Uber, Lyft resolve litigation involving top executives

June 28th, 2016

File photo of a driver displaying Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs on his car windscreen in Santa MonicaSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden have settled litigation in California, court filings show, in which Lyft accused VanderZanden of breaking his confidentiality pledges when he went to work for rival ride service Uber. A Lyft spokesman confirmed the settlement on Monday but declined to disclose details. Uber also withdrew a subpoena on Monday in separate litigation over a data breach at Uber, which had targeted an Internet address assigned to Lyft's chief technology officer, according to a court filing. …


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Russian ‘harassment’ of US diplomats on rise

June 28th, 2016

Harassment against US diplomats by Russian security agents has been on the rise ever since sanctions were imposed two years ago, say officials.

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Recovery underway in West Virginia town ‘built to carry on’

June 27th, 2016

Recovery underway in West Virginia town 'built to carry on'RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) — When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.


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Strict Texas abortion law struck down

June 27th, 2016

The US Supreme Court strikes down a 2013 Texas abortion law that imposed restrictive regulations on the procedure, in a landmark ruling.

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Turkey PM says Israel to pay $20 mn compensation for 2010 raid

June 27th, 2016

Ten Turkish activists were killed when Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmara ship which was part of the Free Gaza flotilla in May 2010Ankara (AFP) – A breakthrough Israel-Turkey deal following six years of acrimony will see Israel pay $20 million (18.14 million euros) in compensation for a deadly 2010 commando raid, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday.


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Clashes at white-supremacist rally in Sacramento leave 10 injured

June 27th, 2016

At least 10 people are wounded, two seriously, in clashes between right-wing extremists and counter-protesters in Sacramento, California.

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Reyes cheered in 1st minor league game since rejoining Mets

June 27th, 2016

Brooklyn Cyclones' Jose Reyes (7) strikes out for his first at-bat as Daniel De La Calle, center, catches for the Hudson Valley Renegades in the first inning of a minor league baseball game, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Reyes was a big hit with fans in his return to New York.


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Keystone XL pipeline: Company to sue over rejection

June 27th, 2016

TransCanada, the company behind the disputed Keystone XL pipeline, has filed a formal request to the US government to claim $15bn in damages over the rejection of the project.

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Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate

June 26th, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The street version of fentanyl blamed in the deaths of thousands of Americans is also threatening police officers, forcing changes in long-standing basics of drug investigations, from confiscations to testing to undercover operations.

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Bill Cunningham, New York Times fashion photographer, dies at 87

June 26th, 2016

Veteran fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who made his name chronicling trends on the streets of New York, dies aged 87.

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