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Times Square car incident: 1 dead, 23 injured; driver in custody

<b>(CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 22 people injured Thursday when a speeding car plowed into pedestrians in Manhattan's bustling Times Square, city officials said.<p>Police identified the woman as Alyssa Elsman, a resident of Portage, Michigan.<p>The driver of the 2009 Honda Accord -- …

China hit by cyber virus, Europe warns of more attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.S. hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry "ransomware" attack warned it would release more malicious code.<p>The fast-spreading cyber extortion campaign, …

The FBI paid $900,000 to break into the San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI shelled out nearly seven figures to break into the infamous San Bernardino iPhone, according to a senator who may have let the world know …

United Airlines Will Now Pay Voluntarily Bumped Passengers Up To $10,000

<b>Updated on 4/28 at 1:15 p.m. ET</b><p>United Airlines and lawyers for the passenger seen on video being dragged from a United airliner in Chicago say the man has reached "an amicable settlement" with the airline. The terms of the agreement were not announced.<p>A statement released by the Chicago law firm of …

Coke to cut 1,200 jobs as Americans abandon soda

The maker of Fanta, Sprite and Smartwater said the job cuts will come from its corporate staff around the world. That would represent about a 22 percent reduction of its corporate staff of about 5,500, or a 1 percent reduction in its total workforce of 100,300 employees, according to …

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U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about.<p>The U.S. stance, which appeared to …

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White House holds out prospect of diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis

TOKYO — As North Korea conducted live-fire drills Tuesday and South Korea, Japan and the United States carried out their own military exercises, the White House said there is still room for a diplomatic resolution.<p>“The more that we can solve this diplomatically and continue to apply pressure on …

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Police officer killed, another wounded in Paris shooting

PARIS (Reuters) - A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group.<p>President Francois Hollande said he was convinced the “cowardly …

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United Airlines changes policy after 'horrific' passenger ordeal

<b>United Airlines is changing its policy on giving staff last-minute seats on full flights after a man was dragged screaming from a fully booked plane.</b><p>The airline said that in future crew members would be allocated seats at least an hour before departure.<p>It comes after passenger Dr David Dao lost two …

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13 killed, 2 hurt when church bus and truck crash in Texas

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 13 people …

Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything Samsung announced (updated)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here.<p>Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones -- and a variety of accessories -- at a press event at New York City's Lincoln Center earlier today.<p>The big news is as follows:<p><b>Samsung Galaxy S8:</b> The company's newest flagship phone boasts a wraparound …

Apple's spaceship campus, Apple Park, opens in April

Apple is planning to open its new campus, named Apple Park, in April. While the campus, set in Cupertino, California, has been tracked extensively by drones during its development, Apple has provided its own imagery and videos of the new $5 billion campus. 12,000 employees at Apple will take around …

The Most Expensive Cities in the World

For the fifth consecutive year, Singapore has been named the most expensive city to live in.<p>In the past few months, a number of rankings have appeared, determining everything from the best cities in the world for expats, to, well, the best country in the world. Yet another survey has recently been …

A group of New Yorkers came together to remove swastikas from a subway car

A group of New York City subway riders came together to remove Nazi imagery sprawled across a train on Saturday night.<p>Documented in a Facebook post …

Kim Jong Nam investigation: North Korean man to be released without charge

<b>Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) —</b> Ri Jong Chol, the North Korean man held in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, left Sepang Police district headquarters in Malaysia Friday under heavy police escort.<p>Ri is being handed over to immigration officials and transported to Kuala Lumpur international …

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.<p>The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in …

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Intel Supports American Innovation with $7 Billion Investment in Next-Generation Semiconductor Factory in Arizona

President Donald Trump and Intel Corp. Chief Executive Brian Krzanich announced plans for a major manufacturing facility in Arizona Wednesday.<p>A White House official, citing information from Intel, described the planned facility as "the most advanced semiconductor facility in the world." It will …

Journalists call out White House claims on terror reporting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Journalists are calling out a White House claim that news outlets are failing to adequately report terror attacks.<p>On Monday, the White House issued a list of 78 terror attacks to underscore President Donald Trump's assertion that the media is failing to adequately report them.<p>Trump told …

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Trump advisory council

Uber's Travis Kalanick has resigned from President Donald Trump's economic advisory council.<p>The CEO of the ride-hailing company shared the news with employees in a memo Thursday. The news was reported earlier by The New York Times and Recode.<p>In the memo, Kalanick said he talked to the president …

BMW to recall 230,117 vehicles that may have Takata air bags

Germany's BMW said on Friday it would recall 230,117 cars and sport utility vehicles in the United States that may have been fitted with faulty air-bag inflators made by Takata Corp <7312.T>.<p>The vehicles were being brought in for checks again as they may have had an air bag replaced with a Takata …

Smartwatch maker Pebble confirms it’s shutting down, as Fitbit acquires some of its assets

The rumors, it seems, were true. Smartwatch maker Pebble has confirmed that it’s shutting down, with some members of the team joining fellow wearables company Fitbit.<p>“Due to various factors, Pebble is no longer able to operate as an independent entity,” explained Eric Migicovsky, CEO and founder at …

Uber Just Bought An AI Startup To Make Its Self-Driving Cars Smarter

The ride-hail giant is opening up an AI Lab.<p>Uber is doubling down on self-driving cars. The company said Monday that it has acquired an artificial intelligence startup called Geometric Intelligence and tapped the company's founders as co-directors of its new in-house AI research lab. Terms of the …

McDonald's CEO: Chain still plans to expand in the US again

NEW YORK (AP) — Artisan burger buns, cage-free eggs and table service are some of the changes McDonald's is promising in the U.S. as it scrambles to …

Stop using that cheap Apple charger

A third-party charger for Apple gadgets may be a lot cheaper than the ones hanging off shelves at the Apple Store, but a vast majority of those …

South Korea Makes Game Hacking Illegal

Distributing programs to modify or gain an advantage during play incurs fines of up to $43,000 or 5 years in jail.<p>PCMag reviews products …