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AAA Carolinas predicts more than 1.2 million North Carolinians will travel this Memorial Day weekend, with more than 1.1 million driving to their destinations. The decision sparked fears that renewed sanctions on Iran, the world's fifth-biggest oil producer, will sideline up to 1 million barrels per day of supply.
  • Musk Channels Caesar and Soviet Era Media in Latest Tweet Storm

    Musk Channels Caesar and Soviet Era Media in Latest Tweet Storm

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    The name means truth in Russian. Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk gained the support on Thursday of more than half a million people on Twitter for plans to create a website evaluating journalists' credibility, spurred by his frustration at media reports about the electric vehicle maker.
  • Uber shuts down Arizona self-driving program two months after fatal crash

    Uber shuts down Arizona self-driving program two months after fatal crash

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    The Arizona Republic's Ryan Randazzo reported this morning that Uber had notified about 200 Arizona-based employees who worked with the self-driving cars that they were being terminated. It was the first known fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle , which rocked the nascent industry. The ride-hailing firm said it has held talks with Californian officials about restarting public road tests in San Francisco and Sacramento.
  • Oil price retreats on potential supply boost

    Oil price retreats on potential supply boost

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    At the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude oil for delivery in June fell by Rs 15, or 0.31 per cent, to Rs 4,898 per barrel in a business turnover of 3,452 lots. "These centres of consumption growth [are] likely to feel higher oil prices more keenly this time". Brent Crude fell to $76.43 per barrel and WTI Crude to $68.03 around 1545 GMT.
  • What Does GDPR Mean? When Does It Start? New Privacy Laws Explained

    What Does GDPR Mean? When Does It Start? New Privacy Laws Explained

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    Codility is committed to helping hiring teams carry out their tech recruiting efficiently, effectively, and compliantly. GDPR classifies businesses into data controllers and data processors. The EU, being made up of lots of different countries, has a lot of rules around privacy and data collection and how data should be stored by companies not based in Europe .
  • Uber's homebrew automation software blamed in deadly crash

    Uber's homebrew automation software blamed in deadly crash

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    Instead, according to Uber , via the transport board, "the vehicle operator is relied on to intervene and take action. The system is not created to alert the operator". The bicycle she was pushing didn't have side reflectors, and she was wearing dark clothing. The four-page report provides a detailed look at the circumstances surrounding the crash, giving us the most complete picture yet of how the vehicle was configured.
  • Trump asks if National Football League players who protest should be in country

    Trump asks if National Football League players who protest should be in country

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    But while the right of public protest is sacrosanct, employers have always had a say in how employees behave when they're on the company clock. "There's no clear-cut agreement on how this fits, and there's going to be a lot of discourse". Yet President Donald Trump has called the protests a "total disrespect of our heritage", and "a total disrespect of everything we stand for". "I don't expect it to be an issue with this team with the leadership we have on this team and the communication ...
  • Trump pardons boxing champion Jack Johnson

    Trump pardons boxing champion Jack Johnson

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    Johnson's cause had attracted a range of supporters, including Senator John McCain and the filmmaker Ken Burns, who made a documentary about the case in 2005 called " Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson ". Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.). In 1913, an all-white jury convicted Johnson of violating a Jim Crow-era law. "I applaud President Trump for issuing a posthumous pardon of boxing legend Jack Johnson , whose reputation was ruined by a racially ...
  • Trump administration weighs slapping tariffs on auto imports

    Trump administration weighs slapping tariffs on auto imports

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    The administration is considering starting a probe of imported cars under a legal provision known as Section 232, possibly applying tariffs at the end, the Journal reported, citing industry officials briefed on broad outlines of the plan. Trump has long made the imbalance in auto trade a key concern, repeatedly threatening to impose tariffs on imported vehicles. During a meeting with auto executives earlier this month, Trump said he would push for an increase in the production of vehicles ...
  • Rochdale M&S to remain open as retailer announces further store closures

    Rochdale M&S to remain open as retailer announces further store closures

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    In 1997, M&S achieved a peak clothing market share of 13.5pc in the United Kingdom, but today it has just a 7.6pc share, compared to Primark's 7pc slice. Maureen Hinton, group retail research director at GlobalData, notes after dominating the United Kingdom clothing market for decades, M&S is "perilously close" to losing its status as the number one clothing retailer to Primark.
  • New teaser suggests Battlefield 5 is set in WWII

    New teaser suggests Battlefield 5 is set in WWII

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    Watch the teaser video below. At that point, we'd expect to know a definitive answer. 'With our next Battlefield game, the team at DICE is bringing the intensity of combat to life in new and unexpected ways. Stay tuned to IGN for more info as it rolls in. Is this a shot at Activision which made a decision to ditch a standard campaign with Black Ops 4? EA is keeping this a mystery for the most part but did tease "exciting gameplay changes are coming".
  • Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

    Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

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    In " The Plot Against America " (2004), Roth returns to his childhood years in Newark in the 1940s, in an alternative history where pro-Nazi aviator hero Charles Lindbergh is elected U.S. Roth was also awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2010. He retired from teaching in 1992 as a distinguished professor of literature at New York's Hunter College.
  • Zuckerberg hails Ireland as proof of Facebook's commitment to EU

    Zuckerberg hails Ireland as proof of Facebook's commitment to EU

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    For example, Zuckerberg faced a sustained line of questioning about how Facebook builds " shadow profiles " on non-Facebook users and whether users can opt out - but Zuckerberg barely touched upon this in his responses. The latter question is crucial, considering that so much user data - collected by 200 now-suspended apps - may already be out there. In the session, Manfred Weber, a centre-right leader in the European Parliament and an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, asked ...
  • Ryan Reynolds Initially Thought 'Deadpool 2' Mid-Credits Scene Was Cheating

    Ryan Reynolds Initially Thought 'Deadpool 2' Mid-Credits Scene Was Cheating

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    Go see " Deadpool 2 ", and prepare for an eccentric, crude and hilarious time at the movies. Although I will give " Deadpool 2" credit, it's not for lack of trying. He's labeling stuff in the refrigerator as he was told to do. And it's going to star the newly hot Ryan Reynolds , an actor with no shortage of choices after two Deadpool movies.
  • With Leaders of 12 Parties, Kumaraswamy Turns Oath Into Opposition Meet

    With Leaders of 12 Parties, Kumaraswamy Turns Oath Into Opposition Meet

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    Three-four years later, he may not be eligible to become chief minister again if we go by the BJP's yardstick of not having leaders above 75 years in power. "He assured Rahul Gandhi that he will continue to seek guidance both on governance, policy and welfare issues which is the agenda of the Congress and JD (S) coalition".
  • Watch The Teaser Trailer For 'Mowgli'

    Watch The Teaser Trailer For 'Mowgli'

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    Of course, Benedict Cumberbatch's villainous portrayal of Shere Khan seems equally as engaging, as there's a serious menace in his voice and characterization onscreen. The director said that after directing films like Caesar and Gollum, Mowgli was the only film that he was most drawn to. Mowgli is produced by Steve Kloves ( Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ), Jonathan Cavendish ( Breathe , performance capture producer on Godzilla ), and David Barron ( Harry Potter ...
  • Texas school shooting accused was spurned by victim - mother

    Texas school shooting accused was spurned by victim - mother

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    Her relatives said she would have wanted faculty and students, "to do not forget to keep their hearts open, to discuss their feelings with family members, friends, and counselors in order to successfully conquer this tragedy". She arrived at church a day after returning to her school to collect belongings left behind in the chaos of the shooting. Jared Black turned 17 three days before the shooting, and he was scheduled to have a birthday party Saturday.
  • Iran tells Europe to step up and save nuclear deal

    Iran tells Europe to step up and save nuclear deal

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    Rouhani compared the comments as akin to those made by the administration of George W. Bush ahead of the 2003 Iraq invasion. In his first major foreign policy speech since taking the post as the top US diplomat, he issued a list of demands that he said should be included in any new nuclear treaty with Iran, including that it "withdraw all forces" from Syria, halt support for Hezbollah and stop threatening Israel.
  • Arsenal to appoint Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's replacement

    Arsenal to appoint Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's replacement

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    The report states that Arteta was "very close" to becoming Arsenal's next manager before a change of heart at boardroom level convinced the club to look elsewhere. Other candidates included Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, as well as former Arsenal players Arteta, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira.
  • Sheriff reveals new details on Santa Fe High School shooting timeline

    Sheriff reveals new details on Santa Fe High School shooting timeline

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    American football player JJ Watt, who plays for the Houston Texans, has offered to pay for the funerals of the eight students and two teachers killed. The massacre also claimed the lives of students Sabika Sheikh , a Pakistani exchange student; Chris Stone; Angelique Ramirez; Christian Riley Garcia; Aaron Kyle McLeod; and Kimberly Vaughan .
  • US Steel is tumbling after Trump does a 180 on trade (X)

    US Steel is tumbling after Trump does a 180 on trade (X)

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    Mnuchin had said on Sunday the United States and China had agreed to drop their tariff threats, and China had on Monday praised a significant dialling back of tensions. The administration says China has agreed to a framework of a deal that includes increased sales of USA farm products to China by 35 to 40 percent. China had promised to retaliate.
  • Macedonian climber dies on Mt Everest, Sherpa climber evacuated

    Macedonian climber dies on Mt Everest, Sherpa climber evacuated

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    His body was discovered by Sherpas, tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from base camp. Details of the incident are not immediately available due to poor communication with the higher camp, he said. "Now, I feel the pain and difficulty in this Mountain and I'm up and up". "I really don't need to prepare for Everest since I will be climbing other peaks later this year", he said.
  • Mobileye to supply systems for 8m cars to European co

    Mobileye to supply systems for 8m cars to European co

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    Intel acquired the Israeli company previous year for $15.3 billion. Mobileye describes itself as the "global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving".
  • China proposes buying $200 billion of American goods, US officials say

    China proposes buying $200 billion of American goods, US officials say

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    China's Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that the government in Beijing hoped to resolve the trade frictions during the latest round, ending Friday. It said that higher sorghum prices would eventually impact on consumers. A White House statement described the meetings as part of "ongoing trade discussions" and said Trump met the Chinese delegation led by Liu and the USA team led by Mnuchin.
  • The Most Popular Connecticut Baby Names Of 2017

    The Most Popular Connecticut Baby Names Of 2017

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    The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in NY for 2017. The most popular girl name in the US, and in OR, was Emma in 2017-but this local baby is named Novalie. Number 2 through 10 includes Liam , Henry, Benjamin, William , Logan , Noah , Wyatt, James , and Samuel. The top five names for boys were Liam , Noah , Mason, Elijah and William .
  • Meghan Markle's half-sister 'injured in vehicle accident'

    Meghan Markle's half-sister 'injured in vehicle accident'

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    Samantha, who is one of two children born to Meghan's father Thomas from his first marriage, has given a series of increasingly bitter interviews about her sibling. He also said his daughter texted him, expressing her love and concern. She told Daily Star Online: "I'm sure what I was feeling was nothing compared to Diana and I would have no right to compare".
  • Engler: Maybe

    Engler: Maybe "leprechaun" will pay for MSU settlement

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    It stipulates that $425 million will be distributed to claimants who are now part of the lawsuits against Michigan State. Michigan State hasn't disclosed how it will pay for the settlement besides leaning on insurance companies. He was also found to have possessed child abuse images and is serving what is effectively a life sentence in prison. Over 200 women read victim impact statements at Nassar's sentencing hearing in January, including U.S.