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Oct 25 (Reuters) – Apple spokesperson: * Apple denies report that it has reduced accuracy spec for Face ID in iPhone X * “The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven’t changed” * There continues to be “one in a million probability” of a random person unlocking an iPhone with Face ID Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters

Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said. The bodies of three Bangladeshis and one unidentified person were found in the debris, officials said late on Saturday. Two workers escaped with light injuries. “Now the problem we are facing is we need to excavate a 35-metre heap of earth. We have deployed a K9 (canine) unit with three dogs to search for victims,” PenangRead More

Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June. Home to a close-knit, multi-ethnic community, the 24-storey tower in a deprived housing estate was reduced to a charred ruin by the inferno that engulfed it in the middle of the night. Many survivors have yet to be rehoused and are still living in hotels. The charity auction,Read More

Jason Aldean, Jennifer Lopez cancel shows after Las Vegas shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Country star Jason Aldean said on Tuesday he would cancel three shows this week to honor victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in which a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Las Vegas music festival during the singer’s performance. Aldean canceled stops in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, California, as part of his “They Don’t Know Tour.” The tour will resume in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 12 and refunds will be offered for the canceled shows. “I feel likeRead More

EU to tell Amazon to pay Luxembourg back taxes: source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU regulators are expected to order Amazon (AMZN.O) on Wednesday to pay Luxebourg millions of euros in back taxes, a person familiar with the matter said, the latest global company to be hit by an EU crackdown on unfair tax deals. The European Commission ruling wraps up a three-year long investigation into whether Amazon received an unfair advantage based on a 2003 Luxembourg tax ruling which allows an Amazon subsidiary to pay less tax there than other companies. The EU competition enforcer estimated a tax bill ofRead More

U.S. rocker Tom Petty reported ‘clinging to life’:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. rocker Tom Petty was reported on Monday to be clinging to life in a southern California hospital after conflicting reports that he had died. CBS News, citing Los Angeles Police Department, had earlier reported that Petty, 66, had died. The LAPD later said on Twitter that it has “no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty. Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources.” Celebrity website, citing unidentified sources, reported later that Petty was not expected to live much longer but wasRead More

Bombardier in talks for C-Series deals with Chinese carriers: executive

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Planemaker Bombardier Inc aims to close deals with Chinese airlines in upcoming months and is in talks with the country’s three biggest airlines, a senior Bombardier executive said on Tuesday. Marc Meloche, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s head of structured finance, said in an interview the planemaker was also in discussions with leasing businesses on purchasing its C-Series plane. He spoke to Reuters while in China. Meloche said he hoped the deals could be announced during a visit by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to China next month. “Prime Minister Trudeau isRead More

Emma Stone honed dance skills to play tennis great Billie Jean King

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Emma Stone admits she’s never been a sports player, so when she was asked to play former world tennis No. 1 Billie Jean King in the movie “Battle of the Sexes,” the Oscar-winning actress approached it from a different direction – dancing. King, by contrast, who pioneered the fight for equal pay in tennis more than 40 years ago, pictured herself in Stone’s position as she worked with the actress to portray her character. “I tried to put myself in Emma’s shoes. That’s really taking aRead More

Car-centric Houston struggles after loss of countless autos

Bryan Harvey is frequently reminded that he shares a name with the storm that dumped 50 inches of rain on metropolitan Houston and unleashed the floods that have him working 14-hour days towing water-logged cars. Even in their despair, some victims have salvaged a smile by posing for pictures in front of the “Harvey’s Towing” sign on the side of his red Dodge Ram 5500 flat-bed truck. More than a week after Harvey slammed Houston, wreckers like Bryan Harvey are still hauling cars and trucks from flooded neighborhoods to dealershipsRead More