Uber ends Arizona driverless car programme

Uber ends Arizona driverless car programme

Image copyright Reuters Image caption National Transportation Safety Board investigators have examined the vehicle involved in the crash Uber has pulled the plug on its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a pedestrian was killed in an accident involving one of its cars. However, the ride-hailing company said it hopes to resume self-driving […]

Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko (left) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House in June 2017 Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to […]

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump – seen through a phone – speaks from the Oval Office at the White House US President Donald Trump may not “block” Twitter users from viewing his online profile due to their political beliefs, a judge in New York has ruled. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in […]

Trump-Kim summit 'depends on Kim' – Mike Pompeo

Trump-Kim summit 'depends on Kim' – Mike Pompeo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pompeo has met Mr Kim twice in Pyongyang The planned summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-il depends on the North Korean leader, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. The event is scheduled for 12 June in Singapore, but the North has said it may […]

NFL players face fines for anthem protests

NFL players face fines for anthem protests

NFL teams will be fined if players kneel for the US national anthem under a new policy. The American football league said players who do not stand for the Star-Spangled Banner can stay in the locker room until it has been performed. The NFL also vowed to “impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do […]

From the CIA to the NBA: The women making history this week

From the CIA to the NBA: The women making history this week

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Stacey Cunningham is the first female president of the New York Stock Exchange It’s been a big week in the US for history-making women. From the CIA to the NBA, the buzz is all about female leaders. Here are four developments you might have missed… New York Stock Exchange has […]

New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

Image copyright Reuters A New York couple have won their legal battle to evict their 30-year-old son from home after he refused to leave. During a hearing at the state’s highest court in Syracuse, a judge praised Michael Rotondo’s legal research, but ordered him to leave the house anyway. Justice Donald Greenwood told the son […]

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The affected staff member reportedly worked at the US consulate in Guangzhou The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms. The person experienced “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound […]