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September 22, 2015 9:11 AM Alstom set to win $2.5 billion U.S. train deal: senator

PARIS French transport group Alstom (ALSO.PA) is set to win a $2.5 billion contract to build the next generation of high-speed trains for U.S. rail operator Amtrak, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said. Alstom on Tuesday welcomed the news of the possible contract, which Schumer announced on Monday in a statement published on his website. Alstom did not make any comment 55

September 22, 2015 4:49 AM 5 years after Facebook pledge, Newark schools struggle

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, left, founder and CEO of Facebook and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie listen as Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks about Zuckerberg's donation of $100 million to help Newark public schools during a press conference in Newark, N.J. Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show five years ago with a Democratic 53 1

September 21, 2015 2:24 PM 91-year-old German woman charged on allegations she served with SS at Auschwitz death camp

BERLIN – German prosecutors say they've charged a 91-year-old woman with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations she was a member of the Nazi SS who served in the Auschwitz death camp complex. Schleswig-Holstein prosecutors' spokesman Heinz Doellel said Monday the woman, whose name wasn't disclosed due to German privacy laws, is alleged 39

September 21, 2015 10:00 AM Apple withdraws some China apps after malware found

BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. says it has removed some applications from its App Store after they were found to contain malicious software in an unusual security breach. The company on Monday blamed the breach on the use by some developers of a fake version of a software tool that was posted on Chinese websites and included the malicious software 26

September 20, 2015 10:11 PM What’s next for Tsipras – POLITICO

ATHENS — The original Syriza-Independent Greeks coalition lasted a mere seven months. In that short time, it managed to turn projections of relatively robust growth into another recession, demolish the Greek banking system, and bring the country to the brink of a euro exit. Alexis Tsipras’ decision to pull back from the brink, capitulate to Greece’s 49

September 18, 2015 5:41 PM Thales touts new simulation training system for Royal Navy

Thales announces Royal Navy sonar simulation training solution for more efficient skills acquisition. LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Thales has introduced a new portable sonar training simulation system for Britain's Royal Navy that allows mission rehearsal scenarios with raw real-time data. "The introduction of the Rapidly Reconfigurable Training Technology 59

September 18, 2015 1:19 AM Putin becomes a political punching bag in White House race

Rand Paul: We need to be engaged with Russia Washington (CNN)Every good story needs a villain and in Vladimir Putin, candidates in the 2016 White House race have found the perfect foil. The Russian President -- with his expansionist worldview, Cold War-style mindset, KGB roots, tough-guy stunts and implacable anti-Americanism -- makes the quintessential 46

September 18, 2015 1:13 AM Comcast agrees to pay $33M in California privacy breach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable operator Comcast has settled with California authorities and agreed to pay $33 million for accidentally publishing the names, phone numbers and addresses of about 75,000 people who paid to keep the information private. Of the total, $25 million will go to state agencies. Each customer affected will receive $100. About $432,000 more will go to about 30

September 18, 2015 1:00 AM Comcast to pay $33M to California, customers over publishing data it was paid to shelter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable operator Comcast has settled with California authorities and agreed to pay $33 million for accidentally publishing the names, phone numbers and addresses of about 75,000 people who paid to keep the information private. Of the total, $25 million will go to state agencies. Each customer affected will receive $100. About $432,000 more will go to about 16

September 17, 2015 7:34 PM Altice Agrees to Buy Cablevision for $10 Billion

Deal by cable entrepreneur Drahi would create No. 4 cable operator in the U.S. PARIS—Patrick Drahi’s Altice NV Thursday said it would buy Cablevision Systems Corp. for about $10 billion, demonstrating the European cable company’s deal-making appetite in its quest to become one of the largest telecom players in the U.S. Through Altice, Mr. Drahi has been one of the most acquisitive 24