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Spain train crash: Driver told judge he was 'distracted'

The driver of the train that sped off the rails outside the northern city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 passengers, admitted to a judge that he had been "distracted" while at the controls.<p>Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, 52, was declared a formal suspect in the case and released after a two-hour …

Obama And Clinton Meet For 'Friendship' Lunch

Talk about a power lunch.<p>President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Monday for a private lunch that immediately sparked speculation about what it means for the 2016 presidential race.<p>The visit marked at least the second time the two have met privately since Clinton left the …

Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities

How bad is the sea-level rise? Though scientists debate the severity, a new study says at least 316 U.S. cities and towns will be mostly submerged unless pollution can be pulled from the sky.<p>A rise in sea levels threatens the viability of more than 1,400 cities and towns, including Miami, Virginia …

Thomson Reuters Is the Latest Pro-Assad Twitter Hack Victim

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Late on Monday afternoon, the Thomson Reuters corporate Twitter account started posting a series of …

Driver dead and 35 injured in Swiss train crash

Two trains collided head-on Monday in western Switzerland, killing one of the drivers and injuring 35 passengers, at least five of them seriously, police said.<p>The accident happened in Granges-pres-Marnand shortly before 7:00pm (1700 GMT), according to regional police.<p>An AFP reporter who arrived at …

Japan's industrial output and household spending fall

<b>Japan has posted weaker-than-expected economic data, underlining the challenges the government faces as it tries to revive the country's economy.</b><p>Industrial output fell 3.3% in June, from the previous month. Compared with the same month a year ago it fell 4.8%.<p>Meanwhile, household spending declined …

Morsi supporters hold fresh Egypt protests

Supporters of Egypt's deposed president have marched towards security headquarters in Cairo, raising fears of new clashes as the EU's foreign policy chief met local officials.<p>The marches on Monday night came despite a warning from the National Defence Council late on Sunday that it would take …

Samsung still hoping to use contested ‘pinch to zoom’ feature versus Apple

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Samsung is challenging a court decision that awarded Apple a billion dollars in damages for patent infringement.<p>This time Samsung’s complaint is that the “pinch to zoom” patent, which figured in some of the infringement claims, was actually invalidated by the …

Microsoft prices Xbox One acessories

<b>Microsoft has priced a number of its Xbox One accessories in the US.</b><p>A controller will cost US$59.99, while the Play and Charge rechargeable battery …

Low-Cost Plastic iPhone Outed in Labor Report

DetroitBORG<p>Apple hasn’t yet announced a low-cost iPhone, let alone plans to build one. But the company is indeed working on one, according to a new …