PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) – Tiger Woods on Friday pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a program for first-time offenders, avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring. Golfer Tiger Woods walks into the North County Courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, U.S.,
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Wall Street may love the shares of Silicon Valley electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), but Americans love big, fuel-thirsty trucks like Ford Motor Co’s (F.N) bestselling F-Series pickups and are paying ever higher prices to buy them. Joe Hinrichs, Executive VP and President, The Americas for Ford, introduces the 2017 Ford F-150
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Emergency Management Administration on Friday said it did not approve a multi-million dollar contract between Puerto Rico’s power utility and a small Montana firm to repair storm damage, and has “significant concerns” about the deal. A pick up from Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings is parked as workers (not pictured) help
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed on Friday a former member of the European Parliament to represent her government on Brexit in parliament’s upper chamber following the resignation of the incumbent on medical grounds. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville The Brexit
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BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region. People celebrate after the Catalan regional parliament passes the vote of independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman Although the
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Britain will have to bring in legislation to set a budget for Northern Ireland if the province’s political parties cannot reach an agreement to restore their power-sharing government by Monday, a British government spokesman said. Britain’s Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire walks beween venues at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Britain
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A rare, unfinished portrait believed to be of Mary, Queen of Scots has been found underneath another 16th-century painting after an X-ray revealed a ghostly likeness of the executed queen. An unfinished portrait of a woman, thought to be Mary Queen of Scots, and a portrait of John Maitland, are displayed at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday, stopping short of a national emergency declaration he promised months ago that would have freed up more federal money. Responding to a growing problem, particularly in rural areas, Trump’s declaration will redirect federal resources and loosen regulations to
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(Reuters) – How much bigger can the world’s biggest tech companies get? The logo of the web service Amazon is pictured in this June 8, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/Illustration Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Intel together generated more than $100 billion in revenue in the September quarter, roughly 2 percent of United States’ national output.
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has sought confirmation from Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain is urgently seeking a transition agreement with the European Union before the end of the year. Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) Leader, Nicola Sturgeon, speaks on the final day of the SNP conference in
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MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain prepared to impose direct rule in Catalonia on Friday, an unprecedented step that risks sparking unrest with secessionists calling on the Catalan parliament to make a defiant declaration of independence. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy reacts during a debate at the upper house Senate in Madrid, Spain, October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Susana
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A raccoon-sized, feather-clad dinosaur that roamed China 130 million years ago shared a distinctive trait with the furry modern mammal that topples trash cans in North America: a stripe across their eyes resembling a bandit mask. Scientists said on Thursday an analysis of fossilized feathers on the dinosaur called Sinosauropteryx revealed a
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NAIROBI (Reuters) – An estimated 6.55 million Kenyans voted in Thursday’s presidential election re-run, just 34.5 percent of registered voters, Wafula Chebukati, election commission chairman, said on Twitter. Election officials count ballot papers during Kenya’s presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Turnout in the August vote that was later annulled by
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DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Lei Xu and Justin Song once worked at electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley. But with interest and investments in autonomous vehicles mounting, they left to pursue what they see as the next big thing. Nullmax CEO Lei Xu drives a Lincoln MKZ sedan
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar’s army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. Rohingya refugees line up to receive humanitarian aid in Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 26, 2017.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the unveiling of 2,800 documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy but yielded to pressure from the FBI and CIA to block the release of some information to be reviewed further. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy
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