plotting the return of its self-driving cars, but the company known for its hard-charging style is taking a much more conservative approach as it tries to recover from a fatal accident that upended its autonomous vehicle program. After it receives approval from the state of Pennsylvania, Uber plans to begin 141

November 7, 2018 11:16 PM Comcast plans to roll out new video-streaming device: source

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) is planning to launch a product that will allow its broadband subscribers to aggregate some video streaming applications, including Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, according to a source familiar with the matter. The product, set to be launched next year, will come with a voice-activated remote and will first be a set-top 125

September 27, 2018 2:07 PM Razor Chases Cash-Rich Startups in New Scooter Boom

The once-popular manufacturer is racing to catch up in the shareable electric scooter market CERRITOS, Calif.—Razor USA LLC kicked off the last big scooter fad in America nearly two decades ago, when its collapsible, two-wheel models became an overnight sensation for children across the country. Now the California company is racing to catch up in a new scooter 92

September 26, 2018 9:10 AM Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai capital is considering jailing people who feed pigeons in public to try to eliminate the risk of bird flu and other diseases, officials said on Wednesday. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is spearheading a campaign to catch pigeons and has vowed to impose a ban on feeding them - violators could be jailed for up to three 104

September 12, 2018 2:50 PM Three dead as car ploughs into square in southern China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Three people died and 43 were injured when a car ploughed into a crowded square in southern China on Wednesday and police have detained the driver, the local government said. The car drove onto the square in Mishui town, part of Hengyang city in Hunan province, shortly before 8 p.m. (1200GMT), the Hengyang government said in a statement 74

September 11, 2018 9:29 AM Bus crash in south India kills at least 45 people, officials say

bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people (AP) A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, officials said. At least 25 other people were injured. The driver lost control as he tried 201

September 5, 2018 1:56 AM Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Won’t Seek Re-Election

Former Obama chief of staff revived downtown, struggled with crime CHICAGO—Rahm Emanuel said he won’t seek re-election as mayor of Chicago after two terms marked by downtown development but also a wave of gun violence that returned the city’s murder rate to 1990s levels. The announcement marked an abrupt reversal for Mr. Emanuel, who raised a substantial 65