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VW engineer pleads guilty in diesel probe

District Court in Detroit, Liang said he was guilty because he had failed to disclose the software that Volkswagen had installed in vehicles to enable them to fraudulently pass emissions tests". The plea by the VW engineer suggests that the Department of Justice is trying to pursue charges against other higher-level executives at the company.

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Woman charged over failed Paris attack: Prosecutors

Ornella G. was remanded in custody after being charged with association with a terrorist group and attempted murder by an organised group, prosecutors said. She was the fiancee of Larossi Abballa, a jihadist who knifed to death a senior policeman and his partner at their home in a Paris suburb in June before himself being shot dead.

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USA retailers concerned over shipments stranded by Hanjin bankruptcy

Kip Louttit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California , said three Hanjin ship captains sent their vessels adrift in global waters Wednesday afternoon: the Hanjin Constanza , the Hanjin Greece and the Hanjin Boston are off the coast.

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Home Entertainment No Messi, no Suarez & too many changes - Barcelona pay price

Perhaps costly was Enrique's decision not to start star forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, and the coach blamed himself as well as defensive fragility for the loss. Ten minutes into the game, Alaves did just that when they took their first shot of the game through Barca's gaping defence, straight at Cillessen, who held onto the ball easily.

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Apple says several billion dollars set aside for U.S. taxes

He added: "There wasn't a special deal between Ireland and Apple , it didn't exist". But Cook, formerly Apple's chief financial officer, described the demand as "maddening" and " total political crap " in the interview , claiming that the European Union is picking on Apple and that the company has done nothing wrong.

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Warrant Issued For Presidential Candidate's Arrest for 'Criminal Mischief'

Stein's campaign said she spray-painted the message onto a bulldozer that she alleged had been used days earlier to damage ancestral gravesites of the Sioux tribe. "In my view it is not appropriate for a citizen of the planet to stand by while sacred sites were being desecrated, while protectors of the water had vicious dogs loosed upon them, attack dogs, (and were) pepper-sprayed in the face", Stein said Thursday.

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US, South Korea Test Water, Air Samples Following North's Nuclear Test

New Zealand holds this month's presidency of the Security Council. "Our nuclear scientists staged a nuclear explosion test on a newly developed nuclear warhead at the country's northern nuclear test site", said a TV announcer. "Cyprus calls upon the leadership in Pyongyang to abide by all its obligations, including those emanating from the relevant UNSC resolutions, abandon both its nuclear program and weapons and re-engage in a meaningful dialogue with the worldwide community", the ...

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PM poised to give green light to grammar schools

Critics of grammar schools say they are divisive, with wealthier children more likely to receive a place because their parents can pay for tutoring. In another move set to spark controversy, Mrs May confirmed she will lift restrictions requiring oversubscribed faith schools to make 50% of places available to children from other religious communities.

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Northern California Tribes Support Dakota Pipeline Protest

There is a national emergency in Indian Country, and a plea for assistance has gone out for allies and Tribal communities to gather at the location of encounter near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota . Security officer Donnell Preskey has a different story. At least 30 people were pepper-sprayed, he said. On Saturday, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe condemned the construction of "sacred places containing ancient burial sites, places of prayer and other significant cultural ...

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Pence Blasts Clinton: Trump Backers 'Are Not A Basket Of Anything'

Clinton then pivoted and put the other half of Trump's supporters in "that other basket" - people who needed understanding and empathy. "Obviously not everyone supporting Trump is part of the alt right, but alt right leaders are with Trump", Merrill said on Twitter.

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Explosion at Bangladesh factory kills 21 workers

Local TV stations said about 50 people were injured, indicating that the death toll could be higher. "I am simultaneously feeling lucky and heartbroken", he said, tears streaming down his face as he helped rush the many injured to hospital, blood staining his T-shirt.

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Green Party's Jill Stein Charged in North Dakota With Trespassing, Mischief

Court records show Stein was charged Wednesday in Morton County with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief. The tribe contends that the pipeline, which would snake through North Dakota and three other states, would endanger its drinking water, and destroy historic and sacred sites.

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Apple says several billion dollars set aside for United States taxes

In a separate interview on Thursday with Irish state broadcaster RTE , Cook said the European Union decision was "maddening" and that he was very confident his appeal would succeed. The European Commission on Tuesday ruled Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple. Its corporate tax rate, 12.5 percent, is the lowest among major countries.

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Ireland may appeal European Commission's $14.5 billion tax penalty on Apple

Mr Cook spoke as Independent members of Ireland's fragile minority Government seek legal explanations of the 130-page ruling from Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and whether they should support Finance Minister Michael Noonan's call for an immediate legal challenge.

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House Set to Pass Symbolic Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims to Sue…

The White House strongly opposes the legislation and worries the legislation leaves the US open to similar suits. The U.S. Senate in May unanimously passed the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," known as JASTA. Saudi officials have denied that their government had any role in plotting the attacks. Representative Peter King (R-New York) said he received the green light from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), contingent on the backing of Judiciary Committee chairman ...

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At least 40 dead in Syria as ISIS claims series of blasts

The deadliest incident was outside Tartous, home to a Russian naval base and in the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect. Series of blasts hit Syrian government areas and a Kurdish region on Monday, killing 47 people, a monitoring group said, as the US and Russian Federation failed to agree on a way to end the violence.

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Based Liberty Media to buy F1 in huge shakeup

F1 has found lots of success globally, but has found the US market tougher to crack; Liberty Media may be able to help them there. The media house will pay a sum of $1.1 billion in cash, Liberty Media shares worth $351 million and an exchangeable debt instrument of $351 million will be issued by Formula 1 which is convertible to shares of Liberty Media .

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Judge grants Hanjin ships protection from creditors, hoping to get cargo moving

Bankruptcy Court hearing in Newark, New Jersey on Friday. They have been banned from docking in the US, China and many other countries until there are guarantees of payment for service firms and port workers. "Even when the containers are offloaded, there still appear to be questions about how containers can be retrieved from the ports". As containers piled up with retailers and on docks, the available pool of chassis used to transport containers was dwindling.

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Apple Watch Series 2 vs Apple Watch: Should you upgrade?

The new Beats headphones are surprising - were it not for the report last week from iGeneration saying that Apple had accidentally sent it an email promising that new Beats by Dre products would be announced at today's event. They don't work but they look kind of the same. Focusing on the iPhone experience, Apple has upgraded the smartphone camera system, battery life, speakers and display , and has added splash and water resistance.

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Trump, in TV event with Clinton, says Putin better leader than Obama

Asked to square his request for military options with that criticism, Trump said simply: "They'll probably be different generals". "These were not two people that were getting along", he said. The Trump campaign said the total included a "significant contribution" from the Republican nominee himself. " There was one thing that shocked me ", Trump said.

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Weak US Jobs Growth Axes Rate Hike Odds

Official data showed the United States economy added 151,000 jobs last month, slowing sharply from the previous two months and falling short of the consensus forecast for a 173,000 gain. The gains came after Markit's latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the construction sector remained below the 50 threshold that signifies expansion for the third consecutive month, but rebounded from July's seven-year low of 45.9 to 49.2 last month.

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Clinton Partially Backtracks: Regrets Saying "Half" Of Trump Supporters Are Deplorable

Polls released earlier this week suggest Mr Trump is gaining on Mrs Clinton, and the rivals are neck and neck in the key battleground states of OH and Florida. Mr Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, said: "They are not a basket of anything ". According to average ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the campaign, Clinton raised around $6 million at the fundraiser, only the sixth she has opened to press.

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Mylan Pharmaceuticals, maker of EpiPen, fails to mollify Congress

The price of the emergency injection devices meant to treat severe allergic reactions climbed to more than $600 for a two-pack - a more than 500% increase since the drug was acquired by Mylan. The rest of the amount goes to retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, wholesalers and insurers. Robert Weissman, president of the consumer group Public Citizen, said that the new move was not enough and that Mylan should just cut the price across the board.

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US Ambassador: Ties with Mexico will survive "rough times"

His foreign policy proposals also include building a wall on the southern border, which he has promised Mexico will pay for. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at World Economic Forum on Latin America 2010. Both men were embroiled in conflict-of-interest scandals in late 2014, after Pena Nieto's wife and Videgaray were found to have acquired property from a major government contractor.

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Tesla says Autopilot system not to blame for Dutch crash

Tesla said the driver - who was killed in the accident - was in control of the auto which crashed at high speed near the central Dutch town of Baarn on Wednesday. Tesla and Dutch authorities were investigating the incident Wednesday. However, officers who responded to the accident said that it looks like the Model S was going fast when it veered off the road.

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Global trade faces setback as Hanjin Shipping goes under court control

Hanjin Shipping's assets will in the meantime remain frozen, and the court-appointed new management is required to come up with a new rehabilitation plan by November 25. Hanjin Shipping's assets are frozen during a deliberation period, and new management is required to come up with a new rehabilitation plan by November 25.

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Recall Alert: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over fire reports

Samsung's recall of the new Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosion reports has impacted the smartphone's sales back in India. Three Singapore's telcos, SingTel , StarHub and M1, have stopped the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, immediately effective on Friday (2 September).

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Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 shipments over exploding units

The Verge has reported that Samsung was working on a follow up phone to its Galaxy Folder flip phone but it didn't paint a clear picture of what the phone is like. For the phones sold in Korea and some overseas markets, ITM Semiconductor, a Korean firm, produces the battery pack. Samsung launched the Note 7 on August 19 in some markets, including South Korea and the U.S.

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Sports Direct appoints staff representative to its board

Following months of criticism over the discount sportswear chain's employment practices, he told the Unite official: "It's probably your fault we're in this mess". "When I say failing, we were failing our workforce and failing the staff", he said. The company's pledge to end zero-hours contracts for shop staff following a report into the company's working practices released yesterday does not appear to have assuaged investors.

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LAX Is Back to Normal After False Alarm Shooter Evacuation

Soon after, hundreds of passengers raced onto streets or the tarmac, causing major flight delays that the airport was still recovering from Monday. "Arriving at LAX off flight when people started pouring out of term 4 onto Tarmac". Traffic was jammed at LAX following an unconfirmed report of an active shooter at LAX on August 28, 2016. The ground stop lasted only 30 minutes and was lifted 1:00 a.m.

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Hanjin Shipping filed for USA bankruptcy protection, shares dive 25% Monday

The Scarlet went straight to anchor upon its arrival at the port Tuesday evening after its owner, the Korean shipping giant Hanjin Shipping , failed in a last-ditch attempt at restructuring and made an application for receivership in a South Korea court.

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Clinton Says She Regrets Being 'Grossly Generalistic' About Trump S..

In a statement Saturday, a day after Clinton said she regards half of Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables", Reince Priebus said Clinton is showing "her outright contempt for ordinary people". Trump said on Twitter. Clinton's comment could nevertheless end up being a boon to Trump. "She gave an entire speech about how the alt right movement is using his campaign to advance its hate movement", Merrill tweeted .

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More Hanjin Ships Seized as Freight Rates Surge and Cargo Owners Fret

On Thursday (Wednesday in North America), a court in Seoul accepted Hanjin Shipping's application for receivership, which gave the company time to put together a revival plan that is due by November 25, Bloomberg reported. Shipments bound for U.S. retailers are either sitting in Asia, onboard Hanjin ships now stuck out at sea, or in USA docks. It's one of the biggest shippers in the world, with ships often seen on Puget Sound and containers piled near our ports.

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Dimitri Payet and Simone Zaza could start for West Ham against Watford

Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Find out by following our live matchcast. In the internal opposition between these two teams in the last five matches of West Ham scored 2 wins, won the same number of players in Watford, despite the fact that once was a draw.

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Here's a super scary update for Samsung Note 7 users

The call from the world's largest smartphone maker comes amid reports of the phones catching fire. In a released statement, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said it was "recommending" users of the Galaxy Note 7 phablets keep the phone turned off at all times while aboard an airplane and also not to recharge the phone in flight.


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