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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist’s Florida speech

(Reuters) – A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to “kill them” have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday. No one was injured in the shooting incident, which occurred on Thursday near the campus in Gainesville where hundreds of people protested Richard Spencer’s speech amid a heavy police presence and a preemptive state of emergency declaration by the governor. Gainesville police said Tyler Tenbrink, 28, and William and Colton Fears, 30Read More


Consumer Reports says Tesla misunderstands ‘positive’ Model 3 rating

DETROIT (Reuters) – Consumer Reports said on Friday that Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) had apparently misunderstood the “average” reliability rating the magazine assigned to the electric carmaker’s Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally “positive” for an all-new vehicle. FILE PHOTO: Tesla Model 3 cars are seen as Tesla holds an event at the factory handing over its first 30 Model 3 vehicles to employee buyers at the company’s Fremont facility in California, U.S. on July 28, 2017. Courtesy Tesla/Handout via REUTERS Tesla criticized the rating on Thursday, saying ”it’sRead More


Trump pledges passage of tax cuts after Senate OKs budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for the passage of Republicans’ sweeping tax cut plan, saying a key senator who rejected the party’s budget blueprint a day earlier would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote. U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order making it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueRead More


Ride hailing firm Grab secures up to $700 million in debt facilities

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Grab, the main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], said on Friday it had secured debt facilities of up to $700 million to help it create the largest car rental program in southeast Asia. FILE PHOTO: People wait for the start of Grab’s fifth anniversary news conference in Singapore June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo The company also said it had signed a partnership with Singaporean public transport operator SMRT, which will give it exclusive access to SMRT’s taxi and private car fleet management capabilities,Read More


Rick Pitino speaks out on bribery scandal, Adidas lawsuit Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

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Roger Goodell says players should stand, but league focus on underlying issues – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

NFL owners expressed their belief that players should stand for the national anthem in meetings Wednesday but focused on how the league can address the concerns of players who are protesting during it, commissioner Roger Goodell said. Goodell noted that only six or seven players are currently protesting during the national anthem and said the league is going to work to make that number zero by addressing the underlying issues of those protests. He said owners expressed support for the efforts that players have identified and recognize these are importantRead More


Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Residents of Northern California’s wine country left homeless by the state’s deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42. Since erupting on Oct. 8 and 9, the blazes have blackened more than 245,000 acres, (86,200 hectares) and destroyed an estimated 4,600 homes along with wineries and commercial buildings. Thousands of survivors, forced to flee the flames with little warning, remain displaced. Many are returning to find nothing left, forcing themRead More


Toshiba investigated by Japan’s securities watchdog: source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp’s (6502.T) accounting practices for the last business year to see if it properly handled the losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission is examining the process involved in creating the financial report for the 2016/17 business year, said the source, who was not authorized to speak to the media and declined to be identified. A Toshiba spokesman declined to comment. Reporting by Takahiko Wada; WritingRead More


U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China’s rise: Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to “dramatically deepen” cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of negative Chinese influence in Asia. Speaking on Wednesday, less than a month before President Donald Trump is due to make his first state visit to China, Tillerson said the United States had begun to discuss creating alternatives to Chinese infrastructure financing in Asia. In another comment likely to upset Beijing, heRead More


Rep. asks Trump to ‘bring a transcript’ to prove what he said to widow of fallen soldier Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

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