Autonomy founder Lynch set for $5 billion Hewlett-Packard court showdown

World News - 2 hours 9 min ago
Mike Lynch, once hailed as Britain's answer to Bill Gates, faces Hewlett-Packard (HP) in London's High Court on Monday in a multi-billion dollar showdown over the U.S. technology company's 2011 purchase of the Autonomy software business he founded.
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Houston petrochemical fire put out after it re-ignites, had added to shipping woes

World News - 2 hours 23 min ago
A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the day that spilled chemicals and halted ship traffic in the nation's busiest oil port.
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Planned U.S. oil storage boom faces new scrutiny after tank-farm fire

World News - 2 hours 23 min ago
A three-day petrochemical fire that spread a cancer-causing chemical and thick smoke over Houston suburbs this week has spurred calls for tougher safety regulations that could affect a nearly dozen crude-export terminals proposed for the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Mueller submits Trump-Russia report, clamor grows for its quick release

World News - 2 hours 33 min ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed in a confidential report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, setting off a clamor from lawmakers in both parties for the document's quick release.
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Viacom, AT&T negotiations weigh on possible CBS tie-up: sources

World News - 2 hours 50 min ago
Viacom Inc's bitter contract renewal talks with AT&T Inc's DirecTV that could see the blackout of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central by midnight Friday are weighing on a possible tie-up of CBS and Viacom, sources familiar with the discussions said.
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Trump decides against more North Korea sanctions at this time: source

World News - 2 hours 53 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said.
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Main Mueller report findings to be made public when Congress receives them: official

World News - 3 hours 14 min ago
The main conclusions of the report written by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be made public when they are delivered to Congress, a senior Justice Department official told reporters.
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FEMA error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

World News - 3 hours 23 min ago
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog.
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Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

World News - 3 hours 25 min ago
The closure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election does not mark the end of legal worries for President Donald Trump and people close to him. Other ongoing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee.
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Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

World News - 3 hours 30 min ago
Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas.
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Trump did not reverse North Korea sanctions on Chinese shipping companies: source

World News - 3 hours 39 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday did not reverse North Korea-related sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said.
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China chemical plant blast kills 62; Xi orders probe

World News - 3 hours 41 min ago
An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 62 people, state media said late on Friday, with 34 people critically injured and 28 missing, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.
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Image sharing website Pinterest files for IPO

World News - 3 hours 46 min ago
Pinterest Inc, the owner of the image search website known for the food and fashion photos that its users post, filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators on Friday, looking to tap into a red-hot market for new stock offerings.
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Musk's lawyers call tweet in SEC's contempt bid 'not material'

World News - 3 hours 48 min ago
Elon Musk's lawyers said that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to satisfy its heavy burden of showing that the Tesla Inc chief executive should be held in contempt, and the tweet prompting its contempt motion was both proper and "not material."
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Factbox: A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probe

World News - 3 hours 59 min ago
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other federal prosecutors have been investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russia and whether the president unlawfully tried to obstruct the inquiry.
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Turn in your smartphones! How Mueller kept a lid on Trump-Russia probe

World News - 4 hours 3 min ago
When members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election have arrived for work each day, they have placed their mobile phones in a locker outside of their office suite before entering.
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Trump taps a strident Powell critic for spot on Fed board

World News - 4 hours 8 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tapped Stephen Moore, a conservative economic commentator and fellow critic of Federal Reserve policy under Chairman Jerome Powell, to join the U.S. central bank's board of governors, a move that would put a Trump loyalist inside the world's most important financial institution.
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U.S. lawmaker seeks Boeing whistleblowers, some MAX 737 orders in jeopardy

World News - 4 hours 24 min ago
A U.S. lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees to come forward with any information about the certification program for the 737 MAX, which has suffered two fatal crashes in five months.
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Under heavy fire from Trump, Mueller soldiered on in Russia probe

World News - 4 hours 26 min ago
Twelve days after being named special counsel to investigate Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Robert Mueller delivered a speech to his granddaughter's high school graduating class at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts.
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Exclusive: IADB cancels China meeting after Beijing bars Venezuela representative

World News - 4 hours 28 min ago
The Inter-American Development Bank on Friday called off next week's meeting of its 48 member countries in China after Beijing refused to allow a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend, two sources with knowledge of the decision said.
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