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Back At It: Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Program After Weekend Crash

Uber is finally restarting its self-driving program in Arizona and Pittsburgh. Another auto reportedly failed to yield to the autonomous Uber, and the vehicle was flipped on its side according to Tempe police. The company confirmed yesterday that it had been transporting customers with self-driving cars in the state. Intel has a fleet of self-driving cars that are being tested, although they are not used in autonomous mode on city streets, company spokeswoman Danielle Mann said.

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Senate OKs California tax, fee hike for roads

Assemblyman Heath Flora (R-Ripon) voted "no" on the bill , citing concerns about SB 1 , such as the fact that the 70 percent gas tax increase is the largest in history as well as the state's significant backlog of basic road repairs. Republicans in the Assembly argued the bill doesn't do enough to guarantee existing revenue is spent responsibly. “I cannot justify asking Californians to dig deeper into their pockets to fix our roads when we can get the job done with what theyve given us ...

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Ghastly images of dying babies prompted Donald Trump to order missile attack

In 2013, Mr Trump said on Twitter: "Stay out of Syria ". The Syrian government has denied being behind the attack and the Russian government warned against apportioning blame until an investigation had been carried out. Many people welcomed the intervention from the United States, including Syrians, on social media, some of whom changed their profile pictures to an image of Mr Trump to show their support.

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Connecticut's US Sen. Blumenthal announces opposition to Gorsuch

Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Richard Blumenthal of CT and Brian Schatz of Hawaii became the latest Democratic senators to announce their opposition to Gorsuch, a 49-year-old federal appeals court judge in Denver whose conservative rulings make him an intellectual heir to the justice he would replace, the late Antonin Scalia.

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Ratings Skyrocket, Sponsors Flee as Trump Endorses Fox News Host O'Reilly

Paul Rittenberg, executive vice president of advertising sales for Fox News, said that the company will move advertisements from these companies to other Fox News shows. O'Reilly nevertheless easily outpaced Maddow in total viewers, drawing in 3.6 million to her 2.6 million for the night. That is a 20 percent boost from the previous Tuesday.

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Gov. Jerry Brown Lifts Drought Emergency For Most Of California

At this time previous year, more than 90 percent of California fell into at least one of the weekly report's four drought categories. Brown's office will ask California legislators to act on new legislation to implement long-term water conservation measures, part of a framework issued Friday by five state agencies.

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7 civilians killed as USA warplanes strike Syrian town again

Thursday night's strikes - some 60 cruise missiles fired from two ships in the Mediterranean - were the culmination of a rapid, three-day transformation for Trump, who has long opposed deeper USA involvement in Syria's civil war. After dinner Thursday, the president informed Xi that US missiles had just made impact in Syria . Trump had also repeatedly touted his opposition to the US-led wars in the region and vowed never to take a military action against the Syrian government.

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Top 10 Cities for Dog Attacks on Postal Workers

The surge in attacks on postal workers may have contributed to rising homeowner's insurance claims on dog bites and other dog-related injuries, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Also, owners should remind children about keeping dogs secure. They say be especially careful when opening the door for a postal worker, as many attacks happen when dogs squeeze out and chase the mail carrier.

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Gibraltar sovereignty not up for negotiation, May tells Tusk

But the 27 countries will not formally approve them until a summit on April 29. The orders from MEPs - who wield a powerful veto over the final deal - include the United Kingdom keeping similar competition, trade and social policies in exchange for a trade deal.

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Governor Brown declares California drought to be officially over

The governor signed an executive order Friday that lifted the state of emergency declaration he signed in 2014 , which directed the state to take "all necessary actions" to prepare for drought conditions. Officials said the state succeeded at reducing water usage by 22 percent between June 2015 and January 2017. In practical terms, the lifting of the drought order will have little effect on most Californians.

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One For Arthur adds tartan touch to Grand National

Russell, whose partner and riding great Peter Scudamore never won the race, was overcome with emotion. Rubstic in 1979 was previously the sole victor to hail from north of the border. McClung added: "I thought this morning, it's baking hot so there's no pressure now, he's not going to win on that ground but I have to say he's just shown his class today".

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Sweden says truck attack suspect is Uzbek-born

At least four people were killed and 15 others injured when the beer lorry was hijacked and then driven through a crowd on Friday. Swedish police are increasingly confident they have caught the man responsible for a truck attack in the capital Stockholm on Friday, but would not rule out the possibility that other people had been involved.

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Spieth lurks as Garcia, Rose lead Masters

A month later he finished second in the US PGA Championship at the age of 19, but has since recorded a further 21 top-10 finishes without claiming a maiden major title. A bogey on the fourth was the first blemish to the scorecard. Hoffman had a chance to keep his distance until he ran off five bogeys in a six-hole stretch, including a three-putt from 4 feet at the par-5 eighth.

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USA jobs report: A tale of 2 surveys, at a glance

Employment increased in professional and business services with a gain of 56,000. Mining added 11,000 jobs in March, with most of the gain occurring in support activities for mining (+9,000). The report said the unemployment rate, a statistic known as the U-3, was 4.5 percent, down from 4.7 percent in February. The government also revised down the job growth for January and February by a combined 38,000.

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United Airlines to its passengers: "Your leggings are welcome!"

United Airlines was the target of major online criticism yesterday after barring two girls from a U.S. domestic flight for wearing leggings in an apparent breach of their clothing policy. Some said they will no longer fly with the airline. - Jacki Antonovich (@jackiantonovich) March 26, 2017 @united Leggings are business attire for 10 year olds.

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Trump Repealed Federal Online Privacy Rules

Providers would have been allowed share and sell non-sensitive information - such as names, IP address and anything else not on the sensitive list - under the privacy rules, but customers would have been allowed to opt-out. "Because of the current legal landscape, the FTC can't police ISPs either, leaving customers without a federal agency that can clearly protect them in this space".

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U.S. transportation sector adds another 3500 jobs in March

Overall job growth for the month was the lowest since last May. "The big storm hit during the sample week of the employment report and apparently delayed new hiring". Average hourly earnings continued a recent rise for employees on private nonfarm payrolls, increasing by 5 cents to $26.14. The household survey produces each month's unemployment rate.

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Could we see one of racing's greatest comebacks in Saturday's Grand National?

Speaking to ITV Racing following the win, she said: "I am so delighted, what a day". Another wounded warrior is Katie Walsh who will be in the saddle on Wonderful Charm as she bids to become the first female jockey to win the event. I fancied him strongly in the Ryanair Chase, but he just didn't seem to have the gears to stay in contention. The former looks just the type to go well from the front around here and has a great pilot in Derek O'Connor.

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Only 98000 new jobs added in March

The pace of job growth was sharply down from an average of almost 218,000 in the first two months of the year. The teenage jobless rate fell to 13.7 percent, the lowest level since May 2001. The January and February numbers were revised lower by a combined 38,000 jobs. Aberdeen Asset Management investment strategist Luke Bartholomew said the decline in job creation was another sign of a "pretty tight" labour market.

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Local Water Authority Applauds Gov. Brown for Declaring End of Drought

In the counties of Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne, emergency drinking water programs will stay in place. The vast majority of urban agencies passed that test. Westbrook said the snowpack in the watershed that feeds Pinecrest Reservoir, the main holding tank for TUD's annual water supply, is about 200 percent of normal for this date.

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Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences

Tillerson also said that Trump accepted Xi's offer to make a state visit to China in the future. "While I have no doubt that any administration faced with an extremist threat from North Korea to launch a missile with a nuclear warhead on it toward the United States would act decisively to stop that, I think it's much less likely that any administration including this one would try to use force pre-emptively to destroy North Korea's nuclear or missile programs", Blinken said.

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Uber suspends self-driving fleet after crash in Arizona

The accident occurred Friday in Tempe while the Volvo SUV was carrying two engineers in the front and no backseat passengers, although no-one was seriously injured in the crash. This was not the first accident involving a self-driving vehicle. "We are resuming our development operations in San Francisco this morning", an Uber spokeswoman wrote in an emailed statement early Monday.

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EU and Greece seek bailout deal by Friday

Tsipras said that Greece achieved a primary budget surplus - before debt payments - of more than 3 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) previous year versus a bailout target of 0.5 percent of GDP. A delegation of Greek ministers is now in Brussels for talks with representatives of the global creditors in an attempt to bridge differences over the fresh round of labor reforms, pensions and tax cuts demanded by Greece's creditors.

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Deliveries of Tesla cars up 69 percent in 1st quarter

Tesla expects to begin Model 3 production this summer, with a full ramp up before the end of the year. Tesla claims it delivered 25,418 cars in the first quarter of this year, which equates to a 69 percent increase over Q1 2016. Musk is banking on full-scale production of the Model 3, which will sell in higher volumes than the Model S or Model X thanks to a $35,000 base price.

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Ag experts say lack of water storage keeping Valley in drought

Some restricted activities, like blatantly wasteful irrigation (runoff), watering during and 48 hours after rain and washing down sidewalks and hardscapes will be permanently prohibited by the State and by DWA pursuant to the agency's conservation ordinance, district officials said in a release.

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United States trade deficit drops sharply to $43.6 billion in February

Despite the negative rhetoric about China by candidates during the 2016 presidential campaign, ratings of China have become more positive among both Republicans and Democrats, according to the survey. "The share of the public that sees the amount of USA debt held by Beijing, the loss of jobs to China and the trade deficit with China as very serious problems has dropped significantly in recent years", the Pew survey says.

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Monetary Policy Committee meets, RBI likely to hold rates

Patel added that the RBI's forecast for inflation stood at 4.5% for the first half of the 2017-'18 financial year and at 5% for second half of the year. Naresh TakkarMD & Group CEO, ICRA Ltd The status quo for the policy rate was along expected lines, with the stance having been changed to neutral on February 2017, and the Monetary Policy Committee's (MPC's) focus on bringing inflation to 4% in a durable manner.

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Advocates call for more salary transparency on Equal Pay Day

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day , which symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women's wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year. Why? The program has trained more than 3,000 working women since then, according to the mayor's office, and hopes to train 8,500 by December 2017 and 85,000 women by 2020.

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SA downgraded to junk status by second ratings firm

It said the decision reflects Fitch's view that recent political events, including a major cabinet reshuffle, will weaken standards of governance and public finances. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reach to shake hands at Mar-a-Lago, Friday, April 7, 2017 , in Palm Beach, Fla. Two groups of protesters also scuffled outside the Gupta family mansion in Saxonwold, in Johannesburg's wealthy Sandton business district and the Police presence was beefed up outside the ...

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Here's how much United States missile attack in Syria cost

The U.S. said it launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria overnight from two U.S. Navy warships in the eastern Mediterranean in response to what it claims was a chemical weapon attack that killed more than 100 people earlier this week.

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Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

According to the statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin regards the strikes as an attempt to distract from the 150 civilians killed by the U.S. CHINA Beijing's foreign ministry said it is urgent to prevent a further deterioration in the situation in Syria and called on all relevant parties to stick to political settlements.

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Eurogroup chief is "positive" on breakthrough in Greek talks

Dijsselbloem said the Greek government was now prepared to reduce pensions in 2019 and lower tax breaks in 2020 in return for a bailout payment despite widespread public opposition. "Such an agreement on policies will have to be followed by discussions with euro area countries to ensure satisfactory assurances on a credible strategy to restore debt sustainability, before a program is presented to the IMF Executive Board", he said.

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Indianapolis ranks ninth for dog attacks on mail carriers

Postal Service on Thursday. Los Angeles topped the 2016 list with 80 attacks on postal workers, followed by Houston with 62 and Cleveland with 60. The surge in attacks on postal workers may have contributed to rising homeowner's insurance claims on dog bites and other dog-related injuries, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

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Jerry Brown declares California drought over

However, Californians are a tough lot, and proved their mettle, sacrificing green lawns and leaving their cars unwashed as water conservation became a way of life. This "state-of-emergency" started five long years ago, at a time when almost the whole of the state experienced historically-low rainfall. "The governor does not want to lift his control over our ground water and that's what it's about", said Cunha.

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Nuclear Power Suffers Major Blow With Westinghouse Bankruptcy

Last month, Toshiba had said it was expecting a loss of $4.3 billion for April-December of previous year, including a $6.2 billion hit from its nuclear business. nuclear unit's debts. As part of Toshiba , Westinghouse is to build the reactors for the new plant. One investor pointed out the firm described both the chip and nuclear businesses as core units of Toshiba just previous year.


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