Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the Californian city of Cupertino. Some news outlets report that the firm has sent an email to employees, saying buses are ...

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Fishermen escape crash by split-second

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Watch how fishermen in Oregon react as a boat speeds straight towards them. Click here to Read from the source

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Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. Punished and beaten frequently, the couple’s children hatched an escape plan. This is what police have learned so far about their lives. Click here to Read ...

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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will become a billionaire, after investors agreed to take a large stake in the ride-hailing firm. A consortium led by Japan’s Softbank is buying a chunk of the company from existing shareholders as well as new Uber shares in a $9.3bn (£6.7bn) deal. Mr Kalanick, who stepped down as chief executive in June, is selling $1.4bn ...

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after one daughter escaped from their home, where police later found some siblings chained to beds ...

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Fake-bomb TV crew held at New Jersey airport

Seven TV crew members have been arrested at a US airport after allegedly trying to film the smuggling of a fake bomb through security. The incident happened on Thursday at Newark Liberty in New Jersey. Transport officials said a bag carrying an item with “all the makings of an improvised explosive device” was found before it had cleared security. US ...

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Michael Douglas: Former employee accuses actor of sexual harassment

A former employee of Michael Douglas has described how she says she was sexually harassed by the actor – more than a week after he issued a pre-emptive denial of the claims. Author and journalist Susan Braudy said Douglas’s alleged treatment left her feeling “humiliated”. Her claims include that he performed a sex act in front of her. The Hollywood ...

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Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

The US astronaut Jeanette Epps has been removed from her upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) just months before launch. Dr Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew. She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June but is being replaced by another astronaut. Nasa has not given ...

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US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

The Republican-controlled Senate’s bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline. The House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday night for a bill to extend funding until next month. But the upper chamber is set for a nail-biting vote, with Republicans and Democrats still split on immigration. ...

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Asda and Aldi stop energy drink sales to under-16s

Asda and Aldi are to ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16 from early March. The move comes after Waitrose announced that customers buying drinks after 5 March could be asked to show ID. Asda has become the first of the “big four” supermarkets to announce an age limit, which will apply to 84 high-caffeine drinks, also ...

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