Uber ends Arizona self-driving program following fatality

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle program, a spokeswoman said, adding that it will focus on limited testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and two cities in ...

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Fewer films from top studios with LGBTQ characters in 2017- The New Indian Express

By IANS LOS ANGELES: Major film studios featured nine fewer films with LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) characters in 2017 compared to the year before, according to an annual report by media-advocacy organization GLAAD. Only 14 of the 109 films counted by the New York-based organisation featured an LGBTQ character last year, accounting for fewer than 13 per cent ...

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ISPR warns of phishing email from account using its name | Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Wednesday issued a cyber alert warning of a phishing email being sent using an account carrying the name of the military’s public relations wing. “A malicious email is sent from [email protected], using name of ISPR. It is clarified that this is a phishing email which has no link to ISPR,” the military’s public relations ...

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Hezbollah eyes bigger role in next Lebanon government

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Iran-backed Hezbollah aims to move beyond its traditional backseat role by assuming more influence in Lebanon’s next government to help it counter an escalating U.S. campaign against Tehran and its regional ascendancy. Lebanon’s outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri meets Islamic orphans in Beirut, Lebanon May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS A parliamentary majority for the ...

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S&P 500 erases losses following Fed minutes

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 erased losses to trade little changed on Wednesday after minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting suggested higher inflation may not result in faster interest rate hikes. FILE PHOTO: Traders work at the Citadel Securities post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan ...

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Italian president invites political novice to be prime minister

ROME (Reuters) – President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday gave political novice Giuseppe Conte a mandate to lead the first government in Italy made up of anti-establishment parties that have vowed to shake up the European Union. Newly appointed Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives to speaks with media after the consultation with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinal ...

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Dale Winton and Graeme Souness – and 5 other unlikely celebrity friendships

Image copyright ANDREW MCCAFFERTY/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Dale Winton and Graeme Souness on a night out in 2002 They say “opposites attract” in love, but the same can be said for friendship. Some were surprised to see that former hard-tackling footballer Graeme Souness went to the funeral of Supermarket Sweep host Dale Winton on Tuesday. In fact, the pair were good ...

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